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Old 02-21-2019, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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But it seems the major cities of the South push Country aside as noted in a few threads and it is the claims more and more .... that Rap is King now in the Big Metros. Guess two Texas's today even more then up North between city and more rural areas.
Itís been that way going on several decades now.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:47 AM
 
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Oh I wanna play:

Which one feels the largest? Houston
Most expansive? DFW
Most built up? Houston
Most hustle and bustle? Atlanta or Houston
Home away from home? Atlanta (reminded me of Houston but with a bunch of hills and more dense greenery)
Most potential? Houston (can do most of everything DFW/ATL can, but it also a seaport)
I'd agree with this having lived in both Dallas and Atlanta and having frequently visited Houston. I think all three cities have a lot of similarities but stand out in different ways. I would say Houston is the only one that is a city that exists for a reason (proximity to a port/sea) Both Atlanta and Dallas feel like they were created randomly by accident, especially Dallas. Dallas feels much more suburban than Houston. It doesn't feel like a larger city approaching 7.5 million people. I guess you can attribute that somewhat to the fact that DFW is really two separate cities Dallas and Fort Worth that were combined into one metro area through sprawl.
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:46 AM
 
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Based on the metro madness thread, it seems the C-D favorites are Atlanta, then Dallas, then Houston, though that is in terms of metro area.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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Based on the metro madness thread, it seems the C-D favorites are Atlanta, then Dallas, then Houston, though that is in terms of metro area.
I think people on C-D just can't stand Houston's humidity and flat terrain, and the fact that it is more conservative than Atlanta and arguably even more so than Dallas.

Dallas tends to be perceived as more conservative than it really is while Houston is perceived to be more liberal than it really is.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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I think people on C-D just can't stand Houston's humidity and flat terrain, and the fact that it is more conservative than Atlanta and arguably even more so than Dallas.

Dallas tends to be perceived as more conservative than it really is while Houston is perceived to be more liberal than it really is.
None of the Texas cities conservative. They all are blue.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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None of the Texas cities conservative. They all are blue.
That is true, but the point is so any people think Dallas is still conservative. For whatever reason they don't get that Dallas is blue leaning.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Miami-Dade
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I think people on C-D just can't stand Houston's humidity and flat terrain, and the fact that it is more conservative than Atlanta and arguably even more so than Dallas.

Dallas tends to be perceived as more conservative than it really is while Houston is perceived to be more liberal than it really is.
Miami and New Orleans are flat and humid, so that wouldn't be the reason.

Houston's problem is its lack of a real urban core. Relatively speaking, it probably has the worst downtown there is, and the overall layout of the city makes all the driving you have to do less than enjoyable. Dallas and Atlanta may have less amenities, but they're more user friendly IMO.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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Miami and New Orleans are flat and humid, so that wouldn't be the reason.

Houston's problem is its lack of a real urban core. Relatively speaking, it probably has the worst downtown there is, and the overall layout of the city makes all the driving you have to do less than enjoyable.
Dallas is just as sprawling as Houston, but doesn't receive as much hate as Houston. Ditto for Silicon Valley, although I guess that's different because Silicon Valley is always in the news.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Miami-Dade
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Dallas is just as sprawling as Houston, but doesn't receive as much hate as Houston. Ditto for Silicon Valley, although I guess that's different because Silicon Valley is always in the news.
Dallas has a more functional core, though. It's also surrounded by smaller, independent cities that can look after their own infrastructure. City of Houston spreads itself too thin.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I think the criticisms of the core is warranted. Your city is really judge by your actual core and Houston is still subpar at the moment. The potential for Houston is there. Radiating from its core in all directions, Houston has a higher density in the first 100 sq miles than either Dallas or Atlanta and likely will for the foreseeable future. But, as a writer wrote in an article a couple years ago, Houston is getting the density with none of the benefits. If you still have to drive everywhere, it defeats the purpose of the density. It can easily be retrofitted so thatís good but the city still has a ways to go. Dallas and Atlanta do have better cores to me as well.
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