build nothing but residential and then add a little strip of commercial and industry after a lot of people moved in. keep to the medium roads or cheap avenues and upgrade later to save money. if you just have water and power and lots of residential, you should have 2k income easily. Take your time to plan your city as you let your money accumulate.
That's exactly what he's doing. He said his blue/yellow are doing alright but his residential is only 50% full even though it lists a high demand for it. --- The last time a Tiger took a beating this bad his wife had a 5 iron. Roll Tide