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Old October 5th, 2005, 07:26 PM   #1
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Do you think that Texas will ever have

land issues concerning development like Florida or California, or do you think Texas will always have enough land for growth? I appreciate your responses.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 11:43 PM   #2
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For many many years to come YES! Without a doubt Texas is so damn huge! Its also why Houses are so damn cheap here. Cause you got just endless amounts of land to build on.

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Old October 6th, 2005, 12:14 AM   #3
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no, it will take a long time
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Old October 6th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #4
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The only city I can see this happening to is Galveston.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 12:55 AM   #5
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Do you know how big this State is? It took my family longer to drive from the Houston area (Bryan/College Station) to El Paso, then it took us to get from El Paso to Los Angeles.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #6
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Do you know how big this State is? It took my family longer to drive from the Houston area (Bryan/College Station) to El Paso, then it took us to get from El Paso to Los Angeles.

College Station is part of the Houston metro?
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Old October 6th, 2005, 01:53 AM   #7
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I think that the size will create other issues. Sprawl. Texas surely won't run out of room spacewise, but it will run out of patience when Dallas and Houston meet and people are having 3 hour commutes to work.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 02:35 AM   #8
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Dallas and Houston will never meet in any of our lifetimes...250+ miles from downtown to downtown...Houston and San Antonio (190 miles from downtown to downtown) have a better chance since Houston seems to be growing ever more west, but still not in any of our lifetimes. I read in another thread where San Antonio's growth north and Austin's growth south could meet within about 30 years...it's only 80 miles from downtown to downtown but between New Braunfels (SA area) and San Marcos (Austin area) there's maybe like 12 miles of empty land. Then a few more empty miles between San Marcos and Buda/Kyle where metro Austin begins...really not that much empty open land anymore between the two and it's dwindling moreso every year.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 02:49 AM   #9
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Dallas is going North not south, Metro DFW being in southern Oklahoma is a long term possibility.

Dallas could sprawl to the canadian border over Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North/South Dakota, just flat farm land for hundreds of miles.

Texas triangle 15-17 million people Texas

Bos-Wash 45~ million people
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Old October 6th, 2005, 02:54 AM   #10
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Yea..I see metro DFW meeting up with Oklahoma City before it ever would meet up with Houston..OKC is closer anyway than Houston!!
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Old October 6th, 2005, 03:49 AM   #11
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I think an area like Texas is to big to have land issues due to it being overpopulated. Now I think the only issues texas might have due to it being overpopulated are water issues like they're having in Arizona, Nevada, ect, But that is WAY out of our lifetimes though.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 03:52 AM   #12
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lol, I wasn't really being serious about the Houston-Dallas meeting thing. But still, I think sprawl is an issue that Texas should be very worried about.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 04:31 AM   #13
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Dallas is going North not south, Metro DFW being in southern Oklahoma is a long term possibility.

Dallas could sprawl to the canadian border over Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North/South Dakota, just flat farm land for hundreds of miles.

Texas triangle 15-17 million people Texas

Bos-Wash 45~ million people
LOL.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 05:36 AM   #14
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Quote:
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Do you know how big this State is? It took my family longer to drive from the Houston area (Bryan/College Station) to El Paso, then it took us to get from El Paso to Los Angeles.
El Paso, Texas to Orange, Texas 855.0 miles on I-10

http://maps.yahoo.com/dd_result?newa...as&tcountry=us

El Paso, Texas to Los Angeles, California 801.5 miles on I-10

http://maps.yahoo.com/dd_result?newa...es&tcountry=us

Jacksonville, Florida to Orange, Texas 762.1 miles on I-10

http://maps.yahoo.com/dd_result?newa...as&tcountry=us

edit: I just realized it isn't exactly I-10
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Old October 6th, 2005, 05:42 AM   #15
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lol, I wasn't really being serious about the Houston-Dallas meeting thing. But still, I think sprawl is an issue that Texas should be very worried about.
Yeah, they should. But the land is so flat that nothing really can stop it but ourselves. Dallas area is getting close to the Oklahoma border. I think it could stop right there though because that's just to damn far out from the city.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #16
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I don't think people will go past the Red River.
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