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Old 07-19-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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I agree, Houston sports one of the lowest cost of living of the top 25 largest metropolitan areas of the country. In fact, if you plug into a cost of living calculator your income and compare it to a small city in Iowa or Indiana of a/b 150,000, you would find that the cost of living will be slightly cheaper in Houston or Dallas for that matter. I've done those calculations many times.

As for Houston's pulse, I agree, the Museum district and Uptown areas seem to have the focus...I would say the same is true for Dallas...Uptown/VP seems to garner a lot of the focus.
Yep. Though, while it may be distant, Houston is hoping for a once again thriving downtown. It's gorgeous, and it's still the heartbeat of the city, we just need more things to fill that 5PM-10PM time slot. More buildings, more shopping opportunities, etc.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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Default Chicago and Houston

I would imagine Chicago and Houston being pretty different. But I've only lived in the former. I've also lived in LA, NYC... in additon to Johannesburg, South Africa and Auckland, New Zealand.

Chicago is very unique in structure. It's downtown is certainly a melting pot, but it's also natorious for being one of the most segregated cities in the world. It has a lot of public transportation options, but a lot of the train lines were set up to bypass certain areas that were deemed poor. This created even more segregation. African Americans tend to live on the south side. White people tend to live on the north side. If you're downtown, you don't see it because you're in an area of overlap.

As far as economy goes, Cook county (the county Chicago is in including several suburbs) is the eighth largest economy in the world. And I'm not comparing cities...Cook county is one behind the entire country of Russia. So, that's definitely something to look at. Also, if Chicago gets the olympics bid in 2009, the city will get an overhaul and more jobs will open up. But of course, like anywhere in the world growth is cyclicle. Dubai and other cities in the world are kicking all of US cities in the butt right now as far as growth goes.
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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The part of city where all the skyscrapers and stuff is, is called downtown.
But the part with the family homes and stuff is, what is that called?

Maybe it's a stupid question, but im from sweden so I don't know that kind of stuff.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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The part of city where all the skyscrapers and stuff is, is called downtown.
But the part with the family homes and stuff is, what is that called?

Maybe it's a stupid question, but im from sweden so I don't know that kind of stuff.
lol, I know it has been two years, but hate to live the question hanging.

The areas with single family homes are called suburbs
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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I would imagine Chicago and Houston being pretty different. But I've only lived in the former. I've also lived in LA, NYC... in additon to Johannesburg, South Africa and Auckland, New Zealand.

Chicago is very unique in structure. It's downtown is certainly a melting pot, but it's also natorious for being one of the most segregated cities in the world. It has a lot of public transportation options, but a lot of the train lines were set up to bypass certain areas that were deemed poor. This created even more segregation. African Americans tend to live on the south side. White people tend to live on the north side. If you're downtown, you don't see it because you're in an area of overlap.

As far as economy goes, Cook county (the county Chicago is in including several suburbs) is the eighth largest economy in the world. And I'm not comparing cities...Cook county is one behind the entire country of Russia. So, that's definitely something to look at. Also, if Chicago gets the olympics bid in 2009, the city will get an overhaul and more jobs will open up. But of course, like anywhere in the world growth is cyclicle. Dubai and other cities in the world are kicking all of US cities in the butt right now as far as growth goes.
Where on earth did this idea come from??
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