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Old 02-20-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Look at all the Texans dominating this thread and discussing how great they are. It's so telling how few (if any) Californians have even replied to this thread. Wow.
your point?
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Even Houston's medical district, which is just 3 or 4 miles outside of the downtown CBD, is projected to possibly grow larger than downtown Dallas in the coming years.
Outgrow Dallas in what? Office space? Land area? Just asking.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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While I dont disagree with you, one thing we have to keep in mind is that because Houston is so large it has neighborhoods in its city that would be equal to Dallas suburbs. Bunker Hill for example is part of Houston. Yet, it is every bit as suburban as Plano.
Perhaps somewhat... though I don't see Plano and Bunker Hill / Memorial Villages as that comparable. Memorial Villages / Bunker Hill is just over 10 miles west of Houston's downtown, while Plano is what, close to 20 miles? I'd think of Sugar Land as a better comparable to Plano.

Many native Houstonians I've talked to think anything outside of Loop 610 is not "real" Houston!

At 15-16 miles west of downtown, the Energy Corridor is probably the best (and one of the few) examples of a large business district in Houston proper that is not in or near the CBD / downtown.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Perhaps... but all you have to do is look at the locations of the fortune 500 companies in both places.

Even Houston's medical district, which is just 3 or 4 miles outside of the downtown CBD, is projected to possibly grow larger than downtown Dallas in the coming years.

So yes, Houston is more centralized. Even if it's just by Texas standards. The discussion of this subject has gone on ad nauseum on city-data in the Texas forums...
Houston fortune 500 companies are sprawled through out the city. Tarrant and Dallas county together equals Harris County. Seriously, Houston doesn't even have zoning restrictions. Its a anything goes policy in that town.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Outgrow Dallas in what? Office space? Land area? Just asking.
I think both

Houston's Texas Medical Center May Outgrow Downtown Dallas - Bloomberg.com
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Houston fortune 500 companies are sprawled through out the city. Tarrant and Dallas county together equals Harris County.
N/NW Harris County is very rural in places. Can't look at it that way. Houston city limits is just a portion of Harris.

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Seriously, Houston doesn't even have zoning restrictions. Its a anything goes policy in that town.
Not sure what that has to do with it.... Even so, not entirely true. Houston has city ordinances that take the place in many ways of the lack of formal land zoning.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Houston fortune 500 companies are sprawled through out the city. Tarrant and Dallas county together equals Harris County. Seriously, Houston doesn't even have zoning restrictions. Its a anything goes policy in that town.
That is so true!
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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very impressive. i'm assuming that TMC is the center of the construction boom in houston right now.

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Old 02-20-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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That is so true!
Once again... no, it's not exactly. Common misconception about Houston...

Zoning Without Zoning | Planetizen
"...what other cities achieve through zoning, Houston achieves through several land use regulations."
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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I think it's safe to say that Texas could pass as a "southern version" of California. In many ways no, but in many ways yes. Both are the two largest states geographically, and by population in the contiguous United States.


What I thought was neat was to point out what would be what in Texas and California; I thought my comparisons matched well.

Los Angeles = Houston: Both are the largest by population

San Francisco = Dallas: Both seem to be #2 cities in their state(I guess debatable) and both seem very similar, because both seem to be in rivalry with the larger city in their respectable state

Oakland = Fort Worth: Both get overshadowed by the bigger important sister city next to them

San Diego = San Antonio: lol they just seem very similar

Sacramento = Austin: Both Capitols and "Weird" if you will


Just my outlook on things, I know it all might not be facts. Just my opinions, thought it was fun.


Well, it's certainly starting to get that way now.
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