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View Poll Results: Would you rater live in the Chicago or Dallas metro areas?
Chicago metro 97 54.49%
Dallas metro 81 45.51%
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Gotta agree. Dallas is a huge city. Yeah, Texas overall may be a bible thumping state, but Dallas has all kinds of people, plenty who aren't baptist. Dallas even has a democratic mayor. It's nowhere near as liberal as Chicago, but Dallas for a Texan city is very liberal and progressive. I still vote Chicago though, Dallas is just too small and too young comparatively, maybe in another 40 years it could go toe to toe.
THANK YOU!

This is my whole point. Im only on here defending Dallas. Ill readily admit Chicago is far more world class, liberal, and interesting. Honestly, if it werent for the weather I would rather live there.

But the portrail of Dallas on this thread by the two posters in question is anything but accurate. Its exaggerated and blatantly false. Dallas is an island of diversity on the Great Plains. Its a liberal city in a center/right leaning metro area. Last election, the DFW metro area went 55 Romney/45 Obama. I think that sums up the DFW area. Its right leaning on the whole, but it is not backward or far right. Dallas is full of people who are gay, liberal, vegan, or anything else. And yes, the Dallas is a gay friendly city with a vibrant gay community. To further that, plenty of gay people live in the suburbs and love it or at very least have no problems. Admittedly, it gets more murky when you get into the small towns and exurbs, but Dallas, Fort Worth, and the inner burbs are no problem no matter who you are.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Rest assured it's not.



Is your wife aware of this, btw? Because if I was her, I'd be kinda concerned about this...
The rhetoric and writing styles that you use and azriverfan use are identical. You also complain about the same things. Im convinced you are one in the same.

Im not gay, but I have many friends who are. We go out there all the time. The gay clubs here are a lot of fun. Im secure enough to go out there with no worry.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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As much as I'd love to move to Chicago, the crime and brutal weather scares me. Dallas.
Why would you move to Chicago and then go out of your way to move to a violent neighborhood?
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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But Chicago seems like a more stressful and annoying place to live, with having to commute into the city on a frigid morning and dealing with high density pedestrian traffic and all that, and the noise. I could be wrong, but it seems like a fast paced place, more so than Dallas.
If you think that you don't have to deal with frigid mornings in Dallas, then you're very sadly mistaken and in for a very rude awakening.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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If you think that you don't have to deal with frigid mornings in Dallas, then you're very sadly mistaken and in for a very rude awakening.
How many frigid mornings occur in Chicago each year versus in Dallas each year?

Thank you.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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How many frigid mornings occur in Chicago each year versus in Dallas each year?

Thank you.
Dallas is absolutely freezing in the early mornings from roughly mid-October to late April, but the weather there is so highly variable that it really depends on the year, so sometimes longer, sometimes shorter.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Here are the weather charts for both:

Chicago:

Average Weather for Chicago, IL - Temperature and Precipitation

Dallas:

Average Weather for Dallas, TX - Temperature and Precipitation

Comparing the cold in Chicago to that of Dallas is stupid.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Here are the weather charts for both:

Chicago:

Average Weather for Chicago, IL - Temperature and Precipitation

Dallas:

Average Weather for Dallas, TX - Temperature and Precipitation

Comparing the cold in Chicago to that of Dallas is stupid.
Wow! The mornings in Chicago are FAR more frigid than Dallas, and for a longer time. Who would have thought?
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Comparing the cold in Chicago to that of Dallas is stupid.
Agreed. "Freezing" in Dallas is still usually not that cold compared to freezing in Chicago. The average low in Chicago in the winter is around 20 degrees and often times below that - Dallas rarely gets to that temp and by rarely I mean usually never. While 37 is cold (average Jan low in Dallas), it's still more than the normal high in January in Chicago.

However, I think the point is that people assume that Dallas is in the 70s in the morning everyday of the year which is not true.

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Old 04-09-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Well, personally, I prefer driving a car. I own my car outright and hate public transit and walking outside as part of my commute.

I've personally been to both cities for day trips and was generally more impressed with Chicago. The city seemed rather clean and didn't seem to be overflowing with pedestrians. I went in late July and it was like 99 degrees and HOT. The city had a great vibe. It wasn't nearly as fast paced and overcrowded as NYC. The lake was beautiful, too. I haven't been to the outer areas though, such as Joliet or Naperville.

I've also been to Dallas (during winter) and was generally not impressed. It actually kind of looked depressing. Lack of trees, yellow grass everywhere, and the neighborhoods looked very uninspired. I haven't been to Fort Worth though.

I'm the type of person who likes having a car, likes quiet and privacy and doesn't care about nightlife or culture. But I can't stand conservatism and religion.
As if Chicago is any better in this regard? You won't find many green trees in Chicago either during winter. After all, it is a Midwestern city also on the prairie/plains & just outside of Chicago is endless rows of corn fields. I've been to Chicago in late winter/early spring too & it wasn't pleasing, trust me. That wind chill near Lake Michigan was in the single digits. Within the CBD it was a polar vortex anywhere you walked because of all the tall buildings. I had to brace myself every time I stepped outside.

In the warmer months though I give Chicago the advantage IF you live near the lake. I say if because in Dallas you not only have one lake, but several large lakes to choose from depending on what part of the metro you live. In Chicago there is only one lake so you must live near that lake otherwise you're going to be driving quite a distance if you live in outlaying areas of the city. In the winter time Dallas has the advantage because it doesn't get negative below & you don't get snowed 6 feet under.

The coldest it ever gets in Dallas is in the mid-lower teens, on occasion.
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