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Old 06-28-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Austin is not like the boswash corridor. A tiny sliver around UT does not make you like DC or Boston. And Dallas lacks thin & educated people? The most pretentious, image conscious city in TX lacks thin people? The plastic surgery capital of Texas? You're right, all of Uptown/Central Dallas, Highland Park, and North Dallas is filled with fatties LMFAO. You're also right that all of the companies that have moved to DFW selected those without a college degree. Tell that to my NYC transplant friends. So clueless.
I get a laugh out of Gaylord_Focker, he is so clueless, yet is so sure of himself.
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I have been told over the years by many Texans that Houston is not the " real" Texas. I would say say that most bigger cities do not fit into their respective region (if you ask people who don't live in the cities).
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It's a city built on oil, has a tall skyline. It is very Texan, it's the alpha city of Texas.
It depends on how you look at it. Gaylord lists the tall skyline as one of the reasons the city is "very Texan." Meanwhile, many of the rural folk in the state would exclude it from "real" Texas just for the fact that it even has skyscrapers (or is a large city).

Houston is among the most authentic cities in the state regarding history (only San Antonio and El Paso have more), but the landscape/weather/scenery, out of all the cities in the state, fit least with the common thought of Texas (Houston is set in a lush landscape with high annual rainfall, whereas Texas is often seen as dry).
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:28 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Cincinnati has such rugged terrain it is often compared to Pittsburgh. It feels very different from the layout of most Midwestern cities.
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Very southern and that's something to be proud of. to me, it's the jewel of the south. I think of jazz music, sultry summer nights, great food, party atmosphere.
I love how in New Orleans it's "sultry", but in Houston it is just plain unbearably "hot".
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:46 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Some more.....

Gary, Indiana - a completely inner-city ghetto while Indiana overall is a rural state
Biloxi, Mississippi
Bakersfield, California
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I love how in New Orleans it's "sultry", but in Houston it is just plain unbearably "hot".
I wouldn't want to be sitting outside in the afternoon in New Orleans either. If that makes you feel better.
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