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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%
Voters: 1184. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-11-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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I hope not.
There are too many people moving to Texas in general. Austin is a mess because of it.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I hope not.
There are too many people moving to Texas in general. Austin is a mess because of it.
I know! I remember when Pearland (A Suburb of Houston) was a quiet nice area that was just beginning to grow with not much developement, and I come back 5 years later and it is mad crazy! Traffic every corner you turn.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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They have already passed Chicago as the Sweatiest and fattiest.
( no offense, really there are studies on these things )
That's saying something because Chicagoans love to eat.

Fat sweaty folk aside there is more room to grow in Houston.
Studies on sweatiest cities? Phahaahahaaaaaa. I don't think I've ever heard of that before...


Anyhow, I believe that Houston will be able to pass up the population of Chicago by 2035 unless Chicago gets off the unemployment trian. Its a huge problem right now. Everyone is losing jobs and you're best bet to find one is Houston. But, if Chicago can overcome that issue, then, it will hold it's position as the third most populated in the U.S.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I know families live in the loop but many people would rather raise there kids in the suburbs where they schools are much better and so are the neighborhoods, safety that is.
I was mostly pointing out your terrible misinformation about the schools in River Oaks and Bellaire sucking, when the exact opposite is true. City neighborhoods and schools aren't as bad as many people seem to think.

As for the rest, don't kid yourself. The main draw of the suburbs is that they're affordable. You can have your $150K McMansion with the huge yard and two shiny new cars. That's about where the appeal ends.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Even West Houston. West Houston out to the Memorial area all feels connect to the entire city. Much more than any other area of Houston. West Houston has great schools.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Thank you jluke. Yes. I said, IN THE LOOP. The loop is only 97 sq miles and if 1.2 million people fit in that loop, that means the density levels will be around 12,300 per square mile which is what Chicago is today. Right now, the inner loop is at 5500 per square mile.
...You can't exclude the rest of Houston because its density is terrible. The density of the inner loop of Houston now is about the same as Pittsburgh (which we all know has been declining greatly in population). If Houston didn't annex so much, I don't think people would have so much against it. A dense city of 500,000 is so much better than a sprawl fest one of 2.2 million.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Who says I'm excluding the rest of the Houston? I was talking about the inner loop.

I made the remark on your post which was post number 783. Did you forget that post? You specifically talked about the inner loop and I continued that part of the conversation. So where did I exclude the rest of Houston. Besides, most Houstonians consider the inner loop the real Houston. 530,000 currently live in 97 sq miles bringing that to an average density area and it's growing. That's what I was specifically was talking about.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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I think it probably will pass Chicago--I'm not sure when though. Who knows? Like Spire said though, some cities wish they could get away the things Houston does (limited mass transportation, annexation) and still be as large as they are, but they can't. I think that's where part of the animosity stems from (at least outside of this forum). It's kinda like being the ugly fat girl who doesn't wear nice clothes in school and still gets all the guys because you're cheap. GO HOUSTON!
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:55 PM
 
Location: At the center of the universe!
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I think it probably will pass Chicago--I'm not sure when though. Who knows? Like Spire said though, some cities wish they could get away the things Houston does (limited mass transportation, annexation) and still be as large as they are, but they can't. I think that's where part of the animosity stems from (at least outside of this forum). It's kinda like being the ugly fat girl who doesn't wear nice clothes in school and still gets all the guys because you're cheap. GO HOUSTON!
Hey that ugly fat girl might have a great personality!! Besides just get her some dentures and she'll be good to go.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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What, are we on our shallowhal moment now.
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