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View Poll Results: Cincinnati or Dallas? Which city would you rather live in?
Cincinnati 70 47.62%
Dallas 77 52.38%
Voters: 147. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-18-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Dallas can feel like a collection of towns strung together in some ways, especially the disparate urban areas south of the Trinity River. Oak Cliff feels very separate from Pleasant Grove.

Cincinnati has more of an old-school charm to it, but I have no desire to live in the Ohio River Valley region, or put up with the local quirks of the people in Cincinnati. Dallas isn't my favorite city by any means, but I'd live there way before I'd even consider Cincy. It's a larger city, better economy, and seems to be more open to different people and different ideas (despite the fact that it's in Texas) way more than Cincy does.
I have to agree, Dallas is not my favorite city either, but to put up with the quirks of Cincinnati (I have other choice words that are inappropriate for this conversation) is a deal breaker for me. I would much rather live in a more vibrant, open city. At least Dallas is attempting to make an effort to urbanize. Cincinnati is urban in a different way.
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Oh bless your hearts. Stick with suburban "cities."

Otherwise show us Dallas' OTR or other neighborhoods that can touch Cincy.
OTR has good urban bones, but it's redevelopment is in pockets. There's still A LOT of blight.

Dallas' more urban areas are far more ahead in gentrification and development.

The most urban older areas of Dallas are the Deep Ellum area and the older parts of the CBD.

There are types of neighborhoods in Dallas that you just don't see in Cincy either.
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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Each city is a halfway house for the NFL
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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OTR has good urban bones, but it's redevelopment is in pockets. There's still A LOT of blight.

Dallas' more urban areas are far more ahead in gentrification and development.

The most urban older areas of Dallas are the Deep Ellum area and the older parts of the CBD.

There are types of neighborhoods in Dallas that you just don't see in Cincy either.
I'm not aware of any type of neighborhood in Dallas they they don't also have in Cincinnati. Most of Dallas's most unique neighborhoods are streetcar suburbs which Cincinnati has plenty of. I guess you could make the point that there are more tutor style homes in Dallas than Cincinnati which is true, but different types of neighborhoods? naw. As much as I love Deep Ellum, it isn't OTR. Deep Ellum is more of an entertainment district at this point than neighborhood.
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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Each city is a halfway house for the NFL
Oh boy now you've done it
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I'm not aware of any type of neighborhood in Dallas they they don't also have in Cincinnati. Most of Dallas's most unique neighborhoods are streetcar suburbs which Cincinnati has plenty of. I guess you could make the point that there are more tutor style homes in Dallas than Cincinnati which is true, but different types of neighborhoods? naw. As much as I love Deep Ellum, it isn't OTR. Deep Ellum is more of an entertainment district at this point than neighborhood.
I guess I should say that Cincy doesn't have the variety of neighborhoods that Dallas has. Cincy has more older areas, but that modern urban neighborhood feel that you get in a lot of areas of Central Dallas is missing from Cincy.
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:15 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I guess I should say that Cincy doesn't have the variety of neighborhoods that Dallas has. Cincy has more older areas, but that modern urban neighborhood feel that you get in a lot of areas of Central Dallas is missing from Cincy.
I'm not sure if we are talking about the same cities. I get the exact opposite impression. You have to remember that Cincy was a top 10 biggest city for almost the whole 19th century, so you get alot of styles that you simply don't find in Dallas. Cincy also was one of the first cities to have street car neighborhoods, which make up most of Dallas's best neighborhoods.

Dallas is currently much larger, but besides maybe more uptown apartment donuts, and having more height in the CBD, I can't think of anything architecturally has that Cincy doesn't also have.

Cincy has much more urban neighborhoods. OTR is a real neighborhood, for better or worse. What we now call Deep Ellum (that which wasn't destroyed by the highway), is more an entertainment district than neighborhood. Most people used to live over by State/Thomas.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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Another one of those "Really, dude; really?" posts...
Amen to that! This should be more like a Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh or Cincy vs. Saint Louis thread, but that's just me. Maybe Cincy vs. Louisville, or Cincy vs. Nashville?

Anyway, I'd vote Cincinnati. The weather is actually pretty perfect, and you don't get weather extremes there that are too very hot, nor too cold. If there's any factors I hate about Chicago among the most, it's always been how very cold and snowy certain winters can sometimes get here! Plus, Dallas(per looking at traditional maps, and Google Maps) seems excessively sprawled as crap, vs. Cincinnati. And also, there aren't a lot of cities nearby that one could travel to from the DFW area, besides like Oklahoma City, Houston, or any of the Texas ones south of there on the I-35 corridor. From Cincy, you aren't too far from Indianapolis, Louisville, Columbus, Dayton, and even Lexington, KY.

I might be a little biased, since I've always liked those nearby cities from Cincy myself. And since I'd rather have weather that wasn't too hot nor too cold, easy win for Cincy.
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I'm not sure if we are talking about the same cities. I get the exact opposite impression. You have to remember that Cincy was a top 10 biggest city for almost the whole 19th century, so you get alot of styles that you simply don't find in Dallas. Cincy also was one of the first cities to have street car neighborhoods, which make up most of Dallas's best neighborhoods.

Dallas is currently much larger, but besides maybe more uptown apartment donuts, and having more height in the CBD, I can't think of anything architecturally has that Cincy doesn't also have.

Cincy has much more urban neighborhoods. OTR is a real neighborhood, for better or worse. What we now call Deep Ellum (that which wasn't destroyed by the highway), is more an entertainment district than neighborhood. Most people used to live over by State/Thomas.
Yes, there's a lot of variety of older types of neighborhoods. Cincy doesn't have variety in the sense that it doesn't mix in the modern types of neighborhoods that you see in Dallas.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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Yes, there's a lot of variety of older types of neighborhoods. Cincy doesn't have variety in the sense that it doesn't mix in the modern types of neighborhoods that you see in Dallas.
Please provide examples of these modern neighborhoods, maybe using Google Maps! Thanks
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