Originally Posted by Wheelingman04
A couple reasons why Canada's cities grow faster in their urban core than most American cities is because the crime is way less, the inner city schools are better, and the cost of living is lower in some of those cities.
crime is not WAY less, inner city schools are not WAY better, and the cost of living is not LOWER.....it is a mindset where in Canada people enjoy living somewhat more centrally where as the US is all about suburbs, the american dream, and a white picket fence.
Other than a few exceptions, US cities are about suburban living....with the core only being for employment or to watch a prof. sports team.
I would say mindset over your rational.....but dont get me wrong, Canada has its suburban probs too in many cities.
If cost of living is lower typically you will see more suburbs rather than condos downtown so that argument is out.
but it is interesting how CDN cities versus US cities develop.