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Old 12-20-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Oh I figured you didn't mean anything by it man. and yeah I know the feeling.. NYC can't be good at EVERYTHING..lol
you should read the article. I don't think the article mentions NY at all. That makes it especially reliable.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Honetly, do such accolades actually work? Do people actually look at accolades?
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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you should read the article. I don't think the article mentions NY at all. That makes it especially reliable.

HtownLove, Redlionjr and I were referring to the article that crowned our fair city, Houston not dfw(notice the lower case letters this time), the #1 place to shop in the good ol' U. S. of A. In that article Houston was #1 and NYC was #22, after El Paso. Really, El Paso?? For me This shopping article is gainig more credibility by the second!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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Another pointless survey that holds as much validity as the ones saying Houston is the fattest city or Austin is the hippest. Economically, Houston rocks right now. Socially, for 20-somethings, it's average to below average--especially given it's size. In addition, I suspect that the "young" poplulation Houston gets credit for is not the sort of educated workforce people are thinking about when reading this article. This is why El Paso is ranked above NYC--lots and lots of "young" people. However, I suspect many of those people don't even have a high school diploma.

LOL at the Dallas Cowboys logo on the truck in photo of San Antonio.

In Pictures: Best Cities For Young Adults - No. 9 San Antonio, Texas - Forbes.com
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Another pointless survey that holds as much validity as the ones saying Houston is the fattest city or Austin is the hippest. Economically, Houston rocks right now. Socially, for 20-somethings, it's average to below average--especially given it's size. In addition, I suspect that the "young" poplulation Houston gets credit for is not the sort of educated workforce people are thinking about when reading this article. This is why El Paso is ranked above NYC--lots and lots of "young" people. However, I suspect many of those people don't even have a high school diploma.

LOL at the Dallas Cowboys logo on the truck in photo of San Antonio.

In Pictures: Best Cities For Young Adults - No. 9 San Antonio, Texas - Forbes.com
True, I am not putting much stock into the survey either.

I can name about 5 cities or more that are MUCH better for young adults than Houston.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Another pointless survey that holds as much validity as the ones saying Houston is the fattest city or Austin is the hippest. Economically, Houston rocks right now. Socially, for 20-somethings, it's average to below average--especially given it's size. In addition, I suspect that the "young" poplulation Houston gets credit for is not the sort of educated workforce people are thinking about when reading this article. This is why El Paso is ranked above NYC--lots and lots of "young" people. However, I suspect many of those people don't even have a high school diploma.

LOL at the Dallas Cowboys logo on the truck in photo of San Antonio.

In Pictures: Best Cities For Young Adults - No. 9 San Antonio, Texas - Forbes.com
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True, I am not putting much stock into the survey either.

I can name about 5 cities or more that are MUCH better for young adults than Houston.
Ahhhhhh I beg to differ. Depends on what crowd you hang around. I'm a young African American in my 20's. Trust me Houston would be one of the top cities for African Americans. I guess for white people it wouldn't be I just don't know. Because honestly anytime I hear about how lame Houston nightlife is it comes from some white residents. I guess the city doesn't have that much to offer for that group of people. Just an observation. But I'd say socially coming from a black person perspective Houston is above average and top 5.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Ahhhhhh I beg to differ. Depends on what crowd you hang around. I'm a young African American in my 20's. Trust me Houston would be one of the top cities for African Americans. I guess for white people it wouldn't be I just don't know. Because honestly anytime I hear about how lame Houston nightlife is it comes from some white residents. I guess the city doesn't have that much to offer for that group of people. Just an observation. But I'd say socially coming from a black person perspective Houston is above average and top 5.
I'm black.

If you have never traveled much to other cities of course you'd say that.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Ahhhhhh I beg to differ. Depends on what crowd you hang around. I'm a young African American in my 20's. Trust me Houston would be one of the top cities for African Americans. I guess for white people it wouldn't be I just don't know. Because honestly anytime I hear about how lame Houston nightlife is it comes from some white residents. I guess the city doesn't have that much to offer for that group of people. Just an observation. But I'd say socially coming from a black person perspective Houston is above average and top 5.
I wouldn't classify it as lame as there some great venues here and there. It just seems like an area of almost 6 million would have more concentrated areas of nightlife. A lot of the perceived "lameness" is just a lack of organization. As the #6 area in population, Houston has the fewest offerings for socially minded singles of all the cities in the top 10. To me, Houston is more on par with Phoenix or Charlotte rather than Chicago, DC, or even DFW.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I wouldn't classify it as lame as there some great venues here and there. It just seems like an area of almost 6 million would have more concentrated areas of nightlife. A lot of the perceived "lameness" is just a lack of organization. As the #6 area in population, Houston has the fewest offerings for socially minded singles of all the cities in the top 10. To me, Houston is more on par with Phoenix or Charlotte rather than Chicago, DC, or even DFW.
I agree. I have a great time in Houston, but I wouldn't say it's one of the best.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: America
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san antonio really shouldn't even be on there
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