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Old 05-09-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Where is Fairfield?
290/Mason
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Yeah, if you work no further SE than the Beltway, Fairfield isn't that bad of a choice.
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:50 PM
 
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Yea, even I know that Prairie View to Houston is a long way!
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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One more time, worst commute for those working downtown.

In that case, eh, not such a great choice unless you like living in your car.
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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One more time, worst commute for those working downtown.

In that case, eh, not such a great choice unless you like living in your car.
True - this subdivision only works if you work nearby. Come to think about it, it's only about a 35-40 minute commute to the Energy Corridor. Never even thought about that.
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Fairfield sucks for commutes to the inner parts of Houston, but it isn't the worst suburb.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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every suburb of houston is the worst for different reasons.

Worst for the poor: Piney point village
worst for those who support arizona's immigration laws: Pasadena
worst for new yorkers: Jersey village
worst for diabetics: Sugar land
worst for simon and theodore: Alvin
worst for black homeowners: Bellaire
worst for short, scrawny teenagers that can't catch: Katy
worst for people who like to get to work within four hours: The woodlands
worst for drivers who roll their stops: Meadows place
worst for bad spellers: Atascocita
Laugh out LOUDl!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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This is a spin-off of the other thread.

South Houston?
Greenspoint?
Texas City?
Pasadena?
Whatever suburb you happen to be in.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:47 AM
 
Location: West Houston
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Default What is a "Suburb"?

Wikipedia:

Suburbs, usually referring to a residential area, are defined in various different ways around the world. They can be the residential areas of a large city, or separate residential communities within commuting distance of a city. Some suburbs have a degree of political autonomy, and most have lower population density than inner city neighborhoods.

Merriam-Webster dictionary:

1 a : an outlying part of a city or town b : a smaller community adjacent to or within commuting distance of a city c plural : the residential area on the outskirts of a city or large town


So all of you who were classifying separate smaller cities, like Pasadena and Sugar Land and Katy, as "not suburbs" are incorrect. Plus, all of you classifying areas within the city limits of Houston (like where I live) as "not suburbs" are wrong as well.

Effectively, in my opinion, for Houston, "Inside the Loop + Galleria Area = urban; everything else is "suburbs".

Also, there are "suburbs" and "exurbs". "Exurbs" of Houston would include Conroe, Tomball, even Hempstead.

Generally, these little farming communities, as long as they ARE just little farming communities, are not part of the "metro"; when commuters begin to arrive, they become "exurbs" and eventually "suburbs"; it is possible for them to become "urban". For example, Harlem on Manhattan Island started life as a rural farming community far from the city. No one would say it is less than "urban" now.

In Houston, Montrose, River Oaks, West University Place, and Bellaire were all originally suburbs, but now they're subsumed into Houston.

I personally remember when the area where I live now (near Beltway 8/Westheimer) was an "exurban" area, far from the city. No Beltway. They built the Westchase Hilton and everybody said, "but who on earth would stay there, that far out?" Now that's "in town".
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Originally Posted by crbcrbrgv View Post
Every suburb of Houston is the worst for different reasons.

Worst for the poor: Piney Point Village
Worst for those who support Arizona's immigration laws: Pasadena
Worst for New Yorkers: Jersey Village
Worst for diabetics: Sugar Land
Worst for Simon and Theodore: Alvin
Worst for black homeowners: Bellaire
Worst for short, scrawny teenagers that can't catch: Katy
Worst for people who like to get to work within four hours: The Woodlands
Worst for drivers who roll their stops: Meadows Place
Worst for bad spellers: Atascocita
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