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BIG MISTAKE! - 10/25/2018
Moving to Houston was the biggest mistake I ever made in my entire life. I cannot emphasize enough how living in that place has drained me mentally. I thought trying something new will be enriching.

I am born and raised in Miami FL. Home of nice beaches, cool breezes, and diversity. Due to the Great Recession, my family and I had to move to find a job. We thought Houston would be a good choice because of a higher paycheck and the claims that there is a high amount of diversity.

Because I wanted to try a change of scenery, we decided to move to the Klein area of Houston. We also heard that the schools were decent. (We were unsure of Houston's school district. Plus, we didn't want to spend money on private schooling.) Trees everywhere, so it must be a good community, right?

Sure, the area appeared nice, with forested communities filled with homes big enough to fill your HGTV fantasies. Maybe I'm being nice here because it seems like developers are Read More

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Diverse and friendly town! - 10/24/2018
Houston is an incredibly diverse city and is HUGE. The things I love about Houston are the people and the food. Disregard these negative reviews about people--I've lived in big and small cities and the hospitality and friendly attitude here is the best. The food is incredible and varied, however I'm partial to Tex Mex and bar-b-que. Yes, it's hot & humid in the summer but so is half the country. It's an air conditioned city. Cost of living is relatively low and quality of life is high. Tech scene is growing. You have to drive everywhere so learn to love your car. There's a reason Houston grows in population every single Read More

What Houston is all about - 10/21/2018
I've lived here since 1987, having lived in New York City, Miami Beach, Atlanta and Charlotte with memories of short stays i n Nashua and Rochester ,NY. On the good side, it is the most convenient city you could find as far as amenities, shopping, restaurants, coffee shops , museums, parks and beach walking on Galveston beaches. It is divided into 10 regions according to the points on a compass with downtown\Galleria\Medical center being in the center of it all. In this center core you have your nicest, most beautiful and expensive neighborhoods and most beautiful amenities; parks and restaurants. On the negative side, high crime, a huge low income population base, decreasing percentage of white population so even though people scream ...liberal people brag\ scream .....that Houston is so progressive because it's so ...diverse...they mean that it's diverse to all races and cultures except for....white people...the demographic in Houston is Mexican and Central American with black and Read More

What Houston is all about - 10/21/2018
I've lived here since 1987, having lived in New York City, Miami Beach, Atlanta and Charlotte with memories of short stays i n Nashua and Rochester ,NY. On the good side, it is the most convenient city you could find as far as amenities, shopping, restaurants, coffee shops , museums, parks and beach walking on Galveston beaches. It is divided into 10 regions according to the points on a compass with downtown\Galleria\Medical center being in the center of it all. In this center core you have your nicest, most beautiful and expensive neighborhoods and most beautiful amenities; parks and restaurants. On the negative side, high crime, a huge low income population base, decreasing percentage of white population so even though people scream ...liberal people brag\ scream .....that Houston is so progressive because it's so ...diverse...they mean that it's diverse to all races and cultures except for....white people...the demographic in Houston is Mexican and Central American with black and Read More

I really hate this place. Especially the people. - 10/8/2018
There, I said it. Every day, I get angry living in this city. People have commented on the traffic, the disgusting air, and lack of public transport. But what I hate the most are the people.

The people here, specifically the whites, are the biggest two-faced racist, lying hypocrites I have ever encountered. It's terrible to be Muslim, or even anybody of a different religion or ethnicity. You either get people who are sweet and nice in front of your face, but then they make utterly rude comments about other ethnicities and cultures on social media. Or you get people that call you a gang rapist, a terrorist, a suicide bomber, a towel head, etc. at your face. What's so great about a place with high-paying jobs and diversity when the white majority is untrustworthy and xenophobic?

Compare this to places like London or Sydney. People in these places are far more civilised and accepting than people here, not to mention educated and well-travelled. Even if they may Read More

GET. ME. OUTTA. HERE. - 8/11/2018
I’ve lived in several major cities and Houston is by far the worst. It feels like an overgrown suburb. Poor design. Hard to commute via bicycle, public transit, or walking. Came for grad school, leaving ASAP. Read More

Its actually not too bad - 7/31/2018
I love this place. World class museums, renowned symphony and theater, a food scene the world is finally starting to take notice of. Plus great local music, excellent nightlife, and an attitude that is half Texan friendly and half big city mind your business.
Yeah, its hot. Unspeakably so. And wet. We live in a drained swamp. The traffic sucks. Transit is getting better but still a major headache.
Warts and all, its a great city. Read More

Way too hot. - 7/28/2018
I moved her 6 years ago for a job. I lived in Seattle for 13 yrs, and before that was raised in northern California. If beautiful surroundings mean anything to you, you will not be happy in Houston. It's just ugly. It's much too hot for most of the year, and even in the winter months, when the heat cools down, it's still humid. I get this gross slimy stuff on my windshield in the winter months. It's very limited as far as outdoor recreation is concerned. The beach is absolutely disgusting and because of the heat hiking is out - IF they had any hills or mountains to hike on, which they don't. I miss that a lot - being able to get outdoors and hike or go sailing without getting heat Read More

Bad Move - 6/24/2018
I moved here in 1987. I do not have a single thing to say that is positive. The negatives are just over-whelming. Go somewhere else! Anywhere! I have been a victim of crime so many times that I have lost count. Driving is a nightmare. No one Carrie's insurance or a license. The police chases will scare you to death along with the wrong way drivers. The weather is just plain unpleasant. I have never found decent rental housing. The City doesn't support any of their own rules. There is no zoning. Forget about recreation. There is none. The air is life-threatening. And the employers are very anti-employee. You just plain won't like Read More

Decided Houston is not for me - 5/11/2018
We moved to Houston a week after Harvey and saw stores and houses with all the residents ruined belongings in piles at curbside. Everyone was in shock and people. We stayed in a motel the first few nights which was full of people displaced from the flood. It was sad but most people were kind. Then I started watching the news and paying closer attention. Good thing we signed a lease before a month before Harvey, cause afterwards landlords jacked up their rents buy hundreds of dollars a month. Even the hotels did, the hotel clerk was surprised we had such a low rate until we told him we booked before Harvey. A bunch of hotels raised their rates. Housing prices went up as well, crap shacks in popular neighborhoods go for $500,000. We started exploring and saw signs of gentrification all over the place, which can be good. But of coarse the new houses are 4 to 5 times higher and people are being driven out of their neighborhoods. There are up and coming posh neighborhoods of Read More


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