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View Poll Results: Minneapolis vs. Houston
Minneapolis 75 59.06%
Houston 52 40.94%
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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I like Minneapolis but I'm going to have to go with Houston. I like it more.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: MN
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In terms of healthy living and value of life, hands down it is Minneapolis. Minneapolis is considerably better in terms of education, crime, cleanliness, job availibility, etc. The metro area of the Twin Cities is consistently rated as the healthiest, smartest, and most intellectual in the United States.

When it comes to weather, the two both offer extremes. Either really cold in the winter, or really hot in the summer.

I think they both lie on the same Parallel however.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I'm actually surprised that a Southern city is actually winning, both are magnificent places to live but it's good to see the South win something for once.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Minneapolis baby! It's cold (sometimes), but you don't move there without knowing that
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Spain
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Houston
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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Houston because of the better climate, very modern, close to the Gulf of Mexico and a lot of cities such as New Orleans , Dallas, etc.
Yeah, Minneapolis isn't modern at all.

I'd rather be 6 hours from Chicago than 5 hours from New Orleans.

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I'm gonna go with Houston on this believe it or not... I couldn't deal with the weather in Minneapolis, plus its extremely landlocked... I need to be by some water..
When you state some water, are referring to an ocean basin? Seriously, last time I checked there is plenty of water within the Twin Cities area.

Houston probably wins out in shopping but who really cares?

BTW, what's the point in trying to compare these two (Minneapolis - 382,000; Houston 2.2 million)? Houston should be compared to the likes of Chicago. Oh wait a minute. That wouldn't work out so well.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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In terms of healthy living and value of life, hands down it is Minneapolis. Minneapolis is considerably better in terms of education, crime, cleanliness, job availibility, etc.
Are you sure on those two points in bold?

This recent thread seemed to suggest Houston had less crime
America's 60 largest Central Cities ranked by Violent Crime Rate

As far as jobs... I thought Houston was doing pretty well on that in recent times.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Yeah, Minneapolis isn't modern at all.

I'd rather be 6 hours from Chicago than 5 hours from New Orleans.



When you state some water, are referring to an ocean basin? Seriously, last time I checked there is plenty of water within the Twin Cities area.

Houston probably wins out in shopping but who really cares?

BTW, what's the point in trying to compare these two (Minneapolis - 382,000; Houston 2.2 million)? Houston should be compared to the likes of Chicago. Oh wait a minute. That wouldn't work out so well.

The Mall of America is in Minneapolis.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Yeah, Minneapolis isn't modern at all.

I'd rather be 6 hours from Chicago than 5 hours from New Orleans.

BTW, what's the point in trying to compare these two (Minneapolis - 382,000; Houston 2.2 million)? Houston should be compared to the likes of Chicago. Oh wait a minute. That wouldn't work out so well.
I never said Minneapolis wasn't modern.

Well let me be 5 hours from the beautiful city of New Orleans, if I wanted to live close to Chicago I'd live in the Chicago Metro.

I really like Chicago but what does it have that Houston doesn't, a Sears Tower?

People kill me .
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Yeah, Minneapolis isn't modern at all.
... BTW, what's the point in trying to compare these two (Minneapolis - 382,000; Houston 2.2 million)?
Touchy.

Isn't comparing cities what the city vs city forum is for?

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Houston should be compared to the likes of Chicago. Oh wait a minute. That wouldn't work out so well.
No need to be so rude.
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