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Old 12-24-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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At the same time, Rust Belt de-population slows...I wonder if there is a connection?
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I've been noticing a lot of people coming back home (Nj/Ny) after moving to the sunbelt.
Some people just don't realize what they have until it's gone. You gain a strong mysterious love for your home, whether you know it or not.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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There have been multiple threads started with a link to that article. I know people on city data seem to hate the Sunbelt, but enough is enough.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I've been noticing a lot of people coming back home (Nj/Ny) after moving to the sunbelt.
Some people just don't realize what they have until it's gone. You gain a strong mysterious love for your home, whether you know it or not.
I think the people living in the Sunbelt are just as happy, thanks (and I have no plans on moving back to Chicago).
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Great news! Massive population growth = big problems

That's how I look at it
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Great news! Massive population growth = big problems

That's how I look at it
Perhaps massive population growth (like negative growth) is a big problem, but when the economy is not in the best shape, it is never great news.

That's how I look at it. Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/...phic/popup.jpg

The question is, after things get back to "normal," will growth pick back up?
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I've been noticing a lot of people coming back home (Nj/Ny) after moving to the sunbelt.
Some people just don't realize what they have until it's gone. You gain a strong mysterious love for your home, whether you know it or not.
I was talking to a clerk here in Naples, who saw my Long Island tshirt, and she said she was from the Hudson Valley. I told her that was a beautiful area of NY. She said, yes, it is and that she and her husband regretted moving to Florida.

I lived here before, and KNEW what it was like to miss NY, and family. Just waiting for the right time to move back. I am in NY with my daughter for the Holidays. I SO do not want to go BACK to Florida.

Add the very high unemployment here, it doesn't surprise me people are leaving.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I think the people living in the Sunbelt are just as happy, thanks (and I have no plans on moving back to Chicago).
I agree, I know many people and I have relatives that are now Sunbelters, they haven't looked back (except when they come back to see family/friends). I haven't moved to the Sunbelt (yet) but I know I'd be the same way.
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