U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-20-2010, 05:06 PM
 
521 posts, read 1,117,939 times
Reputation: 317

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by AK123 View Post
And that's a huge part of the attraction! A green, suburban oasis in the big city. Just look at the real estate prices in there... yeah.
yep. I'd compare Bunker Hill/Mermorial Drive "villages" to Dallas' Park Cities (Highland Park/University Park); extremely rich, "old money" enclaves surrounded by the city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-20-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
13,403 posts, read 20,363,761 times
Reputation: 10188
Quote:
Originally Posted by a75206 View Post
yep. I'd compare Bunker Hill/Mermorial Drive "villages" to Dallas' Park Cities (Highland Park/University Park); extremely rich, "old money" enclaves surrounded by the city.
Buker Hill is alot further from downtown Houston than Highland Park is from downtown Dallas. Its about the same distance as Richardson or Irving.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2010, 05:27 PM
 
521 posts, read 1,117,939 times
Reputation: 317
Quote:
Originally Posted by LAnative10 View Post
Buker Hill is alot further from downtown Houston than Highland Park is from downtown Dallas. Its about the same distance as Richardson or Irving.
you can't compare Dallas and Houston areas on distances; and in any case, I'm comparing the concept of the place. The Memorial Drive enclaves, even Bellaire, are their own cities though they perhaps share some services with their larger surrounding "big brother" city; those enclaves are wooded with large tree canopies and are populated by very rich (mostly white) people... I don't know in concept how you can compare Piney Point or Bunker Hill to Richardson.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
18,259 posts, read 26,000,971 times
Reputation: 9022
Quote:
Originally Posted by polo89 View Post
It all makes sense now. Yep, Bush wasn't nearly hard on illegal immigration as McCain was. Most of the Hispanic population in both states(TX and CA) tend to be socially moderate and or leaning conservative(do to catholicism).
Well Obama easily won the Hispanic vote in 2008 and the mere fact that they are conservative tends to make them slightly more liberal than conservative.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Colorado
2,561 posts, read 4,881,912 times
Reputation: 2219
Two entirely different places, but there are a lot of Texan's who own prime Southern California beach properties as second homes. Most people I meet here in So. Cal. are either from Manhattan or Texas. Orange County public records show that Texan's as an outside investing population own the most properties, and most expensive in the county. I have known lots of Texas good o'l boys out here in So. Cal through out my years of living on and off out here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2010, 05:56 PM
 
521 posts, read 1,117,939 times
Reputation: 317
As someone else mentioned upthread, California is driven by its two large cities which are more liberal than they are conservative. The default in California is on the liberal side. Even elected Republicans there are socially more liberal (can't compare Arnold to Rick Perry in that regard). In Texas, the default is on the conservative side, both socially and fiscally. Even if Houston (and to some extent Dallas) might be liberal and Democratic, they don't run things at the state level...the state is too libertarian in that sense.

Look at almost any public policy issue and you'll see the difference. In California, Republican governor is still an environmentally-driven guy. In Texas, environmental issues get kicked to the kerb and industry rules the roost. You can say LA has dirtiest air, but South Coast AQMD has some of the toughest air regulations in America, tougher than federal ones, while in Houston, the local environmental office is in an open war with the TCEQ just in order to enforce the basic regs on the local refineries.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2010, 06:45 PM
 
14,008 posts, read 22,022,852 times
Reputation: 4087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spade View Post
Well Obama easily won the Hispanic vote in 2008 and the mere fact that they are conservative tends to make them slightly more liberal than conservative.
Very true.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
4,021 posts, read 6,949,193 times
Reputation: 1961
If we compare Dallas county to Harris County. Dallas county is much more liberal than Harris County.

57.5% Obama of Dallas county voters voted for Obama.
Margin of victory 114,991.

50.5 percent of Harris County voters voted for Obama.
Margin of victory 18,468

President Map - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...scounties.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
18,259 posts, read 26,000,971 times
Reputation: 9022
Quote:
Originally Posted by polo89 View Post
Very true.
Ok my comment is a bit confusing. I meant to say that the mere fact that they are Catholic makes lean slightly to the left.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2010, 08:48 PM
 
14,008 posts, read 22,022,852 times
Reputation: 4087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spade View Post
Ok my comment is a bit confusing. I meant to say that the mere fact that they are Catholic makes lean slightly to the left.
I thought being Catholic would make them a little more socially conservative.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top