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America's Fastest-Growing Counties: The 'Burbs Are Back (TX top 4/6)
Forbes ^ | Sept. 29, 2013 | Joel Kotkin

Posted on 09/29/2013 10:10:32 AM PDT by bgill

Not surprisingly several of these fast-growth areas are in burgeoning Texas metro areas. The population of Williamson County, on the outskirts of Austin, has expanded 7.94% since 2010, the strongest growth in the nation over that period. Far from turning into a slum, over the past 25 years the county’s residents have enjoyed the Lone Star state’s fastest rate of income growth and the sixth-highest in the nation.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: migration; populationgrowth; suburbia; texas; trends
Texas has four counties in the top six. No thanks to Perry, too many libs from CA are coming to Texas with their wacko ideas trying to change it into what they left. Too many illegals are dumbing down our schools and milking the freebies. I'm ready to put up a fence and kick out everyone who hasn't been here paying taxes for at least 20 years.
1 posted on 09/29/2013 10:10:32 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Not only are their the libs from la la land coming here focusing on our conservative values, but we have liberals within the Hispanic community( mayor castro from San Antonio) pushing an agenda that is right out of San Francisco and it’s minority sexual orientation group.


2 posted on 09/29/2013 10:21:52 AM PDT by shadeaud (Stay Thirsty My Friends)
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To: bgill

CA is lost, but sadly, Texas is/will morph purple and someday mostly blue. Once that is done, so it the nation as we know it.


3 posted on 09/29/2013 10:29:11 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: umgud

Not if we start to bring back American jobs.

That is what is sinking America.

BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS.


4 posted on 09/29/2013 10:31:03 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

What kind of jobs do you want to bring back?

Making shoes?
Assembling televisions?
Seriously, what jobs here would people be interested in?
Kids straight out of college don want to work, they want instant high paying careers starting day one.

What jobs do you miss that will restore the economy that has been destroyed with the mo ey printing machines?


5 posted on 09/29/2013 10:41:32 AM PDT by Caliban (Politics is war conducted by other means...)
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To: Caliban

Frankly I want to bring all of them back.

Actually.

Our unemployment rate is over 7%. Has been now for 3 administrations.

China has a better unemployment rate than America.

We need to fix our economy, and bring back American jobs.

Now.


6 posted on 09/29/2013 10:43:55 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: umgud

You’re probably correct.

Colorado only took 8 yrs to swing from +5 Bush 2004 to +5 Obama 2012 (discounting 2008 as an outlier).

Demographic trend is not good.


7 posted on 09/29/2013 10:48:17 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: umgud
“Texas is/will morph purple and someday mostly blue”

They have screwed up California to the point they cannot afford to live there anymore, so they move to another state and try to make it just like the “workers Paradise” they just escaped from.
When I lived in Colorado in the late 80s & early 90s we came up with the word, “CALIFORNACATION” of Colorado. Now it is Texas’ turn.
I don't know the answer to this problem but I am thinking that bringing back the old “Vigilance Societies” might just work.

8 posted on 09/29/2013 10:59:34 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: bgill; All

The Shifting Suburbs: Changes in the Nation’s Political Fulcrum

For decades the country’s political destiny has been determined by the swing-voting, tree-lined streets of suburbia.

Research from AU’s American Communities Project finds this is changing. The ACP has identified racial, ethnic and economic changes in the last decade reflecting a significant shift in the suburbs, swinging them Democratic and altering America’s electoral calculus.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/VoterDem


9 posted on 09/29/2013 11:12:31 AM PDT by Zeneta
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To: bgill

This is one new Texan who’ll help Texas stay Red...I did come from Mississippi (that pretends to be “conservative” but loves gubmint freebies too much to actually be prosperous).


10 posted on 09/29/2013 11:27:17 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. DonÂ’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Ignore those unTexan like whiners in the first few posts.


11 posted on 09/29/2013 11:40:13 AM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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...well you can ignore the whiners... but Williamson Co is currently Repub, but has Del Webbs Sun City with 15000 voting seniors mostly from out of state and they aren’t all conservative. Arrived in the County in ‘09 and noted that the Republicans in charge have turned it into the THIRD HIGHEST taxed County in the state of TX! What were they thinking? Now Acorn is on the ground with the students in Georgetown and trying to get Demrats elected like in the leftist Keep Austin Weird Travis Co flakes next door. Texas is a target and the Texan Repubs better get off the couch and fight for the state.

ymmv


12 posted on 09/29/2013 12:00:09 PM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: umgud

When Texas conscripts all males from 14 to 70, there will be a lot of Johnny-Come-Latelys who will head for the borders. Only those dedicated to fighting for freedom will remain, as was the case in the first Texas revolution in 1836.


13 posted on 09/29/2013 12:01:35 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: umgud

No, no it won’t.


14 posted on 09/29/2013 12:04:55 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: shadeaud
mayor castro from San Antonio

Along with his La Raza mama.

15 posted on 09/29/2013 12:23:42 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ElectionInspector
Williamson Co is currently Repub, but has Del Webbs Sun City with 15000 voting seniors mostly from out of state and they aren’t all conservative. Arrived in the County in ‘09 and noted that the Republicans in charge have turned it into the THIRD HIGHEST taxed County in the state of TX!

It isn't like the most republican voting age group turned the county pro-Obama.

John McCain received 55% of the vote to Barack Obama's 42% in the 2008 election. In 2012 Republican Mitt Romney defeated President Obama by a total of 59% to 38%.

16 posted on 09/29/2013 12:27:18 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: shadeaud

http://www.scene-stealers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/the-burbs_dern.jpg";


17 posted on 09/29/2013 1:36:15 PM PDT by Señor Presidente
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18 posted on 09/29/2013 1:36:16 PM PDT by Señor Presidente
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To: bgill

As these counties grow, they tend to turn blue. This is not good for conservatives because these counties have traditionally been red and have helped to capture a number of states for the R side. With the solid urban counties now bright blue, the transition of suburban counties helped to elect and reelect Obama and will help to elect Hillary in 2016.


19 posted on 09/29/2013 1:45:23 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: bgill

Good news for Texas...A Broward county Florida couple (via NYC) moved to Texas but only lasted 2 months!!! Said they couldnt fit in....
GREAT JOB TEXANS!!!


20 posted on 09/29/2013 3:16:24 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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I lived in Broward County, I’ve been in Texas for the past 25 years.

Best decision I ever made.


21 posted on 09/29/2013 3:18:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ElectionInspector

unless you want to turn out like Broward County Florida Id suggest you make the lifes of those out of staters completely miserable!!!!!!


22 posted on 09/29/2013 3:19:29 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: dfwgator

I live in Broward county part time....spend the rest of my time in Colombia..safer, cleaner and nicer people.

But Broward does have a fine Tea Party!


23 posted on 09/29/2013 3:25:30 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: centurion316

I think slowing down suburban sprawl will help to keep out out-of-state liberals who move in in large numbers. When liberals move in by the millions, they do not absorb the customs and beliefs of the people, they bring their own social-cultural-political environment with them recreating the places they have left behind. This has happened to Florida big time. In Florida they build new neighborhoods in an assembly line fashion creating hundreds of new homes in a matter of weeks. This encourages outsiders to come in and they bring their friends and relatives soon after. They feel comfortable because all the people around them are just like them. They do not have to accomadate themselves to people who have a different culture. It is much like how immigrants form ethnic enclaves and live among people who speak the same language and have the same culture.

Texans and Southerners have to slow down the massive building around the large cities. Texas and Florida have a flat landscape which is easy for the big home builders to develope into huge multi-hundred home neighborhoods. I saw a great documentary about what has happened to Cleaveland, Phoenix and some other cities. As the exurbs grow, the inner ring suburbs become abandoned and degenerate into slums. Suburban sprawl is a problem for everybody not just liberals. Growth that is too fast has unforseen consequences.

If you DON’T build it, they WON’T come.


24 posted on 10/03/2013 6:26:08 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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“don’t build it and they won’t come”>>>>>>

They come for the jobs and they need the houses/apartments to live in. Houston is booming like nothing you have ever seen. The center of the city has already crashed years ago and is back. The Heights, River Oaks, West University, all old neighborhoods and again they are the most expensive properties in the city.


25 posted on 10/03/2013 6:36:00 PM PDT by Ditter
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