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View Poll Results: Dallas vs. Houston
Dallas 127 64.80%
Houston 69 35.20%
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:43 PM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Dallas has a lot of Midwestern and South-Central/Mid-South influence in its culture and feel while Houston is more Southeastern/Gulf South. Dallas has a lot more in common with Kansas City, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City than it does with more southern cities like Shreveport or Birmingham or Baton Rouge. The only commonalities I see with Memphis are in the native black communities in each, and even then, there are some differences.

And Memphis is NOT on a prairie, but Dallas is. Memphis sits on a river bluff and is more verdant in its scenery than Dallas is. However, I somewhat understand Mega Man's metaphor, but I don't think he meant they were literally alike.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Nobody said anything about Dallas being in the great plains. We said influence and it does. The Great Plains does indeed extend well into Texas. In fact, as far down close to the Rio Grande and it's not that far west of Dallas either. About 50 miles to the west. The Great Plains are to close to Dallas not to have an effect.
Care to be specific? You have a habit of coming behind my posts with this corrective tone and yet I almost never see you support what you're insisting is true.

Many maps of the Great Plains that I seen only include the Panhandle and the areas of West Texas that are south of it. Dallas looks nothing like either of these places.
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And no, that drive doesn't remind me of the areas around DFW. If you're going to say grassy land, then any flat areas which are grassy are basically prairies.
While I guess I can't force you to admit that West Memphis does resemble parts of North Texas, but I can easily observe the parallels, so I stand by my point.

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Old 07-08-2015, 06:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Dallas has a lot of Midwestern and South-Central/Mid-South influence in its culture and feel while Houston is more Southeastern/Gulf South. Dallas has a lot more in common with Kansas City, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City than it does with more southern cities like Shreveport or Birmingham or Baton Rouge. The only commonalities I see with Memphis are in the native black communities in each, and even then, there are some differences.

And Memphis is NOT on a prairie, but Dallas is. Memphis sits on a river bluff and is more verdant in its scenery than Dallas is. However, I somewhat understand Mega Man's metaphor, but I don't think he meant they were literally alike.
Neither Dallas or Memphis sits ON a true prairie. They're both in areas that were naturally wooded but have seen a lot of clearing over the generations. Yes Memphis has more trees and no I was not trying to suggest that the two places were identical. I just don't see how anyone familiar with both areas cannot see the parallels.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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With its 2nd only to NYC number of Fortune 500 companies, Houston has become an Alpha World City in an economic sense and surpasses Dallas in this regard. Houston has the gulf air and look and Dallas has the prairie with more extreme temps but less humidity. Houston is subject to hurricanes and Dallas to bad tornados. Overall, I will go with the majority in preferring Dallas as it just seems a cleaner and more organized city.
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