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View Poll Results: Which Metro area is better?
Dallas-Fort Worth Mertoplex 106 72.60%
Phoenix Merto 40 27.40%
Voters: 146. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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I'm gonna be part of the majority and say I like BOTH places. I've never been to Phoenix, BUT from the pics that I've seen, it REALLY looks AWESOME. I guess I vote for DFW. But I wouldn't mind living in either. I've always wanted to go to the desert.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Having lived in D/FW in the mid-80's, I'd have to say that D/FW had much more going on with its metro at that time than Phoenix did (of course it experienced growth much sooner than Phoenix as well), so I'm not sure it is a fair comparison. If it were a competition as to which metro has improved the most over the past 10-20 years, I'd definitely give that to Phoenix even if D/FW gained more people.

On a side note, even though I appreciate D/FW, I'd still take Phoenix any day over it.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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Two gigantic suburbs posing as cities full of chain stores, chain restaurants, people who think that Cheesecake Factory is 5-star-dining cookie-cutter tract homes, full of unworldly people who don't care about things like culture or education...and of course the false-prophet megachurch pastors preaching drivel to the masses.

Why isn't ritual suicide an option on this poll? LOL...
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: America
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I believe Joel Kotkin "The Next Hundred Million" is predicting Dallas metro will pass Chicago metro in population by or before 2050. I've also read from another source that Dallas will be gaining a million people every six years..who knows?
correction, dallas-FORT WORTH
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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correction, dallas-FORT WORTH
Thanks my main man Lakewooder got a little ahead of himself.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Two gigantic suburbs posing as cities full of chain stores, chain restaurants, people who think that Cheesecake Factory is 5-star-dining cookie-cutter tract homes, full of unworldly people who don't care about things like culture or education...and of course the false-prophet megachurch pastors preaching drivel to the masses.

Why isn't ritual suicide an option on this poll? LOL...
Dallas love's you too Oat_meal.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:04 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Two gigantic suburbs posing as cities full of chain stores, chain restaurants, people who think that Cheesecake Factory is 5-star-dining cookie-cutter tract homes, full of unworldly people who don't care about things like culture or education...and of course the false-prophet megachurch pastors preaching drivel to the masses.

Why isn't ritual suicide an option on this poll? LOL...
Yep. You really know the Sunbelt cities well, do ya?
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Why isn't ritual suicide an option on this poll? LOL...
We'll make that an exception for you.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Phoenix


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Old 03-18-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I didn't realize phoenix's metro was that large.
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