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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 12-20-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Cy-Fair ISD, Katy ISD, and Clear Creek ISD are others that I can think of.
Cy-Fair is not in the city limits. I went to school in Cy-Fair isd. It's in unincorporated Harris County.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Cy-Fair is not in the city limits. I went to school in Cy-Fair isd. It's in unincorporated Harris County.
There are parts of Cy-Fair in Houston city limits. Particularly near Eldridge and the Addicks Reservoir on north.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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So I would presume that the majority of the population growth is on the suburban fringe where schools are better (and presumably housing prices are lower.)
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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So I would presume that the majority of the population growth is on the suburban fringe where schools are better (and presumably housing prices are lower.)
For Houston, most of the population growth since 2000 has occurred in the Inner Core. The suburban growth happens mostly in the suburban cities/unincorporated areas surrounding Houston.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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For Houston, most of the population growth since 2000 has occurred in the Inner Core. The suburban growth happens mostly in the suburban cities/unincorporated areas surrounding Houston.
So the inner core is where all the college-educated young professionals live (the people who don't care about bad schools)?
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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So the inner core is where all the college-educated young professionals live (the people who don't care about bad schools)?
Private schools, but a good amount of them live in the inner core as well as the suburbs, probably more in the suburbs though.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:30 PM
 
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For Houston, most of the population growth since 2000 has occurred in the Inner Core. The suburban growth happens mostly in the suburban cities/unincorporated areas surrounding Houston.
No, Houston's sheer population growth is far and away because of the tens of thousands of new housing units being bulit on vacant land around the edges of the city limits.

The growth in the inner core is what Chicago is seeing in the city the past 15 years (since we don't have any brand new construction on previously vacant land). The numbers grow, but you're mostly seeing single people and very low people/housing unit compared to the large families that use to occupy much of the area pre-1950's.

Most of what's happening in Chicago and the inner-core of Houston is a rebuilding and refreshing of areas that had been inhabited for decades. You can get people moving to areas that had been vacant after they went downhill, but you wouldn't see the hundreds of thousands in population growth as in the city of Houston as a whole.
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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Houston as number 3? Funny, considering Chicago is still America's True second city, and I live in L.A...

How could you leave this:



For this:





Houston does not look like the fourth largest city in this country, but then again L.A doesn't look like its number 2...

Just by looking at Chicago, you'd think it has a population far higher than nearly 3,000,000...

Chicago is America's Second City.

I agree with most, that it will always have a larger population than Houston..
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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You left out the rest of Houston.

Uptown


TMC
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:56 PM
 
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Still no comparison, all of Houston is nothing compared to what is probably not even half of Chicago's Loop.



I don't even know if this is half of Chicago's Loop, it is however, the most Northern part of it, and already it is more impressive than anything Houston has to offer.



You could add anything I forgot, but I don't really think it will Match anything Chicago has to offer. Just for fun, I'll throw in a pic of my hometown



I know, it sucks =T.
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