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View Poll Results: Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Austin, or Nashville?
Dallas 36 15.45%
Houston 40 17.17%
Atlanta 46 19.74%
Charlotte 26 11.16%
Austin 35 15.02%
Nashville 50 21.46%
Voters: 233. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-06-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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Born and raised in Houston....and I wouldn't move back there from Austin in a million years. I agree that Houston is more of a cosmopolitan city in the sense that the restaurants, arts, and cultural amenities are better, BUT Austin is much more scenic, has better outdoor recreational options, better weather, has a more lively downtown (and no, I don't ever go to 6th Street and I didn't go to college here), and the people are healthier, happier, and friendlier. I still enjoy visiting my family in Houston and love going for sporting events, but that's about it.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Charlotte
way better than the rest i believe. And the Texas cities have to big of ego's.
I love your city and all. But you being from Chicago should not talk about any city or state that has a big ego. Chicago is very much known for it. Chicagoans look at their city as Eden.

I never been to Charlotte or Nashville so I won't rank them.
1. Houston
2. Austin
3. Atlanta, Dallas
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:49 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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And mugged, carjacked and murdered. UH...like uh...have you
been to Austin lately? It's over TEN times bigger than when I
got here in 85)from (FL) The main influx has been from
Houston/Dallas!(followed by Cali/Fl/Chicagoland/Japan/Germany)
Call me crazy,but I think this happens in all cities.
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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what a horrible list :O

I picked Austin for its young fresh vibe and music scene. Next would be Charlotte because of the friendliness of its citizens. Next Dallas cuz its better then Houston. Next Atlanta cuz its better then Houston but worse then Dallas. Then Nashville cuz its worse then Atlanta but at least its better then Houston. Then I would kill myself before even considering Houston, even for last place is a compliment
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Atlanta.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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what a horrible list :O

I picked Austin for its young fresh vibe and music scene. Next would be Charlotte because of the friendliness of its citizens. Next Dallas cuz its better then Houston. Next Atlanta cuz its better then Houston but worse then Dallas. Then Nashville cuz its worse then Atlanta but at least its better then Houston. Then I would kill myself before even considering Houston, even for last place is a compliment
But you've never even been to anywhere in Texas I thought?

So you're totally going on stereotypes or .... ? And the Houston-bashing from you is getting really, really old. Please stop.

(By the way, I'd take Houston over Dallas and Austin any day, and unlike yourself, I've got real experience with all three)
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Big D wins!
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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Austin. Laid back, great food, great music, good people. Cheap housing (relative to NYC), fast-growing, and just a good economy.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Houston
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for a pure urban experience Houston wins easily here. The other cities may offer some things that Houston may not offer, but Houston is definitely more urban than all the other cities.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:40 PM
 
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Austin is boring and not urban enough, sorry. Was in Austin two weekends ago for a business function. Food is lethargic and too many drunken UT kids during college semesters. Additionally, the population is not even remotely international.

So yes, Houston, hands down. If you're getting carjacked and murdered, you're nowhere near where I live. Perhaps you are on the south side of 35 in Austin.
Plus, Austin has that "Cedar Fever" allergy season people start having after living there a couple of years.
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