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Old 08-05-2010, 01:06 PM
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Montgomery County, MD aka. MoCo
Pop: 971,600
Land Area: 496sq. miles
64.78% White
15.14% African American
0.29% Native American
11.3% Asian
0.05% Pacific Islander
5.0% from other races
3.45% from two or more races
County Seat: Rockville
Largest Cities: Silver Spring, Bethesda Germantown
14th in Per Capita income.

Montgomery Couty, PA aka. MontCo
Pop: 800,000
Land Area: 483sq. miles
- 83.5% White
- 8.2% Black
- 5.4% Asian
- 2.8% other
County Seat: Norristown
Most Notable Areas: The Mainline, KoP, Abington
20th in Per Capita Income

Montgomery County, TX
Pop: 447,718
Land Area: 1,044 sq. miles
- 88% white
- 3% black
- 9% other
County Seat: Conroe
24th fastest growing county in the U.S.

Which suburb has the best QOL?


Transportation: MoCo (DC Metro>SEPTA)
Schools: MontCo
Amenities: MoCo
COL: Montgomery(Houston)
Housing stock: MontCo
Outdoor Activities: MontCo
Shopping: MontCo
Diversity: MoCo

Overall: I've been to the one outside DC, and used to live in and have family friends in the one outside Philly. Havn't been to the one outside Housto though. IMO MoCo is more the booming trendy suburb, better for young pros, and MontCo is a better suburb to raise a family because of its lower crime and stronger sense of community.

which do u perfer?
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:15 PM
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I haven't been to the other two.

And at first I didn't even know what towns & cities were in the Houston one. But I just looked it up. They have 2 out of Houston's top 7 suburbs.

The Woodlands & Conroe.

It's also where all the recreational lake activities mostly are in Metro Houston.

Anyways here goes:

Transportation: Probably Washington DC & Philadelphia ones.

Schools: I think they would all excel in this.

Amenities: All would probably have things you could want.

COL: Montgomery County, Texas

Housing stock: Well the Montgomery County in Texas isn't diverse with stock it's in the woods type of area so that limits to the diversity of it, so I'll go with the other two for the winner on this. Like you can't get art deco or whatever in the Texas one.

Outdoor Activities: I would assume which ever one has more wildlife and lakes, Montgomery County, Texas has that all over. But I am assuming the other two do as well.

Shopping: Probably all three tied, I kind of hate shopping...

Diversity: Montgomery County, Maryland

I need to see the other two... luckily I get my chance in a few days to do so.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:31 PM
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I might be a bit biased as i currently live in Bethesda. I might also add that I have never been to montgomery county Texas:

Transportation: Maryland
Schools: Maryland (I would guess)
Amenities: Maryland
COL: Houston
Housing stock: PA or MD
Outdoor Activities: Not Sure
Shopping: Maryland (Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights)
Diversity: Not Sure

imo, Montgomery County, Maryland is one of the best/nicest suburban (though parts are quite urban) counties in the country.
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