sublime wrote: JCougar wrote:
PMan99 wrote:cr how can these proles live without opera
Opera is the least of these people's concerns. These people live without sidewalks, healthcare, and properly-funded education. Living in the "sun belt" is a pretty similar experience to living in a third-world country. Even if you personally can immunize yourself against such a plight, living amongst it causes much consternation and guilt.
It's not that bad. But it is a clusterfuck. Urban sprawl, no public transit, hot as fuck, boring.
Tampa is a pretty shit city (I think it is better than Houston though), but it isn't too terrible. Also is home, and the CoL is really nice, especially for being close to nice beaches.
But really, if I didn't grow up in one of those cities I would be in no hurry to go there.
I know I won't win any points for defending Houston, but it's not that bad. I don't think it's worse than Tampa, for example, though I get the reservations about TX in general since it's not for everyone.
Also agreed on the home thing. Family, friends, COL, market pay, and solid legal market make it a pretty nice option if your personal preferences tilt in that direction. I obviously wouldn't recommend it as a place to visit (Austin is the spot in TX), but if you know your way around and know stuff to do, you can have a good quality of life.