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Old 03-22-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Also, I never knew Hispanic and White were two different races. Thanks for that touch of ignorance.
Don't thank me, Thank the people that come up with demographics. I'm sure they didn't want to have to sort through the many nationalities in the Hispanic community and as for White, yes. White is a race.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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Houston is far from ugly.

I'm perfectly happy with the beaches in Galveston knowing that I have a decent job, chances for growth in my career, and that I'm surrounded by opportunity.

I'm more then happy to let Miami have tourism and retirees.. As for not being a "real" city because of sprawl, You might want to check your precious Southern California before talking about sprawl.. Oh, and your metro consists of 3 counties, not exactly a burrough of New York, huh ?
You forgot that Miami is HQ for virtually all US corporations Latin America operations (Microsoft, Google, etc) and that it has the highest concentration of foreign banks in the country. So much for a place of retirees. If anything actually, Palm Beach would be the retirees/families area, not Miami which is much more for young beautiful people.

I am glad you enjoy Galveston. Too bad the entire World travels to South Beach, not Galveston.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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Don't thank me, Thank the people that come up with demographics. I'm sure they didn't want to have to sort through the many nationalities in the Hispanic community and as for White, yes. White is a race.
But 90% of hispanics (all who are not black) fall into the white category. Ignorance is bliss.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I am glad you enjoy Galveston. Too bad the entire World travels to South Beach, not Galveston.
I'm sorry I've rained on your love affair for Miami but aside from the beaches Miami has nothing on Houston. I know it hurts and you can cry about it if you'd like.. but that doesn't change anything.

Foreign companies ? Banks ? What's that have to do with anything relevant ? The OP is looking for a good place to live with jobs and a better quality of life.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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But 90% of hispanics (all who are not black) fall into the white category. Ignorance is bliss.
You're incorrect.

Most demographics list a "White/Non-Hispanic" demographic.

Texas, as a whole.. Is joined by California, New Mexico, and Hawaii as "minority-majority" states..

You don't get much more diverse then that.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:41 AM
 
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I'm sorry I've rained on your love affair for Miami but aside from the beaches Miami has nothing on Houston. I know it hurts and you can cry about it if you'd like.. but that doesn't change anything.

Foreign companies ? Banks ? What's that have to do with anything relevant ? The OP is looking for a good place to live with jobs and a better quality of life.
Quality of life: 80F weather in january, living near a beautiful beach, good food , sophisticated attractions (like in Miami), nightlife (not like the pathetic dive bars of Houston), etc etc...
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Quality of life: 80F weather in january, living near a beautiful beach, good food , sophisticated attractions (like in Miami), nightlife (not like the pathetic dive bars of Houston), etc etc...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s056tSc0zz8

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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Dude, give me a break. I know Houston very well. It's just a good working city. Don't even go there to try make it look like some cool place. It's not and never will be.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Dude, give me a break. I know Houston very well. It's just a good working city. Don't even go there to try make it look like some cool place. It's not and never will be.
Your opinion.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Hey, what's it matter, anyway. Some of us love Florida, some of us prefer Texas. What matters is that those who live where they do are happy there. It's all subjective. I love my Florida, but that doesn't mean Texas is "bad", it's just not for me.
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