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View Poll Results: Houston or Inland Empire?
Houston 63 67.74%
Inland Empire 30 32.26%
Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-20-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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I would rather be stripped naked and publicly horsewhipped than live in either.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Don't you mean The Woodlands? "North Houston" doesn't mean much in real terms. I chose the IE even though I've never visited because like I told you in another thread TW is for families so there's absolutely nothing for someone of your age to do there, and you'd have to do an awful lot of commuting along I-45 to get to where the good stuff is in Houston, and I wouldn't wish that hell on my worst enemy. Well, yes, I would... My thinking is, if you're going to have to be stuck in either undesirable place, at least be stuck closer to where you can get to more fun stuff that makes it worthwhile living there on the rare occasion you can get out. Now if you'd said say, Sugar Land, I would maybe have a different opinion, but do you realize how far TW is from Houston proper, taking into account traffic, accidents, gas $, etc.??
maybe when he says North Houston he means The Heights. I don't think anyone would consider the Woodlands to be North Houston. The OP may even mean Greenspoint (which would be a horrible idea). But if the OP is talking about the Heights, that would be a great place to live.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: ITP
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The comparison between these two is rather lame. You're comparing an entire metro area that has both urban and suburban neighborhoods (Houston) with one that is primarily suburban (Inland Empire). That being said, give me Inner Loop Houston anytime over the Inland Empire. In regards to Houston suburbs versus Inland Empire, I would favor the Inland Empire slightly--only because it's closer to the mountains and within an hour (non-rush hour) of gorgeous Pacific beaches.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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maybe when he says North Houston he means The Heights. I don't think anyone would consider the Woodlands to be North Houston. The OP may even mean Greenspoint (which would be a horrible idea). But if the OP is talking about the Heights, that would be a great place to live.
The OP is referring to The Woodlands. She(?) posted about her choices in another thread.

When I hear North Houston I think Cy-Fair, Spring, Humble, etc.... but even those would be further broken down into NW or NE. The Heights is central Houston to me.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
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I would chose the Inland Empire-especially if you are talking about Rancho Cucamonga. With the Inland Empire you can also drive to LA, Orange County or San Diego. Plus, I dislike humidity. I would prefer to live in a smoggy place over a humid place (though neither choices of smog or humidity are good).
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Inland Empire.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Houston
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The OP is referring to The Woodlands. She(?) posted about her choices in another thread.

When I hear North Houston I think Cy-Fair, Spring, Humble, etc.... but even those would be further broken down into NW or NE. The Heights is central Houston to me.
thanks for clearing that up for me houstoner. in that case i would go with the inland empire. the woodlands does not appeal to me at all. the only area i would live in outside of the inner loop would be west houston. but not too far west.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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Sounds like North Houston is completely different than other parts.. maybe should just go to IE (rancho) for school... then move to a more desirable part of H-town.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Sounds like North Houston is completely different than other parts.. maybe should just go to IE (rancho) for school... then move to a more desirable part of H-town.
living in North Houston (The Woodlands) would be like living on the set of Desperate Housewives. If you ever decide to move to Houston the Inner loop is the best place to live. Uptown Houston is really cool too. It's just just outside the loop. That's where I live.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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this question is like asking, what feels better? getting waxed on your scro.t.u.m or getting waxed down your crack?

i'm just joking... obviously houston, because they have a noticable central business district and more urban amenities.
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