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Old 11-12-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I've been through Austin, but it was long ago and were it not the Texas state capital, it's doubtful I would remember ever being there.
Austin is probably about eight times larger than it was when you went through there. 40 years ago it was about the size of Lubbock. Now it's closing in on 2 million MSA.

OKC and Tulsa would be about 4 million a piece if they had grown like Austin has.
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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And to me that is part of the problem. Austin isn't real anymore. It's a place so fixated on being a top 10 city that it is losing some of the things that made it fun and appealing in the first place.
Everyone has a different opinion, and there are some old timers here who miss "The old Austin".. but Austin is really a great and fun city.... you have to be a really boring person to not be able to find something fun to do here. The food alone is worth living here, not to mention all the places to hike, all the people out doing stuff all the time...running, hiking, biking...there is an electric, vibrant culture that you don't see a whole lot of other places. Just my opinion of course, but there are 1.8 million people in the metro area and most love this place. That may be too big for some people, may be too small for others. For me it's just right.

Except for the heat....they are right about the heat. Summers can be brutal!
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Austin, TX a great place, no doubt. But OKC needs to be OKC. This is why I like going up there, while the area may not be growing as fast as Austin, OKC is atleast growing at a healthy place. Remember you guys have nearly 1.5 million people living in the metropolitan area, that's still a good amount of growth.
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Everyone has a different opinion, and there are some old timers here who miss "The old Austin".. but Austin is really a great and fun city.... you have to be a really boring person to not be able to find something fun to do here. The food alone is worth living here, not to mention all the places to hike, all the people out doing stuff all the time...running, hiking, biking...there is an electric, vibrant culture that you don't see a whole lot of other places. Just my opinion of course, but there are 1.8 million people in the metro area and most love this place. That may be too big for some people, may be too small for others. For me it's just right.

Except for the heat....they are right about the heat. Summers can be brutal!
Agreed Austin2009. Glad your loving it down here.
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Old 11-16-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Just my opinion of course, but there are 1.8 million people in the metro area and most love this place. That may be too big for some people, may be too small for others. For me it's just right.

Except for the heat....they are right about the heat. Summers can be brutal!
I just hope your "just right" doesn't mind trending upwards.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: plano
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I hope it is not the next austin, I like OKC
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:45 AM
 
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And OKC does not have enough tech companies. Austin has a bunch, Texas Instruments. Many successful companies (that your heard of) are out of Texas
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: USA
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Oklahoma City population does not compare with that of Austin. Austin is much much larger. OKC doesn't claim equality to Austin. It would truly be an anomaly if OKC had as many tech companies as Austin. Making a comparison of OKC to Austin makes as much sense as comparing it to NYC.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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Oklahoma City population does not compare with that of Austin. Austin is much much larger. OKC doesn't claim equality to Austin. It would truly be an anomaly if OKC had as many tech companies as Austin. Making a comparison of OKC to Austin makes as much sense as comparing it to NYC.
Agreed. It's like comparing Gotebo to Las Vegas.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Agreed. It's like comparing Gotebo to Las Vegas.
Now we don't need a Kansan acting like a Texan on here.

Take it back.
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