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Video: How Sprawl Took Over Cities Like Jacksonville
« on: January 20, 2016, 03:00:03 AM »

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Re: Video: How Sprawl Took Over Cities Like Jacksonville
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 08:09:27 AM »
Some reasons for sprawl include forced busing for racial integration. No longer could your child attend the school right down the street, but instead ride a bus to the other side of the city. Naturally, politicians endorsing this kind of social experimentation had their children in private schools. For families, the suburbs offer larger yards for the kids to play in and adults to enjoy. There are more and closer amenities and crime always tends to be worse in the cities.

Sprawl is an inherently negative, subjective term. Development of city suburbs would be more objective. People move to where they are happiest. Everyone doesn't want to live in downtown Jacksonville like you.

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Re: Video: How Sprawl Took Over Cities Like Jacksonville
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 08:19:23 AM »
^ Yes and no.  Some people move to where they can afford (nicer neighborhoods in the city are generally more expensive), or where they can get USDA loans and not have to put any money down, something not offered in city neighborhoods. 
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