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Do you live in the loop or outside of the loop?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by da1, Sep 2, 2013.

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Are you a city dweller or suburbanite?

  1. Under 30, live inside loop (or nearby)

    36 vote(s)
    28.1%
  2. Under 30, live in suburbs

    41 vote(s)
    32.0%
  3. Over 30, live inside loop (or nearby)

    21 vote(s)
    16.4%
  4. Over 30, live in suburbs

    30 vote(s)
    23.4%
  1. da1

    da1 Member

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    There seems to be an ideological shift between the new generation who wants to live close to the city center and the older people who are used to living in the suburbs. Just curious on the makeup of clutch fans.
     
  2. Rox11

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    Suburb all the way
     
  3. sealclubber1016

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    I live about 1.5 miles north of the loop, but this is suburbs vs city in spirit so i live in the city.
     
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    I live outside the Beltway...
     
  6. NotInMyHouse

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    Suburbs or further out. I want my house to sit on a lot of at least 10,000 sqft.
     
  7. subtomic

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    I grew up in the suburbs, so I understand their appeal for parents who want a (presumably) safe environment with a good school district.

    On the other hand, the amount of days my dad must have lost to commuting (especially back when a commute from Kingwood to downtown was 1-1.5 hrs) could have been spent with our family instead if we had lived closer to where he worked.

    I live close to downtown, so my commute is at most 5 minutes. Best thing is, if my car breaks down, I can always walk to work (or take the bus, which is what I usually do anyways). So if I can help it, I will always live inside the loop.
     
  8. droxford

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    I'm 44. I own a house inside the loop just west of the Heights, in Timbergrove. I've lived here for 14 years.

    However, within the next year, we intend to sell and move to the burbs. It's a better environment to raise kids, the public schools are better, we can have a bigger and newer house with a pool, and we'll bank a lot of cash in the process.
     
  9. da1

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    Basically the same here
     
  10. Dairy Ashford

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    The minute you have kids; unless you're making mid-six-figures or just don't give a crap about their education or safety, you're going back to the suburbs.
     
  11. da1

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    Yea those blacks and mexicans are scary :eek:
     
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  12. da1

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    Also memorial and bellaire high schools are good high schools within the city. Though the housing prices are expensive I'll admit.
     
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    Memorial area is where my parents live. So outside the loop
     
  14. rhino17

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    Grew up inside the loop my whole life, I don't live in houston any,ore but I would never move to the suburbs. The "raising kids" thingis baloney.
     
  15. DraftBoy10

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    Live right in downtown & work right in downtown, but am 22.

    If/When I get older and have kids, ideally I'd like to make enough to be able to afford a house in the loop and get my kids in a private school or even Carnegie Vanguard HS. The best schools(though not public) are in the loop- Carnegie & St. Johns.
     
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    Evacuating to Katy.
     
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    raising kids thing is baloney if you have money to live in the city..

    way more real-life learning experiences to be had in an area where the main concerns aren't having to do anything with HOA regulations and the superficial bull**** that comes with it
     
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    I live outside the loop in the Cypress area. I love that is very tranquil and safe. The downside is it takes forever to get anywhere in Houston.
     
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    So anything outside the loop is the suburbs? Tanglewood, Memorial, Briargrove, etc..?
     
  20. Dairy Ashford

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    25 - 50% graduation rates are scary, and wouldn't have done me or any other blacks or mexicans any good, dumbass.
     
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