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View Poll Results: Best southern mid-tier city
Louisville 0 0%
Austin 2 3.64%
Nashville 13 23.64%
Richmond 11 20.00%
Hampton Roads Virginia 3 5.45%
Charlotte 11 20.00%
Raleigh-Durham 5 9.09%
Orlando 2 3.64%
Tampa-St.Petersburg 1 1.82%
New Orleans 4 7.27%
Memphis 2 3.64%
San Antonio 1 1.82%
Greensboro-Winston Salem 0 0%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-06-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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I want to do a study on southern metro are growth in major cities. However I want to do this while leaving the big boys out, Atlanta, Houston, Miami etc. I am wondering which one has

1. The Best job Market
2. The best bang for your buck
3. The best scenery
4. The best transportation (both by car and public)
5. The best culture
6. The best potential for future growth
7. The best government
8. The most stable economy
9. The best housing
10. THe most green space
11. The one you would want to move to the most
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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I would pick San Antonio.
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Denver
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1. The Best job Market: Austin
2. The best bang for your buck: Austin/Nashville/New Orleans
3. The best scenery: Austin/Tampa
4. The best transportation (both by car and public): Probably a wash
5. The best culture: New Orleans
6. The best potential for future growth: Austin/Nashville/Raleigh-Durham
7. The best government: IDK
8. The most stable economy: IDK
9. The best housing: New Orleans
10. THe most green space: Austin?
11. The one you would want to move to the most: New Orleans
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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1. The Best job Market: Austin
2. The best bang for your buck: New Orleans
3. The best scenery: Tampa
4. The best transportation (both by car and public): Hahaha
5. The best culture: Austin
6. The best potential for future growth: Nashville
7. The best government: Austin
8. The most stable economy: Nashville
9. The best housing: Nashville
10. The most green space: New Orleans
11. The one you would want to move to the most: None
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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1. The Best job Market: Austin
2. The best bang for your buck: New Orleans
3. The best scenery: Tampa
4. The best transportation (both by car and public): Hahaha
5. The best culture: Austin
6. The best potential for future growth: Nashville
7. The best government: Austin
8. The most stable economy: Nashville
9. The best housing: Nashville
10. The most green space: New Orleans
11. The one you would want to move to the most: None
I thought you would have picked Nashville for scenery.
Although Tampa with it's white sand and blue water is nice. I used to live just south of there near Ft. Myers which I enjoyed for the most part. Great beaches and beautiful women everywhere.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I thought you would have picked Nashville for scenery.
Although Tampa with it's white sand and blue water is nice. I used to live just south of there near Ft. Myers which I enjoyed for the most part. Great beaches and beautiful women everywhere.
I almost did. It is pretty hard to beat the beach! I haven't beeen down to Sarasota since 2014. I bet the new mall is doing well down there. This woman needs a vacation!
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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1. The Best job Market: Austin
2. The best bang for your buck: Austin/Nashville/New Orleans/Richmond
3. The best scenery: Tampa
4. The best transportation (both by car and public): Richmond/New Orleans/Charlotte
5. The best culture: New Orleans
6. The best potential for future growth: Austin/Nashville/Raleigh-Durham/Charlotte
7. The best government: Richmond?
8. The most stable economy: Charlotte
9. The best housing: New Orleans
10. The most green space: New Orleans?
11. The one you would want to move to the most: Richmond or Charlotte or New Orleans
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Northwest Virginia Beach
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I want to do a study on southern metro are growth in major cities. However I want to do this while leaving the big boys out, Atlanta, Houston, Miami etc. I am wondering which one has

1. The Best job Market
2. The best bang for your buck
3. The best scenery
4. The best transportation (both by car and public)
5. The best culture
6. The best potential for future growth
7. The best government
8. The most stable economy
9. The best housing
10. THe most green space
11. The one you would want to move to the most
1. The cities creating the most jobs right now, in order, are Orlando, Jacksonville, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, and San Antonio. The cities with the lowest unemployment rates right now, in order, are Austin, San Antonio, Nashville, Louisville, Richmond...I guess on balance, Nashville and San Antonio have the best job markets right now...

2. How are we defining this?

3. Too subjective. For me, it's the upper Southeast in general, but this is a loaded question based too much on preference...

4. Charlotte has the best transportation, hands down. Amtrak, highways, air, public transit. It's Charlotte and it's not particularly close. There would be a logjam after Charlotte...

5. Another loaded question. For me, I am not high on Texas culture [U]at all[/U], so automatically anything in Texas is out. I'm kinder to Tennessee but not very high on that state, either. Cultural amenities are fairly even across clusters of these cities, it just depends what you are looking for. I prefer the large cities of the upper Southeast (Virginia, North Carolina, probably Louisville) local culture to anywhere else in the South, by a wide margin, but that doesn't mean it's "better" than anywhere else. Impossible question to answer...

6. The projections favor Orlando way ahead of anyone else, but the Top 5 in future job growth as currently projected (in order) would go Orlando, Jacksonville, Austin, Tampa, and Richmond. This is as currently projected, which most economists predict a major boom in Richmond getting ready to take place within a few years, and the boom in Florida to continue to grow. Orlando by a very wide margin, though...interesting to note the projected slow down of the boomtowns of the past two decades in North Carolina and Nashville...

7. The best local government would probably best be measured by cities consistently getting goals accomplished? Hard to measure here, not familiar with everyone's government, but generally the two large NC metros have very good leadership...

8. Most stable economy? How are we measuring this?

9. How are we measuring this? If it's by home price change, is it by new home building, is it by median home price, is it by housing diversity? Loaded question...

10. Southern cities typically are not as strong in this category as NE, Western, or Midwestern cities, but the list would probably favor Tampa, Hampton Roads, New Orleans, Austin, and Richmond. Tough question but this is probably a pretty good guess...

11. I live in Richmond, it's my default hometown, and would be Top 5 on my places to live anywhere. So, excluding Richmond, my Top 5 in order would probably be Charlotte, Raleigh, Norfolk, Orlando, and Tampa. If I lived in Florida I'd absolutely live in Orlando or Tampa. I love the culture and the atmosphere. I've lived in Charlotte and would do so again in a heartbeat. I probably have a move to Raleigh imminent this summer (my girlfriend is from there), and it's a city I've grown to appreciate more in the last year and a half. I'll be in Norfolk all day tomorrow and that's a city that I'll always have a soft spot for...
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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1. The cities creating the most jobs right now, in order, are Orlando, Jacksonville, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, and San Antonio. The cities with the lowest unemployment rates right now, in order, are Austin, San Antonio, Nashville, Louisville, Richmond...I guess on balance, Nashville and San Antonio have the best job markets right now...

2. How are we defining this?

3. Too subjective. For me, it's the upper Southeast in general, but this is a loaded question based too much on preference...

4. Charlotte has the best transportation, hands down. Amtrak, highways, air, public transit. It's Charlotte and it's not particularly close. There would be a logjam after Charlotte...

5. Another loaded question. For me, I am not high on Texas culture [U]at all[/U], so automatically anything in Texas is out. I'm kinder to Tennessee but not very high on that state, either. Cultural amenities are fairly even across clusters of these cities, it just depends what you are looking for. I prefer the large cities of the upper Southeast (Virginia, North Carolina, probably Louisville) local culture to anywhere else in the South, by a wide margin, but that doesn't mean it's "better" than anywhere else. Impossible question to answer...

6. The projections favor Orlando way ahead of anyone else, but the Top 5 in future job growth as currently projected (in order) would go Orlando, Jacksonville, Austin, Tampa, and Richmond. This is as currently projected, which most economists predict a major boom in Richmond getting ready to take place within a few years, and the boom in Florida to continue to grow. Orlando by a very wide margin, though...interesting to note the projected slow down of the boomtowns of the past two decades in North Carolina and Nashville...

7. The best local government would probably best be measured by cities consistently getting goals accomplished? Hard to measure here, not familiar with everyone's government, but generally the two large NC metros have very good leadership...

8. Most stable economy? How are we measuring this?

9. How are we measuring this? If it's by home price change, is it by new home building, is it by median home price, is it by housing diversity? Loaded question...

10. Southern cities typically are not as strong in this category as NE, Western, or Midwestern cities, but the list would probably favor Tampa, Hampton Roads, New Orleans, Austin, and Richmond. Tough question but this is probably a pretty good guess...

11. I live in Richmond, it's my default hometown, and would be Top 5 on my places to live anywhere. So, excluding Richmond, my Top 5 in order would probably be Charlotte, Raleigh, Norfolk, Orlando, and Tampa. If I lived in Florida I'd absolutely live in Orlando or Tampa. I love the culture and the atmosphere. I've lived in Charlotte and would do so again in a heartbeat. I probably have a move to Raleigh imminent this summer (my girlfriend is from there), and it's a city I've grown to appreciate more in the last year and a half. I'll be in Norfolk all day tomorrow and that's a city that I'll always have a soft spot for...
Fore best housing I'm talking more about variety of styles of homes (newer, older, town homes, condos mcmansions etc) for economy I'm thinking which is the least likely to crash.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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The Triangle and Nashville have the most stable economies, being built on their universities, healthcare, and government. Austin is a close third and I'd probably put Richmond fourth.
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