U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-16-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
2,703 posts, read 240,483 times
Reputation: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by DCNative View Post
Howdy y'all Houstoners... I'm just settling into my new apartment just south of the bayou park, near montrose and only 2 miles from downtown.

Thanks for your help with all the information... couldn't have done it without you! Houston is a behemoth of a city, I could see that on a VERY high overpass over 610 near the Galleria. Huuuuugge!!!
LOL, people in Houston don't talk like that .

Your location is great though. Good choice of the Montrose area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-16-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
4,085 posts, read 8,400,603 times
Reputation: 1856
And we're Houstonians. I'm the only houstoner.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
8,907 posts, read 15,146,604 times
Reputation: 4046
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guerilla View Post
LOL, people in Houston don't talk like that .

Your location is great though. Good choice of the Montrose area.
Um we do say Y'all.... A LOT

But we don't say Huge, we say youuuuge
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 09:51 AM
 
124 posts, read 499,485 times
Reputation: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by DCNative View Post
Thanks everyone! Houstoners are a very friendly bunch, from what I've seen. I've talked to more people in grocery and furniture stores this week than I ever had back home... and people even have conversations in elevators! I met up with my cousin (who lives here) for dinner, and the place we were at was quite lively and spirited. Today, I met my neighbors and talked with them for a while.

When driving, people actually let you change lanes or merge in front of them! They even make room for people who are trying to merge onto the freeways... never seen that back home. (however, during rush hour, all bets are off!)

I'm feeling an overall good vibe with this city... just gotta meet more people and find things to do around here. Join a gym, a volleyball league or co-ed sports, etc...
Hi DCNative,


Congratulations on your move to Houston. I am a native Washingtonian as well. I relocated to Houston three years ago. You will love it here in Houston. Just like you mentioned, people here are so nice and so helpful.

If you are looking to meet people in Houston with similar interests, then you should checkout Meetup Meetup: World's largest community of local Meetups, clubs and groups! - Meetup.com.

Here are a few other websites that may help you with finding activities and other information about Houston.

www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org

iFest

Visit Houston Texas - Tourism, Houston Events, Special Offers, Info & More! - Greater Houston CVB

Free Houston Newcomer and Relocation Guides: Houston newcomer information

Houston, Texas



Welcome to Houston
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
2,703 posts, read 240,483 times
Reputation: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by EasilyAmused View Post
Um we do say Y'all.... A LOT

But we don't say Huge, we say youuuuge
Every region in America says "yall" a lot.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
1,713 posts, read 2,893,339 times
Reputation: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guerilla View Post
LOL, people in Houston don't talk like that .

Your location is great though. Good choice of the Montrose area.
Thanks. I was hoping to get a place at Midtown or Rice, but there was nothing available and my realtor couldn't find anything either. I got a good deal here where I am, and it's very close to work so it's all good.

Don't worry, I don't really say "yall", LOL... I just like to type it, thats' all
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
1,713 posts, read 2,893,339 times
Reputation: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rose31 View Post
Hi DCNative,


Congratulations on your move to Houston. I am a native Washingtonian as well. I relocated to Houston three years ago. You will love it here in Houston. Just like you mentioned, people here are so nice and so helpful.

If you are looking to meet people in Houston with similar interests, then you should checkout Meetup Meetup: World's largest community of local Meetups, clubs and groups! - Meetup.com.

Here are a few other websites that may help you with finding activities and other information about Houston.

www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org

iFest

Visit Houston Texas - Tourism, Houston Events, Special Offers, Info & More! - Greater Houston CVB

Free Houston Newcomer and Relocation Guides: Houston newcomer information

Houston, Texas



Welcome to Houston
Thanks Rose31... those are GREAT links, I'm bookmarking all of them and will check up on them soon after I get settled (still unpacking)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 04:03 PM
Status: "Enjoying the mountains" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
20,015 posts, read 20,522,841 times
Reputation: 28044
Hey DC welcome to Houston, I'm glad it's working out for you. I agree most people here are very friendly. By the way my azaleas started blooming in January

You will also hear "I'm fixing to...........a lot
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 04:05 PM
 
11,362 posts, read 17,209,234 times
Reputation: 5208
We do say y'all, at least the Texas natives do...I'm guilty as charged...."howdy" is gonna get some funny looks though, in the city anyway.

DC, if you wouldn't mind, since I'm eyeing a potential move to an apartment closer in within the next year or so (I'm near Reliant Stadium and the Medical Center), how big's your place and how much is it going for?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
2,703 posts, read 240,483 times
Reputation: 206
I was meaning the phrase "howdy yall". "Yall" is always used in day to day conversations. Its normal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top