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Old 07-18-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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We should have a poll thingy on this

My vote goes to Sacramento
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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I personally would like to go to Sac, as far as diversity, quality of people, and cost of living (housing, gas, food)? I just love the natural beauty and weather of cali and it would be a dream come true... I just don't want my dream to put me allot further behind financially.

Well, then that's where you should be. Dreams vs. Finances is always a tough choice, it just depends on how hard you willing to work and how big your dream is.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Sacramento has less within itself but more within the region. I like it there.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Or Phoenix. Heard nothing from good things from all.

Sac
H-Town
Phoenix
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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It spiked in 2006 I believe (Katrina happened in 2005) and has gone way down since then.
Yes, and the crime was/is mostly confined to certain areas the average Joe wouldn't venture into anyway, most notably on the southwest side of town.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I'm a West Coast guy and a native of Sac. Though a bit surprise since Houston offers a lot more than Sac and should be winning this, but Sac is an underrated city.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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Sacramento is a pretty small town, and is the seat of a pretty rural area. Despite my many gripes with Texas, I would probably prefer to live in the more cosmopolitan Houston.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Sacramento is a pretty small town, and is the seat of a pretty rural area. Despite my many gripes with Texas, I would probably prefer to live in the more cosmopolitan Houston.

Small town?? I don't think having a metro pop. of 2.1 million be considered a small town. Yes, its a lot smaller than Houston and there is farmland west of the city and north of the city, but if Sac was in TX, it would be the third largest metro behind Houston and Dallas. I'll take living in a small town in CA over livng in a big city in TX. The fact that its TX, I wouldn't want to live there.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Houston
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i have no idea why these two cities would need to be compared. what do they have in common?
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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i have no idea why these two cities would need to be compared. what do they have in common?
Well I am going to UTI and my Top choices for campuses are:

Sacramento
Rancho Cucamonga
Houston
Phoenix

Not sure where to go? I would love to go to cali, but I feel cost of living may be a bit much... but, I hear Northern cali (Sacramento) is less expensive than southern (rancho). I hear Phoenix is close to cali weather, but i don't know much else, have only heard mixed reviews. Last but not least Houston... which I have heard nothing but good things other than bugs, and humidity.

I just want to have fun while I get my education, in a very culturally diverse area, weather is important, things to do, nightlife, natural beaty a plus. just a overall good time for the next couple years of my life before I settle down.

sorry for long reply. thanks for the help.
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