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Old 03-02-2012, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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"Distinct city separate from Houston"

I don't think Sugar Land will ever be that. Most people in Sugar Land now work somewhere in Houston. Still more suburb than "distinct city". Even if Sugar Land were to annex it's ETJ, it's population would be less than 150K. That's nothing.

Galveston is a distinct city. Sugar Land is not.
That's because Galveston is a island.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: New Territory
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Even if Sugar Land were to annex it's ETJ, it's population would be less than 150K. That's nothing.
It's more than triple the size of the city you cite, Galveston (47k according to 2010 Census).
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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It's more than triple the size of the city you cite, Galveston (47k according to 2010 Census).
And would certainly be considered a city in most other states.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Which of these three cities more identify as a suburb or their own distinct city: Sugar Land, Galveston, or The Woodlands?
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Which of these three cities more identify as a suburb or their own distinct city: Sugar Land, Galveston, or The Woodlands?
Which one has its own baseball team.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Which of these three cities more identify as a suburb or their own distinct city: Sugar Land, Galveston, or The Woodlands?
People identify Sugar Land and The Woodlands as suburbs because they are closer and more connected to Houston than Galveston Island is. Galveston also has a lot of history and was at one time much more relevant as far as a city and not just tourist town as it is today.

The Woodlands was started as a master-planned community. As far as I know it's not yet an actual city by most definitions of the word.

Sugar Land started as an actual city, and Houston grew closer and closer to it with expansion. It has its own city government, a city hall, and city services, so it's definitely a real city even if it's a small one. That's different than places like Cypress and the popular parts of Katy where most of the growth is taking place, which are more like bedroom communities in Houston ETJ.

I haven't looked, but can probably guess Sugar Land and The Woodlands have a lot more company headquarters and corporate offices than Galveston does.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Do Sugar Land and The Woodlands have more jobs than Galveston, despite the smaller population of Galveston? I don't think so.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Do Sugar Land and The Woodlands have more jobs than Galveston, despite the smaller population of Galveston? I don't think so.
I don't know? Try to look it up and then come back to us. Also interesting would be the specific kinds of jobs.
Seems none of the other examples multiple people have given have done it for you...
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Which of these three cities more identify as a suburb or their own distinct city: Sugar Land, Galveston, or The Woodlands?
What do the south suburbs of Dallas have to do with anything?
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