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Old 11-22-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Not too many people are leaving the midwest and northeast these days. Most have finally realized the the sun belt is overblown and doesnt compare. I think the only major city still losing population is Detroit.
No, most people have realized that moving costs money, and in this economic climate, moving isnt a good option, considering all the unemployment.

But, once the Great Recession is over, feel free to move down south.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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Houston Atlanta and Dallas all fit your description (for the OP)
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I would say Nashville.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Not too many people are leaving the midwest and northeast these days. Most have finally realized the the sun belt is overblown and doesnt compare.
The growth of the Sunbelt has slowed down, but it is still by far the fastest-growing region of the country. As someone else has stated, the current recession caused by the housing crisis is causing more people to stay put for the time being.

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I think the only major city still losing population is Detroit.
And Cleveland and Pittsburgh and Buffalo...
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:35 PM
 
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I see North Carolina and Tennessee as some of the next boom areas. People are leaving the Midwest and Northeast in large numbers,
Not true. All Midwest states, with the exception of Michigan, are seeing growing populations. Its just that it isnt as fast as the national average.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:45 PM
 
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Cant speak for the rest of the Sun Belt, but Arizona is definately starting to see a decline. The boom is most definately over in the Phoenix area, as the housing bubble burst and has left the state in almost a depression. AZ has lost the most jobs per-capita. Thousands upon thousands of people have been laid off in the housing, construction and hospitality industries. Arizona has the 2nd highest state budget deficit, and state employees are getting laid off by the hundreds. And dont forget that AZ ranks dead last--50th--among the states in education in SAT/ACT scores, graduation rates and dollars spent per pupil. Phoenix also has bad air pollution and overcrowded roads. Arizona was hit especially hard in this recession as it is driven by low-paying service indsutries that dont offer much of a paycheck or future. Jobs are especially hard to come by in the Grand Canyon State. In fact, the local media and CNN Money Magazine reported that AZ will be among the last states to see an economic recovery. When you have a state with, no jobs, very bad education, and a really weak economy that is reliant on roller-coaster iservice industries, you will have a very big problem. Trust me, it shows here as people are growing frustrated. And yes, people are starting to rent U-Hauls and relocate to states with more opportunity. Arizona is definately NOT the place it used to be. I'm moving to Wisconsin in the near future and look FWD to it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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The boom might be over in Florida, which last I heard was losing population for the first time in history, but the rest of the Sunbelt is doing just fine in terms of population growth.

Arizona is still the fastest growing state in the country. I would still say that Phoenix is the most up and coming place. The city is making strides to become more of a "real city" and people are noticing.
No. No. No. Wrong. Wrong. Utah is the fastest-growing state in percentage, and Florida and Texas in sheer number. AZ's and Nevada's growth has stopped all together and their growth aint even in the top 20 anymore.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Brooklyn in NY
Houston
Seattle
Portland
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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No. No. No. Wrong. Wrong. Utah is the fastest-growing state in percentage, and Florida and Texas in sheer number. AZ's and Nevada's growth has stopped all together and their growth aint even in the top 20 anymore.
Link? Link? Link?

I apologize. Utah is the fastest growing state. Arizona is the 2nd fastest growing .

Arizona maintains rank as second-fastest growing state - Phoenix Business Journal:

Arizona's growth has not stopped. Texas and California added the largest population in terms of sheer number. North Carolina, Georgia, and Arizona came in after those states.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Ventura County, Ca
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I hear Albuquerque and Salt Lake City have positive economic forcasts.
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