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Old 11-14-2020, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
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These two towns share close ties with fairly nearby metros. Which two are more tied?
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Old 11-14-2020, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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In my opinion Waco and Dallas.

The connection between Dallas and Baylor and Houston and A&M is similar, but the economy of Waco is more connected to Dallas.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:10 PM
 
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In my opinion Waco and Dallas.

The connection between Dallas and Baylor and Houston and A&M is similar, but the economy of Waco is more connected to Dallas.
Waco’s economy is definitely more tied in to Dallas, but A&M does more for Houston than Baylor does to Dallas. Sheer size could the reason. It actually annoys me how many A&M engineers are hired by the city.

Both have a lot of connections Even outside of the economy and the schools though.
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Old 11-15-2020, 08:39 PM
 
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With the Aggie Tollway, CS (don't forget Bryan as well) and Houston will be even more connected. Magnolia and CS will be within a reasonable commute by modern standards. Already, NW Cypress and CS are commutable.
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Old 11-15-2020, 08:49 PM
 
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With the Aggie Tollway, CS (don't forget Bryan as well) and Houston will be even more connected. Magnolia and CS will be within a reasonable commute by modern standards. Already, NW Cypress and CS are commutable.
Yah. It’s a tough one for me. Both are connected in different ways. A&M’s Houston connection are far superior to Baylor’s Dallas connections. But Waco’s economy revolve around Dallas a good bit more. College Station has a lot of cultural attractions that revolve around Houston and vice Versa. This is the difference maker to me. And there’s a lot more between CS and Houston than there is between Waco and Dallas. It’s still about even to me, but I think you’re on point here with CS being better set up for the future.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Yah. It’s a tough one for me. Both are connected in different ways. A&M’s Houston connection are far superior to Baylor’s Dallas connections. But Waco’s economy revolve around Dallas a good bit more. College Station has a lot of cultural attractions that revolve around Houston and vice Versa. This is the difference maker to me. And there’s a lot more between CS and Houston than there is between Waco and Dallas. It’s still about even to me, but I think you’re on point here with CS being better set up for the future.
While that will certainly make College Station more connected to Houston, I think it just makes it more even than anything else. I-35 is free and has been there for a long time.

Im trying to think of what would make College Station culturally superior to Waco and I cant really think of anything. Maybe the Bush Library? Thanks to Chip and Joanna, Waco certainly has more to do than B/CS.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:39 PM
 
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While that will certainly make College Station more connected to Houston, I think it just makes it more even than anything else. I-35 is free and has been there for a long time.

Im trying to think of what would make College Station culturally superior to Waco and I cant really think of anything. Maybe the Bush Library? Thanks to Chip and Joanna, Waco certainly has more to do than B/CS.
A&M games. Messina Hof winery. As you mention, Bush Library. Blue Bell is also close by (basically on the way). Waco has Baylor games but that incomparable to A&M games. Waco has more day to at attraction than Brazos. But Brazos has more attractions that are worth the drive. Which in the end connect them more.

But I wasn’t asking which is better. I was asking which is more connected to its nearby Metro. If you think Waco is better in attractions, I disagree, but I was asking which is has more ties.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:46 PM
 
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A&M games. Messina Hof winery. As you mention, Bush Library. Blue Bell is also close by (basically on the way). Waco has Baylor games but that incomparable to A&M games. Waco has more day to at attraction than Brazos. But Brazos has more attractions that are worth the drive. Which in the end connect them more.
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Waco has Balcones distillery, a much livelier and more walkable downtown, better restaurants, Homestead Heritage, a larger farmers market, and more charming neighborhoods. I think Waco has objectively more to do.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:58 PM
 
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Waco has Balcones distillery, a much livelier and more walkable downtown, better restaurants, Homestead Heritage, a larger farmers market, and more charming neighborhoods. I think Waco has objectively more to do.
Other than Homestead Heritage, these are local to Waco. You’re basically convincing that Waco is better to live in. But not necessarily better to drive to. Waco has objectively more to do as a resident sure. But visitors aren’t going to go out of their way to see the charming neighborhoods. Or farmers market. They’d just stay in Dallas. I noticed you didn’t mention some of Waco’s more notable attractions. The Dr. pepper museum and the Texas ranger hall of fame museum. Those on the other hand are worth the drive.

I’m sure you don’t have to ask this, but Incase you do, the reason Baylor games don’t compensate for A&M games is because Baylor isn’t a legacy CF team as A&M is.
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Old 11-16-2020, 02:22 PM
 
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Hard question. I want to say Houston and C-stat but I just dunno...
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