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Old 04-24-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I enjoyed visiting Texas and experiencing its uniqueness, but wouldn't want to live there. Austin area maybe, but that's about it. The rest of the state is full of conservatives.

Everyone I know that moved there from Connecticut did it for career or education purposes. Not because of genuine desire to move there.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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This argument has been made ad nauseum... Texas is growing because of it's job market and low COL... Not because people have some sort of love affair with Texas in and of itself... Texas generally has a negative reputation amongst most people who weren't born and raised there.
I disagree I don't think it does. Everyone has their own opinion on the matter and its subjective but most people like Texas that I have met.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I enjoyed visiting Texas and experiencing its uniqueness, but wouldn't want to live there. Austin area maybe, but that's about it. The rest of the state is full of conservatives.

Everyone I know that moved there from Connecticut did it for career or education purposes. Not because of genuine desire to move there.
Crazy thing is Austin is more liberal at least socially than many East Coast Cities at least IMO.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:21 PM
 
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I lived in Pittsburgh PA for work and can tell you those where the worst two years of my life. The lesson I learned is to never move somewhere solely for a job and do thorough research before moving. Making good money means nothing if your not happy with your living situation. Best of luck you if decide to move to Houston.
What specifically didn't you like about Pittsburgh? I was born and raised there and lived there until age 25. I wasn't all that crazy about the area then, but I have gone back for visits and find it to be much improved.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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What specifically didn't you like about Pittsburgh? I was born and raised there and lived there until age 25. I wasn't all that crazy about the area then, but I have gone back for visits and find it to be much improved.
The locals were very unfriendly to outsiders. I didn't enjoy all the gloomy days.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:13 PM
 
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Crazy thing is Austin is more liberal at least socially than many East Coast Cities at least IMO.
Which East Coast cities aren't as socially liberal as Austin, in your opinion?
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:25 PM
 
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I disagree I don't think it does. Everyone has their own opinion on the matter and its subjective but most people like Texas that I have met.
It's not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing. Most Texas cities generally have a very negative reputation around the U.S. Here, I'll provide some data for you.

POLL: How Americans Feel About The States - Business Insider

Most Americans Hate Texas and Want Texas Kicked Out of America – According to a Recent Poll

Atlanta vs. Houston | Atlanta | Yelp

And here are some CD threads.... Do Texas cities ever fair well when being compared to other major cities?

Houston vs. Los Angeles

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...nt-nation.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...-portland.html

Seattle vs Dallas which city do you prefer?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...ser-first.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...dallas-tx.html

Holy Crap!! Dallas won one!

Phoenix or Dallas for a single young professional

^^ I actually agree. I would choose DFW over Phoenix, but that's not saying much....
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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For me having to move out of Philadelphia to the suburbs for a job was the equivalent of torture. If you want to experience depression, see the suburbs after visiting Philly.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You and I probably belong to completely different demographics, so it doesn't surprise that you love Texas and it's history so much. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I'm moving to Houston.
Though you really know very little about me, and you know what they say about people who assume - let's just say that there are many people across many demographic groups, many of which are quite different from the others, who love living in Texas.

But like I said, if you dislike so much about any place (not just Texas), it's best not to move there - for you, and for others who may otherwise find themselves in close proximity to you and your intense dislike.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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It's not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing. Most Texas cities generally have a very negative reputation around the U.S. Here, I'll provide some data for you.

POLL: How Americans Feel About The States - Business Insider

Most Americans Hate Texas and Want Texas Kicked Out of America – According to a Recent Poll

Atlanta vs. Houston | Atlanta | Yelp

And here are some CD threads.... Do Texas cities ever fair well when being compared to other major cities?

Houston vs. Los Angeles

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...nt-nation.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...-portland.html

Seattle vs Dallas which city do you prefer?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...ser-first.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...dallas-tx.html

Holy Crap!! Dallas won one!

Phoenix or Dallas for a single young professional

^^ I actually agree. I would choose DFW over Phoenix, but that's not saying much....
Your first two links link to the same single poll. Your third link is to an online discussion group - hardly scientific. Heck, I can find an online discussion group extolling the positives of child molestation or the negatives of puppies.

Which leads me to your other "city data proof." City Data is interesting but it's hardly a scientific study, nor is it even close to being an accurate portrayal of any group in the world - except, of course, C-D regulars - aka armchair warriors (and I'm including you and me in that description).
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