1. The Atlanta region was one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States in the late 20th century, reaching a population of four million at the turn of the century. This phenomenal growth brought many opportunities with it, and many challenges.

    It put a strain on our limited water supply and forced small, rural communities to transform too rapidly into booming suburbs with urban problems and major infrastructure needs. With no physical boundaries to control the growth, the resulting sprawl has left us with traffic congestion, poor air quality and, in many places, very little sense of community.

    The rapid growth also led to a booming construction industry that played a large role in the region’s thriving economy. With an over abundance housing product available in the region, the housing market could not withstand the global crash in 2007 and 2008, and the slowdown in that segment impacted the entire regional economy.

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  2. The Atlanta region was one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States in the late 20th century, reaching a population of four million at the turn of the century. This phenomenal growth brought many opportunities with it, and many challenges.

    It put a strain on our limited water supply and forced small, rural communities to transform too rapidly into booming suburbs with urban problems and major infrastructure needs. With no physical boundaries to control the growth, the resulting sprawl has left us with traffic congestion, poor air quality and, in many places, very little sense of community.

    The rapid growth also led to a booming construction industry that played a large role in the region’s thriving economy. With an over abundance housing product available in the region, the housing market could not withstand the global crash in 2007 and 2008, and the slowdown in that segment impacted the entire regional economy.

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  3. The Atlanta region was one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States in the late 20th century, reaching a population of four million at the turn of the century. This phenomenal growth brought many opportunities with it, and many challenges.

    It put a strain on our limited water supply and forced small, rural communities to transform too rapidly into booming suburbs with urban problems and major infrastructure needs. With no physical boundaries to control the growth, the resulting sprawl has left us with traffic congestion, poor air quality and, in many places, very little sense of community.

    The rapid growth also led to a booming construction industry that played a large role in the region’s thriving economy. With an over abundance housing product available in the region, the housing market could not withstand the global crash in 2007 and 2008, and the slowdown in that segment impacted the entire regional economy.

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  4. The Atlanta region was one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States in the late 20th century, reaching a population of four million at the turn of the century. This phenomenal growth brought many opportunities with it, and many challenges.

    It put a strain on our limited water supply and forced small, rural communities to transform too rapidly into booming suburbs with urban problems and major infrastructure needs. With no physical boundaries to control the growth, the resulting sprawl has left us with traffic congestion, poor air quality and, in many places, very little sense of community.

    The rapid growth also led to a booming construction industry that played a large role in the region’s thriving economy. With an over abundance housing product available in the region, the housing market could not withstand the global crash in 2007 and 2008, and the slowdown in that segment impacted the entire regional economy.

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  5. The Atlanta region was one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States in the late 20th century, reaching a population of four million at the turn of the century. This phenomenal growth brought many opportunities with it, and many challenges.

    It put a strain on our limited water supply and forced small, rural communities to transform too rapidly into booming suburbs with urban problems and major infrastructure needs. With no physical boundaries to control the growth, the resulting sprawl has left us with traffic congestion, poor air quality and, in many places, very little sense of community.

    The rapid growth also led to a booming construction industry that played a large role in the region’s thriving economy. With an over abundance housing product available in the region, the housing market could not withstand the global crash in 2007 and 2008, and the slowdown in that segment impacted the entire regional economy.

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