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View Poll Results: Will Houston surpass Chicago as the 3rd largest city by 2020?
Yes 492 41.55%
No 692 58.45%
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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If you are applying the population density of Houston as a whole to collar city suburbs, that's not what I am saying. That way you are allowing the sections of Houston which are dense and urban to skew the many areas within Houston that are suburban in nature.

For example, compare this area in SW Houston to Elmwood Park

Perhaps if Chicago annexed all the suburbs east of 355 and north of I-80, it would be a more accurate population comparison of the two areas.
That is like taking a sat photo of central park and one of downtown Omaha saying Omaha is more dense than Manhattan.

By the way Houston metro grew by 187,000 last year.
Chicago grew by 59,000 so while Houston has a lot of ground it may one day surpass it.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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You've never been to Phoenix, how would you know?
Lived there 5 years. There is none. NONE and still NONE. Density is not found anywhere in AZ. Sorry
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:45 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Lived there 5 years. There is none. NONE and still NONE. Density is not found anywhere in AZ. Sorry
That comment wasn't meant for you. No one is trying to prove there is density in Phoenix. Who cares? What relevance does that have to anything? Uhh, none.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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That comment wasn't meant for you. No one is trying to prove there is density in Phoenix. Who cares? What relevance does that have to anything? Uhh, none.
Your the one who was trying to defend Phoenix like you were claiming it had (any) density.
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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That is like taking a sat photo of central park and one of downtown Omaha saying Omaha is more dense than Manhattan.

By the way Houston metro grew by 187,000 last year.
Chicago grew by 59,000 so while Houston has a lot of ground it may one day surpass it.
Omaha is continuously ranked in the top 10 of most dense cities in the US...For what it's worth. NY is always on top though.
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Corvallis, OR
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You keep hammering in the point that Phoenix is not an urban city. No one is arguing the opposite. Many would argue Houston is not urban either. The two cities are still in the top 5 of most populated cities.
I agree on this point. Neither Houston nor Phoenix have a urban feel to me. Phoenix even less-so. Sadly, I am moving to Phoenix here soon, and really not looking forward to it. It may be good for some people, but for someone in their mid-twenties it's definitely not an upgrade from Portland, Oregon. I lived in Phoenix for a short period of time a few years ago (75th/Indian School), and I absolutely did not like it there. I enjoy some of the scenery, but coming from somewhere as beautiful as the PacNW, it really doesn't hold a candle to that either. I guess Phoenix has a better club scene, which should be nice. I have enjoyed my time spent on Mill Ave. partying at Margarita Rocks and The Library. Arizona State University should be pretty cool too.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I agree on this point. Neither Houston nor Phoenix have a urban feel to me. Phoenix even less-so. Sadly, I am moving to Phoenix here soon, and really not looking forward to it. It may be good for some people, but for someone in their mid-twenties it's definitely not an upgrade from Portland, Oregon. I lived in Phoenix for a short period of time a few years ago (75th/Indian School), and I absolutely did not like it there. I enjoy some of the scenery, but coming from somewhere as beautiful as the PacNW, it really doesn't hold a candle to that either. I guess Phoenix has a better club scene, which should be nice. I have enjoyed my time spent on Mill Ave. partying at Margarita Rocks and The Library. Arizona State University should be pretty cool too.
You should try clubs like Axis and Radius in Scottsdale, its better than anything Tempe has to offer.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Uniquely Individual Villages of the Megalopolis
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That is like taking a sat photo of central park and one of downtown Omaha saying Omaha is more dense than Manhattan.

By the way Houston metro grew by 187,000 last year.
Chicago grew by 59,000 so while Houston has a lot of ground it may one day surpass it.

Where are all those people coming from to Houston? It sounds like there is a lot of opportunity there.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Uniquely Individual Villages of the Megalopolis
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i think its possible for houston to pass chicago in the city, but in metro area, i don't think so, but i could easily be wrong
What I don't understand is if Chicago is growing so much and building all those super tall scrapes why aren't many Midwesterners and others going there instead of Houston and Tx.??

Someone please enlighten me!
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Uniquely Individual Villages of the Megalopolis
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Source please on Washington D.C. I have never heard that claim before.
It's already either the 4 or 5, we're talking Washington metro here. It's close to 7 million metro wise. Not the core city like Chicago being the core of their metro.
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