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View Poll Results: Main City of the Sunbelt(besides LA) & Southeast
Atlanta 66 55.00%
Charlotte 1 0.83%
Dallas 29 24.17%
Houston 38 31.67%
Kansas City 1 0.83%
Miami 12 10.00%
Memphis 2 1.67%
Nashville 3 2.50%
New Orleans 2 1.67%
Phoenix 8 6.67%
St.Louis 1 0.83%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 120. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-25-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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I think Houston, being the largest city proper, home to one of the best universities in the Sunbelt, Rice, and home to the most fortune 500 companies in America (although most of them tied to the oil and Natural Gas or commodities or utilities industry) can easily make it the economic and employment powerhouse of the Sunbelt, if you exclude California and Nevada.

Dallas is much more of a compliment to Houston as being powerhouse in the oil industry, as well as being a powerhouse of The South and of Texas, but not the Sunbelt as a whole, except for the oil industry, and having one of the Sunbelt's best universities, Southern Methodist University.

Atlanta is much more of a regional hub for the South, with most finances and utilities companies (think Suntrust Bank and Southern Company) acting as regional economic superpowers for the South but not for the nation or the Sunbelt as a whole. The exceptions to that would be Delta, Coca-Cola, and a few other national companies and multinational companies.

 
Old 08-25-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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No, I just don't pocket watch other individuals, I could care less. I mean honestly, what the hell do those large corporations do for me? Especially considering I don't 1. Work in a field were I could possibly work for one of those corporations, and 2. Nor do I have friends in DFW who work for those corporations. All those things I listed in place for Oakland are things the average person, or average resident can actually experience for themselves, and if we get technical, literally every US city with significance has large corporations headquartered there.

Downtown Fort Worth is small, and doesn't function as a "Everday Living" type of City Center, especially considering how it has no distinct and active core neighborhoods. As I mentioned before, Fort Worth is also very, VERY sprawled and lacks structural density. The Stockyards are cool, but it's not my cup of tea.







That's Del Fresco's Grille in DT Fort Worth near Sundance Sqaure; so stop it, I know exactly what I'm talking about. Birmingham and Oakland function way more as an actual city than Fort Worth.

I could've BEEN moved to Fort Worth, but no, the location doesn't work for me.
Seriously, you don't know what your talking about. It's very ignorant to down play a city closing in on a million residence and metro division that accounts for over 2.5 million of the DFW overall population of 7.3 million. Fort Worth is a blue collar town and if you really knew the town well you would know the significance of the Alliance Corridor economically. You mentioned neighborhoods. There are plenty of historic neighborhoods in Fort Worth core. You do realize Fort Worth has 10 billionaires living in its core including the richest person in Texas Alice Walton. Surely, all those billionaires wouldn't live in crappy neighborhoods.

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Old 08-25-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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I think Houston, being the largest city proper, home to one of the best universities in the Sunbelt, Rice, and home to the most fortune 500 companies in America (although most of them tied to the oil and Natural Gas or commodities or utilities industry) can easily make it the economic and employment powerhouse of the Sunbelt, if you exclude California and Nevada.

Dallas is much more of a compliment to Houston as being powerhouse in the oil industry, as well as being a powerhouse of The South and of Texas, but not the Sunbelt as a whole, except for the oil industry, and having one of the Sunbelt's best universities, Southern Methodist University.

Atlanta is much more of a regional hub for the South, with most finances and utilities companies (think Suntrust Bank and Southern Company) acting as regional economic superpowers for the South but not for the nation or the Sunbelt as a whole. The exceptions to that would be Delta, Coca-Cola, and a few other national companies and multinational companies.
No mention of Georgia Tech and Emory for Atlanta?
 
Old 08-25-2017, 11:48 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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No mention of Georgia Tech and Emory for Atlanta?
If he mentioned those, he wouldn't be able to diminish and dismiss Atlanta the way he attempted to in that post
 
Old 08-25-2017, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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And these comments show that there simply isn't one city. Not only is the region to large to have just one city, most people really know about one or two cities over the next.
 
Old 08-25-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Grow up before replying to me, dude.
Tells me to grow up, yet is the one with the problem. Cool. Next time just shrug it off before replying.
 
Old 08-25-2017, 12:00 PM
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Location: Miami
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You're still reading what you want to read and showing how very little you actually know about the city. As for you saying that we have no distinct and active core neighborhoods:

- Near Southside
- West 7th/Cultural District
- The River District
- TCU/Berry
- River Arts District (eastside)
- Stockyards/Marine Creek

Btw, it's "I COULDN'T care less" and Del Fresco's Grille is IN Sundance Square, not "near" it.
I mentioned the Stockyards, and outside of that, the others aren't that interesting; and when I meant "Distinct and Active" I forgot to include density, and walkability, and isn't the River District new? smh. I don't see any of those neighborhoods being compared to Temescal or Five Points.

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You do realize Fort Worth has 10 billionaires living in its core including the richest person in Texas Alice Walton. Surely, all those billionaires wouldn't live in crappy neighborhoods.
Thanks for letting me know that you're pocket watching, and FW's core neighborhoods aren't open to various demographics.
 
Old 08-25-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Tells me to grow up, yet is the one with the problem. Cool. Next time just shrug it off before replying.
He only said that because he thought you were giving credit to the Cowboys being in Dallas when they actually play in Arlington, a FW suburb. Personally, I look at Arlington as a suburb of both but more so Fort Worth.
 
Old 08-25-2017, 01:10 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I mentioned the Stockyards, and outside of that, the others aren't that interesting; and when I meant "Distinct and Active" I forgot to include density, and walkability, and isn't the River District new? smh. I don't see any of those neighborhoods being compared to Temescal or Five Points.
So you respond to that with a personal opinion and a comparison of other, older, more established neighborhoods... NEITHER of which addresses the point of what I said.
 
Old 08-25-2017, 01:11 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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I don't see any of those neighborhoods being compared to Temescal or Five Points.
Five Points? You have GOT to be kidding, but sadly I know you're aren't.

Five Points is cute, but it's only a couple of blocks and nothing special at all. About 1/3 of the shops are vacant as well. I know it's a big deal in Birmingham, but to people that actually are well-traveled? No.

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Thanks for letting me know that you're pocket watching, and FW's core neighborhoods aren't open to various demographics.
Strawman alert.
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