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The emptiest city in America

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by RossLT, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. RossLT

    RossLT Guest


    Kind of scary, considering I am moving there soon. I was told by an apartment manager that they would let me get by on just the deposit and a months rent but if there are no jobs to be had...
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I thought for sure the answer would be East St. Louis.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    My guess was Flint.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    My bid was Youngstown.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Vegas and Phoenix are going to be frontliners in the economic collapse. Both cities built their boom around development and sprawl. They're fucked.
  6. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I was going to say downtown Atlanta.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Or it could be Valley, Alabama... everyone has been arrested in Montgomery [crossthreading]
  8. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    I heart Phoenix but even the past few times I've been there, parts of it have had a bit of a ghost town-esque quality.
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    what the story doesn't say is where all these folks are going.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Many, back to Mexico.
  11. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    For some of the cities they're not necessarily going anywhere. Cities like Vegas and Phoenix aren't shrinking population wise (at least not yet), they're just not growing at a rate sufficient to fill all the excess speculative condos and subdivisions that were overbuilt during the boom. The empty neighborhoods in those cities are full of brand spanking new homes that have never been lived in and nobody wants to buy.

    Cities like Detroit on the other hand....
  12. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Oh lord.
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