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View Poll Results: Which City you perfer to live in?
Chicago 31 63.27%
Houston 18 36.73%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

Old 07-05-2007, 08:09 PM
Location: Texas!
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Houston or Chicago?

I just though that since these two cities are compared alot and both have quite a few similarities, I want to do a poll.


Old 07-05-2007, 10:21 PM
Location: Chicagoland area
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There was already a thread on this.. it had about 300+ replies.

Personally I would go with Chicago, because I don't know much about Houston (except for humidity). And despite having a lot of trees (I've been told), Houston does have a pollution problem (I'm not sure, but I think it's on par with LA). Chicago has better public transit.
However, I would like to visit Houston one day.
Old 07-05-2007, 11:58 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Chicago. i was born a Midwesterner, I live in a Midwestern city, and would always pick another Midwestern city if worse came to worse and I had to move.
Old 07-06-2007, 12:58 AM
Location: Henderson NV
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I think they're comparable in size only. That's it.
Old 07-06-2007, 01:01 AM
Location: NW suburbs
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come on people this is a no brainer. chicago hands down
Old 07-06-2007, 08:06 AM
Location: In God
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Why are we doing this again? Shouldn't there be a rule about having two threads about the two same cities open at the same time?
Old 07-06-2007, 08:48 AM
Location: Phoenix metro
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Originally Posted by pandabear View Post
come on people this is a no brainer. chicago hands down

For what its worth, Houston is decent, but I dont know why people try and compare it to Chicago, theyre not even close. I think you all know which Id choose.
Old 07-06-2007, 10:18 AM
Location: In God
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I'm really not trying to start anything because I love Chicago, but why is it the obvious choice? Is it because Houston is hot? Because it sprawls? If so, what does that have to do with the people here, and the things to do? Houston is not a decent city. It's a great city that has a lot of what Chicago has, just in a different form. We have just as many races of people and cultures, if not more. I agree Houston could be better, but so could Chicago, really. There a lot of things, in fact, too many things about this city that the common person knows nothing about. Simply because of the fact that we are not glamourized on film and television.
Old 07-06-2007, 10:46 AM
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I've never been to Chicago, but I have to say, what seems to get lost in these discussions is the fact that a large part of what makes a city is its people. Sprawl and skyscrapers aside, Houston trumps a lot of cities I've visited in that regard.
Old 07-06-2007, 11:04 AM
Location: NJ
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Originally Posted by madmann101 View Post

What's a "Dallas -vs- Houston" thing? I don't recall seeing that in this forum. We all don't read the Texas forums ya know madmann...
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