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Old 06-23-2017, 10:10 AM
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Austin is just a more conservative Portland.
...that's a new one.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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Austin is more educated than Dallas, percentage wise. You can't argue that. Here's a list, scroll down to the fifties to find Dallas:
https://www.valuepenguin.com/2016/most-educated-cities
Most of the top cities are dominated by large universities, so of course it's going to look like that. I mean Lincoln, NE is ranked higher than Boston. Is Boston really that less educated than Lincoln, NE? That's not really telling me a whole lot. If that ranking was such a big deal, then Austin would have all of the major industries that Dallas has. Dallas is the top legal market in the state and one of the top in nation, so what's with all of these major firms here? Why not move down to Austin where people are just so much more "enlightened?" Same for Boston as well. Why not just relocate everything over to Lincoln?
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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...that's a new one.

From a Wiki article:

"Keep Portland Weird" is a popular slogan that appears on bumper stickers, signs, and public buildings throughout Portland, Oregon and its surrounding metro area. It originated from the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan and was originally intended to promote local businesses, though it has since evolved into an all-encompassing slogan that secondarily promotes individuality, expressionism, local art, as well as atypical lifestyle choices and leisure activities.[1] The slogan frequently inspires articles and debate that attempt to quantify the exact level to which Portland is considered weird, unusual or eccentric.






Back to Dallas: part of what makes Dallas such a juggernaut is the suburbs, all of which went Trump. DFW is a conservative area as a whole.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Most of the top cities are dominated by large universities, so of course it's going to look like that. I mean Lincoln, NE is ranked higher than Boston. Is Boston really that less educated than Lincoln, NE? That's not really telling me a whole lot. If that ranking was such a big deal, then Austin would have all of the major industries that Dallas has. Dallas is the top legal market in the state and one of the top in nation, so what's with all of these major firms here? Why not move down to Austin where people are just so much more "enlightened?"
I can't stand heat. DC and the coasts work for me. Austin can't compete with the coasts. It may stand out in Texas(proof is Dallasites and Houstonians obsession with it on this forum), it doesn't rate with the west coast or BoWash corridor for living. JMO. Nice little city for Texas, but that's Texas.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Most of the top cities are dominated by large universities, so of course it's going to look like that. I mean Lincoln, NE is ranked higher than Boston. Is Boston really that less educated than Lincoln, NE? That's not really telling me a whole lot. If that ranking was such a big deal, then Austin would have all of the major industries that Dallas has. Dallas is the top legal market in the state and one of the top in nation, so what's with all of these major firms here? Why not move down to Austin where people are just so much more "enlightened?" Same for Boston as well. Why not just relocate everything over to Lincoln?
check out figure 5 in this link: Dallas County TX Education data, statistics and attainment Rockwall County and Ellis County

You guys just don't like college up there do you?
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:34 AM
 
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check out figure 5 in this link: Dallas County TX Education data, statistics and attainment Rockwall County and Ellis County

You guys just don't like college up there do you?
Apparently we like it better than Boston.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:37 AM
 
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Back to Dallas: part of what makes Dallas such a juggernaut is the suburbs, all of which went Trump. DFW is a conservative area as a whole.
All of the Austin suburbs went to Trump, so what's your point?

The conservative DFW suburbs has no bearing on the actual city and its policies.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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Apparently we like it better than Boston.
Not according to this: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content.../education.pdf
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:49 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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"Keep Portland Weird" is a popular slogan that appears on bumper stickers, signs, and public buildings throughout Portland, Oregon and its surrounding metro area. It originated from the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan and was originally intended to promote local businesses, though it has since evolved into an all-encompassing slogan that secondarily promotes individuality, expressionism, local art, as well as atypical lifestyle choices and leisure activities.[1] The slogan frequently inspires articles and debate that attempt to quantify the exact level to which Portland is considered weird, unusual or eccentric.






Back to Dallas: part of what makes Dallas such a juggernaut is the suburbs, all of which went Trump. DFW is a conservative area as a whole.
None of that was the point of my post.

I've never in my life heard of Austin as a "more conservative Portland".

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Old 06-23-2017, 10:49 AM
 
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All of the Austin suburbs went to Trump, so what's your point?

The conservative DFW suburbs has no bearing on the actual city and its policies.
nearly half of the 2 million people that live in the Austin metro area, live in Austin.

Dallas has about 1.3 million people out of the 6.5 million residents. Dallas, while the center of the DFW metro area, is just a small part of the metro area. Looks like about 25%? So, as a whole, the suburbs are more noticeable. Without, 5 million in the burbs, Dallas is just a city of 1.3 million people. You've been trying to push the burbs away, but they're there and they surround your city. Austin, not so much.
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