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View Poll Results: Which city would you prefer ? Dallas or San Diego ?
Dallas 92 34.85%
San Diego 168 63.64%
It's a Tie! 4 1.52%
Voters: 264. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-19-2016, 07:46 PM
 
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It's a surprisingly a slight margin. San Diego got this one over Dallas
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:47 PM
 
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It's a surprisingly a slight margin. San Diego got this one over Dallas
In terms of beauty, outdoor activities, and things to do yes.
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:47 PM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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In terms of beauty, outdoor activities, and things to do yes.
I haven't been to Dallas so I can't yet comment on certain stuff, but barring activities related to nature, is there really more to do in San Diego than in Dallas?
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Old 02-20-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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I haven't been to Dallas so I can't yet comment on certain stuff, but barring activities related to nature, is there really more to do in San Diego than in Dallas?
I'd say the ability to be outside most of the year is pretty significant. Texas homes are big because people often have to spend so much time in air conditioning in the summer (May-Sep) and then heating in the winter (Nov- Feb). Active lifestyles are more common in SD

I think you bring up a good point though. Visiting San Diego is definitely better than Dallas, but I think living in these cities is relatively similar when not including nature/outdoor activities and lifestyles.

However, that is the main reason people move to San Diego, so not including nature/outdoors/weather is pretty pointless.

It's like taking away jobs and the low cost of living from Dallas and saying it is equivalent to San Diego.
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Old 02-20-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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I'd say the ability to be outside most of the year is pretty significant. Texas homes are big because people often have to spend so much time in air conditioning in the summer (May-Sep) and then heating in the winter (Nov- Feb). Active lifestyles are more common in SD
Maybe for Northern Texas, but in the southern parts of the state, and along the Gulf Coast, you won't really need Heat at all during winter. In those parts of the state, outdoor activity can occur 365 days as well; the southernmost areas of the state are warm enough year-round to grow coconuts.
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Old 02-20-2016, 03:28 PM
 
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Maybe for Northern Texas, but in the southern parts of the state, and along the Gulf Coast, you won't really need Heat at all during winter. In those parts of the state, outdoor activity can occur 365 days as well; the southernmost areas of the state are warm enough year-round to grow coconuts.
Yes, I was referring to North Texas weather.

Outdoor activities are available in Alaska throughout the year. You are just limited to what those activities are.

Not really the case in San Diego (other than snow, which is driving distance)
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:12 PM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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I'd say the ability to be outside most of the year is pretty significant. Texas homes are big because people often have to spend so much time in air conditioning in the summer (May-Sep) and then heating in the winter (Nov- Feb). Active lifestyles are more common in SD

I think you bring up a good point though. Visiting San Diego is definitely better than Dallas, but I think living in these cities is relatively similar when not including nature/outdoor activities and lifestyles.

However, that is the main reason people move to San Diego, so not including nature/outdoors/weather is pretty pointless.

It's like taking away jobs and the low cost of living from Dallas and saying it is equivalent to San Diego.
Well according to some, jobs/COL for Dallas will certainly cancel out nature/weather benefits for San Diego. I'm assuming that's why the result of the poll here is not that far off.

That's why I wanted others to compare overall things to do apart from that. Greater Dallas is a lot bigger place, so that in itself makes this interesting.
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:13 AM
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Dallas. I'd like to visit SD, but I prefer Texas over California. And I'd prefer Dallas' climate. San Diego wins in mountains and ocean but I also prefer Dallas' vegetation. Also San Diego is too dry for my taste. I like rain and greenery. Also prefer Dallas' skyline. San Diego's is too basic.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I enjoyed both. I'd have to day Dallas is better for living while San Diego is better for a visit
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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I choose Dallas
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