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lnomm34
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re: Good city for young adults


I'm just giving you a hard time.

On toipic: I don't have any real experience to draw from. My wife is living in Philly right now for a year finishing up her PhD. I've been up there a couple of times over the past few months. The public transportation is awesome. The little suburb where she's living is an excellent place. I could see myself living there. It'd be a hell of a lot better than where I'm currently living. But that isn't saying much.

I would never want to live in a city with shitty public transportation. You do not want to have to drive around in a city as big as Philly, Boston, Baltimore, NYC, etc. So, I could never see myself living in Houston or Atlanta






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NameWithheld
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re: Good city for young adults


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if i was surrounded by texans, i'd feel like i was already dying in a fire.


I just don't see the need to take the discussion to that level... but this is the O-T/interwebz I suppose.

While I don't REALLY wish you death via the flames of hell, you at least deserve this:







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Solo
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Agreed, Harlem and Morningside Heights are too far, no need for that unless you go to Columbia.

When I think of rents in Manhattan, I'm not thinking of Harlem. Just saying.







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karmapol1ce
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hey, i can't help it. texas sucks. but texans think it doesn't.
at least most other places that suck people know that it sucks.

large part(s) of louisiana suck too.






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karmapol1ce
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When I think of rents in Manhattan, I'm not thinking of Harlem. Just saying.



harlem is fun to visit. i wouldn't want to take the train that far every day to get into the city proper though.






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trillhog
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harlem is fun to visit. i wouldn't want to take the train that far every day to get into the city proper though.


well most people younger go out downtown... so i lived up on 89th on the upper east side once and it was a nice place and nice neighborhood but it drove me crazy having to get downtown. then i lived in carol gardens and it was just a short cab across the bridge and i was right in the middle of it. i'd never live that far up north again. harlem would be out of the question period.






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VerlanderBEAST
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If I could move anywhere, it would be Boston. They have everything New York has to offer (transportation, culture, sports, ect) without being New York.

Boston doesn't have 1% of the culture and diversity NYC does






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NameWithheld
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Houston, TX
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Good city for young adults


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hey, i can't help it. texas sucks. but texans think it doesn't.
at least most other places that suck people know that it sucks.

large part(s) of louisiana suck too.


You've got an awful lot of "suck" there...



Ok, you win... guess I along with everyone else in Texas and "part(s)" of Louisiana suck, too!






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GRTiger
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Houston is quite literally the worst big city in america. i can say this unequivocally. it has zero character. it's spread out. dull.


You are extremely incorrect, but I guess this means I won't be seeing you around. If you live in town, it's not spread out at all. And if you think it's dull, I have a feeling you are dull or simply didn't care to be proven wrong about your preconceived notions.

I just though of a host of cities I feel are worse as soon as I read this. But, it's all one's own opinion. Your emphatic response tells me you are a little mad at Houston, though..

eta:
I am not a Texan, btw. Born and raised in NOLA area, school at LSU. Only been in Houston 4 years. There is so much going in Houston, I quite frankly think you are really stupid or seriously trolling with your disdain.



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karmapol1ce
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You are extremely incorrect, but I guess this means I won't be seeing you around. If you live in town, it's not spread out at all. And if you think it's dull, I have a feeling you are dull or simply didn't care to be proven wrong about your preconceived notions.


just because you live there, doesn't mean it doesn't suck.

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I just though of a host of cities I feel are worse as soon as I read this. But, it's all one's own opinion. Your emphatic response tells me you are a little mad at Houston, though..


or maybe you just feel like you have to compensate/rationalize your own life choices.

houston sucks. deal with it. i'd have no reason to hate on houston, other than never having a good time there. and as far as cities i've visited in my lifetime, i may have visited houston #5 most. sure it's a big city compared to new orleans, but it has 1/100th the personality.

how many times have you ever heard the phrase, "i just can't wait to spend my vacation in houston?"

that should tell you something.

have you ever heard boston? new york? la? chicago? miami? seattle? san diego?

think about it dude.

texas cities are about sprawl and oil.
just because you have managed to carve out a life there doesn't mean it's as good, fun, or livable as other major cities in america.



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SlowFlowPro
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just because you have managed to carve out a life there doesn't mean it's as good, fun, or livable as other cities in america.

what makes a city good, fun, or livable, though?

i'd imagine #1 on that list would have to be jobs






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primemover225
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re: Good city for young adults


I'd wager Raleigh, North Carolina would have nothing wrong with it and would have something for everyone.





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karmapol1ce
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what makes a city good, fun, or livable, though?


or the ability to live life cheaply without a job. aka portland.
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i'd imagine #1 on that list would have to be jobs

jobs are only part of the equation.






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Salmon
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I hate Houston. I know it has plenty to do, lots of jobs, good restaurants, etc

but goddamn it is just so fricking ugly

most other cities have some sort of landscape surrounding it, but not Houston, just fricking nothing






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karmapol1ce
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I'd wager Raleigh, North Carolina would have nothing wrong with it and would have something for everyone.


you'd wager correctly. the triangle (raleigh, durham, chapel hill) is fricking lovely.






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karmapol1ce
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most other cities have some sort of landscape surrounding it, but not Houston, just fricking nothing


sprawl, erl,

all of the pains of the big city, none of the trappings. sticking to it.




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TulaneTigerFan
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don't move northwest unless you can stand being in gray drizzly raing all day, every day, 11 months a year.




Exaggerate much?






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BurasTigah
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re: Good city for young adults


I have seen a good portion of this world including a lot of shitty places in Africa. I can say with absolute certainty that Houston is one giant fricking shithole. Lol





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SlowFlowPro
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or the ability to live life cheaply without a job. aka portland.

well those cities are "in" until they become expensive, then those of that ilk flock to the next "in" city

austin was portland 5 years ago, and denver was austin 15 years ago

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jobs are only part of the equation.

well i said it was #1, not the only factor






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yellowfin
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Houston is quite literally the worst big city in america. i can say this unequivocally. it has zero character. it's spread out. dull.


I guess it would depend on what you look for in a city, I can tell you "character" would be pretty low on my list.






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