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Old 02-24-2019, 12:44 AM
 
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There's some cities or areas that just seem out of place in their region. The rust belt and sun belt are two prime examples. IMO Albany GA, West Memphis AR and Lubbock TX all stand out as sunbelt cities that feel decidedly rust belt. Where as Grand Rapids MI, Carmel/Fishers IN, and Cumberland County PA are in the rust belt but feel extremely sunbelt.
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:23 AM
 
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Columbus Ohio feels more sunbelt than rust belt in general.
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:35 AM
 
Location: The Beautiful Northwest
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Hamilton County (Carmel/Fishers) is not the Rust Belt never has been.

If by Rust Belt you erroneously mean “Northern” I would add Johnson County KS to this list. But neither JoCo nor its central city, Kansas City, is or was Rust Belt. Neither is/was Grand Rapids nor Columbus.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:20 AM
 
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Columbus Ohio feels more sunbelt than rust belt in general.
Agreed. A lot of sun in the Ohio Valley this time of year.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Denver
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They aren't out of place they just developed during different periods with different histories. New Orleans doesn't feel out of place because it's old and in the south, neither does Houston.
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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There's some cities or areas that just seem out of place in their region. The rust belt and sun belt are two prime examples. IMO Albany GA, West Memphis AR and Lubbock TX all stand out as sunbelt cities that feel decidedly rust belt. Where as Grand Rapids MI, Carmel/Fishers IN, and Cumberland County PA are in the rust belt but feel extremely sunbelt.
I don't see how Lubbock could be considered a Rust Belt city. The population is growing at a moderate, steady pace and there is very little heavy industry in the area. The economy is mostly based on education, health care, services and agribusiness. Great Plains is an accurate description of Lubbock but that is not synonymous with Rust Belt. The Beaumont-Port Arthur area would be a better example in Texas.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:41 AM
 
Location: The Beautiful Northwest
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I don't see how Lubbock could be considered a Rust Belt city. The population is growing at a moderate, steady pace and there is very little heavy industry in the area. The economy is mostly based on education, health care, services and agribusiness. Great Plains is an accurate description of Lubbock but that is not synonymous with Rust Belt. The Beaumont-Port Arthur area would be a better example in Texas.
Yeah... I think the OP may be misunderstanding what the term “Rust Belt” actually means.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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You know what, Rust Belt is an antiquated term. You seem to be implying that any city that's "down" is Rust Belt, and many former Rust Belt cities are doing quite well, actually. Education and health care is typically better in "Rust Belt" states than in Sun Belt states, as well.
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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Columbus Ohio feels more sunbelt than rust belt in general.

Columbus depresses me. It has the flat and bland development of the sunbelt but mostly the weather of the rustbelt. terrible combination, IDK how people like it.

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Old 02-24-2019, 12:04 PM
 
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Columbus depresses me. It has the flat and bland development of the sunbelt but mostly the weather of the rustbelt. terrible combination, IDK how people like it.
IDK I went there once and liked it. The downtown area was clean and nice. Of course I was there in September and the weather was perfect.
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