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Old 11-27-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Why is it the best? For me, right now, because it offers a lot more of just about everything and is a lot less one-dimensional than the previous city in Texas I lived even though that one gets a lot more media praise.
Dallas offers most of the same amenities and opportunities as Houston but to me just feels sort of sterile and contrived, and of course I prefer Houston's greenery and milder winters.
San Antonio is for me more of a place to visit than to live, just a preference.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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Well, downtown Houston kind of reminds me of downtown San Francisco, expcept that of course, Houston has more very tall buildings and uptown Houston reminds me alot of century city/wilshire blvd. in LA (the area where all of the major film companies are located). All in all, Houston is like a combination of both LA and San Francisco in terms of city environment. That is why Houston appeals to me so much more than other Texas cities. But again, the other major cities in Texas are great in their own ways.

All in all, I can't hate on any city in Texas or any city in Cali. BTW, where did u grow up in Nor Cal? My dad and his family grew up in the Redding and Willows area. Nor Cal is certainly the most beautiful in the state, including the coastal areas.
Downtown is pretty good in Houston. It kinda reminds of SF because of narrow streets and tall buildings but it is still very far from it.

I grew up in San Jose, CA.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Downtown is pretty good in Houston. It kinda reminds of SF because of narrow streets and tall buildings but it is still very far from it.

I grew up in San Jose, CA.
Downtown Houston is more like Downtown Los Angeles. They even look similar from afar.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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What I like about Houston is the diversity (good food) and how a lot of the areas in the loop can feel so different. Montrose is way different from Eastwood and Rice Village, but I go to all 3 depending on what I am wanting.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Downtown is pretty good in Houston. It kinda reminds of SF because of narrow streets and tall buildings but it is still very far from it.

I grew up in San Jose, CA.
which streets in DT Houston are narrow??? They are looking to narrow some right now
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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which streets in DT Houston are narrow??? They are looking to narrow some right now
Not as narrow as SF though.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Not as narrow as SF though.
Houston's Streets are 60-100ft wide. In most cities the streets are only 30ft wide. There is a push to narrow the streets in main street square right now to encourage pedestrian activity in that area
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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OMG TimBomb, you THRIVE on bashing Houston. I still don't get you.
For your sake, I hope you get an job opportunity in some other city which will allow you to move out of Houston, so you can be happy once and for all.

Anyways....Houston is a great city. You will be just fine here.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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LOL! I was shocked when the OP said that Houston reminds him of LA and San Fransisco, but almost everyone says that Houston's downtown is dead and the city is boring.
People who are bored in Houston would DEFINATLEY be bored in cities like, Dallas, Austin, Miami, Atlanta.

If you are bored here, you are just not looking. Or you are pretending that Houston is NYC or LA or something.

Houston has TONS AND TONS of things to do. I don't buy this "Houston is boring. Downtown is dead".

This coming from a Native New Yorker.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Texas
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People that say Houston is boring are the ones who are boring, there is always something to do.
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