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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Dallas 42 38.18%
Philadelphia 68 61.82%
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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Dallas has 385 sq mi of land of course you are going to see tralier parks in rural Southern Dallas County!

I am sure you won't find rural land in Philadelphia, they only have 135 sq mi how can the city grow?
Cedar Ridge Mobile Home-Rv Pk

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2307 Cedar Mound Dr, Dallas, TX 75241 Get directions

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^so this address is in rural Dallas?

Philly grows into its suburbs, which is why its suburbs are alot more charming than just about any burbs in DFW.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Cedar Ridge Mobile Home-Rv Pk

  • [SIZE=4](214) 371-9818 [/SIZE]
2307 Cedar Mound Dr, Dallas, TX 75241 Get directions

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^so this address is in rural Dallas?

Philly grows into its suburbs, which is why its suburbs are alot more charming than just about any burbs in DFW.

It is kinda rural in that area of Dallas.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I have never been to Philly and its not fair to assume anything but from what I've seen on tv and in photos on sites like this one it looks very old and dirty. I dont know how thats appealing to anyone. I find being somewhere like that very depressing. Especially in northern areas that have a lot of grey skies most the year. I like for a city to have a vibrant new, upscale, contemporary feel to it and Dallas definitely has that. Contrary to popular belief the DFW area has a lot of great cultural offerings. I know a lot of older cities like to snub their nose to us down here but if you really looked into what the metroplex has to offer there is a lot around here.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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I have never been to Philly and its not fair to assume anything but from what I've seen on tv and in photos on sites like this one it looks very old and dirty. I dont know how thats appealing to anyone. I find being somewhere like that very depressing. Especially in northern areas that have a lot of grey skies most the year. I like for a city to have a vibrant new, upscale, contemporary feel to it and Dallas definitely has that. Contrary to popular belief the DFW area has a lot of great cultural offerings. I know a lot of older cities like to snub their nose to us down here but if you really looked into what the metroplex has to offer there is a lot around here.
It is old, but its not dirty, it just seems like that to outsiders because the dirty ruined inner city neighborhoods get all the press and attention(wrongfully so in my opinion). Here are some pictures of the "real" Philadelphia.

Chestnut Hill(Philly)


Manayunk(Philly)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9c/P3290728x.jpg/800px-P3290728x.jpg (broken link)

Main Line (Montco)


Darby (Delco)


Roxborough(Philly)



All Photos Courtesy of Flickr.com
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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^ I like Roxboro, seems like a nice area. It looks urban but still not packed like sardines. I don't understand why my NE brothers/sisters like that. But to each their own.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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I have never been to Philly and its not fair to assume anything but from what I've seen on tv and in photos on sites like this one it looks very old and dirty. I dont know how thats appealing to anyone. I find being somewhere like that very depressing. Especially in northern areas that have a lot of grey skies most the year. I like for a city to have a vibrant new, upscale, contemporary feel to it and Dallas definitely has that. Contrary to popular belief the DFW area has a lot of great cultural offerings. I know a lot of older cities like to snub their nose to us down here but if you really looked into what the metroplex has to offer there is a lot around here.
Well you shouldn't make judgments unless you've visited. Someone who hasn't been to Texas can say you all walk around with cowboy hats on and ride horses, but we know that's not true, right?

I like Dallas, but it just feels very sterile coming from Philly. Also, the sprawl is utterly insane.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: The City
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Some other pics of Philly homes and parallel parking














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Old 06-04-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Well you shouldn't make judgments unless you've visited. Someone who hasn't been to Texas can say you all walk around with cowboy hats on and ride horses, but we know that's not true, right?

I like Dallas, but it just feels very sterile coming from Philly. Also, the sprawl is utterly insane.
The sprawl is in the subrubs not really in Dallas.

Dallas has some very pretty neighborhoods, Wynnewood in Oak Cliff is a very pretty area of Dallas.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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Well you shouldn't make judgments unless you've visited. Someone who hasn't been to Texas can say you all walk around with cowboy hats on and ride horses, but we know that's not true, right?

I like Dallas, but it just feels very sterile coming from Philly. Also, the sprawl is utterly insane.
What are you getting so hyped up about? The person merely said what their perception was. Based on what they've seen in pics and prior to that statement said that it was unfair for them to accurately comment on Phily cuz they've never been. Relax.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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I will say that I do find the older areas of Philadelphia to be quite charming and enticing. There's really nothing like that in Dallas.
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