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Old 03-13-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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well, you better do some research on Houston before you leap. It is a very conservative city and a very conservative state. Living in Texas is a whole other world.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Went around the corner & now I'm lost!!!!
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well, you better do some research on Houston before you leap. It is a very conservative city and a very conservative state. Living in Texas is a whole other world.
Maybe 20 years ago but it has cultural diversity with multiple ethic communities and events. Houston is huge plus she can go to Louisiana (still racist also) or Mexico or travel throughout other cities in Texas (i.e Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Ft Worth) within 2 to 3 hours and never have a boring time. If you are talking about religiously and politically; yes, you are correct but they don't give you a hard time about it. The heat of June through August will be a killer but once past that the rest of the year in pretty good.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Redmond, WA
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Yes! I moved to Kansas City a year ago and I'm planning my escape either this fall or next spring, it's just not me. Part of the issue is weather, a little more wintry than I'd like, but it's also just lacking excitement for me, so you are not alone. By the way, I did extensive research before moving here but sometimes you just don't know about a place til you try it.

Edit to add: really wanted to go back to florida or arizona but worried about not finding work.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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Maybe 20 years ago but it has cultural diversity with multiple ethic communities and events. Houston is huge plus she can go to Louisiana (still racist also) or Mexico or travel throughout other cities in Texas (i.e Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Ft Worth) within 2 to 3 hours and never have a boring time. If you are talking about religiously and politically; yes, you are correct but they don't give you a hard time about it. The heat of June through August will be a killer but once past that the rest of the year in pretty good.
I'm really looking forward to moving to houston next year. I'm a dude btw lol.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Long story short. I moved to pittsburgh for a job. I have been here for a month and a half I have to say its boring. Its not a terrible city but its not a city for me. Theres little racial/cultural diversity, its too quiet, I dread the winter time (thank god its finally over), the nightlife is subpar, and there is not much too it.

I really wanted to go to Houston texas but I was too impatient and jumped on the first opportunity to get out of the kingdom of boredom known as windsor ct.

Now I'm stuck here for at least 11 months until I have at least 1 year and some change at this employee before I can hope again to houston.

Has anyone else experienced a similiar situation of regretting that you didn't move to an area you really wanted to live in?

I'm going to try and make the best of these 11 LONG MONTHS.
It sucks because life is too short to waste time being miserable and those are 11 months I can't get back.
I am totally with you. I moved to Oklahoma City last summer under the advice of family. I wanted to move to Dallas or Houston but my family really pushed OKC. I thought I could make it work as its fairly decent sized. Let me just say this place is so boring I have become a habitual drinker and am scared I'm going to become an alcoholic. I am stuck here though for the foreseeable future. I definitely need to find some sort of hobby to get me through the next year or so before I can move. It's going to be a huge fight with my family if I move again but I am going to have to do it. One thing I learned is my next move is going to be planned very carefully and go where I want to go.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Usually it's not the place that's boring..... There is plenty going on here if you know what to do. Houston has it's issues too. Conservatism is one of them. What I saw living in Texas, very conservative and segregated.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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Check out the traditional music and dance scene - lots of interesting younger people (and interesting mature people, and interesting people of a certain age) are involved in contra dance everywhere in larger cities (and some smaller ones) in the U.S. Dances are friendly, not a singles-meat-market, have live old-time music, welcome beginners, are inexpensive, smoke and alcohol-free venues, and you don't need a partner.

Pittsburgh has a large and lively dance community - a big dance weekend is underway in Pittsburgh right now, in fact.
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