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Old 01-19-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Jonesboro is a pretty nice town. So what if it is dry? It's not a long drive to Greene County.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I've never been to Arkansas itu, but i have a question, When will Jonesboro finally be the 2nd biggest metro/city in Arkansas.It's time for Jonesboro to overtake Walmart City and Hog Haven (bentonville and Fayetteville)
If you have never been to AR it is pretty hard for you to judge isn't it? Why do you say, it is time for Jonesboro to overtake another region of our state? That being said, this will never happen in our lifetime, none of ours, for that matter. Will it happen 75 years from now? Heck who knows, but NWA just keeps growning with no sign of slow down. It isn't all WalMart city I might add. It also is not only Fayetteville and Bentonville. Have you checked the population of Springdale, Rogers or even Bella Vista for starters? Do you have something personally against NWA?
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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not going to happen. there's nothing special abot jonesboro. its in the flat as hell boring NE corner of the state with nothing going for it except ASU. NW AR will be growing way more than jboro. i would expect fayetteville to be the new 2nd largest city before jboro for sure. in fact i'm surprised it hasnt overtaken ft smith yet. i read somewhere a few months ago that fay might be getting some high rise buildings. Little Rock is growing constantly, as are it's suburbs. As is Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Rogers, Conway...lol we can tell you've never been to Arkansas.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:07 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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You know, of course, LordHelmit, that you are talking about someone's home here - a city they hold near and dear? Where they grew up, where they have family? While it may not be the new metro area of Arkansas yet, there's never, ever a need to downgrade a place people call home. Just sayin'....
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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not going to happen. there's nothing special abot jonesboro. its in the flat as hell boring NE corner of the state with nothing going for it except ASU. NW AR will be growing way more than jboro. i would expect fayetteville to be the new 2nd largest city before jboro for sure. in fact i'm surprised it hasnt overtaken ft smith yet. i read somewhere a few months ago that fay might be getting some high rise buildings. Little Rock is growing constantly, as are it's suburbs. As is Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Rogers, Conway...lol we can tell you've never been to Arkansas.
Terrain has nothing to do with it.
Many of our largest cities are flat with no mountains or water to look at. Look at Dallas-Fort Worth. You'd just about think you were driving off the edge of the earth, then there it is.... 5 million or so people out on the middle of the prairie.

No, Jonesboro will not catch up with NWA unless the next Wal-Mart comes out of there, or the current Wal-Mart goes under and takes NWA with it. Could take a very long while, but nothing is forever.
I know, I know, NWA is so much more than Wal-Mart, but one can't deny the catalyst it has been to the region. It gave it street cred, so to speak. Otherwise, it's just another dirt-poor section of the Ozarks with perhaps a retirement enclave or two. Oh, and that university in Fayetteville, which would put it about on par with Jonesboro or slightly above because the school has more prestige.
Not trying to insult Northwest Arkansas, just telling it like I see it.

Jonesboro is doing quite well considering it has little more than a university to work with and being in such an impoverished region otherwise.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Terrain has nothing to do with it.
Many of our largest cities are flat with no mountains or water to look at. Look at Dallas-Fort Worth. You'd just about think you were driving off the edge of the earth, then there it is.... 5 million or so people out on the middle of the prairie.

No, Jonesboro will not catch up with NWA unless the next Wal-Mart comes out of there, or the current Wal-Mart goes under and takes NWA with it. Could take a very long while, but nothing is forever.
I know, I know, NWA is so much more than Wal-Mart, but one can't deny the catalyst it has been to the region. It gave it street cred, so to speak. Otherwise, it's just another dirt-poor section of the Ozarks with perhaps a retirement enclave or two. Oh, and that university in Fayetteville, which would put it about on par with Jonesboro or slightly above because the school has more prestige.
Not trying to insult Northwest Arkansas, just telling it like I see it.

Jonesboro is doing quite well considering it has little more than a university to work with and being in such an impoverished region otherwise.
Of course many cities are thriving without mountains, water, scenery, etc. Where this guy got his information or opinions I have no clue. Yes, if it weren't for WalMart, NWA would be a different place, but there is more to the region than WalMart..We are headquarters for several national companies, or, if not headquarters, certainly we have large offices here. As for the retirement scene, believe it or not, that is changing. BV used to be nothing but a retirement village as many know, now only about 40% of the population is over 55. That might sound like a lot but not compared to 10 or 15 years ago. Even taking WalMart away I don't think NWA would be a dirt-poor section of the Ozarks...Hopefully, we will never have to find out...
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