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Old 07-25-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Yeah and Greenville, SC is growing faster than all of the above. What else is new?
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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Yeah and Greenville, SC is growing faster than all of the above. What else is new?
It may be but the city of Greenville is smaller than all of the above!!!!!!! Oh yeah and it not about Greenville so who cares.....
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It may be but the city of Greenville is smaller than all of the above!!!!!!!
That's because of this thing called strict annexation laws my friend. Check the county population.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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That's because of this thing called strict annexation laws my friend. Check the county population.
Who cares about the county we are discussing the cities who cares about Greenville any.....Augusta and Macon has already started gain some of the same type of developments and they will continue to do so....
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:27 AM
 
Location: GA
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Bulldawgfan, everyone has an opinion and of course different people see things different ways, when we discussed Urban characteristics of Columbus Vs. Urban characteristics of Macon,
I mentioned that Macon is a compact city with Interstates,tall buildings,more and larger malls than Columbus. You mentioned that Columbus was more
urban because you posted a picture of a statue lol. All I was saying is which do you think people in general look at to determine if a city is more urban than another, the things I mentioned...or pics of statues lol.
Thats ur opinion, but it just seems like you were stretching too hard to belittle Macon.
I dont have anything against you or anybody else who doesnt like Macon, but it info is being stretched I will address it.

Back to the guy who posted the thread....

It seems like you're realistic considering that you arent one of these guys going on and on about why your city is
number one and so much better at everything than all the other cities.

I agree Augusta and Savannah are further along than Macon and Columbus, but I am interested in WHY you put Columbus ahead of Macon.

When driving to Columbus, there are NO signs that indicate I am about to enter a city of its "size".
There is minimal interstate access. A downtown and mall that both look like they would belong to a smaller town.
The roads (both interstates and city streets) seem less lively than the ones in Macon. Maybe Columbus just needs
interstates to bring it out but it just seems so much more LESS like a city than all the others and has a longer way to go. So I'm just interested in why you would put Columbus ahead of Macon.

Maybe I have the "wrong impression" but from what I've seen as far as "feel" of a city it doesnt look/feel any bigger than Albany TO ME. I know its bigger.

Maybe you or someone can come along and tell me something that can help me better understand why a person would feel this way, but the things
told to me by Bulldawgfan, these Columbus guys, and what my two eyes have saw in Columbus....just arent cutting it.

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Old 07-26-2008, 05:32 AM
 
Location: GA
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Oh wait, I havent been to the mall in Augusta in a long time, but have they had major additions or something? Do they have several more options and possibly more upscale shopping in the mall than Macon Mall? Because it would seem that Macon Mall and Augusta Mall were more along the same lines, with ours being a little bit bigger. I'm not sure, but I do know that the mall there must have had some kind of MAJOR upgrade if it makes ours look pathetic.

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Old 07-26-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Here and there
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brenty,

(This is like beating a dead horse)

Why are you so hung up on the pictures I took of uptown Columbus? The pictures were just pictures... I was not trying to make any special points with them. I did tell you (in words) that because of foresight, the planners of downtown Columbus made the streets and sidewalks very wide and spacious... which gives an impression that things are smaller than they are. I did say (back to those silly words again) that the jump on urban renewal was head and shoulders between the two cities. And I also said that, besides for kiddies like you and whats her name, mall size really does not land that high up on the scale to people when considering a city for relocation, growth and potential.
The fact that Columbus is much more appealing to the eyes than Macon is not helping your plight. Let the pictures go... I suggest you continue with your points about growth up north... or as I see it, the flight from downtown.
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: GA
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brenty,

(This is like beating a dead horse)

Why are you so hung up on the pictures I took of uptown Columbus? The pictures were just pictures... I was not trying to make any special points with them. I did tell you (in words) that because of foresight, the planners of downtown Columbus made the streets and sidewalks very wide and spacious... which gives an impression that things are smaller than they are. I did say (back to those silly words again) that the jump on urban renewal was head and shoulders between the two cities. And I also said that, besides for kiddies like you and whats her name, mall size really does not land that high up on the scale to people when considering a city for relocation, growth and potential.
The fact that Columbus is much more appealing to the eyes than Macon is not helping your plight. Let the pictures go... I suggest you continue with your points about growth up north... or as I see it, the flight from downtown.

I would say interstate access and number of/size of malls is a good indicator of how urban a place is. What you said about malls and relocation may be true, but not many people are moving to Columbus OR Macon simply because of the downtowns in either city. Neither one of our downtowns are just breathtaking.

As far as relocation,growth and potential, I would think Macon's Interstates and location is more attracting than Columbus' downtown.

Oh, it's not just that. If you or anyone else prefers Columbus over Macon thats fine but you're whole attitude that there's nothing in Macon. There are MORE festivals,monuments,museums, and historic sites in Macon than there is in Columbus. If you prefer the ones in Columbus more then thats your opinion, but for you to act like there is nothing in Macon is just not true and insane, especially considering that we have more.


With all this talk of "relocation, growth and potential"....Then why does the city have hardly no interstates access or a decent mall? Why are they really JUST getting wal-mart super centers lol. If the city doesnt hardly have or is just getting these common things, why should I believe its going to be this place of such great relocation, growth and potential? This makes me think that the city is slow on getting very common things. That seems very odd and doesnt seem that progressive to me.

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Old 07-26-2008, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Here and there
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WOW! Finally I get to have an opinion and keep it too. Now if you can only get your
sister-in-crime to admit the same... we are finally getting somewhere. Remember that people are different, we can LOOK at the same thing and SEE something completely different. There are no right or wrongs in differing (legitimate) opinions.
Well done, you have came along way, grasshopper.
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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These construction projects in Augusta are mostly "catchup" projects that have been planned for over 12 years. The city itself still has less people than it did 8 years ago.. and even the surrounding counties are basically just keeping pace with the state avg of growth. BY most indicators, Savannah is the fastest growing area of the state outside of metro Atlanta, not Augusta.. IN fact Augusta, Macon and Columbus are pretty much at the same level as far as growth goes.
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