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View Poll Results: Which Triangle City or Town has Made the Biggest Strides in the Past 5 Years?
Raleigh 9 18.00%
Cary 21 42.00%
Durham 19 38.00%
Chapel-Hill 1 2.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-13-2010, 05:45 AM
 
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This question is self-evident. Tell me the answer. When I say cities or towns I, this includes: Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel-Hill, etc.

I am going to have to go with Durham. Presently, it is in a stage where it could break out in a second. People don't even know how fantastic this place is yet. Raleigh has made decent strides as well but I am seeing too many bureaucratic fiascoes in those parts. Chapel-Hill Has retrogressed imo.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:25 AM
 
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This question is self-evident. Tell me the answer. When I say cities or towns I, this includes: Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel-Hill, etc.

I am going to have to go with Durham. Presently, it is in a stage where it could break out in a second. People don't even know how fantastic this place is yet. Raleigh has made decent strides as well but I am seeing too many bureaucratic fiascoes in those parts. Chapel-Hill Has retrogressed imo.
Strides in what way? Jobs? Population growth? Improved Infrastructure? Arts and Entertainment?

I'm not sure what metric we are comparing here.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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Strides in what way? Jobs? Population growth? Improved Infrastructure? Arts and Entertainment? I'm not sure what metric we are comparing here.
And are we measuring how much progress they've made or where they are now relative to one another? Someone who is dead last in a race but closes the gap by half is still dead last, but has made the "biggest strides."
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:20 AM
 
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I guess infrastructrual....revitalization....job growth
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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And are we measuring how much progress they've made or where they are now relative to one another? Someone who is dead last in a race but closes the gap by half is still dead last, but has made the "biggest strides."

No a stride is a step. This does not count the relationship between something else. This is a question in and of itself.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Just off the top of my head, Raleigh in the last 5 years:
  • Opening of Fayetteville Street
    New Convention Center
    City Square
    Wilmington St. restaurant row
    RLine Bus Service
    Free WiFI DT
    Hundreds of new condos DT
    North Hills/Midtown emergence
    50,000+ new residents

Soon to be complete this year:
  • DT amphitheater
    North Hills East expansion
    New North Carolina Museum of Art

Also under construction:
  • Green Square
    Blount St. Commoms

Nope, nothing going on in Raleigh at all...that's self evident. Too much bureaucracy
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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I prefer not to pit one city against another, and enjoy the best that each has to offer.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Efland
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I see Cary is doing really well in the poll. I guess I'm just not familiar enough with what has happened in the last five years there. Obviously growth, but what else other than the growing population, shopping centers, and restaurants? I'm familiar with what has gone on in Durham and Raleigh, which has been great and only getting better

Just curious, thanks!
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:44 PM
 
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I see Cary is doing really well in the poll. I guess I'm just not familiar enough with what has happened in the last five years there. Obviously growth, but what else other than the growing population, shopping centers, and restaurants? I'm familiar with what has gone on in Durham and Raleigh, which has been great and only getting better

Just curious, thanks!
I think the diff. is Cary isn't up and coming,it's already there.Clean,polished,well behaved,well manicured with a ton of shopping,dining.
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Some of Durham's improvement over the past 5 years:

Downtown streetscape improvements
Durham Performing Arts Center
Golden Belt
Kress
Rogers Alley
Continued improvements around Brightleaf & Ambacco
Durham Station
Central Park
Farmers Market
Many new restaurants & condos
More & more shopping around Southpoint
15-501 improvements
I-85 widening
Historic Durham Athletic Park restoration
Kings Daughters Inn
Improving DPS test scores & dropout rates
Lower crime rates
Etc...
And there are very ambitious development plans for Durham on the horizon...just look at what Scientific, Greenfire, etc... have in the works; it's exciting stuff!

I would be curious to see a similar list for Cary given the significant votes in the poll.
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