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Old 08-26-2018, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It was a fun article to read. First off, it reminds me that there are many places and people in Houston to enjoy that I haven't experienced yet. Second, it reminds me that many places that are disrespected in popular culture and media are treated so by over-simplifying them and ignoring all the good that co-exists in them.
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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I like how the article refers to Houston being in Southwest Texas...lol

Ive been saying it for years, but Houston is what I like to call effortlessly cool. The city doesnt come across as a try-hard type city, but it manages to be ultra cool and it doesnt hide from its flaws.
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:47 PM
 
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Houston might be cool, but it'll never be "pay as much rent as you would in DC or Chicago" cool.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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Houston might be cool, but it'll never be "pay as much rent as you would in DC or Chicago" cool.
And I'm glad for that. If Houston was expensive as DC or Chicago, I'd leave in a heartbeat. I like living where my money goes far.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:25 AM
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Houston might be cool, but it'll never be "pay as much rent as you would in DC or Chicago" cool.
You completely missed the point of the article. Chicago and DC will never be pay as much rent as you would in NYC, San Francisco (or even Boston) cool. Clearly, all of the cities mentioned have much less land to build that translates into less supply than demand.

Now back on topic...
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:07 AM
 
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You completely missed the point of the article. Chicago and DC will never be pay as much rent as you would in NYC, San Francisco (or even Boston) cool. Clearly, all of the cities mentioned have much less land to build that translates into less supply than demand.

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Also, Chicago isn't really that expensive. Maybe a little moreso than Houston, but definitely nowhere close to DC, NY, SF, etc.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:57 AM
 
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Also, Chicago isn't really that expensive. Maybe a little moreso than Houston, but definitely nowhere close to DC, NY, SF, etc.
Plus you can ditch your car and the expenses that come with it.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:34 PM
 
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Plus you can ditch your car and the expenses that come with it.
Living inside the Chicago Loop is arguably cheaper than living inside 610, for this very reason.

Heck, I lived in a great one bedroom apartment in the Chicago equivalent of Montrose (Wicker Park) for $1250 a month. The El was right outside my door (Damen stop) and I didn’t have, nor did I need, a car.
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:06 PM
 
Location: lake charles
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You completely missed the point of the article. Chicago and DC will never be pay as much rent as you would in NYC, San Francisco (or even Boston) cool. Clearly, all of the cities mentioned have much less land to build that translates into less supply than demand.

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lack of zoning also keeps things cheaper. you build with the market, rather than worry about local government regulations.
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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You completely missed the point of the article. Chicago and DC will never be pay as much rent as you would in NYC, San Francisco (or even Boston) cool. Clearly, all of the cities mentioned have much less land to build that translates into less supply than demand.

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Heh. DC is actually currently getting closer to Boston rent. Houston and Chicago really arenít that far apart.
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