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Old 03-28-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Smile Dallas or Houston?

Dallas or Houston? Houston feels MUCH more humid than Dallas! I personally
hate humidity. So to me, that's all that needs to be said!

 
Old 03-28-2007, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Yeah but Atlanta is much much more smaller. To me, a majority of Atlanta's status comes from the media. It has CNN, Coca-Cola and what not, but Houston and Dallas are still the greater cities. Examples of what Atlanta might one day become if they annexed some of those small towns, but I'm not sure if they can do that.

well, their metro areas are all pretty close...
 
Old 03-28-2007, 11:46 AM
 
Location: In God
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well, their metro areas are all pretty close...
Yeah, but the one of many differences is that a large portion of Atlanta's economy survives through the surrounding area. What's largely known as ATLANTA is more accurately described as Northwestern Georgia; thus, AtlantaTM is more of an area than a city. Houston, on the other hand is almost entirely independent. Forget the metro, look at the real populations:

2 million<Houston
1/2 million>Atlanta
 
Old 03-28-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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true, but houston city is also 4 times the size of the city of atlanta...

i think they have about the same density in the cities...
 
Old 04-01-2007, 11:35 PM
 
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I prefer Dallas since its further north, less humid and not such an oil-centric economy but honestly I have to admit, everytime im in Houston the people seem so much more friendly and happy than Dallas people, Dallas has worse crime as well..
 
Old 05-11-2007, 07:44 AM
 
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In my personal opinion I think Houston is more of a city than Dallas or Atlanta. Like someone mentioned earlier Atlanta is actually a region rather than one city, and that goes for Dallas as well. If you live in the western part of the Metroplex you identify yourself as from Fort Worth, not Dallas. In Houston it doesnt matter what suburb you live in, sugarland, katy, it all feels like one huge city. And regardless of hype about Atlanta these past couple years, Houston is still more important and bigger than Atl. Last year Houston population gains were close to 30K more than ATL's and 10K more than Metroplex. I dont mean to offend people but quite frankly Atl doesnt belong in the same class as Dallas and Houston. Even with the hype about ATL i think HOu and DFW will always lead Atl and are more likely to grow due to their international status. You cant forget HOuston and Dallas are more important global cities than Atl.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 08:21 AM
 
Location: West of Boston
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You cant forget HOuston and Dallas are more important global cities than Atl.

How so? Is that just your opinion, or can you back that up w/some data? If you say TI makes chips that go in computers that are used throughout the world, Atlantans can say Coke is distributed to 200 countries around the world. I'm just curious what your thinking is.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 08:24 AM
 
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I can't speak for Houston, but in Dallas there are approximately 20 tower cranes bobbing over our downtown cityscape building new office towers, condominiums, and apartment buildings. Old towers are being renovated to new uses all over downtown. The biggest boom in two decades is remaking the Dallas skyline and bringing thousands of new homes and residents to the central core.

Hunt Tower


Third Rail Lofts


Victory


Rosewood and Azure
 
Old 05-11-2007, 08:52 AM
 
Location: West of Boston
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Quite honestly, it looks exactly like Atlanta last time I was there, except Dallas seems to have more glass buildings. A couple yrs ago, there were 20 new developments going on simultaneously on a 1 mile stretch in Atlanta in Midtown.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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... Last year Houston population gains were close to 30K more than ATL's and 10K more than Metroplex.
Just out of curiosity where did you get your statistics? Because the trend over the ten year period between 1990 and 2000 has North Texas adding 240,000+ more people than the Houston area.

According to the NCTCOG (North Central Texas Council of Governments) document found at http://www.nctcog.org/ris/presentati...adership06.swf page 5.
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