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Old 08-22-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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Below is a link to wikipedia's page on US metropolitan areas.
Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Basically, I'm just looking for what people think about the future of America's cities. Some are receiving rapid growth leading to more pollution, sprawled out areas, traffic and congestion, increased crime, etc. What do you think are some of the positives that come from this? Are some of these cities that are growing rapidly becoming unlivable for a simple family that wants to go about their business without having to worry about the safety of their children in their own neighborhood?

I'm interested to see what everyone thinks about this topic. I am considering a move from the Louisville, KY area to the Dallas area, Denver area, and have been considering the Phoenix area. According to the statistics (and the numerous complaints of locals in these areas on this forum lol) the Dallas area, Phoenix area, and even the Denver area are growing at a rapid pace which is leading to a lot of the problems I mentioned. They are increasing their populations by up to nearly 25% in just 6 years and are projected to add even more in upcoming years. No large place is ever going to be free of crime, free of traffic, or free of pollution... Those things come with large groups of people in a small amount of area. But will these places be able to do the things that are needed in order to maintain a good quality of living in these places or will they continue to lose their quality of life with increasing population and problems?

I sometimes almost think it would be better just to move to a place like Cheyenne, Wyoming and live simply and then travel to cities like Denver or fly somewhere on occasion rather than deal with the rat race that occurs in big cities on an everyday basis.

Your thoughts?
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It's all about wherever the jobs are. Otherwise, what's the point of living in a big metropolitan area?
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