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Old 04-29-2010, 12:56 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Its funny how people keep listing sunbelt cities. has anyone not seen the sprawl in the north. The strip malls and suburban homes up north are much more BLAND and ugly than the ones in the sunbelt.
There's no denying that there's ugly commercial development in major cities all across the United States. Be that as it may, cheesy strip malls make up a larger percentage of Orlando's development than any other major city I've been to.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Florida
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In the north there are less nicer new suburban developements that actually look attractive. There is a lot of that in the sun belt due to the recent boom the sun belt cities had and the northern cities did not have. Most of the suburban development in the north looks tacky to me where as in the sun belt there is definietly a lot of it to but there is also a lot of attractive suburban development.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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They are both tacky and unattractive. Just because something is new does not make it any less tacky.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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I'll give the sunbelt credit, they are better at creating a sense of place in thier new burbs than the northern cities.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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Be that as it may, cheesy strip malls make up a larger percentage of Orlando's development than any other major city I've been to.
Very true, Orlando is the worst I have seen.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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I think the strip malls and suburban homes in the north and south are the same. I could be in a suburban NC home and it will look the same as a suburban NY home. Difference is that the suburban ticky tack development in the north is limited to the suburbs while in some of these sunbelt cities like Phoenix or Charlotte, you see it in the city limits.
Yes and everybody knows the residential areas in the northern cities are in pristine condition free from urbran blight and decay.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Yes and everybody knows the residential areas in the northern cities are in pristine condition free from urbran blight and decay.
Because that doesn't happen in the south
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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They are both tacky and unattractive. Just because something is new does not make it any less tacky.
your actually wrong, I haven't seen any tacky suburban development that has been built in the last 5-10 years, in my metro atleast. All the new development is pretty nice. the only tacky places I see are the old places.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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your actually wrong, I haven't seen any tacky suburban development that has been built in the last 5-10 years, in my metro atleast. All the new development is pretty nice. the only tacky places I see are the old places.
Which metro are you in? I can't think of any decent sized metro in Florida that hasn't had this in recent years.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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Yes and everybody knows the residential areas in the northern cities are in pristine condition free from urbran blight and decay.
Who said anything about there not being urban decay in cities? You have Urban decay in every city. This thread is about tacky development anyways, not urban decay.
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