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Rust Belt 181 45.14%
Sun Belt 220 54.86%
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:04 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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I'll take the high desert, four-season, mild winter sun-belt. We get a dusting of snow and see it on the mountains. Winter highs are around 50. Summers are almost never over 100 and humidity is less than 20% most days. The sun will get you at 5000+ feet of elevation before the heat does, hence the shady portals and outdoor spaces. My local big city is Albuquerque (not huge) and Santa Fe is about 45 minutes away. Both are very old cities compared to other sun-belt cities.
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:05 PM
 
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Chicago I’ve known about, but I wasn’t aware that LA’s sunbelt status was in question. To me, saying Chicago isn’t rust belt would be like saying New York isn’t northeast.
Chicago is a recovered Rustbelt city like LA is a mature/developed Sunbelt city. Both cities have evolved beyond the conditions and characteristics that initially defined their respective regions.
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Old 11-24-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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Chicago I’ve known about, but I wasn’t aware that LA’s sunbelt status was in question. To me, saying Chicago isn’t rust belt would be like saying New York isn’t northeast.
Both the average rust belt and sun belt city tend to have a solid middle class, with not too many extraordinarily rich people living there. Chicago and LA are both world class cities with tons of white collar/high income residents. If people are leaving Chicago, it's not because of lack of industry, it's because they're being taxed/priced out. This is simply not true for places like Detroit, Cleveland, etc, hence the distinction.

I mean Chicago's layout resembles that of a rust belt city, and LA's a sunbelt city. But the class structures, economies, amenities, etc. differ from the rest of their respective "belts". They both are total standouts.
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Old 11-24-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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Rust-belt without a doubt. The rust-belt cities often have a great architecture, history, industrial character, atmosphere, and urban exploration opportunities that cities in the South and West lack. I've visited several cities in the South and West and found them to be unimpressive and lacking character in general. Only Forth Worth had a surprisingly nice downtown.

Rust-belt cities like Chicago and Detroit have a beautiful downtown, the Fisher building is to me the most beautiful building on earth. The only non rust-belt city that can match rust-belt architecture is New York.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:36 PM
 
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Both the average rust belt and sun belt city tend to have a solid middle class, with not too many extraordinarily rich people living there. Chicago and LA are both world class cities with tons of white collar/high income residents. If people are leaving Chicago, it's not because of lack of industry, it's because they're being taxed/priced out. This is simply not true for places like Detroit, Cleveland, etc, hence the distinction.

I mean Chicago's layout resembles that of a rust belt city, and LA's a sunbelt city. But the class structures, economies, amenities, etc. differ from the rest of their respective "belts". They both are total standouts.
How about Pittsburgh? Before you answer, consider what that city's class structure and economy was 100 years ago.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Soda City
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This has always been the boarder ( cities below lower Arkansas boarder, or cities below upper Louisana boarder)

Oh yeah Charleston, South Carolina is also a example of a city thats barely below the boarder.
Columbia, SC, which is further north, is the third sunniest and average hottest in the state though. So wouldn’t it be above the line?
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:26 PM
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Location: Up North
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Chicago is a recovered Rustbelt city like LA is a mature/developed Sunbelt city. Both cities have evolved beyond the conditions and characteristics that initially defined their respective regions.
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Both the average rust belt and sun belt city tend to have a solid middle class, with not too many extraordinarily rich people living there. Chicago and LA are both world class cities with tons of white collar/high income residents. If people are leaving Chicago, it's not because of lack of industry, it's because they're being taxed/priced out. This is simply not true for places like Detroit, Cleveland, etc, hence the distinction.

I mean Chicago's layout resembles that of a rust belt city, and LA's a sunbelt city. But the class structures, economies, amenities, etc. differ from the rest of their respective "belts". They both are total standouts.
I still don’t get it.
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