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View Poll Results: Which would you prefer?
Tampa 19 35.19%
Houston 19 35.19%
San Antonio 12 22.22%
Dunno 4 7.41%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-10-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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...Houston is flat, very humid and muggy. San Antonio is more attractive, more lively downtown, beautiful hills in the northern suburbs.
Outside of the Riverwalk, I don't think so. All of Houston's business districts (downtown, Medical Center, Galleria area) have more activity than SA. SA may have its hills north, but Houston has the bay area and water recreation southeast.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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Houston has it's moments, but I would never live there. Houston is flat, very humid and muggy. San Antonio is more attractive, more lively downtown, beautiful hills in the northern suburbs.
While it's flat, Houston's mugginess is only bad 3 to 4 months of the year. Since the time I moved to Houston, I've rather enjoyed the weather with the exception of June through August. Also to say that SA has a more lively downtown is a half truth. On Weeknights, yes, but on weekend nights Houston's Main street has SA beat. DT Houston also has the Pavillions going up as I write this, which will enhance the area further. Not to mention the new condo tower going up in front of the new urban park.

Lastly, If we were to compare inner cities of the two, Houston's inner loop is far more attractive than that of SA.

I'm not hating on San Antonio, but imo Houston blows it out of the water in most regards.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Houston is so large (area wise). i don't really like all of the parking lots in downtown houston either. i think san antonio or tampa bay...i'll go with Tampa!
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Tough call, but I would go with Tampa. In my opinion, Tampa has all the amenities of the mentioned cities: A growing/competitive job market, good weather throughout the year, with an International Airport that makes travel no hassel, etc, but with a smaller population and proximity to better beaches.
But what about if Tampa had a direct hurricane hit? Wouldn't Tampa Bay flood the whole area, a la New Orleans?
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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I like Houston. But San Antonio's economy is on fire and the area is changing and growing pretty quickly. I think you'd be good anywhere in the Lone Star State.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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But what about if Tampa had a direct hurricane hit? Wouldn't Tampa Bay flood the whole area, a la New Orleans?
yep, one reason i am leaving. a direct hit would be much worse than new orleans.

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I like Houston. But San Antonio's economy is on fire and the area is changing and growing pretty quickly. I think you'd be good anywhere in the Lone Star State.
thats what Im thinking... off to SA this weekend to check it out!
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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yo - northeast folk go for tampa.
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