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Old 04-03-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I don't think that will help much but I hope it does. Anything that will reduce traffic on Westheimer and Post Oak Blvd will be appreciated. I wish Uptown had underground tunnels like Downtown. People in Houston would be more likely to walk when they can avoid the brutal weather.
Actually, I'm glad they don't have tunnels in uptown. Just use awnings. I don't know why Houston doesn't utilize this.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Actually, I'm glad they don't have tunnels in uptown. Just use awnings. I don't know why Houston doesn't utilize this.
It would still be so hot and humid. Plus it would be safer for pedestrians if they could get around Uptown without having to cross Westheimer. Even elevated crosswalks would make things better.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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It would still be so hot and humid. Plus it would be safer for pedestrians if they could get around Uptown without having to cross Westheimer. Even elevated crosswalks would make things better.
Yeah but it only last what 4 months out of the year. Most of Houston's weather in a year is either pleasant or decent being Late September to Mid May. I know Houston isn't the only large hot and humid city on the planet. Many are just as humid and just as hot such as Tokyo for one. I'm just more of a street level urban environment type of person. I think the tunnels helped killed off what was left for downtown retail on the street just as it would do for the galleria.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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I'm Surprised Denver or Austin are not on the list.
Even more surprising is that New York City is on the list. I thought people were leaving there in droves.

Anymore, a lot of the growth is going to the Sun Belt cities. Business decisions to move, plus the fact that many folks are wanting to move away from colder climates.
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Old 04-04-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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Even more surprising is that New York City is on the list. I thought people were leaving there in droves.

Anymore, a lot of the growth is going to the Sun Belt cities. Business decisions to move, plus the fact that many folks are wanting to move away from colder climates.
People are leaving but there immigration keeps NY float there are people still moving here. 8.3 million in the city it's hard to tell if anyone has left lol
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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11. Austin: 57,496
12. Denver: 54,508
13. Riverside: 51,628
14. Orlando: 50,335
15. San Antonio: 46,451

16. Charlotte: 42,975
17. Tampa: 41,428
18. San Diego: 40,873
19. Las Vegas: 40,365
20. Boston: 34,112

21. Nashville: 34,072
22. Minneapolis: 33,742
23. Portland: 33,500
24. Raleigh: 27,675
25. Sacramento: 26,882
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:42 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Living in Houston has become such a pain because of all the growth. We're just not designed to handle such a huge population.
AUSTIN isn't designed to handle a huge population.

Houston has damn near all the room in the world and they're building up as well as out.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Yeah but it only last what 4 months out of the year. Most of Houston's weather in a year is either pleasant or decent being Late September to Mid May. I know Houston isn't the only large hot and humid city on the planet. Many are just as humid and just as hot such as Tokyo for one. I'm just more of a street level urban environment type of person. I think the tunnels helped killed off what was left for downtown retail on the street just as it would do for the galleria.
That's true but the people in Houston have a totally different mindset and aren't looking for the street level urban environment. I'd love if Houston was like that but I just don't see it happening. But I can see people using air conditioned tunnels or skywalks. Houston weather can be beautiful during the times of year you mentioned but for a lot of Houstonians when the temp drops below 60 it's too cold and if it's raining you can count most of those people out for street level walking. Most people would rather just get in their car than deal with any inconvenient weather.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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In raw numbers, Austin was 11th in the United States right after 10th place Seattle and it was only behind Seattle by 370 people or so. Denver was 12th in the United States by raw numbers, about 3,000 people behind Seattle in total growth last year.

By percentages, Austin was first and Denver sixth. Here is a chart for that (my screenshot):

http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...ic121523-a.png
wow, the fastest growing metros are growing much more slowly than they were in past years.

I remember when Vegas was growing 7% a year and the LA CMSA( now called CSA) was adding 300,000 a year.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:39 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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wow, the fastest growing metros are growing much more slowly than they were in past years.

I remember when Vegas was growing 7% a year and the LA CMSA( now called CSA) was adding 300,000 a year.
The larger a Metro gets in population the more difficulty it will have maintaining those higher growth rates. That's why at some point actual numbers of increase is a better measure IMO.
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