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Old 02-27-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Please know that of these cities--or any in America--Houston is by all means my first choice!!!

I must ask, also, how is the singles scene in Houston? Are the women attractive and generally friendly? Or, are they generally not so friendly? I've heard that Houston's singles scene is lackluster compared to even smaller American cities. Tell me if I'm right and wrong. (I've heard great things about Texas women, but so far the prettiest I've met--and some of the nicest--seem to be from the ATL!)
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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From the description you give it seems either intown Houston or Atlanta would be perfect only I would lean to Atlanta because you did say Southern Hospitality was at the top of your list in importance (sorry St louis and midwest but I think that pretty much rules you out) and I definitely think Atlanta has more southern hospitality than Houston. Besides that they are pretty much equal.

There's only one problem though. For the monthly living expense you listed both intown Houston and Atlanta may be a little out of your reach. ( I do assume you'd rather live intown since you said you'd rather live in real neighborhoods than cookie cutter subdivisions).
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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I'm 22, single, male, conservative and Christian (but not judgmental or one to shove my religion down a person's throat,) and very friendly and outgoing.
Let me understand, you're conservative and Christian but you're not a Christian Conservative (a.k.a. Religious Right). I think that is what you were trying to establish but correct me if I'm wrong.

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[*]Most importantly, I really enjoy and appreciate true SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY! It can't be beat![/list]Also, as a condition for Fort Worth, I chose it because it's not Dallas or Plano. If I move to the Metroplex, I'd rather live in the western half than the eastern half.
Fort Worth was an oddball in the title until I read this part. Now I understand.

I was surprised that you included Charlotte, an up-and-coming city (and often omitted major Southern city). Have you considered Charlotte's ranking peer, San Antonio? Obviously I'm biased since I live in Houston but wanted to throw another choice out there. PM me if you need help looking for a place to live in Houston (I can do apartments too!).
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I think very highly of Atlanta. I only visited there, but I can see its appeal. It's more charming than the other cities & I was taken back by its vibrancy & pleasant scenery.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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From the description you give it seems either intown Houston or Atlanta would be perfect only I would lean to Atlanta because you did say Southern Hospitality was at the top of your list in importance (sorry St louis and midwest but I think that pretty much rules you out) and I definitely think Atlanta has more southern hospitality than Houston. Besides that they are pretty much equal.

There's only one problem though. For the monthly living expense you listed both intown Houston and Atlanta may be a little out of your reach. ( I do assume you'd rather live intown since you said you'd rather live in real neighborhoods than cookie cutter subdivisions).
Galounger,

Is it your experience that Atlanta has more southern hospitality than Houston? I'm just curious.

Intown Houston (Montrose, parts of Galleria/Uptown, Midtown, Houston Heights, Rice Village, etc.) would probably be on the average considerably cheaper than intown Atlanta (Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, Little Five Points, etc.) Just a thought. Atlanta is running "out of room" and there is a huge resurgence in people moving back well inside the Perimeter. Houston has a lot of true urban development, too, but because of the flatter terrain there is so much more room to expand!

I like your post, though, it gave me something else to think about.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Let me understand, you're conservative and Christian but you're not a Christian Conservative (a.k.a. Religious Right). I think that is what you were trying to establish but correct me if I'm wrong.
Correct. I attend church very regularly and am politically and socially conservative, generally, but I don't hold James Dobson, the late Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, the late Ken Lay, or Rich Kinder in the highest regards at all.


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Fort Worth was an oddball in the title until I read this part. Now I understand.

I was surprised that you included Charlotte, an up-and-coming city (and often omitted major Southern city). Have you considered Charlotte's ranking peer, San Antonio? Obviously I'm biased since I live in Houston but wanted to throw another choice out there. PM me if you need help looking for a place to live in Houston (I can do apartments too!).
Thanks for the tip, I might PM you about that in the near future. And I've only driven through Dallas twice, but it was enough to let me know that I don't even want to visit. Houston, particularly, but also Atlanta are WAY more appealing!
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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the bayou city would probably be your best bet. it's a great church city, but it's also a "live and let live" type of place. a lot of people here go to church, but many parts of the city are very liberal

there's a state park not even an hour away from central houston, complete with deers, camping, lake, tall pines, etc.

now, as far as southern hospitality goes, this city has generally evolved past that, but you can still find it in some places
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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the bayou city would probably be your best bet. it's a great church city, but it's also a "live and let live" type of place. a lot of people here go to church, but many parts of the city are very liberal

there's a state park not even an hour away from central houston, complete with deers, camping, lake, tall pines, etc.

now, as far as southern hospitality goes, this city has generally evolved past that, but you can still find it in some places
1. Church: I go to church very regularly, so I'd like to find a good church with great people and that is singles-friendly (it doesn't have to have a large number of singles, just an environment where I don't feel uncomfortable because it seems like everybody has 2.3 kids and/or 4.6 grandchildren.)

2. Attitude: I like "live and let live." That is my style. It takes a lot for me to hold a grudge (there's only one person I hold a grudge against, and that's it!) I might be conservative and Christian; I have pals and acquaintances, though, that are Indian and Chinese, speak Assamese, Hindi, French, etc., and worship as a Hindu, Catholic, Mormon, or that don't "worship" and are Atheistic. I live in a very small middle-class mostly caucasian town with little diversity--and where this type of diversity isn't always appreciated--but I pride myself with keeping an open mind.

3. Parks: What are the state parks and recreation areas around Houston? I love weekend hikes in the woods! Also, I can always drive to the Hill Country near Austin and San Antonio should the desire arise to hike something a bit more scenic.

4. Friendliness/hospitality: The people I've met from the Houston metro area have generally been friendly and helpful, in my limited contact. In fact, some of the friendliest folks I've met so far. (Okay, there's one I've met that is normally a blunt spoken jerk, but he's been nice to me, so go figure.) Let's just hope that my positive impressions of Houstonians hold true in the future.
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