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Old 02-25-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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The competition is actually good for the cities. When one improves something, the next city tries to trump it.

Everybody knows that I am faaaaaaar from a Houston homer, but even I get annoyed by people's misconceptions about Houston. Everybody still associates it from when it was known as the worst big city in the country and Rice University's propaganda even include "inspite of being in Houston". Houston has come a long way.

 
Old 02-25-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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The competition is actually good for the cities. When one improves something, the next city tries to trump it.

Everybody knows that I am faaaaaaar from a Houston homer, but even I get annoyed by people's misconceptions about Houston. Everybody still associates it from when it was known as the worst big city in the country and Rice University's propaganda even include "inspite of being in Houston". Houston has come a long way.
I dont really see Houston has changed that much perhaps it is the country's values moved after the great recession. A city with jobs and recovery from the great recession that impacted its economy less than most cities is seen in a different light now
 
Old 02-25-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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do you know what a downtown is. I would advise that you look it up before posting uneducated comments.

neither of these downtowns suck. And Both Houston and Dallas downtowns are much much much better functioning business districts than Austins.

you sound like those silly Paris Hilton everything is a party people. If you think a downtown is a Disney land for adults then you were fooled big time.
Downtown Houston and Dallas better than Dt. Austin? I got news for you. Austin has much more lively and functioning and interesting downtown than the both Dallas and Houston. Dt. Houston is dead and been declared dead by its own presses. Just look at Main St..
 
Old 02-25-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Houston and Dallas downtowns are just big office park with theater districts. Dallas might be a little ahead because of more housing downtown. That's about it. Maybe the art district makes a little more ahead of Houston's. Austin's downtown is a well mixed-used downtown with offices, housing, retail and entertainment. I think Austin is the best in Texas and San Antonio comes a distant second. Both Houston and Dallas need to fix up their downtowns and make it pedestrian friendly packed with things to do.
 
Old 02-25-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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Oh dont worry...Dallas is moving in the right direction...cant speak for Houston.
 
Old 02-25-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Oh dont worry...Dallas is moving in the right direction...cant speak for Houston.
Both are moving in the right direction. I love the potential of the new sports complex going up in Houston. Downtown needs more residents though. There will be three different light rail lines in the city (though only two different pair of tracks). Downtown Houston and Downtown Dallas has potential to be better than both Austin and SA. OTOH, everything does not need to be downtown. This is where Dallas and Houston stomps other Texas cities.
 
Old 02-25-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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The Main Street district in downtown Dallas is the only thing that sets downtown Dallas a little above DT Houston. otherwise they are both in the same boat. DT Austin is a lot more fun, but...... Austin centers itself around DT while Dallas has many entertainment districts of different flavors throughout it's core neighborhoods.
 
Old 02-25-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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The Main Street district in downtown Dallas is the only thing that sets downtown Dallas a little above DT Houston. otherwise they are both in the same boat. DT Austin is a lot more fun, but...... Austin centers itself around DT while Dallas has many entertainment districts of different flavors throughout it's core neighborhoods.
Yes........And DT Austin is the ONLY party spot in austin worth mentioning.
 
Old 02-25-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Yes........And DT Austin is the ONLY party spot in austin worth mentioning.
Also worth mentioning that DT Austin is not monolithic...there are several districts throughout DT that each offer something different. Used to be totally centered around Sixth but as establishments have popped up quickly in the other districts that has shifted.

I'm wondering how a thread about Houston's alleged inferiority complex has turned into another comparison between Austin Dallas and Houston featuring the usual suspects.

To respond to the topic at hand, I have never noticed an inferiority complex from members of any particular TX city. On this forum, certain posters may have created that perception but as many have said already, in reality it doesn't exist.
 
Old 02-25-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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