Phoenix #6 on Forbes list of America’s emptiest cities

[Source: Richard Florida,, Feb. 22, 2009] — Las Vegas takes top spot, followed by Detroit. Atlanta, Greensboro, and Dayton round out the top five.  Phoenix comes in sixth.  No surprises there.  But, I was surprised frankly to see Chicago make the list.  Here’s the full list, from, based on fourth-quarter rental and homeowner vacancy rates for the 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country.  Curiously, there is considerable overlap with this Forbes list of the places where home sales are rising fastest.  [Note: To read the full blog entry, click here.]

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