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Old 11-15-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Boy have you noticed Dallas is more urban than houston we are the 4th biggest metroplex in the united states houston is after us. so get it striaght Dallas is big we just like the trees to be green.
See what I mean when I say that Dallasites conveniently select when it is unacceptable to refer to the entire metroplex as "Dallas"...This is a double standard. But in the same sentence this poster mentions that the "Metroplex" is bigger than Houston. Well of course it is. Thats like gloating over the fact that Houston, Sugarland, Galveston, Spring, Humble, The Woodlands, Katy and Conroe are bigger than Dallas. What kind of comparison is that?
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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Both cities have beautiful women. And neither city is worth living in.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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^Isn't that a reason worth living in those cities for some?
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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^Isn't that a reason worth living in those cities?
No. The cities suck, and so does the weather. Find a babe, take her to Austin.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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No. The cities suck, and so does the weather. Find a babe, take her to Austin.
Austin is so overrated.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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Austin is so overrated.
The great cities in America share the following.

Water & scenery
A major college
A liberal lifestyle and undercurrent.
Technologically wired.

Austin nails it.

Great music, chow, topography, water, tech savvy.

Houston and Dallas don't.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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The great cities in America share the following.

Water & scenery
A major college
A liberal lifestyle and undercurrent.
Technologically wired.

Austin nails it.

Great music, chow, topography, water, tech savvy.

Houston and Dallas don't.
You sound like a typical Austinite. Austin has officially passed Dallas as the snobbiest city in Texas. Austin used to be laid back and genuine. Its neither any more. Its really quite sad. Austin tries so hard to be its stereotype when it didnt have to. Now theres no turning back.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Houston
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You sound like a typical Austinite. Austin has officially passed Dallas as the snobbiest city in Texas. Austin used to be laid back and genuine. Its neither any more.
He's not from Texas. He just really likes Austin.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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No. The cities suck, and so does the weather. Find a babe, take her to Austin.
Suck? Wow.

How is Austin's weather so different? Is it not part of Texas anymore?

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The great cities in America share the following.

Water & scenery
A major college
A liberal lifestyle and undercurrent.
Technologically wired.

Austin nails it.

Great music, chow, topography, water, tech savvy.

Houston and Dallas don't.
I thought you said yourself that your Austin/Texas experience was traveling over a decade ago.

Let me speak as a current Texas resident, and former resident of Austin and Houston.

Water & scenery -- Houston has it too. It doesn't have hills, but it has plenty of trees, greenery and water. I'll let the Dallasites speak for Dallas.

A major college -- Houston and Dallas have these. They may not be as large as UT, but how many are? And does Austin even have a medical school?

A liberal lifestyle and undercurrent -- You can find these easily in Houston and Dallas. In the cities, not the suburbs. But the case is the same in Austin. It's Houston, not Austin, that is on the cusp of electing a lesbian mayor.

Tech savvy -- All three cities fit the bill quite well on this. There's more to tech than just computers. There's biotech, nanotech and others. Many revolutionary inventions came out of Houston's medical district or from NASA. Even so, Compaq started in Houston. And there is a lot of tech in Dallas as well.

Restaurants/food -- This is the funniest to me. When I moved from Austin to Houston, one of the first things I noticed was how much better the restaurant scene was. Wow! I was amazed. No wonder Houston often makes those lists for top restaurant cities in the nation. I'm talking good food, not just expensive food.

And sorry, but Montrose is weirder than anything I've seen in Austin. If you've ever seen the Art Car Parade in Austin... well, they got the idea from Houston.

You know what I think? That you don't have much experience with present-day Texas, and that image (rather than reality) is way too important in your opinion on this. Because I keep coming upon post after post like this.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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I dont see how anyone can say that Houston is technologically rudimentary when they have citywide wi-fi. Or at least they're planning to.
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