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Old August 10th, 2006, 06:16 PM   #1
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The big differences between Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston?

Looking to get outta Tampa next yr when I graduate, and these 3 are near the top of my lst.

for the most part, they all seem the same. What really differentiates them? Anything?
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Old August 10th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #2
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snowfall? accent? Dallas has Fort Worth and Houston has Galveston but poor Atlanta has a million sprawlburbs for satellites?

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Old August 10th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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Nothing.
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Old August 10th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #4
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You can't go wrong with any of them, What sports teams do you like the best?
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Old August 10th, 2006, 07:07 PM   #5
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Location....Location....Location, it all depends on your geographic preference.
Imo, all 3 are great cities to choose from!!!
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Old August 10th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #6
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You can't go wrong with any of them, What sports teams do you like the best?

none. not a sports fan.

they just all seem so similiar...
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Old August 10th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #7
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houston has more buildings
dallas has the most population
atlanta has hills and lots of trees


oh and they are all sprawled up the ass woth lots of freeways
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Old August 10th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #8
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Looking to get outta Tampa next yr when I graduate, and these 3 are near the top of my lst.

for the most part, they all seem the same. What really differentiates them? Anything?
Btw, what is your reason for wanting to leave Tampa anyway?? Is this based on a more personal decision or perhaps a professional one??
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Old August 10th, 2006, 07:53 PM   #9
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Btw, what is your reason for wanting to leave Tampa anyway?? Is this based on a more personal decision or perhaps a professional one??

a number of things.

Hurricanes is at the top of the list.
the cost of housing is thru the roof.
too many old people, not enough young/single.
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Old August 10th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #10
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Well you can knock one off your list for Hurricanes.
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Old August 10th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #11
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haha, but that's also the same for Dallas which is more likely to see a tornado than Houston or San Antonio. Honestly, I went to Atlanta for a few days and decided that it was a great place to visit, bad place to live. Either city you want to choose will have traffic that will drive you nuts at times lol.
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Old August 10th, 2006, 09:50 PM   #12
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haha, but that's also the same for Dallas which is more likely to see a tornado than Houston or San Antonio. Honestly, I went to Atlanta for a few days and decided that it was a great place to visit, bad place to live. Either city you want to choose will have traffic that will drive you nuts at times lol.
That's interesting---I think most people see it the other way around---not a fascinating place to visit, but a great place to live.
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a number of things.

Hurricanes is at the top of the list.
Why are you considering Houston?
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Old August 10th, 2006, 10:59 PM   #14
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Why are you considering Houston?

weather and cost of living.

the hurricane potential is a BIG negative
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Old August 10th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #15
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dallas has the most population
Huh?

2000 Census:
Houston: 1,953,631
Dallas : 1,188,580

2005 Estimate:
Houston: 2,016,582
Dallas : 1,213,825
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Old August 10th, 2006, 11:29 PM   #16
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houston has more buildings
dallas has the most population
atlanta has hills and lots of trees


oh and they are all sprawled up the ass woth lots of freeways
Gotta make that building point huh?
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Old August 11th, 2006, 12:08 AM   #17
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I suspect blueb73 was looking for good answers. Unfortunately all I can think of is that Atlanta is more affluent (more millionaires per capita/highest millionaire 5 year projection growth?) blacker and maybe more musical. Maybe it has better shopping too?
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Old August 11th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #18
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Quote:
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Huh?

2000 Census:
Houston: 1,953,631
Dallas : 1,188,580

2005 Estimate:
Houston: 2,016,582
Dallas : 1,213,825
i meant Metro.....and to the other poster, yes i had to make the bulding point, it is true
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Old August 11th, 2006, 12:23 AM   #19
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I think you should look at Greenville, SC, myself, but I'm biased.

Out of the three you've cited, I'd take Dallas-Fort Worth over the other two. But the stuff cited here (sprawl, traffic, etc.) is true about all three. And you're really being fairly generic when you state just Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta. Each metro has many smaller neighborhoods and towns that all have character of their own and offer different things for different people. I'm sure you can find exactly what you're looking for (whatever that actually is) in each city.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 12:38 AM   #20
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Not a whole lot...

Atlanta does have a greater level of Black participation in government - questionably in culture & business.
Atlanta has more hills & forests surrounding it.
Atlanta does sprawl further, more lower density development in the exurbs.

Dallas & Houston are relatively more compact - partly due to better road infrastructure.
Dallas & Houston have a more notable historic urban core, due to their larger size in the early 1900's compared to Atlanta.

But otherwise - they are all very similar, too similar to make a huge difference.
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