U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-21-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
28,218 posts, read 47,632,920 times
Reputation: 19724

Advertisements

These Once Boom Cities Are Now Quickly Turning Into Recession Ghost Towns.

For decades, Las Vegas, ripe with new construction and economic development, burgeoned into a shimmering urban carnival.

ABC News: America's Top 15 Emptiest Cities
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-21-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
2,385 posts, read 7,768,104 times
Reputation: 3587
Although Las Vegas has a high rate of foreclosures and a high percentage of vacant homes / condos, I'd hardly call it an empty city. There are still hundreds of thousands of visitors per month and the streets of the city are still loaded with activity, it's just that the residential construction industry (formerly one of the top businesses in the area) has shut down after a decade or two of hyperactivity. Empty city doesn't fit the description of Las Vegas, even if 15 or 20 percent of the newer homes are sitting empty.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2009, 09:52 PM
 
1,084 posts, read 3,474,865 times
Reputation: 338
Florida has every major city on that list.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
5,429 posts, read 13,180,624 times
Reputation: 3642
I am continuously perplexed by Atlanta making these lists. I had no idea things were so bad there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top