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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 12-22-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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Houston hasnt diversified from energy at all. That is obvious enough with how bad it's economy has done this year with oil busting.

Austin is soooo far from Silicon Valley it is not even a comparison. That city has marketed itself as something so different from what it is. If not for having oil jobs close by and the university at its heart Austin would be nothing.
This is unbelievably wrong. Where are you getting your information?


Austin has very little reliance on oil. There is a strong high tech, pharmaceutical, and biotech presence in Austin.


Houston's largest economic sector is energy, but it also has a focus on medical and aerospace.


All of which are higher paying than the major Florida cities concentration on tourism and service industries.
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Houston hasnt diversified from energy at all. That is obvious enough with how bad it's economy has done this year with oil busting.

Austin is soooo far from Silicon Valley it is not even a comparison. That city has marketed itself as something so different from what it is. If not for having oil jobs close by and the university at its heart Austin would be nothing.
Dude you don't know what you talking about. You live in Florida but you know everything about the Texas economy? That's priceless. Stop while your head.
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Where is your family from? Clewiston, with is 6,000 inhabitants, isn't representative of Florida in the first place. Not small town florida, small city florida, or big city florida.
I have family all over Florida. Dade, Broward, St. Lucie, Orange, Duval, Hendry counties. Clewiston isn't anymore representative of Florida as Silsbee is in Texas. The population of both states are in the major metro and minor metro areas.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:46 PM
 
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I have mixed opinions of both states, and both states, being large, have cities and other areas distinct from others. In general however my opinion of both states leans negative. I voted TX in this poll because of the general fear of flooding via global warming.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The southwest coast of Florida is one of the least religious places in the country. It's very republican, but not at all religious. Most families that live there are non-practicing Catholics like my own (I live in southwest florida).
Interesting. Then why are there more Baptist Churches than any other religion in Collier County?

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I don't buy that Okachobee and Ocala are all that religious either. All the peninsula these days is saturated with northern transplants and that continues to this day.
Then you have very obviously never been to either place, and it's Okeechobee. And no, the entire peninsula is NOT saturated with northern transplants. That is a beyond ridiculous claim.

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And when I was in Dallas I met a lot of gay men who weren't out to their baptist parents. You never see that type of thing in Orlando.
Now you are just getting many of your lies confused, as you made the same ridiculous claim about Atlanta. And I love Orlando, but you have placed it on some sort of crazy pedestal that is not based in reality.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:29 PM
 
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I would actually choose Florida. Have spent alot of time in both states. Texas has great food. I gained at least 10 pounds while down there from their nachos. I mean there is food everywhere. And there is so much to do. But I am a beach person and I love the look of Florida. Palm trees, ocean and great shopping especially the flea markets. It happens to be my favorite state but it isn't for everyone. Many people can't handle the humidity and for that matter, texas too has high humidity but if I had to choose I'd take Florida.
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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Well Miami is currently in a building boom with lots of building going up in brickell which is a section of Miami. Also Florida will soon have a taller building than Texas called one bay front plaza in Miami, it will be 1,005 ft tall which will beat Houston's 1,002 ft tall JP Morgan chase tower. And in my opinion Miami has more modern buildings than both Houston and Dallas. Not to mention that the fastest growing city in the u.s. is the villages in Florida.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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On this lovely winter day a year later I still say Florida. Though Texas pulled through the oil bust better than I thought it would so it's economy is still a notch better than Floridas.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:50 PM
 
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Texas
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:48 AM
 
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The two main things that seem to draw people to Florida (especially outside of Miami) are the beaches and climate. Neither really appeals to me, since I have an unreasonable fear of oceans and because I hate humidity (I dislike DFW weather too, for the record, just not as much as Florida's or Houston's). I pick Texas because of its much larger Asian American population, particularly Korean, and its stronger economy.
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