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Old 04-20-2007, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I was wondering what cities have had big come-backs.

Denver should be on a list of come-back cities. In the 1980s Denver had a severe recession, vacant houses of epidemic proportions in many neighborhoods and a very high foreclosure rate.
Also in the early 1990s Denver had very high rates of violent crime rate and emergency summits were common to find out ways to reduce the problems in the city of Denver.

I wasnt old enough in the 1980s to know what was going on in Denver but Ive heard people's stories of how many vacant houses were on every street in Denver, how houses in some neighborhoods were going for next to nothing and how they used to have a foreclosure guide the size of a catalog.

I guess in the late 1980s alot of Denver thought that its good days were over and that it was a lost cause.

However, in the 1990s Denver had a massive economic re-birth mainly do to the incredibly low real estate costs and became a very large mecca for high-technology. Between about 1993 and 1999 Denver had incredible growth of jobs and housing prices

In the 90s. Denver went from a stagnant city where vacant houses were of epidemic proportions to one of the most liveable, safe and economically prosperous although expensive by national standards at the end of the decade (Although the housing values in Denver havent appreciated much since then). The city of Denver also gained over 80,000 residents mainly in the latter portion of the 90s after having big population declines in the late 1980s.

In the 2000s Denver has held up well, but its economy is still far weaker the it was in the late 1990s.

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Chicago. What a raging comeback it made in the 90s, and its still going strong, mainly downtown areas.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Jersey City, NJ. Unbelieveable. They finally realized what a gold mine that land was, less than 2 miles from NYC and built it up to where I don't even recognize it. Prior to the mid-90's, JC was probably one of the worst cities in the nation. Still a lot of shady areas, but the areas near the Holland Tunnel are beautiful.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Long Beach, CA. There are still areas in the downtown area that needs alot of attention, but the coast is gorgeous (and very expensive). Pine Street is getting better and better. From Ocean Blvd. north to 3rd, you can't go wrong. Too much to mention. I've seen it change 100% in the last 10 years. (or less).
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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The 1990s comebacks staged by Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, and downtown Cleveland managed to pass the city of Detroit completely. I suppose Pittsburgh would be part of the 1990s wave as well.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I don't know this firsthand but I've heard Chattanooga's transformation was amazing.
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