ShuwanCarlton said:Obviously, The South's subforum leads the way by a mile on this website. Why is there so much more enthusiasm for urban development in this particular region than any of the others? I'm interested
Well, if you include TX and FL in the South, there is no question it is, and will continue to be the fastest growing region.Jasonhouse said:it's the age demographic of the southern forumers... Well that and the significant trend towards highrise and urban living which is finally taking hold in numerous southern cities.
btw, I have a difficult time believing that the south has overtaken the west as the fastest growing region.
Percentage wise, the West is growing fastest, but the Southeast is not far behind. In terms of the raw numerical increase in people, the Southeast is way ahead in numbers.Jasonhouse said:I have a difficult time believing that the south has overtaken the west as the fastest growing region.
I would agree with Nic’s comments. The South is a very exciting place to be right now. Most cities are experiencing phenomenal growth, and there’s tons of development. The fact is in Southern boomtowns like Charlotte we are inundated every week with stories about growth and development (such as the one below from WSOC TV last night). I work Uptown and the latest developments, or rumors of developments, are typically the talk of the day. So naturally, we can’t help but talk about it on forums…that’s what we always talk about.Nic said:Although some will undoubtedly look down their noses at the reason, it is because it is exciting. The South is the the fastest growing area of the U.S. We are experiencing the greatest changes of anywhere in our country. Not to mention, many feel we have something to prove, because the South truly is misunderstood. And, to top it all off, in many areas all the growth has occurred post WWII, so it has been very suburban in nature; we are now finally seeing true urban development that is transforming our cities into something totally new.
Style said:4/10 americans will live in the south by 2030. that's more than any other region. while it wont all be dense development, there will be an increase in development.