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Old 03-06-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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I would choose Houston, much larger city with much better job opportunities.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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How would the summer temps compare between the 2?

Im under the impression that they are very similar, but Houston doesnt get the breezes we do.

People who think Houston doesn't get breezes spend too much time indoors. Houston gets pretty windy. It's fairly windy today. Windier than Tampa at the moment.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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Tampa..I liked it a lot better than Houston and I've spent more time in Houston.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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From what I've been able to find out Tampa is about half the size of Houston(metropolitian population). Both are Gulf Coast cities, both stay warm in the winter. Please help me with the major or even subtle differences between them. Which do you prefer, why? Thank you.
Tampa, hands down!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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tampa.. ehh

I'd go for Houston.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Houston definately. Better people, more affordable, much more diverse.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:59 AM
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Houston is lush and green. The Tampa area (especially Clearwater) has some of the most beautiful beaches in the US.

The job market in Houston will be MUCH better.
True. However, if you can find a good job in Tampa, I'd say go with that area. From my own personal experience, the Bay Area (Especially the suburbs, Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, etc) just felt very more laid-back than the Houston Metro area.

Also, Houston is mainly driven by the big oil industry. If that's where you're focusing on, you'll have think long and hard if that's ethically what you want to do. Also think about whether you really want to be in that conservative, bureaucratic type of work environment. If you're not looking at going into that industry, disregard this paragraph.

Anyway, I vote Tampa
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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True. However, if you can find a good job in Tampa, I'd say go with that area. From my own personal experience, the Bay Area (Especially the suburbs, Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, etc) just felt very more laid-back than the Houston Metro area.

Also, Houston is mainly driven by the big oil industry. If that's where you're focusing on, you'll have think long and hard if that's ethically what you want to do. Also think about whether you really want to be in that conservative, bureaucratic type of work environment. If you're not looking at going into that industry, disregard this paragraph.

Anyway, I vote Tampa
Don't know how many times this must be said. Houston also has a large medical industry and a large port industry. NASA is also big in Houston. It does not rely on just the oil industry any longer. Also, the city of Houston is not conservative. In fact, it's a big more moderate or liberal than Tampa.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Neither. We nixed a job transfer to Houston years ago, and well, I don't like Florida.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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From what I've been able to find out Tampa is about half the size of Houston(metropolitian population). Both are Gulf Coast cities, both stay warm in the winter. Please help me with the major or even subtle differences between them. Which do you prefer, why? Thank you.
Tampa, all the way!
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