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Old 01-24-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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Too bad most of the good museums are on the Fort Worth side. The Kimbell is a great museum, but not MFAH level.
Maybe for art, but not history or science.
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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They feel different to me.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:43 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-Tex
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Maybe for art, but not history or science.
People usually rate the art museums. The Getty and the Art Institute are the flagships in the category.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Lived in both and I definitely agree with this sentiment. I think objectively we can say the food is better in Houston and the shopping is better in Dallas. Other than that they are almost identical in offerings.
Houston doesn't really have nightlife districts like in Dallas which can add to the overall experience of going out on the town just by the street experiences.
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:56 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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They feel different to me.
They are, but the way many people live it up in both cities doesn't allow these differences to play out. If everyone in either city is doing nothing but hopping from AC to AC, from home to car to work, then what else would an outsider perceive?
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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They are, but the way many people live it up in both cities doesn't allow these differences to play out. If everyone in either city is doing nothing but hopping from AC to AC, from home to car to work, then what else would an outsider perceive?
How about non-working hours? I'm pretty sure Houstonians are out at local park, jogging Buffalo Bayou, swimming in a nearby lake, or drinking on an outdoor patio. That's literally the same as what people do in Dallas and Austin. Yesterday in Dallas was prime example of that -- White Rock Lake packed, busy trails, and parks. The patios at the local bars and restaurants were also packed. Lots of tourists walking around the West End and Dealey Plaza. I'm sure Houston was the same.
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:18 AM
 
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Houston doesn't really have nightlife districts like in Dallas which can add to the overall experience of going out on the town just by the street experiences.
Sounds like you've never had a late night romp up and down Washington or through midtown or EaDo... plenty of street life to be had.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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How about non-working hours? I'm pretty sure Houstonians are out at local park, jogging Buffalo Bayou, swimming in a nearby lake, or drinking on an outdoor patio. That's literally the same as what people do in Dallas and Austin. Yesterday in Dallas was prime example of that -- White Rock Lake packed, busy trails, and parks. The patios at the local bars and restaurants were also packed. Lots of tourists walking around the West End and Dealey Plaza. I'm sure Houston was the same.
Exactly my point. While there certainly is activity in Houston, don't get me wrong, it is not done in a way that incorporates its setting effectively to the QOL. Either because of total neglect, or the initiatives that are present are only in infancy. As a result, the activity is in a milquetoast form that can easily be replicated in other cities. Meaning that outsiders view Houston and Dallas as peas in a pod, despite residents of the city like SouthernBoy seeing different.

Austin is by far the best in integrating its natural features with the public, allowing them to play into the vibe. So even if the basic amenities are the same in all the Texas cities, outsiders end up perceiving Austin as a special packaged experience. And yes the topography helps, but the way they use their water features is more key in this.

In relation to using the potential of what they have to offer, Dallas has done fantastic (especially with White Rock Lake), while Houston has barely lifted a finger.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:28 PM
 
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I like both the Metroplex and Houston.I dont know which one i like the best but i am more familiar with DFW.I am thinking of living in both places.I feel that both could possibly fill my needs ok if i lived there.
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:01 PM
 
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Sounds like you've never had a late night romp up and down Washington or through midtown or EaDo... plenty of street life to be had.
What about main street in downtown Houston? Isn't that a big nightlife spot as well?
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