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Old 07-30-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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Some of these comments sound like this person has never been to Houston. There are just as many areas like you describe in Dallas as there are in Houston. My aunt actually lives in an area like this in South Houston and the people there want it that way. Houston is more concentrated yes, but you're hard pressed to find anything like Dallas' Uptown in Houston.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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but you're hard pressed to find anything like Dallas' Uptown in Houston.
That's your perspective, of course. ;-)

And yes, I have been to Houston -and- grew up in the Gallaria area most of my life, then moved to a tiny town in East Texas, but that didn't last long. Yes, Houston is more concentrated, way more than Dallas is right now, and that's what I like. Even if Dallas passes Houston in the coming years in every sector, I'm hard pressed to grow old and die in Montrose.

By the way, no need to constantly defend Dallas. It is, after all, better than Houston, of course!
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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"way more" LOL
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:56 PM
 
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BTW, I also think Dallas has too many open spaces and not enough freeway access. The roads are terrible.

And yes, to me that IS country.
Last I heard it had the highest highway lane miles per capita in the nation. This was confirmed by the freeway expert from Houston who runs this site:

DFWFreeways.info home
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Last I heard it had the highest highway lane miles per capita in the nation. This was confirmed by the freeway expert from Houston who runs this site:

DFWFreeways.info home
That site is helpful in showing what I dislike:

http://www.oscarmail.net/dfwfreeways...-05-30_900.jpg

http://www.oscarmail.net/dfwfreeways...30_ADJ_900.jpg

I see plenty of room for major 20-lane freeway to wrap around downtown to free up congestion.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Texas
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That site is helpful in showing what I dislike:

http://www.oscarmail.net/dfwfreeways...-05-30_900.jpg

http://www.oscarmail.net/dfwfreeways...30_ADJ_900.jpg

I see plenty of room for major 20-lane freeway to wrap around downtown to free up congestion.
http://www.oscarmail.net/dfwfreeways...-05-30_900.jpg

http://www.oscarmail.net/dfwfreeways...-05-30_900.jpg

Very pretty. But not my cup of tea :-P
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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That's your perspective, of course. ;-)

And yes, I have been to Houston -and- grew up in the Gallaria area most of my life, then moved to a tiny town in East Texas, but that didn't last long. Yes, Houston is more concentrated, way more than Dallas is right now, and that's what I like. Even if Dallas passes Houston in the coming years in every sector, I'm hard pressed to grow old and die in Montrose.

By the way, no need to constantly defend Dallas. It is, after all, better than Houston, of course!
Blah blah blah. Houston is better, blah blah. Save it for HAIF.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Blah blah blah. Houston is better, blah blah. Save it for HAIF.
The funny thing is, I never said Houston is better. I said what I prefer when selecting a place to live. Big difference!
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