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Old Mar 31st 2014, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by DubaiCat View Post
Hi! OH and I have been in Dubai for 8 yrs now and our stay finishes in October and Houston is definitely on the cards although no ink to paper yet. My concern is the gun culture in the U.S, Texas. Having lived in a very safe city for all this time, I really would appreciate thoughts and comments from all other British expats before I let hubby put pen to paper!! Thanks!
Having visited Houston I can safely inform you that it is an *absolute* shit hole. You are going to be deeply depressed moving to such a deprived area given where you currently reside.

re gun culture, well you're moving to the state where guns can be open carried. I found Texas to be utterly boring when I have visited. Stay where you are is my advice.
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Old Mar 31st 2014, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Bink View Post
I wouldn't let Horace the Grouch scare you - just look at his posts to see his happy outlook on life.

From someone that actually lives here - I like it. If you immerse yourself in Houston, there's a lot that it can give back.
Whilst Bink is right, I am cynical to a large extent, but I can also appreciate nice places when i visit them. Even my wife, who is a stark contrast to myself, agreed that Houston was a shit hole. You only need to drive through downtown to realise what a dump the place is. Have we even discussed median income levels yet or crime figures?
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Originally Posted by Suexpat View Post
I must admit that after living in most parts of the world and other parts of the US I find Houston is not the best. It may be great if you have children here but also having 2 at uni in the UK I find Houston to be extremely boring. It is also expensive to eat out or shop unless you are into outlet shopping. Yes you will live in a big house and drive a big car, the driving here is crap though, but if you want more than that Houston is not for you.
+1. Bottom line: Houston sucks.
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Originally Posted by hungryhorace View Post
Having visited Houston I can safely inform you that it is an *absolute* shit hole. You are going to be deeply depressed moving to such a deprived area given where you currently reside.

re gun culture, well you're moving to the state where guns can be open carried. I found Texas to be utterly boring when I have visited. Stay where you are is my advice.
This. Has. Been. Settled.

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Looks like the poll confirms that a significant amount of people feel the same as I do about Houston
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Looks like the poll confirms that a significant amount of people feel the same as I do about Houston
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Default Re: British expat relocating from Dubai to Houston,Texas

Originally Posted by Leslie View Post
Read the thread. It's very enlightening. And the results are indisputable. Houston is officially NOT shit. If you continue along these lines you will just be making a fool of yourself, sir.
No I sure wouldn't say Houston is shit. Just out of choice I wouldn't live here.
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Read the thread. It's very enlightening. And the results are indisputable. Houston is officially NOT shit. If you continue along these lines you will just be making a fool of yourself, sir.
Except you omit to overlook the simple fact that Houston is absolutely shit, regardless of what people who (funnily enough!) live there state.
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I've had to visit multiple times this year already unfortunately. It's still a shit hole. Everytime. Sorry. I'll stick to Boston or San Francisco for cities I consider worthwhile living in.
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Originally Posted by Leslie View Post
Read the thread. It's very enlightening. And the results are indisputable. Houston is officially NOT shit. If you continue along these lines you will just be making a fool of yourself, sir.
You'll be telling me Liverpool is a nice place to live next won't you?
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It's not my favorite city but a lot of people who post here (and live in Houston) have very happy lives. It's fair to say that it's not for everybody and since you live there you certainly can speak to that fact.

Certain other people should just stick to what they know which is actually nothing.
Amazing. You think that I am not able to pass judgement on a place despite having visited it many times? You're probably the sort of person that argues Hull is a first rate place to reside.

Do you live in Houston, per chance?
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You'll be telling me Liverpool is a nice place to live next won't you?
I flew over it once which puts me in a perfect position to say that it is paradise --- a virtual Shangri-La. Liverpool is utopia.
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Amazing. You think that I am not able to pass judgement on a place despite having visited it many times? You're probably the sort of person that argues Hull is a first rate place to reside.

Do you live in Houston, per chance?
I'm not telling you where I live. Weirdo.
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I'm not telling you where I live. Weirdo.
Probably somewhere as equally as shit then. Good luck to you.
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Probably somewhere as equally as shit then. Good luck to you.
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