Thinking about moving to Houston. Any advice from those who live there?

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    Nov 10, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    I live in Austin and keep getting job offers in Houston. I've visited a couple times and one of my buddies lives there. All cities have pros and cons and from what I've seen Houston seems to have solid upside and looks to be pretty affordable.

    Any thoughts on where the best areas are that are close to sports bars/night life from those who know Houston well?
  • calibro

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    Nov 10, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    houston, without hyperbole, is the most miserable city i've been to in the u.s.

    and i say this a guy who was living in austin and almost moved to houston to work.
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    Nov 10, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    STAY AWAY!!!! This city sucks! J/K! To be honest, this city is one of those places that you are going to see what you want to see. As with moving to any new city you make it what you want it to be. Just a thought though when you move take some time to actually look at the area that you plan on moving to. There are a lot of places here that look really nice and inviting during the day, but take on a different perspective at night.

    Hope that helps
    Dan
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    Nov 10, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    Its Great! Plenty of places to go too!! Move to Houston You'll love it!!
  • aznduderocks

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    Nov 10, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    It's still very a red state lol... icon_razz.gif J/k

    Hope someone out there can give you some insights.
  • Kinesguy

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    Nov 10, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    I've lived in Austin and now Im in Houston. I moved here for school from San Marcos and I should have stayed in the Austin area. It looks nice at first but after a while well....
  • pharmstudent

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    Nov 10, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    aznduderocks saidIt's still very a red state lol... icon_razz.gif J/k

    Hope someone out there can give you some insights.


    But this past election Houston voted for Obama.

    If you're a top the city is like a paradise. If that's not enough to convince -jk . For me, Houston resembles the few cities I've lived in before moving here. I live in the Montrose area which looks a lot like Seattle, is very lively with bars, clubs, and restaurants- you don't even feel like you're in Houston. The Ave area looks similar to Austin. If you got money the Post Oaks neighborhood looks a lot like walking near 5th Ave NY, very gay friendly.

    Everything else surrounding the city are just suburbs- with their malls, big malls and banks.
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    Nov 10, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    pharmstudent said
    aznduderocks saidIt's still very a red state lol... icon_razz.gif J/k

    Hope someone out there can give you some insights.


    But this past election Houston voted for Obama.

    If you're a top the city is like a paradise. If that's not enough to convince -jk . For me, Houston resembles the few cities I've lived in before moving here. I live in the Montrose area which looks a lot like Seattle, is very lively with bars, clubs, and restaurants- you don't even feel like you're in Houston. The Ave area looks similar to Austin. If you got money the Post Oaks neighborhood looks a lot like walking near 5th Ave NY, very gay friendly.

    Everything else surrounding the city are just suburbs- with their malls, big malls and banks.


    You had me at "If you're a top" haha.
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    Nov 10, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    DON'T