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Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 6:03 AM
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Would it make sense to build an airport between San Antonio and Austin to serve both cities?

Or are they too far apart?

I like to pretend that my knowlege of this matters in some way.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 6:06 AM
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Would it make sense to build an airport between San Antonio and Austin to serve both cities?

Or are they too far apart?

I like to pretend as though I will be in charge of these things one day.
As they get bigger, I could see a small mid-sized airport between them, that'd make sense. It'd be like Washington-Baltimore.
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Got it. Thank you!
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Would it make sense to build an airport between San Antonio and Austin to serve both cities?
This question was addressed in my page 1 post.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 6:32 AM
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San Antonio’s airport feels and looks like a medium sized city because it is a medium sized city (or rather a mid sized market).
The above are two very different statements / inferences. San Antonio is the 7th largest U.S. city by population. Obviously, it's television market size is substantially smaller, but nothing about San Antonio falls into the medium-sized category, and it certainly doesn't come close to falling into the category of the two cities I mentioned (Birmingham and Richmond).
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 11:52 AM
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This question was addressed in my page 1 post.
Yes, you're right. I copied the idea from you and didn't attribute you. I'm sorry. Have a good day posting!
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The above are two very different statements / inferences. San Antonio is the 7th largest U.S. city by population. Obviously, it's television market size is substantially smaller, but nothing about San Antonio falls into the medium-sized category, and it certainly doesn't come close to falling into the category of the two cities I mentioned (Birmingham and Richmond).
San Antonio is closer to a mid-size city than world class. The biggest factor is disposable income, which has gotten larger but there's still a ways to go.
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San Antonio is closer to a mid-size city than world class. The biggest factor is disposable income, which has gotten larger but there's still a ways to go.
Exactly, this ^^^^

There aren't enough high paying jobs in San Antonio to justify certain types of developments. Unless the city finds a way to attract high paying jobs, they will stall BUT I do think they will get an influx of wealth from nest egg retirees from Houston, Dallas, & Austin who will find they've been priced out of those cities and are looking to live a nice retirement and still be in/close to the hill country.

This might add an extra cultural and socioeconomic layer to San Antionio that hasn't been seen and hopefully it will start the trend toward those higher end jobs.

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How can you possibly get priced out of Houston? You'd have to be frivolously spending money or something. Houston's not even a place that has a glamorous district that makes living here hit or miss like New Orleans, Miami (Beach) or Vegas.
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San Antonio is positioning itself as a major tourist destination but economy no where near as developed or diverse as three other major metros. Good tacos though.
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How can you possibly get priced out of Houston? You'd have to be frivolously spending money or something. Houston's not even a place that has a glamorous district that makes living here hit or miss like New Orleans, Miami (Beach) or Vegas.
Lol...are you serious?? Look at inner loop home prices for a house in a decent neighborhood, look at the townhome prices, look at the price and maintenance fees for these new condos, look at the price of a 1 or 2 bedroom unit in a new luxury apartment building in Uptown, downtown, midtown, etc.....and then compare those prices to the nicest parts of San Antonio and get back to me.
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All of the projections that I hear, for the population of Texas in the year 2050, have Texas around the 50-55 million projection. The majority (90%+), will be located within the Texas Triangle.

Under no possible scenario is Texas going to double in population in the span of 30 years.
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Under no possible scenario is Texas going to double in population in the span of 30 years.
It's consistently just about doubled for EVERY 30 year span dating back to 1850...you think this span is going to be different when the major cities are finally Infilling and adding density at surprising rates??


Main article: Demographics of Texas
Census Pop. %±
1850 212,592 —
1860 604,215 184.2%
1870 818,579 35.5%
1880 1,591,749 94.5%
1890 2,235,527 40.4%
1900 3,048,710 36.4%
1910 3,896,542 27.8%
1920 4,663,228 19.7%
1930 5,824,715 24.9%
1940 6,414,824 10.1%
1950 7,711,194 20.2%
1960 9,579,677 24.2%
1970 11,196,730 16.9%
1980 14,229,191 27.1%
1990 16,986,510 19.4%
2000 20,851,820 22.8%
2010 25,145,561 20.6%

Est. 2018 28,701,845 14.1%
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^those numbers suggest a doubling time of closer to 40 years and no that will not continue indefinitely.
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The bigger you get, the harder it is to double again.

What an odd idea that past trends tend to just go on forever. If anything, that guess should be based on the number, not the percentage.
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Lol...are you serious?? Look at inner loop home prices for a house in a decent neighborhood, look at the townhome prices, look at the price and maintenance fees for these new condos, look at the price of a 1 or 2 bedroom unit in a new luxury apartment building in Uptown, downtown, midtown, etc.....and then compare those prices to the nicest parts of San Antonio and get back to me.
Meaning there's still plenty of housing in the metro and even the inner loop, especially for two incomes. Houston's not a place you get priced out of, you just tighten the belt on your luxuries.
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poor el paso.

the best big city in texas.

left out out the economic fun.
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I used to have to fly into El Paso for work (I was going to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, NM and it was usually easier to fly to El Paso from Boston than Roswell). One time I tried going downtown for dinner under the mistaken assumption that there must be something there. There... wasn't. Then I went to the area around UTEP thinking there must be some restaurant strip or something. There... wasn't. I guess I probably didn't go to the right place...
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poor el paso.

the best big city in texas.

left out out the economic fun.
In a way they dodged a bullet.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 7:44 PM
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poor el paso.

the best big city in texas.

left out out the economic fun.
For this convo, El Paso might as well be New Mexico.
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