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Old 10-23-2007, 07:21 PM
 
Location: 77059
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She ... hates the fact that they had to spend 1.2 million on a home that you can get for 200k in Houston.

They had $1.2M to spend. Cry me a river!!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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Houston is a great place to live. I grew up there, moved to Dallas a year ago, now my husband is getting transferred to Oklahoma City. Houston people are friendly and easy to get to know. You won't have any problem making friends. People are really down to earth compared with the Dallas crowd. There are great places to eat, good shopping and the cost of living is very low. I know how you feel when people warn you about Houston, that' is what is happening to me with this Oklahoma City move. Good luck, don't worry!
Just wanted to say thank you for the positive outlook. Its really nice to hear and I appreciate it that we got back to my original questions instead of talking about road rage Thats the kind of things you want to hear about- the people, places to go etc... and I am getting more excite by the minute!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:45 AM
 
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yes, you will be moving to another sprawled out city
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Moving from San Francisco to Houston? Isn't that like moving from the USA to Kuwait?
No, more like moving from communist China (SF)to the USA (Houston)
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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Now, Houston is a good city, but as you know, it is not the prettiest place on Earth


What do you mean it's not the prettiest place on Earth? The French Riviera's got nothing on this.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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^Houston's like any other city. It's got some absolutely gorgeous parts and some heinously ugly areas. There's more to Houston than freeways and FM 1960-like surface streets. I think I need to whip out my camera.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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I think this is why all the transfers end up way out in the burbs. The scenery from the freeways and main drags is terrible. They freak out and claim Houston is the ugliest place on earth and flee 30 miles away in hopes of escaping it. Only to later find the strip malls, chain restaurants,fast food, Brake Checks and traffic is there too.

Driving as little as a 1/4 mile away from these super freeways, the scenery is completely different. It can get far worse, or it can look like a lush forest, with gorgoues old oak trees and green lawns.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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^Houston's like any other city. It's got some absolutely gorgeous parts...
Huh? Whatchootalkinbout? All we have here is freeways and billboards. You know that one trip down I-10 is all you need to know about Houston.



http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1/jfre81/072-1.jpg (broken link)

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Old 03-02-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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JFRE, seriously you've got to stop posting the GOOD pictures. shhhhhh.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: southern california
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i love houston its got a few imported crime problems from New Orleans, i think
that will eventually clean up. long run, i think you are guna (no pun intended) like it. be sure to visit
galveston very pretty. did you get your RN?
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