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View Poll Results: Which city is more cosmopolitan?
Dallas 79 35.27%
Seattle 145 64.73%
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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I see my office building in the Addison and Galleria shots!
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:00 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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You're not very knowledgable about statistics if you think that Seattle's vaccination views have to match those of Washington State in general because of it being a fairly large percentage of the population. Seattleites' views are often extremely different from the rest of Washington.

And once again, even if it were the case that Seattleites believed something really stupid it wouldn't change the fact about it having cosmopolitan ATTITUDES. I'm sure that Cairo and Nairobi have lots of foolish beliefs, for example their views about the place of women in society, but they still are very cosmopolitan in diversity of cultures, and as considering themselves to be citizens of the world as much as of their cities (at least that's the impression I've had in conversations with them).
I posted a link to a map of the immunization rates by county. King County and the entire MSA does not do well.

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Interesting ..... oh hullo, what's this? As long as we're painting with a wide brush:

...... and this:
Q: Why do you think the legislature made it harder to "opt-out" of vaccination?

A: Because so many people are doing it in Washington. They believe in a conspiracy theory put forth by a bunch of quacks including a former Playboy Bunny and a "physcian" who lost his license to practice medicine in the UK. "Cosmopolitan" people with a liberal "world view" don't take the word of such people seriously.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Vancouver B.C.
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The poster was talking about the stereotyping and silliness against sunbelt cities. Basically you just call Dallas-Fort Worth a flat, dry Texas prairie suburban work-a-day business center, have you every even been to DFW before? DFW have plenty of trees and to many people prairies are scenic, prairies are not desert it's not dry there. They're plenty of urban areas, and DFW has more tourism than Austin and San Antonio. But that's why Dallas-Fort Worth posters don't come out that much to the city vs city threads.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/...4f460172_b.jpg

DFW is similar to Houston, Atlanta and LA, though it's metro it has several CBDs. I would add it's probably right to say it's even more multipolar than the others.


Downtown Dallas

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Downtown Fort Worth

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Central Expressway.. no comment LOL

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Las Colinas

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Dallas Galleria

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Addison Skyline

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Farmers Branch

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Uptown Dallas

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Yuck those pictures are just not that impressive. Looks very smoggy. For a city its size, Dallas has a pretty weak skyline.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Oh please. Dallas skyline is about the same size as cities its size.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:20 AM
 
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The poster was talking about the stereotyping and silliness against sunbelt cities. Basically you just call Dallas-Fort Worth a flat, dry Texas prairie suburban work-a-day business center, have you every even been to DFW before? DFW have plenty of trees and to many people prairies are scenic, prairies are not desert it's not dry there. They're plenty of urban areas, and DFW has more tourism than Austin and San Antonio. But that's why Dallas-Fort Worth posters don't come out that much to the city vs city threads.
I was just trying to raise some points why Dallas maybe doesn't come up as much in discussion on here compared to other large cities. So Dallas isn't a big business center? Seems to me that's part of the reason for it's growth in the last twenty years. It doesn't strike me as a place people move to for the beautiful landscape or because it represents an opportunity for some hip lifestyle for the most part--it seems to be a little more economic driven. Nothing wrong with that. Apparently there's a big fashion scene there--sure. There's great museums too, right?

It's set on the edge of the plains--would you rather call the landscape something else? Is prairie not appropriate? It's a pretty flat area that lacks any significant hills--that's not really an exaggeration.

I'm not saying these are necessarily negative things-I'm just saying that's the general perception of Dallas and that's what I've got from visiting there. Cities not set on the coasts are usually less appreciated and discussed in general. Okay? I've been to Dallas a few times, and I have nothing bad to say about it, but it's not really a city I have a strong opinion about. It's seems like it's fairly cosmopolitan due to the immense growth which has attracted more immigrants. I've even said that due to it's size it could be considered more cosmopolitan for some of the criteria that this thread is asking about. For some other aspects I find Seattle more appealing though.

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Old 11-11-2011, 05:36 AM
 
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Yuck those pictures are just not that impressive. Looks very smoggy. For a city its size, Dallas has a pretty weak skyline.
Come again


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/...4f460172_b.jpg
May be was a smoggy day and besides Fort Worth Downtown also the other skylines are Dallas edge cities several of them were in Dallas city limits.
Dallas Texas Night Tour - YouTube

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Oh please. Dallas skyline is about the same size as cities its size.
I know DT Dallas alone is big enough for a city it size I shouldn't even have to point out the other skylines in and around Dallas.


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I was just trying to raise some points why Dallas maybe doesn't come up as much in discussion on here compared to other large cities. So Dallas isn't a big business center? Seems to me that's part of the reason for it's growth in the last twenty years. It doesn't strike me as a place people move to for the beautiful landscape or because it represents an opportunity for some hip lifestyle for the most part--it seems to be a little more economic driven. Nothing wrong with that. Apparently there's a big fashion scene there--sure. There's great museums too, right?
Dallas does get brought especially against Atlanta, Houston, Miami and LA, the longest thread on city data got to be a Atlanta vs Dallas thread it was 200 maybe 300 pages. What Spade was pointing out very few Dallas posters come to city vs city forum. They don't want to deal with the stereotyping and debate in a bias thread. With in your post itself your stereotyping the DFW it's the 4 largest metro, yes it's a big business center but do you really believe people just sit round bored all day. Than you actually believe there more culturally or hip areas in Austin or San Antonio? But no they don't have many tourist as DFW,


Dallas Texas Night Tour - YouTube

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It's set on the edge of the plains--would you rather call the landscape something else? Is prairie not appropriate? It's a pretty flat area that lacks any significant hills--that's not really an exaggeration.
I never said Dallas wasn't at the edge of a prairie, I said many people find prairies scenic but, I also said it's not dry it's a prairie not a desert. You brought the term prairie as if was something bad.

DFW is located in the Cross Timbers/Texas blackland prairie


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I'm not saying these are necessarily negative things-I'm just saying that's the general perception of Dallas and that's what I've got from visiting there. Cities not set on the coasts are usually less appreciated and discussed in general. Okay? I've been to Dallas a few times, and I have nothing bad to say about it, but it's not really a city I have a strong opinion about. It's seems like it's fairly cosmopolitan due to the immense growth which has attracted more immigrants. I've even said that due to it's size it could be considered more cosmopolitan for some of the criteria that this thread is asking about. For some other aspects I find Seattle more appealing though.
I would ask you things like when you came to Dallas. Where did you go, and how long did you stay? but it's not even worth talking about. This thread isn't which city do you find more appealing it's which city is more cosmopolitan? Again that why Dallas posters are not posting facts do not matters. Second To each it own, "Cities not set on the coasts are usually less appreciated and discussed in general." On this site that rule of yours is already broken by Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis, pittsburgh and etc. And in the real world.... well.. I put it this way most American live in a inland metropolitan area.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:08 AM
 
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Some more Dallas photos if anyone is interested.


Dallas Skyline from I-35E (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamontheroad/2263420183/ - broken link) by Adam's Journey (http://www.flickr.com/people/adamontheroad/ - broken link), on Flickr


Dallas Skyline from Deep Ellum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/schluesselbein/3153341075/ - broken link) by Schlüsselbein2007 (http://www.flickr.com/people/schluesselbein/ - broken link), on Flickr


Mick's and Greenville Bar & Grill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbatterman/4402170628/ - broken link) by Susan Batterman (http://www.flickr.com/people/sbatterman/ - broken link), on Flickr


MockingbirdStation_TOD02 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39968747@N08/4503896115/ - broken link) by tjsbocaj (http://www.flickr.com/people/39968747@N08/ - broken link), on Flickr


"Periodic Table of Dallas", Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mashapavlova/3212382391/ - broken link) by masha.pavlova (http://www.flickr.com/people/mashapavlova/ - broken link), on Flickr


Deep Ellum (DEE) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandabob/5576731395/ - broken link) by PandaBob (http://www.flickr.com/people/pandabob/ - broken link), on Flickr


Deep Ellum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shesaidleave/279521602/ - broken link) by shesaidleave (http://www.flickr.com/people/shesaidleave/ - broken link), on Flickr


051509-North Oak Cliff, Texas 026 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sklee/3534263458/ - broken link) by J u n g a (http://www.flickr.com/people/sklee/ - broken link), on Flickr


051509-North Oak Cliff, Texas 039 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sklee/3534515750/ - broken link) by J u n g a (http://www.flickr.com/people/sklee/ - broken link), on Flickr


The Soda Gallery / Boomstick Comics in Bishop Arts District (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoth188/3159898218/ - broken link) by thoth188 (http://www.flickr.com/people/thoth188/ - broken link), on Flickr


Cafe in the West Village neighborhood (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chibeba/3539159461/ - broken link) by chibeba (http://www.flickr.com/people/chibeba/ - broken link), on Flickr


Highland Park Village - Dallas, TX (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markstephen/5193279051/ - broken link) by trueself2000 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markstephen/ - broken link), on Flickr


Dallas_Highland Park Village (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lishawang/3359231193/ - broken link) by +++Lisha+++ (http://www.flickr.com/people/lishawang/ - broken link), on Flickr


Downtown - Deep Ellum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffquach/4504036885/ - broken link) by jeffquach (http://www.flickr.com/people/jeffquach/ - broken link), on Flickr


Old Haunt (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63447395@N00/5581254768/ - broken link) by cmu chem prof (http://www.flickr.com/people/63447395@N00/ - broken link), on Flickr


Petunia heads down McKinney Avenue (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonitalabanane/2384352860/ - broken link) by Bonita la Banane (http://www.flickr.com/people/bonitalabanane/ - broken link), on Flickr


Uptown Dallas - Mostly Recent Construction (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markstephen/5108345283/ - broken link) by trueself2000 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markstephen/ - broken link), on Flickr


Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/southerncalifornian/3802602783/ - broken link) by So Cal Metro (http://www.flickr.com/people/southerncalifornian/ - broken link), on Flickr


Neo Pizza (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdtornow/5830770361/ - broken link) by jdtornow (http://www.flickr.com/people/jdtornow/ - broken link), on Flickr


Victory AT&T Plaza WFAA Channel 8 studios (http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamaddington/2450726568/ - broken link) by
williamedia
(http://www.flickr.com/people/williamaddington/ - broken link), on Flickr


Juice Zone Café Grand Opening in the West Village, Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonycecala/300927633/ - broken link) by networker (http://www.flickr.com/people/tonycecala/ - broken link), on Flickr


Downtown Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14289593@N03/3420270336/ - broken link) by lance360 (http://www.flickr.com/people/14289593@N03/ - broken link), on Flickr


downtown Dallas Texas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/amyashcraft/4552300783/ - broken link) by Amy the Nurse (http://www.flickr.com/people/amyashcraft/ - broken link), on Flickr


Downtown Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/biggernoise/3222247378/ - broken link) by biggernoise (http://www.flickr.com/people/biggernoise/ - broken link), on Flickr


Downtown Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14289593@N03/3419559621/ - broken link) by lance360 (http://www.flickr.com/people/14289593@N03/ - broken link), on Flickr


Granada Theater on Greenville Ave, Dallas, Texas, March 2010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianspenceranderson/4405716611/ - broken link) by coltera (http://www.flickr.com/people/christianspenceranderson/ - broken link), on Flickr


West End tracks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimnix/5217354613/ - broken link) by Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits (http://www.flickr.com/people/jimnix/ - broken link), on Flickr


Deep Ellum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liveloudtx/5896594950/ - broken link) by @giovanni (http://www.flickr.com/people/liveloudtx/ - broken link), on Flickr


Knox Street Shopping Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markstephen/5611770262/ - broken link) by trueself2000 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markstephen/ - broken link), on Flickr


Looking back on Downtown Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rutlo/4545046155/ - broken link) by rutlo (http://www.flickr.com/people/rutlo/ - broken link), on Flickr


Traveling Man Deep Ellum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/schluesselbein/3887510836/ - broken link) by Schlüsselbein2007 (http://www.flickr.com/people/schluesselbein/ - broken link), on Flickr


#The Magnolia @ #West Village #Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photojournalistjoy/4996987269/ - broken link) by joykennelly (http://www.flickr.com/people/photojournalistjoy/ - broken link), on Flickr


Uptown Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markstephen/4603333502/ - broken link) by trueself2000 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markstephen/ - broken link), on Flickr


Dallas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/viktor86/3882775378/ - broken link) by victorfe (http://www.flickr.com/people/viktor86/ - broken link), on Flickr

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Old 11-11-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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Oh please. Dallas skyline is about the same size as cities its size.
Lies. There are smaller cities with more impressive skylines than Dallas. Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco immediately come to mind. Dallas' skyline looks stunted (b/c of Love Field), and stuck in the 1980's.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Lies. There are smaller cities with more impressive skylines than Dallas. Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco immediately come to mind. Dallas' skyline looks stunted (b/c of Love Field), and stuck in the 1980's.
Minneapolis, lol, they do have a great skyline, but if you've ever actually been to Dallas you'd know that there's really no comparison. Ever since uptown starting booming Dallas's skyline now ranks up there next to Seattle and past Atlanta.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:44 AM
 
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Minneapolis, lol, they do have a great skyline, but if you've ever actually been to Dallas you'd know that there's really no comparison. Ever since uptown starting booming Dallas's skyline now ranks up there next to Seattle and past Atlanta.
Lived in Dallas for six years until 2009 and have had to go back there a few times since then, so I've seen it plenty of times, but nice assumption you made. My opinion still stands. Coming from Oklahoma, I'd see how you'd think the Dallas skyline is impressive, but we're not all required to think alike, now are we?
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