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Old 01-02-2009, 07:43 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I really like Louisville, but my best advice would be to look an hour down I-64

Lexington KY

- 10th best educated city in the US (40% of Lex residents have a four yr degree, 25%+ in most surrounding counties have one
- 16th fastest growing Combined Statistical Area among the 55 largest in the US (has grown 9.2% since 2000
- Lexington's population has DOUBLED since 1970, QUADRUPLED since 1950
- One of the safest metros in the US - averages 17 murders per YEAR in Fayette and surrounding areas (an area where 500,000 people live)
- There is construction everywhere. Since 1998 Lexington has a added 4 million square feet of new retail space.
- It's still very affordable. $150,000 gets you a 4 bedroom house in a great area
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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I really like Louisville, but my best advice would be to look an hour down I-64

Lexington KY
- 10th best educated city in the US (40% of Lex residents have a four yr degree, 25%+ in most surrounding counties have one
- 16th fastest growing Combined Statistical Area among the 55 largest in the US (has grown 9.2% since 2000
- Lexington's population has DOUBLED since 1970, QUADRUPLED since 1950
- One of the safest metros in the US - averages 17 murders per YEAR in Fayette and surrounding areas (an area where 500,000 people live)
- There is construction everywhere. Since 1998 Lexington has a added 4 million square feet of new retail space.
- It's still very affordable. $150,000 gets you a 4 bedroom house in a great area
Sounds a lot like my area, except the population has been steady for about 40 years and the education aspect isn't as high in terms of degrees. Besides that, the rest is about the same.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:03 AM
 
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every city in america is going to being booming if you rely on the opinions from these forumers
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:06 AM
 
Location: southern california
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only boomin i am seeing is rough looking guys hangin out on the corner with a boom box who was not there yesterday. it dont look good for the economy here.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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San Antonio, Houston, Austin DFW and the RGV just booming areas
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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Basically the whole state of texas, and GA, and NC. Well sort of NC. NC is booming but the way the infrastructure is over here there not acting like it.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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No place in the U.S. is going to be booming for a while.

You should look for places that have slow and steady growth and didn't buy into the real estate bubble or its associated industries.
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