Upstate New York
Complete with theme parks and a whole new college.
Hamburg, New York, rejected the widening of its local main street. Since then, crashes are down and property values are way up.
After generations of prosperity and seclusion, the Swartzentrubers are losing territory to subsidized growers buying up St. Lawrence County.
With rebounding historic neighborhoods and a diversified economy, Rochester's future doesn't have to be as grim as some fear.