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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 473 41.35%
No 671 58.65%
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: The City
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what do you mean it is not as vibrant? does it shine less?

I feel more alive in Houston than in a lot of the NE. I somehow feel closer to death in the NE.

If you are talking about activity there is just as much in Houston, but it is spread out over a larger base.

Vibrant as you guys use it is very deceptive, that is why people who have never been to Houston think there is nothing to do here.

I cant speak for spade but to me the difference in vibrancy is walkable cohesion and street level activity. On these aspects there is really no comparsion. Now not everyone likes this nor do they have to but to claim this level is acheived is also not accurate
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Denver
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That I do get frustrated with Northeasterners when it comes to that conversation. Houston is just as much a real city as Boston or Philadelphia. It's just not as urban or vibrant. It's a different type of city.
Exactly
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I cant speak for spade but to me the difference in vibrancy is walkable cohesion and street level actiuvity. On these aspects there is really no comparsion. Now not everyone likes this nor do they have to but to claim this level is acheived is also not accurate
what the heck is walkable cohesion? Sounds like something you put in your car's engine to reduce noise.


and street level activity speaks more to bustle not vibrant. When I think of Vibrant I think of young and alive. When I think of SF and Philly young and alive is not what comes to mind. More like Haggard, aging, high strung, but not young and alive.

Philly= more bustling I will give you that
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I suggest you make a vist then before you make that statement, NOLA, and I love NOLA for what it is and is truly an american gem is very very small compared to the other cities you compared it to

FWIW I really do like Houston, I likely would never live there because one it is too hot in the summer for me personally and two does not offer an urban lifestyle i enjoy; but honestly few cities in this country do
Well I don't see how you think Houston isn't a "real" city. Complete nonsense statement to me.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: The City
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Well I don't see how you think Houston isn't a "real" city. Complete nonsense statement to me.

I think Houston is a medium sized city in a very large Metro; it most definately is real but no where near as large as a city as some of the others listed. It's metro is comparable
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Denver
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what the heck is walkable cohesion? Sounds like something you put in your car's engine to reduce noise.


and street level activity speaks more to bustle not vibrant. When I think of Vibrant I think of young and alive. When I think of SF and Philly young and alive is not what comes to mind. More like Haggard, aging, high strung, but not young and alive.

Philly= more bustling I will give you that
I agree with his definition of vibrant, NOLA isn't young but dammit its vibrant. Some parts of Gray St and Richmond are vibrant. Also the area around the Pavillion is vibrant. On weekend evenings its full of Houston yuppies doing whatever they do and parking there Porches.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: NE Houston Texas
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I think Houston is a medium sized city in a very large Metro; it most definately is real but no where near as large as a city as some of the others listed. It's metro is comparable
...you are mad aren't you?

The city of houston is 2.1 million people strong (probably more after the challange).

It is neither medium sized in population or in land mass.

get over it dude..
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I think Houston is a medium sized city in a very large Metro; it most definately is real but no where near as large as a city as some of the others listed. It's metro is comparable
So now there's a difference between a city and its metro? Without Houston, its metro area would be just like Beaumont. A city with over 2.2 million isn't medium. This is making less sense and the pages go along.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Another thread derailed by Houstonians

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