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View Poll Results: Denver or Houston
Houston 102 39.08%
Denver 159 60.92%
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Default Houston VS Denver

I know i started threads like this one in the TX and CO subforums but i was unaware that there was a general us forum at the time for City VS City. So i decided to restart the same topic here to avoid state bias and prejudice. First i'll start on a little info on the two cities.

Houston:
1. 4th largest city in the U.S. and 6th largest metro (soon to be 5th)
2. Home to NASA/ Space Center Houston.
3. Diverse ethnic population. Diverse restaurant scene. Over 90 languages spoken.
4. Great weather for 8 months out of the year but extremely hot and humid from mid May thru about mid September.
5. Access to beach and waterfront areas, beaches, and water sport activities in Galveston, Kemah Boardwalk, and Clear Lake.
6. Downtown revitalization: 2 sports facilites downtown and 1 just 5 miles south of downtown. Main Street club scence at night. Discovery Green.
7. Has the largest Medical Center in the World.
8. The Galleria- in the top 5 largest malls in the country. Has an excellent shopping scene and very unique stores that you can't find except in CA and NYC.
9. Theatre District Downtown
10. Green city

Denver:
1. Great Downtown activity (16th Street Mall, LoDo, and six Flags downtown)
2. Clean air for a big city
3. Beautiful scenery
4. Access to skiing and mountains, hiking.
5. Great lightrail
6. Great access to parks.
7. Quick access to Blackhawk (Casino resort)
8. Upscale areas like Cherry Creek
9. Great spring and summer weather (but brutal cold and snowstorms in Winter and as late as Spring)


I know i left off a lot out on both cities but i know posters from each city can extrapolate. I currently live in Houston right now and lived in Colorado pretty much all my life (22 years).

I love both places for each of their qualities. Me and my fiance are considering moving to Denver to be closer to our moms in Colorado Springs.

I'd like to hear opinions and try not to bash other people's city!
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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Houston by far

Houston metro is almost twice the size of Denvers

Houston has more to do
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Houston by far

Houston metro is almost twice the size of Denvers

Houston has more to do

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I have never visited houston.
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Houston by far!!
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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I have never been to Houston or Denver

I did not know that I needed to visit a place to have an opinion
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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Denver is a nice city but when I visited several years ago it was one of the most boring big cities I have ever visited. Maybe it has changed since then (2001).
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I have never been to Houston or Denver

I did not know that I needed to visit a place to have an opinion
What you did what post what you believe to be a fact even though you have never been there. Doesn't make much sense to me but you seem to do that alot.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I won't pick since I never spent any significant time in Denver. Houston has more of what I prefer and what I'm looking for though. Denver's outdoors are clearly a huge draw though.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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I have never been to Houston or Denver

I did not know that I needed to visit a place to have an opinion
It invalidates your opinion.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Denver is like Las Vegas to me--very small and regional. While in that type of city, I get bored and end up longing to go to the nearest (preferably Alpha) world city that is larger than Houston, which in both cases is Los Angeles.
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