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      Places that have survived the city's "progress" and those that are only memories. Plus places that go bump in the night.
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    1. Downtown

      Rebirth on the bayou, or just as seedy and run down as ever?
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    2. Midtown

      From acres of vacant lots to a thriving community. Check out what's going on in Houston's newest inner Loop neighborhood.
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    3. Montrose

      Combining stately homes and the city's "Alternative" culture.
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    4. The Heights

      Proud, involved homeowners make this one of the few places where you can still see Houston as it was 100 years ago.
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    5. West Loop/Galleria/Uptown/Memorial

      Another of Houston's cities-within-a-city. The shopping and business mecca is turning residential before our eyes.
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    6. The East End

      The historic and industrial heart of the Bayou City, between downtown and the Port of Houston.
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      Quiet. Green. Dignified. The neighborhood so many others try to emulate.
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    8. Texas Medical Center

      One of the fastest growing cityscapes in Houston.
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    9. Other Houston Neighborhoods

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  5. Outside Houston

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      Just a quick trip up highway 6 the future of Texas is made.

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    2. San Antonio

      The second-largest city in Texas, best known for the Alamo and the Riverwalk.

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    5. Other Texas Places

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    7. Meanwhile, In The Rest of the World...

      Discussions of architecture and urban issues in other cities within the United States and abroad.

      Related link: Towrs architecture fan site

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  6. Other

    1. General Houston Discussions

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    2. The Weather

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