Americans moving out of mega cities


By lostand confused   Follow   Fri, 30 Nov 2012, 7:28am   727 views   9 comments
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It appears Americans are moving out in droves from mega cities like New York and Los Angeles. Perhaps immigrants make up the difference, but despite this and the lousy economy, home prices are at bubble prices in places like Los Angeles and the Bay area.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/where-americans-are-moving-205531313.html?page=1

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  1. CaptainShuddup


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    1   7:54am Fri 30 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike  

    But but but how will they walk to Starbucks during their leisurely stroll to work?

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    2   8:16am Fri 30 Nov 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike  

    It's because mega-cities are too fucking expensive. That and you have pretty much everything everyplace else now too.

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    3   8:42am Tue 4 Dec 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    The DFW area has 6+ million people.

    How many people does it take to become a "mega" city any how?

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    4   11:46am Tue 4 Dec 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    I had every intention to move closer to LA/OC after college. Lately, I've been finding SLC and Denver more attractive (despite the snow). For starters, I can actually afford rent in Utah. Can't do that in LA/OC.

    Used to be the wages were higher in LA. Now it's higher in Utah, but the cost of living is cheap, cheap, cheap! Better mass transit. Freeways that generally move (no worse than Inland Empire traffic, anyway). Suddenly LA/OC is looking like a better place to visit than to move to. (Too bad, since LA/OC is awesome!)

    zzyzzx says

    It's because mega-cities are too expensive. That and you have pretty much everything everyplace else now too.

    No joke. The days I'm working up in Utah, I find nearly everything I want. Lots of In-N-Outs. A WinCo grocery store. Trader Joe's just opened its first (of likely many) new locations in SLC. And as much as I hate cold and snow, a warm coat fixes that. Or a quick trip back down here to SoCal. The only thing left I miss is palm trees.

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    5   12:09pm Tue 4 Dec 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    This isn't anything new: the hot areas of growth for a few decades has been the Sun Belt- as in TX, GA, NC, and so on. They're cheaper and there are a lot of companies ( a lot of manufacturing companies) moving there. The fact that you could move to one of these areas and buy a pretty decent house for 150-200k in some instances- and the house you'd get there would probably cost a cool million in the Bay Area- is reason enough why many are relocating there.

    That was a very serious consideration for me for years. But given that there were hardly any jobs in my field in any of those locations means it was better to stay in the BA. I don't blame people for making a decision to move to those areas though.

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    6   12:51pm Tue 4 Dec 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (2)  

    There just aren't enough hookers in those rube-town redneck cluster fucks. Obama needs to add "hooker grants" to the freebies, to educate a new generation of talented hookers for those dusty outbacks, no more competition from mega cities.

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    7   1:09pm Tue 4 Dec 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike   Protected  

    We need to legalize and de-stigmatize prostitution. It is an honest business and it should be more respected.

    Feminists should throw their support behind this. The system is denying women (or men) their right to use their bodies for commerce. Besides, prostitutes are currently being exploited precisely because it is illegal.

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    8   12:58pm Wed 5 Dec 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike  

    Ceffer says

    add "hooker grants" to the freebies

    At least it would be better than Bubbles Ben deliberately reflating the housing bubble by printing funny money. It's irksome to see "free market" bankers lining up at the Fed for their lemon socialism, like a bunch of Jimmy Swaggart preachers lining up at a brothel.

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    9   1:18pm Wed 5 Dec 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    rfsanders says

    I had every intention to move closer to LA/OC after college. Lately, I've been finding SLC and Denver more attractive (despite the snow).

    News Flash! It doesn't actually snow (very much) in Denver.

    Probably the biggest misconception people have is that Winter in Denver sucks. It doesn't! You do get a 1 foot dump once a year or so along with several smaller snow storms, but usually the snow is gone in a few days. Daily temps usually reach 40 deg, and the sun just melts away the snow.

    Also you have 2 - 4 warm spells, up to 5 days in length, where the daily temp pushes 60.

    Denver isn't in the mountains....it's in the high plains. The snow is in the mountains, I promise.

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