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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Dallas 42 38.18%
Philadelphia 68 61.82%
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:35 PM
 
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Seriously? I know Dallas has some nice suburbs but is there anything in Dallas that compares with the Main Line of Philadelphia?
I was referring to metro suburbs. Phily has Wilmington and Camden. Dallas has Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, and Irving. But I did say probably, because I am far from an expert in either.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I was referring to metro suburbs. Phily has Wilmington and Camden. Dallas has Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, and Irving. But I did say probably, because I am far from an expert in either.
Fort Worth isn't a suburb!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Fort Worth isn't a suburb!!!!!!!!!!!
I was about to say the same thing!
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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^^ Y'all know what I mean. Stop being so sensitive. LOL.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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^^ Y'all know what I mean. Stop being so sensitive. LOL.
Here in Texas we love Fort Worth to death. It's our pride and joy and our future. ROFL

You know what the bug Texan guy named Tex says "Ain't no buddy mess with Texas" same thing "Ain't no buddy mess with Fort Worth" you can mess with Houston, Dallas, Austin, but not Fort Worth and San Antonio! Lol.

Just playin with you adavi!
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:04 AM
 
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Here in Texas we love Fort Worth to death. It's our pride and joy and our future. ROFL

You know what the bug Texan guy named Tex says "Ain't no buddy mess with Texas" same thing "Ain't no buddy mess with Fort Worth" you can mess with Houston, Dallas, Austin, but not Fort Worth and San Antonio! Lol.

Just playin with you adavi!
Its all love.

I think Dallas and Phily represent two different types of big cities. One the is polycentric, Dallas, and one that is more monocentric, Phily. Phily is the kingpin of its region whereas Dallas is the overlord with several knights and barons under it.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:10 AM
 
Location: America
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Life style- Philly
Economy overall- Dallas
Education- Philly
Metropolitan Area population (which one is larger by population)- Dallas
City Area population (what's the city's population, which is larger)- Philly
Professional Sports (And their venues!)- Dallas
City Scape (downtown, skyline, notable buildings)- Philly
Public Transportation- Philly
Major Interstates and other roads- Dallas
Airport- Dallas
Housing- Philly(Chestnut Hill, not North Philly)
Food (Ethnic food, unique food of it's own, etc..)- Philly
Proximity to other locations- Philly
Economy growth and diversity (Post Recession climate)- Dallas
Art galleries- Philly
Music scene- Philly
Museums- Philly
Parks- Philly
Shopping- Philly(KOP largest single retail space in America), but Dallas is no slouch
Climate (which you prefer, and why?)- Philly, Dallas' weather seems more deceptive and unpredictable.
Notable companies headquartered here- Comcast, and some Phara and health insurance. I don't know who Dallas has.
Anything else you can possibly think up and want to add- Dallas is named after a guy from Philly
not only is dallas no slouch, but it has a larger selection of high end goods than philadelphia. so i don't see how having one big huge mall could make philly the better shopping city

and i admit that i'm guessing with this one, but i'm pretty sure dallas metro has more retail shopping centers/malls overall
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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not only is dallas no slouch, but it has a larger selection of high end goods than philadelphia. so i don't see how having one big huge mall could make philly the better shopping city

and i admit that i'm guessing with this one, but i'm pretty sure dallas metro has more retail shopping centers/malls overall
You probably do have more malls, because we have a mix of regular suburban malls and tiny(1 sq mile or less, about the size of a sunbelt mall and its parking lot) densley packed boroughs, that essentially act as walkable, outdoor, quirky mom and pop store with local pub, shopping and entertainment centers. See. Ambler, Pa; Jenkintown, PA; Bristol, PA; Hatboro, Pa; Conshohocken, PA; Narberth, Pa and many more in South Jersey and the other local counties.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:58 AM
 
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If you perfer mall shopping, then Dallas hands down, but if you perfer densely packed one of a kind boutiques then Philly would be alot better.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:09 AM
 
Location: America
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If you perfer mall shopping, then Dallas hands down, but if you perfer densely packed one of a kind boutiques then Philly would be alot better.
i think it depends on the individual as to what entails "better shopping", but i would assume that most people would be looking at which city has the more exclusive selection of retail and that would be dallas
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