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Old 10-18-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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America's fastest-dying cities - Buy a House: MLS Listings & Home Buying Tips - MSN Real Estate (http://realestate.msn.com/Buying/Article_forbes.aspx?cp-documentid=9579218&GT1=45000 - broken link)

Top five:
1. Canton, OH
2. Youngstown, OH
3. Flint, MI
4. Scranton, PA (sorry, Scran-Barre!)
5. Dayton, OH

Rounding out the top ten are:
6. Cleveland, OH
7. Springfield, MA
8. Buffalo, NY
9. Detroit, MI
10. Charleston, WV
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I"m surprised to see Cleveland on the list. Why exactly is that city dying?
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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Im suprised Detroit is so low on the list. For a while i thought it was number 1. I love Detroit, and in my oppinion thats a sign that its stopping to decline so fast.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: New York
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lol did someone seriously ask why cleveland was dying?!? umm just in case you didn't notice the entire state of ohio is dying.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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This isn't the first time Forbes has released a survey claiming things that almost everyone disagrees with. I'm beginning to think that they just can't find any other way to fill their pages.
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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These lists really do bother me. What are the reasons for them anyway...scrambling to make money off publications??

I also HIGHLY disagree about Cleveland (and a few of the other ones).

Not to bore anyone, but there is about $4 Billion of mostly PRIVATE money being invested currently and in the next 1-2 years (mostly in downtown and university circle) That is more money than the "comeback" era of the early 1990's. We're also seeing our lowest population loss since we started losing population in hords during the 70's and 80's. Downtown Cleveland has been GAINING population every year for the past 10 years...averaging between 5%-10% a year. A new $200 million transit line is opening this weekend. We're getting two new hotels downtown soon...Cleveland Clinic on a mass hiring spree of high hundreds every year...Cleveland has now just surpassed Minneapolis as the top investment dollars for biotech companies in the Midwest this year...

Forbes....errrr.....

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Old 10-18-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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I thought the fastest dying city was East St. Louis- everyone's always dying there
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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These lists really do bother me. What are the reasons for them anyway...scrambling to make money off publications??

I also HIGHLY disagree about Cleveland (and a few of the other ones).

Not to bore anyone, but there is about $4 Billion of mostly PRIVATE money being invested currently and in the next 1-2 years (mostly in downtown and university circle) That is more money than the "comeback" era of the early 1990's. We're also seeing our lowest population loss since we started losing population in hords during the 70's and 80's. Downtown Cleveland has been GAINING population every year for the past 10 years...averaging between 5%-10% a year. A new $200 million transit line is opening this weekend. We're getting two new hotels downtown soon...Cleveland Clinic on a mass hiring spree of high hundreds every year...Cleveland has now just surpassed Minneapolis as the top investment dollars for biotech companies in the Midwest this year...

Forbes....errrr.....
I agree with you. I just spent a couple weeks in Cleveland AND Canton. I'm curious as to why they put Canton at the top of the list.

In reference to Cleveland, there is a larger international population living now in downtown (Russian, Indian), and I think alot of that also has to do with the healthcare industry, which is also gotten much stronger in recent years. There are also alot of redevelopment projects in place downtown.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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My list of fast-dying or die-fast major cities:

1. Detroit, MI
2. St. Louis, MO
3. Kansas City, MO
4. Memphis, TN
5. Cincinnati, OH
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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My list of fast-dying or die-fast major cities:

1. Detroit, MI
2. St. Louis, MO
3. Kansas City, MO
4. Memphis, TN
5. Cincinnati, OH
I was surprised Detroit wasn't #1. Cincinnati wasn't on their list. Is it and Columbus the only cities in Ohio doing well?
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