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Old 10-31-2007, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Kingwood, Texas
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Heat and humidity (hate cold)
High school football
A John Deere riding mower
Beef brisket
Friendly neighbors
Civic pride
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:19 PM
 
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WEATHER.
Nice winter and tolerable summer
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Denver Colorado
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Houston sounds great! I look forward to visiting and checking out the area.
Is the IT - Tech Field - Engineering Field as good as I hear? I hear it's thriving.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Denver Colorado
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Originally Posted by chris_ut View Post
Austin is better than Houston, but Houston is pretty good overall.
What makes Austin better?
Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:14 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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The best thing? hmmm maybe it easier to keep up with the Jones'. A single income may be sufficient if youre in IT and other similar fields. seems a 2 income family is rare. we can let my wife keep her salary - big points with the in laws
gated communities for the average joe
life is considereably slow. more time with personal projects
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: The house on the hill
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Affordable housing
Friendly People
Nice weather most of the year
International Airport
All the major sports teams
Great food
Everthing is BIG! lol
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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Oh...and I forgot. Year round golf.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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The best things this transplant from the east coast likes about Houston are:

COST OF LIVING WITH HIGHER INCOME
Better Quality Public Schools
Nicer and more well- mannered people
Low crime compared to east coast cities
Strong sense of community
Strong parental involvement within the schools
The Medical Center
The Museum District
The Galleria
The Performing Arts Venues
The Concerts at the Toyota Center
The Sports Arenas
The Restaurants
The Galleria Mall and other shopping stores
Montrose
Rice Village
People are more pro-active when it comes to getting things accomplish
Having an international airport which has direct flights to many countries
Cultural Exchange and International Diversity
The Downtown Skyline
Neat Cultural Events
Lower Taxes
The Individualistic Attitude- no need or pressure to conform

Also, Houston is a neat place to raise a family.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:58 PM
 
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1.Extremly affordable homes combined with a very good local economy
2.Weather
3. Large city atmosphere
4.Friendly ppl a lot different ppl than the snobs from OC
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Denver Colorado
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Originally Posted by Rose31 View Post
The best things this transplant from the east coast likes about Houston are:

COST OF LIVING WITH HIGHER INCOME
Better Quality Public Schools
Nicer and more well- mannered people
Low crime compared to east coast cities
Strong sense of community
Strong parental involvement within the schools
The Medical Center
The Museum District
The Galleria
The Performing Arts Venues
The Concerts at the Toyota Center
The Sports Arenas
The Restaurants
The Galleria Mall and other shopping stores
Montrose
Rice Village
People are more pro-active when it comes to getting things accomplish
Having an international airport which has direct flights to many countries
Cultural Exchange and International Diversity
The Downtown Skyline
Neat Cultural Events
Lower Taxes
The Individualistic Attitude- no need or pressure to conform

Also, Houston is a neat place to raise a family.
Sounds perfect!!
Thanks so much!!

Now I need to decide on an area to live.
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