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Old 08-23-2015, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Top five for land mass?

Bush isn't even in the top ten for traffic.
I stand corrected on the Bush stats. Still big though, at #11 passenger wise.

Houston is indeed #5 in MSA population as of the latest count.

 
Old 08-23-2015, 10:37 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Houston need huge events that bring people to the city. This lady that I know that just moved here from Houston said when I asked her "What big events is Houston known for?" and she couldn't think of any. She said they have a lot of local events though.

Then you have the location of Houston. Why visit Houston when you have New Orleans, Atlanta and Miami also in the south? Miami is known for their beaches and nightlife. New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras, etc. I dont know what people outside of Atlanta view our city but it is branded hard because we have had more visitors than Vegas for the past couple of years.

Things that will help Houston get more respect.....

Make the city fun..Have more huge concerts, festivals, etc.

Have a more active central core at night

Get some tv shows to shoot films if Houston to help get people talking about it

One last thing is how do people in Houston view Houston vs how do people visiting Houston view Houston? If Houston really thinks they are in the top 5 but everyone else outside of Houston thinks that's laughable then we are going to have some problems.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 10:38 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Exaggerate much?

It is impossible to be the most overlooked city in America when your city receives ample media coverage. For its reputation in business, or that it's the energy and oil capital; it has one of the most diverse populations in the nation; is home to three major league sports; has a very large and well known music scene, especially in hip hop.....this list can go on for maybe twenty more things. Houston is a very important city, and it is very well known for what it is...

The problem is that Houston lovers think Houston's attributes put them in a Top 5. It's okay...only five cities can make it...

I can think of several cities that are more underrated or overlooked than Houston. Let's not get carried away with this most overlooked in America thing. Houston is right where it belongs...
HAHa! OK I think I fully understand your position on this and I will concur that Houston is not "THE" most overlooked city in America, but if you put just a couple of qualifiers in the statement such as Houston the most overlooked top 10 metro in America or Houston the most overlooked Metro not called Phoenix I think you may have an accurate statement.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 10:42 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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As for major league sports, it is all about revenue from local/regional media, and to some extent, local big pocket donors who are willing to buy luxury suites. Fortunately, or unfortunately, that is what the business is today. And Houston will continue to do well in this category.

Skylines. I agree, not the most important factor, but for the average joe, there is a certain "wow" factor. While Houston has added a few highrises in the past 25 years, the skyline, (as another poster mentioned), has not changed significantly since 1985.

On the plus side, Houston has a major hub airport with United swallowing up Continental, and Bush International is certainly one of the largest (atleast top5) in the U.S. today.

Also, the pure scope of Houston and environs is huge. Some would say "sprawl", but I don't have a problem with that. The freeway system is good, though congested. And from what I understand, closer-in residential is growing.

So I can't say anything really negative about Houston. I have visited many times, and find it to be a big feeling metro, (perhaps without anything that stands out, but that is OK). The pure size is enough for me. It is a major city in the US today, and not to recognize it for that is intellectually wrong.
Dallas Skyline too..... Didn't seem to change much since the 70s iconic "Dallas" TV drama with the skyline in its opening credits. Chicago's Skyline HAS CHANGE DRASTICALLY since then.

As for United Airlines. Chicago's O'Hare is its Hub Airport. O'Hare also took back BUSIEST AIRPORT FROM ATLANTA'S HARTSFIELD. In landings and departures. Not passengers yet.... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2087627

Some forget.... a Skyline shows Corporate America and Investors.... put their money and CONFIDENCE. IN THAT CITY. Also Chicago has the second highest high-end Skyscraper living after NYC in the US. It continues to get them and continuing Manhattanizing.

So when you view Chicago's Skyline most is Residential outside the Business Core the "Loop" as it is called.

This picture is virtually all residential of a potion of Downtown's "Near North" and its Gold coast in the background. Its a few years old now...

 
Old 08-23-2015, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Exaggerate much?

It is impossible to be the most overlooked city in America when your city receives ample media coverage. For its reputation in business, or that it's the energy and oil capital; it has one of the most diverse populations in the nation; is home to three major league sports; has a very large and well known music scene, especially in hip hop.....this list can go on for maybe twenty more things. Houston is a very important city, and it is very well known for what it is...

The problem is that Houston lovers think Houston's attributes put them in a Top 5. It's okay...only five cities can make it...

I can think of several cities that are more underrated or overlooked than Houston. Let's not get carried away with this most overlooked in America thing. Houston is right where it belongs...
Thank you.

Best post of the thread.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 10:58 PM
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Dallas Skyline too..... Didn't seem to change much since the 70s iconic "Dallas" TV drama with the skyline in its opening credits. Chicago's Skyline HAS CHANGE DRASTICALLY since then.
When the TV series "Dallas" was being filmed Dallas only had a downtown skyline.

During the early 2000s Uptown experienced an enormous boom and a new skyline sprung up seemingly overnight.

These days Uptown is experiencing another building boom. No less than twenty-eight towers are either under construction, awaiting construction, or proposed.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Dallas Skyline too..... Didn't seem to change much since the 70s iconic "Dallas" TV drama with the skyline in its opening credits. Chicago's Skyline HAS CHANGE DRASTICALLY since then.

As for United Airlines. Chicago's O'Hare is its Hub Airport. O'Hare also took back BUSIEST AIRPORT FROM ATLANTA'S HARTSFIELD. In landings and departures. Not passengers yet.... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2087627

Some forget.... a Skyline shows Corporate America and Investors.... put their money and CONFIDENCE. IN THAT CITY. Also Chicago has the second highest high-end Skyscraper living after NYC in the US. It continues to get them and continuing Manhattanizing.

So when you view Chicago's Skyline most is Residential outside the Business Core the "Loop" as it is called.

This picture is virtually all residential of a potion of Downtown's "Near North" and its Gold coast in the background. Its a few years old now...
United has a number of hubs. You are correct, Chicago is their main hub, but Denver and Houston are #2 and #3, ever since UA took over Continental.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 11:07 PM
 
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Wasn't talking to you.
Well, I'm talking to you.

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But since you feel like you need to step in, yes, it's "Fort Worthian". That's demonym for people who live here. If you don't know or understand that, then please, don't start talking about "rasing the bar for dumbness".
That really flew over your head, didn't it?

I was implying how much of a snob you sound like, using the demonym in that context. You sound overly proud and overly protective of Fort Worth Texas of all places. What the heck are you trying to prove? Like I said, civic pride is dumb.
 
Old 08-23-2015, 11:11 PM
 
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I don't think Houston is "overlooked" as much as it is underrated. But the reason for that is that Houston city leaders don't really do much to promote and market it, which is really odd for a city its size and with so much history and importance.

Last edited by Tex Luthor; 08-23-2015 at 11:26 PM..
 
Old 08-23-2015, 11:19 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Need glasses?
The hell does THAT even mean?
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