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View Poll Results: Which City has more amenities?
Houston 61 19.55%
Chicago 253 81.09%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 312. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-21-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Uptown New Orleans
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And are you saying spot resembling hip hop features people with no class.
That's what it smells like. Funny because Bentleys are often parked outside of these low class establishments.. Darn hoodlums.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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If you mean the quality of amenities in addition to quantity, Chicago obviously blows Houston out of the water - it's a much more urban city, and much larger to boot.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Center City
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I am considering moving from Houston to Chicago. I don't feel like Houston is the place for me. These are the things that I don't like.
1. Houston has a large population but feels like a lot of suburbs around some tall buildings that are abandoned at night. I would really like to be in a dense, urban area that feels like it has some life to it.
2. Houston is a city of haves and have nots. There are a lot of establishments that cater to lower class people (cantinas, hip hop clubs) and the d-bag sweater vest Chad and Brittany crowd. I like people who can think for themselves and kind of fit into a down to earth middle-class crowd.
3. Houston has a sub par music scene. You can go out and hear hip hop and country. This is not a good city for rock. Does Chicago have a rock scene at all? I know Chicago is famous for blues. That is cool for me because I am from Mississippi.
4. I like greasy mom and pop type restaurants. Houston is mostly a city of chains. I hate chains. Although Houston does have some pretty tasty street food. i will give credit where credit is due.
5. Houston can get a little boring. Here there is pretty much mall shopping. That seems to be what people do for fun. I enjoy festivals, parks, etc.

Might Chicago be a better fit for me? Thanks in advance.
You may ruffle some feathers with your post, but I agree with most of it. After many years of living in Houston, we left for a denser, more urban city for some of the same reasons. This does not mean Houston is a bad place to live - it has an outstanding cultural scene, enjoying margaritas and chips outside in January is pretty cool, and the restaurants are better inside the loop that I feel you give them credit for. Based on your comments, however, I think you realize it not the best fit for you. I suspect you will be much happier in Chicago.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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That's what it smells like. Funny because Bentleys are often parked outside of these low class establishments.. Darn hoodlums.
Sorry. Money doesn't buy class. It can buy you all the tacky cars you want, but you still can't buy stlye. How many Bentley driving hoodlums do you see make the news because they shot somebody, got shot, were making drug deals, got caught with guns, etc.?
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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You may ruffle some feathers with your post, but I agree with most of it. After many years of living in Houston, we left for a denser, more urban city for some of the same reasons. This does not mean Houston is a bad place to live - it has an outstanding cultural scene, enjoying margaritas and chips outside in January is pretty cool, and the restaurants are better inside the loop that I feel you give them credit for. Based on your comments, however, I think you realize it not the best fit for you. I suspect you will be much happier in Chicago.
I don't hate Houston, but I think there are better places out there for me. The winter can be awesome, but we had to run the air today and couldn't go outside tonight because the mosquitos are terrible.

There are some decent restaurants in the loop, but I am not in love with the food scene here like most people are. I don't like fine dining, Texas bbq, or Tex Mex. I will give props to the authentic Mexican street food here. It is incredible. Are there taco trucks in Chicago?
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Dave, can I come help you pack your bags?
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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I don't hate Houston, but I think there are better places out there for me. The winter can be awesome, but we had to run the air today and couldn't go outside tonight because the mosquitos are terrible.

There are some decent restaurants in the loop, but I am not in love with the food scene here like most people are. I don't like fine dining, Texas bbq, or Tex Mex. I will give props to the authentic Mexican street food here. It is incredible. Are there taco trucks in Chicago?
If you don't like fine dining, BBQ or Tex Mex then yeah, that sucks for you

If there are any they won't be on the same level - Chicago laws dictate that food cannot be cooked on-board the trucks, so the food trucks can only 'assemble' previously cooked ingredients in the truck and sell them. Houston's food truck laws aren't exactly lax but the Chicago scene can't compare.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Dave, can I come help you pack your bags?
I will help. Heck I will pay for the Uhaul if he agrees to take sunderpig and Steve/Wysiwig with him
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I will help. Heck I will pay for the Uhaul if he agrees to take sunderpig and Steve/Wysiwig with him
...anything to quit the whining from the people who never leave their apartments, yet are "experts" on Houston.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:29 PM
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You can't get much worse than Galveston. You can't (or shouldn't) get in the water. The sand is like a brown mud. There are dudes walking around smoking weed. I don't really see any redeeming quality to Galveston at all. I did however live in the Destin, FL area so perhaps I am a bit critical.



Well you obviously haven't been to Lake Michigan. It can get worse.
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