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Old 03-31-2007, 04:21 PM
Location: Miami, FL / Raleigh, NC
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Anyone lived in both of these Metro areas. If you have what area did you like better and why?

What I like about Raleigh is that the City compared to many other large cities seems very manageable as far as traffic and commute time. I like the overall pace, the friendly people, the beautiful large trees.

What I like about Houston; Houston suburbs (do not care for the center of the city) are the beautiful homes and floor plans, the cost of housing, the friendly people, mild winter temperature, and no state income taxes.

Anyone familiar with the two cities whether you lived there or not please post.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:10 PM
Location: Miami, FL / Raleigh, NC
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No one here has made the move from one of these cities to the other, or spend a considerable amount of time in both to compare?
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:24 AM
Location: Concord, NC
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Of the two, I'd pick Raleigh, for the reasons you listed. It's a very nice area. Houston has its good points, but for me personally, it's way too hot, humid, and rainy.
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Old 04-04-2007, 12:01 PM
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Houston has some of the most beautiful suburbs in the nation! All most all of them are VERY safe, very educated, booming with all different kinds of buisness prospects, well established, and the best part, limited sprawl. One of the things that makes the area so nice is its leadership. Most of the surrounding areas of Houston have set up ordinances that make it hard for all out sprawl to occur. If you wish to set up a new buisness or mall, then you better be prepared to landscape it and 'Martha Stewart' it up. Everything looks so nice, and with the weather here, everything always seems to be blooming. I have never been to Raleigh, but it can't possibly offer you everything that Houston could. Look more into the area around Houston before you let the humidity rule everything else out. I'm from Illinois, so the humidity here really wasn't that hard to adjust to. But if I came from Colorado or Utah then I might have a little but of an issue.
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:26 PM
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I'd say Houston, I have heard that Raleigh is a bit rough but I would choose Raleigh over Houston if I lived in a nice area!

Houston is TOO big, over 600miles sq!
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