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View Poll Results: TEXAS VS FLORIDA--Which state would you prefer to live in?
Texas 275 56.35%
Florida 213 43.65%
Voters: 488. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-09-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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When I was relocating, my choices were actually South Florida or North Texas. While South Florida has the pop culture cool factor, I felt North Texas would be a better place for me to grow as a person and career wise. I haven't been disappointed. Dallas is a very nice city with much better nightlife and cultural amenities than people are giving it credit for in this thread.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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well i have lived in texas for over 7 months and i had moved from miami. florida is FAR times better! everything in dallas is so far away and well its quite boring. dallas is probably the worst. there is a huge racial problem between the mexicans and african-americans. miami on the other hand has much more things to do although i must admit traffic can get awful. this is only my opinion though so i hope you will be happy with your decision.
Im black and I am from Fort Worth. I don't see a huge racial problem between the blacks and hispanics in DFW. I don't see Hispanics and blacks going at each other throats. Its mild compared to other parts of the country. Your comments are very foolish and if you feel DFW doesn't fit your needs than leave. Its that simple trashing a place serves no purpose.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Los Angeles is the city that is having a lot of problems with the Black/Hispanic issue.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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well i have lived in texas for over 7 months and i had moved from miami. florida is FAR times better! everything in dallas is so far away and well its quite boring. dallas is probably the worst. there is a huge racial problem between the mexicans and african-americans. miami on the other hand has much more things to do although i must admit traffic can get awful. this is only my opinion though so i hope you will be happy with your decision.
Our opinions about how we feel about a city are all relative; so the fact that you do not like Dallas is understandable. However, your statement about race relations in Dallas, is an absolute lie.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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I feel bad those were your choices. Two states that do not have their act together. Yeah sure you won't pay anything in taxes, but you don't get any services from the states and second rate education systems.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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I say Florida. I've been practically everywhere in Florida, except the Panhandle, a million and ten times and I love it. I've never been to Texas, although my grandparents did live in Dallas for a few years before I was born and said they liked it. From what I've heard and read though I'm 99% I would prefer Florida. Both states standout as being somewhat independent from the rest of the South (Florida more so), but there's too many things you can find in FL you can't get in Texas: the Keys, huge selection of theme parks, 24/7/12 sunshine and palm trees, and Miami Beach.

I've heard that Austin and San Antonio are pretty cool, but I'm almost positive I would be miserable in Houston or DFW (especially since the Cowboys play there). Not that FL is perfect, or TX is horrible, but those are just my preferences.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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I say Florida. I've been practically everywhere in Florida, except the Panhandle, a million and ten times and I love it. I've never been to Texas, although my grandparents did live in Dallas for a few years before I was born and said they liked it. From what I've heard and read though I'm 99% I would prefer Florida. Both states standout as being somewhat independent from the rest of the South (Florida more so), but there's too many things you can find in FL you can't get in Texas: the Keys, huge selection of theme parks, 24/7/12 sunshine and palm trees, and Miami Beach.

I've heard that Austin and San Antonio are pretty cool, but I'm almost positive I would be miserable in Houston or DFW (especially since the Cowboys play there). Not that FL is perfect, or TX is horrible, but those are just my preferences.
Really? I would think that'd depend on where you'd live.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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TEXAS! never! I am a proud Floridian!.....although Texans are nice people!
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:36 PM
 
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I agree that Florida has more culture than Texas [ie. Salvador Dali museum in St Pete]. When Texans talk culture they mean the "Texas two-step" [square dancing ] & country music. Also, it is not possible for a state that has so many Republicans to have culture. And any state that produces a man like Bush has to be over-run with yahoos.

Florida is much more interesting & much more scenic than anywhere in Texas [ever check out the swampy beaches in Texas?
I've never been to Texas, but that was pretty funny comment.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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Texas if you want to actually have a job. Florida unemployment rates and jobs are horrible.
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