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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 10-28-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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Honestly, Houston would be lucky if Phoenix doesn't supass it since it's growing at a faster rate and it's becoming a democratic/blue state which appeals to more people than conversative states.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Honestly, Houston would be lucky if Phoenix doesn't supass it since it's growing at a faster rate and it's becoming a democratic/blue state which appeals to more people than conversative states.
Well, Phoenix has like 700,000 people less than Houston, AND it isn't like the City of Houston isn't growing.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Honestly, Houston would be lucky if Phoenix doesn't supass it since it's growing at a faster rate and it's becoming a democratic/blue state which appeals to more people than conversative states.
Another reason I don't like Phoenix besides the weather is the Libertarianism. A classmate of mine caught the Lib bug while he lived there. SoCal baby!!! At least the weather is more reasonable and the scenery more interesting.

Houston is a blue city in a red state. Chicago is also a blue city in a red state but due to it's clout, Illinois is a blue state.

Chicago is nowhere near the Sunbelt where population growth is occurring.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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With Mayor Daley proposing a sales tax hike to 11%...what do you think that will do to the people considering moving here?
When exactly will the ostriches from Illinois get their head out of their a**es and realize that the old Democratic Daley machine has been giving them a royal screwing for years and years?
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:08 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Houston still has a LOT of land it could annex. Chicago is landlocked, so any new development will have to involve tearing something else down. Houston developers have it easy. I think it's possible, but not by 2010. 2030, maybe.
I'd have to side with you on this, Mapcat. More people are moving to Texas and not Illinois. With annexation and new lofts, Houston does have a chance by 2020. Chicago can't really go anywhere.
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Houston's metro is growing twice as fast as Chicago's.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-213.323.310.818/San Diego-619.858.760
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Perhaps only by population but not in importance. I still haven't really figured out why people are moving out of Chicago. I don't have time to do so anyways and I really don't care.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Houston's metro is growing twice as fast as Chicago's.
Metro wise it is. But DFW's metro is growing even faster than Houston's.

I don't see Houston getting bigger than Chicago anytime soon. If anything maybe by 2040 or 2050.

I guess we can't really say until we look at the official 2010 estimates.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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With Mayor Daley proposing a sales tax hike to 11%...what do you think that will do to the people considering moving here?
When exactly will the ostriches from Illinois get their head out of their a**es and realize that the old Democratic Daley machine has been giving them a royal screwing for years and years?
Sorry, they just know to pull the Democrat lever when they vote. So it's true, 11% sales tax. What's the rate now? When I went to L.A., I was surprised that the tax was 8.25%, same as Houston proper. If I shopped at Macy's on State Street, how much tax would I pay compared to the suburban stores like at Northbrook or at the DuPage County stores?

My real wish is that Chicago goes back to the second largest city, Houston third and L.A. fourth.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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We can only dream, little Kerry!
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