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Old 04-14-2016, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Wow, I totally missed the mark on that post.
I'm sorry.
I should have clicked the link.
I see so much uninformed rhetoric on here that I incorrectly assumed it was another ignorant post.

I do apologize
I think his picture was a tongue in cheek jab at the many people (most of them Houstonians) who are constantly complaining about how awful and ugly Galveston and its beaches are. The picture shows blue waters and nice sand, something many people don't believe exists in Galveston. But, truth be told, the "nice" beach days in Galveston are outnumbered by the brown water days.

It's okay overall, though.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:09 AM
 
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Originally Posted by atadytic19 View Post
Wow, I totally missed the mark on that post.
I'm sorry.
I should have clicked the link.
I see so much uninformed rhetoric on here that I incorrectly assumed it was another ignorant post.

I do apologize
It's okay.

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I think his picture was a tongue in cheek jab at the many people (most of them Houstonians) who are constantly complaining about how awful and ugly Galveston and its beaches are. The picture shows blue waters and nice sand, something many people don't believe exists in Galveston. But, truth be told, the "nice" beach days in Galveston are outnumbered by the brown water days.

It's okay overall, though.
The sand quality, though, will still be what it is, whether the water is clear or not.
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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I'm torn because both are extremely hot in the summer and I hate it when it gets above 80. Houston's weather is extremely hot plus the humidity, but they have the Gulf of Mexico so close. I'm not sure how often I would go but it is there.

Phoenix is extremely hot without the humidity but they don't have a large body of water nearby. I'm sure all of the pools help people and the difference in the shade vs. Houston is night and day.

I think I would go with Phoenix, cooler nights and winters and less humidity.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'd choose Phoenix but I'm biased and prefer anything starting in San Antonio on westward. Really depends what ones likes are. Big bustling cities w lots of amenities and culture, Houston wins. I prefer Phoenix for the desert scenery, proximity to california, more laid back, and other things that Houston doesn't offer. But it goes either way.

I do prefer Houston weather. Not that either are ideal in July or August.

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Old 04-16-2016, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Try not to argue with people who've never spent significant time in a locale, but are known experts. This is CD after all...
lol Yeah I know I guess you're right, it just really irritates me when some people make these huge generalizations about phoenix and spew all of this information that they looked up on google passing it off as first hand experience.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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lol Yeah I know I guess you're right, it just really irritates me when some people make these huge generalizations about phoenix and spew all of this information that they looked up on google passing it off as first hand experience.
I've been fighting this battle for years here on CD and the "experts" keep coming, except they keep getting younger and more ignorant...lol.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Both feet on banana peel's, on ice.
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Default Houston vs Phoenix

I lived in Arizona 5 years and Texas for 6 years (both houston & dfw). Summers are crazy in both areas, but what I've learned to observe is "Dew Points" and how every person's body acclimates to dry vs. humid climates. When the summer rolled around in Houston, I quickly realized that I felt way more comfortable in a hot+arid/semi-arid summer vs the high heat+dew point summers in the gulf. The monsoon season in AZ was the most moisture+heat I ever want to experience. Also, my allergies (mold) have been terrible since living in Texas.

Some people are comfy with dew points of 70+ where I'm comfortable with dew points of 60 and below.
I'm currently in DFW, and I hear people who come from areas surrounding the gulf of mexico, and they perceive DFW as "dry". Then folks like myself, move from the drier western U.S. to DFW/Houston, and may find it to be a bit humid (and crazy, as we get it all-wind, ice, heat, hail, tornado's, hurricane's etc.)

Winters weren't terrible in either place, and Houston is the "bigger" city. Not 100% sure about the construction jobs, but I know people are still moving to both places.

While Phoenix has some cultural amenities, Houston wins in that category. They both have Pappadeaux's, so i'm happy.

I looked at moving east however, I'm truly considering going back west sooner than later for a quality of life adjustment, dry weather and scenery. Along with weather, I like having access to CA, Puerto Peñasco, Vegas and places like Sedona or Alpine, AZ within a 2-5 hours drive.

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Old 04-16-2016, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I lived in Arizona 5 years and Texas for 6 years (both houston & dfw). Summers are crazy in both areas, but what I've learned to observe is "Dew Points" and how every person's body acclimates to dry vs. humid climates. When the summer rolled around in Houston, I quickly realized that I felt way more comfortable in a hot+arid/semi-arid summer vs the high heat+dew point summers in the gulf. The monsoon season in AZ was the most moisture+heat I ever want to experience.

Some people are comfy with dew points of 70+ where I'm comfortable with dew points of 60 and below.
I'm currently in DFW, and I hear people who come from areas surrounding the gulf of mexico, and they perceive DFW as "dry". Then folks like myself, move from the drier western U.S. to DFW/Houston, and may find it to be a bit humid (and crazy, as we get it all-wind, ice, heat, hail, tornado's, hurricane's etc.)

While Phoenix has some cultural amenities, Houston wins in that category. They both have Pappadeaux's, so i'm happy.

I looked at moving east however, I'm truly considering going back west sooner than later for a quality of life adjustment, dry weather and scenery. Along with weather, I like having access to CA, Puerto Peñasco, Vegas and places like Sedona or Alpine, AZ within a 2-5 hours drive.
While I have never lived in Houston, I have spent quite a bit of time there. I love the city, but I just could not handle the humidity and I could not stand the feeling of being sweaty all of the time. I did live in Dallas and it does seem drier than Houston, as well as Austin and San Antonio. I gotta love Pappadeaux's as it's practically down the street from me. When it comes to Phoenix summers, I'm just thankful to have a pool. I will admit that it gets hot, but if I were to choose, I would take the drier heat even during monsoon season than the higher dew points.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:11 PM
 
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lol you're clearly a person from a humid state who can't comprehend what high temperatures feel like in a dry heat. It's literally nothing like what high temps feel like in a humid states. I've lived in both a humid and dry state so I know the difference. Not going to argue back and forth with you, agree to disagree.
No matter how you spin it, 84F for a low is very warm, and just is not cool, comforting night-time temps at all.

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lol Yeah I know I guess you're right, it just really irritates me when some people make these huge generalizations about phoenix and spew all of this information that they looked up on google passing it off as first hand experience.
So hard facts and data irritates you? That's too bad;they are what they are.

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I lived in Arizona 5 years and Texas for 6 years (both houston & dfw). Summers are crazy in both areas, but what I've learned to observe is "Dew Points" and how every person's body acclimates to dry vs. humid climates. When the summer rolled around in Houston, I quickly realized that I felt way more comfortable in a hot+arid/semi-arid summer vs the high heat+dew point summers in the gulf. The monsoon season in AZ was the most moisture+heat I ever want to experience. Also, my allergies (mold) have been terrible since living in Texas.
Imagine 100F + heat in actual temps, combined with moist humidity from the ocean; that is what happens in Arizona's monsoon, and you get an even more atrocious combo of heat and humidity than in Houston/Gulf Coast (where temps are low enough so that the heat/humidity combo isn't that bad). The heat indices in Phoenix are higher than those at Houston/Gulf Coast.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Phoenix is hot and dry and Houston is hot and humid. Keyword is obvious here so what's the argument. The Summer time in these cities are not the best times to be in these cities. I assume Winter is better in Phoenix and Spring is better in Houston. Fall is pretty much equal in both places. It's called preference. I prefer humidity the older I get. But I have no problem if people prefer Phoenix dry climate.
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