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Numberwang
Missouri Fan
West Finger, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2012
9408 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
Mad-Cou will be the next to boom. If the 412 by-pass ever gets built, suddenly Hindsville is 20 minutes from the employment centers. As it stands now, it's 25 minutes from the freeway.


turnpiketiger
LSU Fan
Arlen, Tx.
Member since May 2020
2711 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
Miami is most certainly not in the sec foot print. Hell it’s not even in the Florida foot print. Miami is its own thing entirely.


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1BamaRTR
New Orleans Saints Fan
In Your Head Blvd
Member since Apr 2015
18136 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
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Nah, we're podunk and hillbillies and nobody should move here, especially Califnornians.

The hipsters will find you eventually. It’s inevitable


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PrattvilleTiger
Auburn Fan
Prattville Al
Member since May 2020
869 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
The Duggars are reproducing. A lot!


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piggilicious
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jan 2011
32342 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
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There isn't any good farmland west or north of Little Rock.


There’s a lot of farms etc in the area kind of surrounding where I’m at and I’m west of LR about 50 minutes as the interstate flies.

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The region was booming in the 1990s and late 80s, too.


I started really going to the area a lot in the early 90s- before then it was for a game or two a year. You’re right it was already booming at that point but it’s insane how different NWA looks from then to now. The only somewhat comparable area I’ve personally seen like that is west Conway and even tho it’s gone crazy (since that area was basically a trailer park and undeveloped land in the early 90s) it’s still nothing compared to NWA.


Numberwang
Missouri Fan
West Finger, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2012
9408 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
There is some decent farm-land in the Arkansas River Valley, but that's about it. The rest is Ozarks and Ouachitas, once you're 10 miles outside of the River Valley north or south.


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deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
42776 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
The Athens numbers are thrown off because the majority of high-income earners in Athens actually lay their heads down in Oconee County so their kids can go to good schools. If you were to include those folks, Athens would be higher on the list.


Arksulli
Arkansas Fan
Fayetteville
Member since Aug 2014
20586 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
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I started really going to the area a lot in the early 90s- before then it was for a game or two a year. You’re right it was already booming at that point but it’s insane how different NWA looks from then to now. The only somewhat comparable area I’ve personally seen like that is west Conway and even tho it’s gone crazy (since that area was basically a trailer park and undeveloped land in the early 90s) it’s still nothing compared to NWA.



Yeah, Conway has been crazy, I remember it from back in the day and it is vastly different now.

For NW Arkansas... the only place that compares, to me personally, is Destin, Fla. It looks nothing like it did in the 90s. But Destin is a vacation/retirement destination. NW Arkansas is a working community.

I used to joke that I have to be careful strolling over to the grocery store in Fayetteville because someone might put a new subdivision up while I was at the store and I'd get lost in it on my way back.


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BobLeeDagger
Army Fan
In Your Head
Member since May 2016
5564 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
You should put average cost of living next to these as well. Would be interesting to see how the two compare. I work remotely for a company based in Nashville, but moved to Starkville temporarily once Covid hit. Didn't make much sense to pay Nashville rent without all the luxuries that go along with it.
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GetmorewithLes
LSU Fan
UK Basketball Fan
Member since Jan 2011
12757 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
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1. Fayetteville- $67,771


That is a lot of chicken plucking...


Numberwang
Missouri Fan
West Finger, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2012
9408 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
How is Starkville as a place to live, in general? I've never been but I've looked around on Google maps and it looks like there's a lot of new-urbanist style development going on between the university campus and downtown.

That has also become the de facto style of infill in Fayetteville-proper. Fayetteville is nice, but far too leftwing.
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BobLeeDagger
Army Fan
In Your Head
Member since May 2016
5564 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
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How is Starkville as a place to live, in general? I've never been but I've looked around on Google maps and it looks like there's a lot of new-urbanist style development going on between the university campus and downtown.


It's not bad if you are a Mississippi State alum, recent retiree, or avid outdoorsman. Honestly, there isn't much to do, but you can get to Memphis, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Nashville all under 5 hour drive. There is a lot of good local eats here and it's extremely laid back. Too each their own though. Starkville gets a bad rap, but it's far from the wasteland some ranters make it out to be. The city and the social scene has and is growing exponentially in the past few years. Everyone who has visited has had nothing but good things to say from my experience.
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WonderWartHawg
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Member since Dec 2010
9322 posts

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n 20 years those little county roads will all be big parkways and every intersection will have commercial and you won't know when you've left Lowell/Rogers/Cave Springs/Highfill/Elm Springs. Development will eventually stretch from I-49 to Gentry.


Yep, it used to be pretty up there. Now, it's just not.


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tkeefer
TX
Member since Apr 2004
1074 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
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How is Starkville as a place to live, in general? I've never been but I've looked around on Google maps and it looks like there's a lot of new-urbanist style development going on between the university campus and downtown.


Been to Starkville once for a football game. Stayed in whatever place the closest casino was in (which was new and actually quite nice), so didn't really see much of the town.

The campus itself looked to be well maintained, though some of the buildings looked rather dated (i.e. the basketball arena). That was before the last football stadium renovation, so can't say much to that.

With a population of around 25k, can't be much to do.


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dchog
Arkansas Fan
Pea ridge
Member since Nov 2012
3694 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
I think the growth will spill over into some parts of North Arkansas.

I went to the Jasper area over the summer and I saw a lot of license plates from out of state.

I certainly can see growth in the future.


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dchog
Arkansas Fan
Pea ridge
Member since Nov 2012
3694 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
You must be thinking of Springdale.


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Porker Face
Arkansas Fan
Georgetown AR
Member since Feb 2012
11744 posts

re: Metropolitan Area Per Capita Income of SEC Metros
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Oconee County


You are incorrect. Oconee is already included in the census MSA


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