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View Poll Results: Which city is more cosmopolitan?
Dallas 148 36.82%
Seattle 254 63.18%
Voters: 402. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The alpha beta thing means absolutely nothing to many including me. Honestly, I don't see one being more cosmopolitan than the other. Anytime I see Dallas on tv they always show guys with cowboy hats and boots, cattle on a dusty trail, or people in there cowboy gear riding horses. Its ridiculous when we all know there's more there than the cowboy stuff.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Dallas has a much larger, more diverse population
Dallas and the surrounding metroplex is full of diversified arts
Lots to do around the metroplex in terms of entertainment options
Great sports city
Luxury shopping out the yahoo and great local boutiques
amazing diverse cuisine
central dallas is more urban than some give it credit for
much better nightlife in Dallas

Dallas sounds pretty cosmo to me!
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Seattle, is this even a contest?
Concur!
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Those of you stating that there's no comparison between the two are not providing much in the way of evidence to back up your assertions. .
They won't because they already dislike Dallas or anything Southern. They will not have an open mind debate on it so they throw around comments like there is no contest.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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They won't because they already dislike Dallas or anything Southern. They will not have an open mind debate on it so they throw around comments like there is no contest.
Hello? Many Texans bemoan the lack of urbanity and dynamism in downtown Dallas, believing Ft. Worth and even San Antonio exceed it despite being smaller. It has nothing to do with the south, Dallas is a fine city but not as cosmopolitan as Seattle with its busy port, bustling downtown and gateway to Asia vibe.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I think cosmopolitan and urbanity/walkability and one and the same on CD. Given that, its easy to see why people would favor Seattle for this one.

Seattle definitely has its pros. It is more walkable and urban. Dallas on the other hand is much more important and much more diverse. Those are also attributes of being cosmopolitan, but this is CD.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:21 PM
 
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Those of you stating that there's no comparison between the two are not providing much in the way of evidence to back up your assertions. The reality is that Dallasis a full two rungs ahead (Alpha - vs Beta) of Seattle in terms of global importance, according to GaWC.

If you contest that Seattle is in fact more cosmopolitan, you should provide the evidence.
Dallas's superiority is in size and economy. That's all. Seattle's urban feel and verve is dramatically better. Don't take my word for it. Go see for yourself.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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They won't because they already dislike Dallas or anything Southern. They will not have an open mind debate on it so they throw around comments like there is no contest.
Simply not true. Visit both urban cores and then say that. Seattle's vibe is light years better.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:23 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Seattle is urban and beautiful, sure, but still, it's a little too...Pearl Jam .

Dallas, for me.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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In terms of the attributes that make a city cosmopolitan -- the worldliness and urbanity of residents, ethnic and culinary diversity, the arts, national/international significance, and an intangible feeling of sophistication -- which city, Dallas or Seattle, demonstrates greater evidence of these qualities?

Given these criteria, I personally find Dallas more cosmopolitan than Seattle. What are your thoughts?
Certainly not Seattle in the bold categories!
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