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Old 10-10-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Originally Posted by sk8t View Post
So you moved around constantly, never being able to make any solid friends or relationships? Different values I guess.
No, it's called travel. Moved around? I lived in the same area my entire childhood.

Instead of running around a stupid back yard like an idiot during Spring break and extended weekends, I was somewhere like Paris.

 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: The City
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Houston has not annexed anything in my generation. stop spreading lies.

At least we didn't take up the entire county Like Philly did. What would you guys say if we swallowed up all of Harris County?

HTown

Philly is 132 sq miles with a density of ~12K ppsm
Houston City is 600+ sq miles with a density of ~4K ppsm
The inner loop of Houston is ~90 sq miles with density of ~6.5 ppsm

Now on the annexation it is actually very beneficial in that it consolidates the municipality and jurisdiction. From a planning, taxing, and servicing standpoint it is very beneficial and many smaller municipalities/cities in other large metros would benefit from the larger size so that is actually a very beneficial aspect and is mostly a very good thing for Houston proper. On comparative population metrics it is what it is but makes for difficult comparators in actual city sizes...

Last edited by kidphilly; 10-10-2010 at 03:25 PM..
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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So very untrue not to mention some of the most expensive real estate in the US is in the densest neighborhoods - there is a reason for that too

Though based on US homes the 90% is closer to reality, the cant afford it is very innacurate
River Oaks is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the US. It is listed right along with Beverly Hills:

Forbes: The most expensive ZIP codes in America - MSN Money
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Single people have kids too GENIUS. Kids don't typically work Einstein.
...That still doesn't mean anything. If they're single and they have kids, that's even worse.

We too are done
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Single people have kids too GENIUS. Kids don't typically work Einstein.
Don't hurt him. The density pushes on his brain
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: GA-TX
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Originally Posted by 10013 View Post
No, it's called travel. Moved around? I lived in the same area my entire childhood.

Instead of running around a stupid back yard like an idiot during Spring break and extended weekends, I was somewhere like Paris.
lol, I think you have some bad misconceptions ( no family trips because there is a back yard?) of people who use back yards.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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HTown

Philly is 132 sq miles with a density of ~12K ppsm
Houston City is 600+ sq miles with a density of ~4K ppsm
The inner loop of Houston is ~90 sq miles with density of ~6.5 ppsm

No on the annexation it is actually very beneficial in that it consolidates the municipality and jurisdiction. From a planning, taxing, and servicing standpoint it is very beneficial and many smaller municipalities/cities in other large metros would benefit from the larger size so that is actually a very beneficial aspect and is mostly a very good thing for Houston proper. On comparative population metrics it is what it is but makes for difficult comparators in actual city sizes...
at least we didn't take up the entire county
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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...That still doesn't mean anything. If they're single and they have kids, that's even worse.

We too are done
afraid of reality?
I guess that is what happens when you live in La La land
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: The City
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River Oaks is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the US. It is listed right along with Beverly Hills:

Forbes: The most expensive ZIP codes in America - MSN Money

That is wonderful and I am sure a great place but how does that address my point - you alluded that people in the city can not afford suburban living which is absurd - true on some accounts and not true on others and some people move one direction and some move another
 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: The City
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at least we didn't take up the entire county
Well could fit a couple of counties inside of Houston, not to mention harris county
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