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Old June 22nd, 2012, 07:54 AM   #81
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I am impressed with the sheer amount of high-rises in Brazilian towns/cities for such small populations.

Does it have something to do with the local way of life? Do Brazilians prefer to live in high-rise buildings instead of single-unit homes?
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:20 AM   #82
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In cities like Balneário Camboriú (the latter shown in photo), apartment buildings are due to the huge flux of tourists, this city has only 94.000 inhabitants, but in summer can have almost 1 million.

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 05:28 AM   #83
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Also, Balneário Camboriú is a summer hotspot for some "richer brazilians" who like to visit the city during summer. Most of the apartments aren't rental, but owned by the families in Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre or even closer and smaller cities such as Joinville and my city, Blumenau. Most of BC apartments cost almost ten times a normal house in Brazil. The population is mostly made by seniors, big part of them (for the brazilian parameters) coming from Argentina, Uruguay, Europe and USA , those who want to relax the last years of life. The city has one of the best HDI of Brazil, and its sorrounded by our more-than-amazon diverse atlantic forest (when we talk about species per square meter).
Here a picture from the typical nature you get hiking around BC:
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 05:44 AM   #84
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I am impressed with the sheer amount of high-rises in Brazilian towns/cities for such small populations.

Does it have something to do with the local way of life? Do Brazilians prefer to live in high-rise buildings instead of single-unit homes?
High-rises are considered safer than single-unit homes, because most have tightly controlled access. Very few have direct sidewalk access like NY. Plus, gasoline is expensive in Brazil (compared to the US), so far-away suburbs are not feasible for most people.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 02:58 PM   #85
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Oh I see. It's a combination of different factors.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:12 PM   #86
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Leeuwarden, capital city of the province Friesland, The Netherlands. Population 95.000:

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Pato Branco - Brazil:
73.148 inhabitants

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Greenville, SC
Population - 61,000
Daytime Work Population - 450,000
Metro Population - 842,000

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Harrisburg PA

probably one of the most urban cities under 50K

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