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Old 11-08-2015, 11:41 PM
 
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What do you all think? El Paso looks like a smaller version of Phoenix. Lubbock looks like a smaller version of Dallas.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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No Lubbock is not a smaller version of Dallas nor does it look like one.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:49 PM
 
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No Lubbock is not a smaller version of Dallas nor does it look like one.
I say it could be because of the proximity, the airport looks very DFWish as well as the Marsha Sharp Freeway. Parts of the city kind of resemble Dallas. For some reason, driving in Dallas kind of reminds me of driving in Lubbock. You see all the access roads with the restaurants and the malls right there.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I say it could be because of the proximity, the airport looks very DFWish as well as the Marsha Sharp Freeway. Parts of the city kind of resemble Dallas. For some reason, driving in Dallas kind of reminds me of driving in Lubbock. You see all the access roads with the restaurants and the malls right there.
No way. Dallas is greener and has more urban neighborhoods. It has a light rail, and actually a river. Lubbock looks nothing like Dallas.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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What do you all think? El Paso looks like a smaller version of Phoenix. Lubbock looks like a smaller version of Dallas.
No El Paso doesn't really like Phoenix. Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun has much better landscaping and vegetation than El Paso. El Paso looks like parts of Tucson and Albuquerque (in suburban parts), but those cities also have nicer vegetation than El Paso. And given that downtown El Paso is a bridge away from Juarez, that gives it an entirely different look and vibe all together.

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Old 11-09-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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Tucson and Albuquerque look fairly similar though.

I'd actually say that Phoenix and Las Vegas look similar (minus the strip).
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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El paso a smaller version of phoenix? Have you ever even been to Phoenix? haha....

I agree with what Ztonyg said. Phoenix and Las Vegas are pretty much identical outside of the strip.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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El Paso always reminds me of Albuquerque. It feels like New Mexico, not Texas. But I don't really get an Arizona feel.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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Yea, El Paso being by the border makes it have a horrible reputation. Phoenix is far nicer, but I'm talking more about the city. Like entering El Paso on I-10 west and east, you go through speghetti bowls. Same thing in Phoenix. Downtown El Paso is getting better, but those buildings need to be razed and they need to construct modern buildings like in Downtown Phoenix. El Paso has that potential to become like Phoenix, but they do not want to raze those abandoned buildings. Lubbock too can become like Dallas if they upgraded the city.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:53 PM
 
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Phoenix kind of sucks (IMO) and El Paso seems OK to me. Decent little downtown and some nice older neighborhoods. Not sure why El Paso should be hell-bent on becoming another Phoenix.
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