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Old 05-28-2009, 12:07 AM
Status: "formerly known as King_X" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Macon, GA
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There is lots of talk on here about which of the 2nd tier cities (Augusta, Savannah, Columbus, Macon, Albany(?) ) will be the next "Atlanta-like" metropolitan area in Georgia, but in reality it seems to me that some of these 3rd tier cities like Gainesville, Athens, Dalton, Rome, Brunswick, Warner Robins, etc. are more comparable to the 2nd Tier Cities, than the 2nd tier cities are to Atlanta.

So, I guess a better question/discussion would be, how many of these 3rd tier type of GA cities are quickly approaching the 2nd tier status? Have some of these cities already got to that level or maybe even surpassed some long time considered "2nd Tier" cities in certain aspects?

I would guess that many of these cities have already surpassed Albany.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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There is no such thing as 2nd and 3rd tier cities in Georgia.. that's just some made up term so it can mean whatever you want it to mean. In Georgia, there are only two tiers: Atlanta, and then everything else.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:22 PM
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Location: Macon, GA
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Well, I mean the up and coming metro areas that could possibly rival Macon, Columbus, Savannah and Augusta, and Albany. I never thought that day would come but it seems some of these other places are growing really fast.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:13 PM
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Location: Norcross, GA. (Metro Atlanta)
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Wow. Can't believe you put Albany as 2nd tier and Athens as 3rd.... to me its the other way around.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:33 PM
 
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Wow. Can't believe you put Albany as 2nd tier and Athens as 3rd.... to me its the other way around.
I agree.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:34 AM
Status: "formerly known as King_X" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Well, you see thats just the sort of thing I'm talking about. Maybe it's just me, but when I've always thought of the "large" Georgia cities, it was always Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Columbus, Macon and Albany. Those were the six largest by population for a long time, right? Athens seems to have surpassed Albany NOW. That's just the type of thing I'm talking about. Towns that in the past werent exactly considered to be one of georgia's "main" cities are now catching up or atleast on course to rival the ones of old.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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Well, you see thats just the sort of thing I'm talking about. Maybe it's just me, but when I've always thought of the "large" Georgia cities, it was always Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Columbus, Macon and Albany. Those were the six largest by population for a long time, right? Athens seems to have surpassed Albany NOW. That's just the type of thing I'm talking about. Towns that in the past werent exactly considered to be one of georgia's "main" cities are now catching up or atleast on course to rival the ones of old.
Not Only were they the largest in pop but in Actually size too......
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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I think Brunswick could definitely be a candidate. The metro is around 100,000 now and the coastal counties of GA are forecast to continue their rapid growth over the next couple of decades.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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I think Brunswick could definitely be a candidate. The metro is around 100,000 now and the coastal counties of GA are forecast to continue their rapid growth over the next couple of decades.
I think it could be a 3nd tier
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:24 PM
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Location: Norcross, GA. (Metro Atlanta)
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Whats a criteria for 3rd tier? For that matter, whats a criteria for 2nd tier? I'd say there are a large number of 3rd tier cities in Georgia; Brunswick, Warner Robins, Albany, Athens, Statesboro, Hinesville, Dublin, Waycross, Milledgeville, Thomasville, Dalton, Rome, Gainesville and the many suburban cities around Atlanta (Peachtree City, Marietta, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, etc)
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