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Old 08-03-2011, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Outdoor recreation within the metro is what was being questioned. Saying Atlanta has better is one thing, but saying Dallas doesn't have any is a totally different (and incorrect) statement
With the exception of the beaches the activities I show above are close enough to town that the average enthusiast would not fill they are too far away to regularly partake in. And I know some Atlanta residents that do go to the beach and deep sea fishing often.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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Between May and Sep, How can one compare Atlanta and Dallas in regards to hot, dry and humid weather?

Which one is comparitively tolerable? Atlanta or Dallas?

Thanks!
Dallas is hotter but also less humid. Atlanta gets more rain than Dallas but also tends to be more humid in the summer months. I'm not sure about Dallas, but in Atlanta May and September are pretty nice months. June-August is when it tends to be hot and humid in Atlanta.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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I got that picture from an advertisement for Gulf Coast beaches. If it's carribean then they must be desperate for business.

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If you take the right route Florida beaches are about as quick to get to from Atlanta as Georgia's.
Closest and quickest beach from Atlanta is Tybee Island and Hilton Head, followed by Panama City, then St. Simon's Island.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:52 AM
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With the exception of the beaches the activities I show above are close enough to town that the average enthusiast would not fill they are too far away to regularly partake in. And I know some Atlanta residents that do go to the beach and deep sea fishing often.
Dallas is also 4 hours from the Gulf. And there are lots of lakes around, including several within Dallas County. There's really no difference on those.

Now to get to the mountains from Dallas, you have to take a plane.
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Look at Dallas then Atl, Who wants Dallas??

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Old 08-04-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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Dallas is also 4 hours from the Gulf. And there are lots of lakes around, including several within Dallas County. There's really no difference on those.

Now to get to the mountains from Dallas, you have to take a plane.
Aren't the Quachitas only a few hours away?
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Dallas is also 4 hours from the Gulf. And there are lots of lakes around, including several within Dallas County. There's really no difference on those.

Now to get to the mountains from Dallas, you have to take a plane.
Yes the gulf coast is pretty much the same distance from Dallas as the coast is from Atlanta. You do have to drive a lil bit further to get to "nicer" beaches from Dallas.

There are lots of lakes around Dallas and White Rock Lake with its boating, trails, and Dallas Arboretum (which is great btw if you've never been) is right in the heart of established neighborhoods in Dallas. Lake Ray Hubbard and Lewisville Lake both rival Lake Lanier in Georgia and are a little closer to Dallas' city center than Lanier is to Atlantas. One thing Dallas has that Atlanta doesn't is the Great Trinity Forest just SE of the city core, with wetlands, native palm plants, nature trails, hiking and biking trails a brand new audubon center, etc. Also in south Dallas County is Cedar Hill state park with hills for hiking a lake and other outdoor recreational activities.

For Mountains you just need to drive up to SE Oklahoma (closest mountains to Dallas) or to West Texas.

Another poster pointed out how from Atlanta you can visit many different outdoors environments. Within that same distance from Dallas you can visit, swamps, grasslands, the hill country, desert, the great plains, mountains, pine forests, the gulf coast,etc. Its not as dull and bland here as some may think. There is a much more diverse option of landscapes surrounding Dallas. In the Southeast you have to drive many states before you leave that typical pine forest look/feel that is so predominant in that area of the country.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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SE Oklahoma (closest mountains to Dallas) or to West Texas.

Another poster pointed out how from Atlanta you can visit many different outdoors environments. Within that same distance from Dallas you can visit, swamps, grasslands, the hill country, desert, the great plains, mountains, pine forests, the gulf coast,etc. Its not as dull and bland here as some may think. There is a much more diverse option of landscapes surrounding Dallas. In the Southeast you have to drive many states before you leave that typical pine forest look/feel that is so predominant in that area of the country.
The Piedmont is predominately hardwood deciduous, not pines. Only the coastal plain is predominately pine. A strong majority of the Appalachians, with exceptions of the highest of elevations, are hardwood deciduous trees.

The southeast has mountains, plains, pine forests, hardwood forests, and swamps, and more of each, with plains being equal I suppose, of what can be found within four hours of Dallas.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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I just talked to a friend in Marietta a little while ago. It's 75 degrees there so they get breaks and it's a rarity for the temperature to exceed the mid 90s. This year has been warmer there than usual. Dallas does not get breaks. He is from Dallas and loves the climate in the Atlanta area. Yes, there are some humid days, but they don't last long and he has no A/C. He said the heat in Dallas "knocks one over" and there is no way he could live here again without A/C. It's different in GA. If you hate heat, chose Atlanta if the rest of your pros outweigh the cons. They have seasons; Dallas has horrid heat for five to six months. Also, the winter in Atlanta is great. He loves it. Yes, colder than Dallas, but there isn't a problem with that. It's pretty safe to say Atlanta gets four distinct seasons that don't last month after month after month. Dallas does not!! Atlanta cools down a bit at night and some nights, quite nicely. Dallas doesn't. Atlanta weather beats Dallas all the way.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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1.2 million people wanted Dallas this past decade.
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