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Old 06-12-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No sprawl in Chicago? Yeah right. Chicago is one of the most sprawled metro areas in America.
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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No sprawl in Chicago? Yeah right. Chicago is one of the most sprawled metro areas in America.

It doesn't feel like it though with their rail system. Chicago has many walkable areas, and good public transportation, You can go from the airport to pretty much anywhere using rail. When I go chicago, I always use rail to explore. So much fun.
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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No sprawl in Chicago? Yeah right. Chicago is one of the most sprawled metro areas in America.
Not relative to its size.
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:06 AM
 
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Try Louisville, KY. It's the best city in Kentucky, and if I was staying here in the state permanently, I'd live in and around Louisville.

Houston is one of the cities I'm looking to move to.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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Not relative to its size.
What? Chicagoland encompasses a lot of land (even for its size), and is not a dense metro (outside Chicago itself of course).
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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So, who gave me the negative rep for my comment above (my rep still went up to 62 from 61)?
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: IN
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Post Sprawl

Actually, Chicago does not have a huge sprawl problem based on its size. This city has excellent mass transit, and O'Hare airport is located in a suburban area. Kansas City, on the other hand, has horrible sprawl problems and its population is much smaller compared with the Chicago metro.
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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I agree with Plains 10. Not only that but "Chicago" the actual city is not sprawled out in the least. It's near identical to NY only smaller in size. The vibe and culture are very much the same. Only "major" difference is cost of living and politics that are applicable to each city.
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Hi all. have lived in houston area for 15 years from long island and wife and i would like to move in the next couple of years. it is just so darn hot here and we really have come to miss the different seasons of the year. houston is a really good place other wise and the cost of housing here is really low. my wife likes to be by some form of water, either atlantic or pacific ocean or the gulf which we live close to now. she is in the healthcare field and i work for a large delivery company which is in every state so getting/transferring a job should not be a problem. any suggestions? thanks.
I have lived here 31 years and I HATE it. The weather is horrible. You're right we don't have four seasons, just two, hot and not so hot. Have you thought about Tenn or North Carolina. Those are the two places we're looking into and probably Tenn since they don't have a state income tax, but any place is better than Houston, in my opinion.
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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^^ do you dislike it because of the weather or is there something else that makes you dislike the city in general?
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