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Old 12-25-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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too bad texas isn't slowing down! these california and new england/midwest transplants won't stop fleeing down here. 4 TX cities are still in the top 10 in growth.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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The only way it would take someone an hour to go 3 miles is if there is an accident with multiple lanes blocked. It doesn't take that kind of time anywhere to go 3 miles...I think someone is exaggerating to make a point. Connecticut has population controls to keep a boom from happening? Give me a break...why would they be needed? No city or state keeps people out...growth is prosperity, and any city or state would welcome growth.

The NYC subway handles 7 million riders/day. I have to assume that there are MANY more commuters than that, which would mean that a large number of people in NYC use the subway to and from work, but not an overwhelming majority.

The secret is out...adding lanes doesn't improve traffic flow. They are not still "widening highways in those areas it seems, without giving a thought to a better mass transit network". There have been transit improvements all over the U.S., with plans for many more.
Looks like you couldn't fully comprehend what I was saying regarding population in CT. I'll say it differently this time so hopefully you'll understand what I mean.

I never said CT keeps population out, but people here are *very* protective of open land, forests and wooded property. Most of the suburbs have minimum zoning (1.5 acres or above) for new homes, and every week (if not, every day) we hear of the latest lawsuit from a developer who was denied by any given town's P&Z board. They plan very carefully here and I think that's a good thing. What you're missing is that Connecticut has growth, just steady growth.

As for NY's 7 million Subway riders - you forgot about Metro-North Railroad (serving Connecticut), the PATH (serving NJ), Long Island Railroad, the thousands of buses and limos that stream toward Manhattan every weekday. This is the largest mass transportation network in the world. It is the very reason why NYC metro highways still move during rush hour.

Regarding the university area in Charlotte - try it. You'll see exactly what I mean. Even a native Charlotte resident here agreed that that section of town is nothing short of a nightmare.

Don't be so sure you know exactly what you're talking about before you experience things. Just a suggestion.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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too bad texas isn't slowing down! these california and new england/midwest transplants won't stop fleeing down here. 4 TX cities are still in the top 10 in growth.
I have yet to meet anyone from New England/NY who have a desire to live in TX. Not knocking TX, just saying how it is.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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I have yet to meet anyone from New England/NY who have a desire to live in TX. Not knocking TX, just saying how it is.
Desire or not, they're flooding here. Half the people I work with are from Philly/Boston/NYC originally
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Desire or not, they're flooding here. Half the people I work with are from Philly/Boston/NYC originally
Not many people are migrating from the north to Texas. We do tend to get lots of people from the West and midwest though.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Not many people are migrating from the north to Texas. We do tend to get lots of people from the West and midwest though.
Exactly. Most new Texans are from AZ, CA, etc. NYers and Bostonians go to NC, ATL and, for vacation, south Florida.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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I have yet to meet anyone from New England/NY who have a desire to live in TX. Not knocking TX, just saying how it is.
Honestly, I never met someone in Texas who cared at all what people in NY and New England thought. Same goes for moving there. Not knocking it, just telling how it is.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Exactly. Most new Texans are from AZ, CA, etc. NYers and Bostonians go to NC, ATL and, for vacation, south Florida.
No wonder Texas is friendlier and more forward thinking than Florida and North Carolina
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Honestly, I never met someone in Texas who cared at all what people in NY and New England thought. Same goes for moving there. Not knocking it, just telling how it is.
*claps loudly*
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
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Sadly atleast when I visit family up north they seem to really harbor ill feelings towards Texas despite ever going there. It is seen as a hot, culture wasteland where everyone talks like a hick and has an IQ in single digits. Of course Texas isn't really like that but I think Texans love their state enough to make up for the north looking down on itl
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