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Betsy Price (Mayor of Forth Worth): Party Affiliation Republican
Julian Castro (Mayor of San Antonio): Party Affiliation Democrat
Patrick Cannon (Mayor of Charlotte): Party Affiliation Democrat
Annise Parker (Mayor of Houston): Party Affiliation Democrat
Nancy McFarlene (Mayor of Raleigh): Party Affiliation Independent
Not really Republican Cities, you could argue the states are Republican (as both are run by Republican Governors), but with such a mix the evidence does not add up to party affiliation as being the reason these are great places to live. Maybe it is the people and the activities to partake in, and not who is sitting in the office of power. All I ask is that people do their homework before making snap judgments.
Using politics to argue why a city is great is kind of an insult to the people who live and work there that make it a place to want to be.
Why not include the crime rate for these city? Affordable been to some of these cities. I rather live in Bend Oregon A great small city
I've lived in Houston all my life - except for a brief 4 year stint at UT - but, hands down, I'd move to San Antonio if I had the opportunity. It's a beautiful, old, historic city, similar to Austin in topography, but much calmer and serene. Austin is like an ADHD child, chaotic and irratic - can take it only in small doses before it gets on your nerves. Fort Worth and Houston aren't pretty at all. But in Houston, even the unskilled worker can find a good paying job.
The jobs and "affordable" living aren't in Austin - they're 45 - 60 min outside of town. Sure, there are fun things to do in the 'burbs, but if you have visions of easy access to SoCo and the downtown music scene, you better be making at least $80k to live anywhere near there, and then commute to your tech job in Williamson County.
Yes, Texas is hot in the summer and bi-polar in all other seasons; solution: central air and heat . Yes, we love our state with pride and admiration; who doesn't want southern hospitality and western influence. Yes, some bigger cities like Austin & Houston have tax issues and traffic problems; this is a list of perferable locations not perfect ones. Yes, there is always going to be a few choice people that will come up with a list of reasons for hating Tx. (even though the majority of those few people have never set foot on lone star soil.)
I would still rather live here then anywhere else...
Will you Liberals please stop talking about how Texas is a great place to live. You ruin your own city's and states like California, New York, Chicago, Detroit and then want to move to state's where the government, and the people have lived with in their budgets and grown their economy's, where they understand it takes privately owned businesses to create jobs and it's not a good idea to make villains out of corporations and businesses, or have so many freebee's that you have to tax's the privately owned businesses out of your state. Please just live in your own states, continue to collect your free hand outs and leave the correctly run states to us conservatives. After all if you look at all those cities not one is in a liberal state, and never will be, so please, please just stay in your own liberal cities, and states. We don't want you in our states.
Thank you for you understanding in this matter.
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