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Old 06-24-2013, 05:23 AM
 
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Albuquerque certainly, has a lot going for her but you are essentialy comparing two different tiers of cities. It's almost (not quite) comparing Buffalo, NY to Los Angeles, CA. However, one cannot always assume that by default Houston will be the top choice. Lots of people are looking for smaller to medium sized cities with decent job markets and stuff to keep them occupied. I guess Austin or Portland would be great examples. In all honesty, I would choose ABQ as the hipper city with the better art scene and history. Houston, would be the place to find a job in your field and have all the excitment of "big city" living at your doorstep.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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Albuquerque certainly, has a lot going for her but you are essentialy comparing two different tiers of cities. It's almost (not quite) comparing Buffalo, NY to Los Angeles, CA. However, one cannot always assume that by default Houston will be the top choice. Lots of people are looking for smaller to medium sized cities with decent job markets and stuff to keep them occupied. I guess Austin or Portland would be great examples. In all honesty, I would choose ABQ as the hipper city with the better art scene and history. Houston, would be the place to find a job in your field and have all the excitment of "big city" living at your doorstep.
I'm curious why you think ABQ has a better arts scene than Houston. If you factor in Santa Fe, being that its the 3rd largest art market in the country then you have something. But I can only imagine ABQ as a stand alone would pale in comparison to Houston's art endowment.
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