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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

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Old 03-21-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Texas, of course.

Florida may have more tourist destinations like Mickey Mouse and Miami, but when it comes to the meat and potatoes of day to day life and people and culture with personality and character, it's Texas.
but it is Mickey Mouse, he makes my life worth living
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Well of course it does, have you even been out of Texas?

And no, everything is NOT bigger in Texas, I still don't know where that slogan came from!

I am so sick of TX, Texans think it is the center of the universe.
That speaks volumes.

You will be hard pressd to find a Floridian that thinks the same about Florida.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:16 AM
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Texas cities are far better than Florida
Texas economy and diversity of job market are far better than florida
Weather is a tie
In diversity Houston alone blows away any place in Florida
In culture both Houston and Dallas blow away anything in Florida
Education, Texas has much better colleges and also better k-12 schools
People, generally much friendlier in Texas
Crime, Texas has lower crime

I really can't think of anything Florida beats Texas in except maybe beaches and definitely foreclosures

Economy: #2 Texas $1.15 Trillion, #4 Florida $754 Billion
Weather: Tie
Diversity: Texas and Florida tie, aint no blow away(if anything FL got the edge)
Culture: Florida wins big, you got it backwards
Education: Texas wins
People: Texas, but only certain areas.
Crime: About the same, but FL does favor the rankings(meaning is worse)

I like Texas, my family is originally from Texas City but Florida/Texas is just about the same.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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Default No Comparison; Texas wins!

I have lived on the east coast of Florida for 17 years and lived outside of Houston, Texas for 18. I have taught 6th grade science in FL on the coast and near NASA since arriving here and taught many years in Texas near the gulf and Johnson Space Center. So you would think some things should be similar....
Here's the truth about FLORIDA:
* It lacks state loyalty and pride because the majority of people are from somewhere else.
* Many Floridians check their hometown values at the border.
* Many worked a life time to retire here, but only to ignore education and the future of Floridian children when they arrive. They refuse to give up a penny on any tax even without having a state tax in FL. They do not realize that the value of their neighborhood school is directly related to the value of their home and future security, (crime, etc).
*Some of these transplants wanted to escape the horrible winters, (and I can't blame them since my early years were spent in the Chicago area) and sold a high-priced, (but not necessarily nice home) making enough profit to arrive in FL and buy a far less expensive home in a gated subdivision, but they often lack any class. They are pushy and crude.
* Most transplants have no respect for investing in FL goals and values. They want to believe that they are at Disney World year-round.
*They immediately forget, (or at least I hope they used to know how to dress appropriately for certain functions) and constantly sport touristy shirts & shorts; with flip-flops for almost every occasion; demonstrating no respect for things like interviews, weddings, graduations, church, parent conferences, etc.
* The rest of the transplants seem to be escaping something, (past crimes, pedophiles, etc.)
*When you have a state with very little pride everyone is only interested in themselves. The new transplants get caught up with environmental issues like sea-turtle nesting because it's so new to them and yes, it is a beautiful environment to enjoy, but they don't place value on the things that make other states great; children, family and education.
**** Take a look at the Casey Anthony case..... a person handling a sea turtle egg would get more punishment than she. (typical Florida jurors)
*** A big part of Florida lacks vision, pride and class.
I truly feel sorry for the natives!

Texas thrives on taking pride in
God, family, children and their home state... and it shows!

Even living on a beautiful barrier reef island nestled between the Atlantic and Indian River does not compare to the BEAUTY of Texas life and pride! Can't wait to return in the next few years!

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:18 AM
 
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Please see my post below and maybe you will begin to understand how & why Texans are able to feel such pride.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Well of course it does, have you even been out of Texas?

And no, everything is NOT bigger in Texas, I still don't know where that slogan came from!

I am so sick of TX, Texans think it is the center of the universe.
Your obsession with Texas is getting hilarious now.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: south coastal texas :)
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im biased, so texas
but this much i know is true, texas has so many varying climates and each area of texas has a very different personality, so it seems like it might be easy to find a spot that suits you. plus, the economy in texas is thriving, so its all good!

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Old 07-12-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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but it is Mickey Mouse, he makes my life worth living
Don't kid yourself Htown, just look at the Where Disney will Build Next thread on City vs. City, Houstonians and other Texans are chomping at the bit for one.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: NC
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Texas. More diversity in places to live (climates, etc.)
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Miami
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So far I am surprised by the poll results. The way Florida gets bashed on here, I expected Texas to take a big lead.....
Florida sucks - never been to Texas. I hear it's very friendly. But I live in South Florida. It's different in other parts of Florida. It's South Florida that sucks.
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