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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Dallas 42 38.18%
Philadelphia 68 61.82%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-03-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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what is with you people and these "mcmansion" comments? assuming that every or even most texans/southerners live in this type of house is just as ridiculous as me saying everybody in the northeast lives in a sardine-can apartment infested with rats and roaches. seriously. educate yourself

and FYI, i said dallas has more high end clothing designers than philadelphia. and that is fact, thank you very much
McMansions? your lucky we don't talk about your trailer parks

LMFAO they actually have trailer parks within the city limits

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Old 06-03-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: America
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McMansions? your lucky we don't talk about your trailer parks

LMFAO they actually have trailer parks within the city limits

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I rest my case...absolutely pathetic
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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what is with you people and these "mcmansion" comments? assuming that every or even most texans/southerners live in this type of house is just as ridiculous as me saying everybody in the northeast lives in a sardine-can apartment infested with rats and roaches. seriously. educate yourself

and FYI, i said dallas has more high end clothing designers than philadelphia. and that is fact, thank you very much
Sources? It's not a fact if you can't prove it.

And yes, the suburbs of Dallas are a veritable cookie-cutter forest of McMansions. It's not as if people are lying:

Plano, Tx - Google Maps

Plano, Tx - Google Maps


Plano, Tx - Google Maps

One of the main appeals of Texas is that you can live like a king (or a queen like me ) on very little money, so the market builds what is being demanded. And people like their McMansions in the Metroplex and Houston.

The charming older neighborhoods in central Dallas are few and far between. And even then, many of those homes are being torn down for, you guessed it- McMansions:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,332.4,,0,8.08

There are also an inordinate amount of apartment complexes that have degenerated to section 8 and low income housing for illegals as the middle class have fled much of the inner portions of Dallas.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,110.73,,0,2.2
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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I rest my case...absolutely pathetic
Yes it is
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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I voted Dallas because of the people, more than the cities themselves. If comparing just cities, skylines, urban fabric etc. I think Philly wins by a long shot. However, if I have to assume living there, you have to include people. Philly people are some of the most brass, loud, in your face aggressive, and down right ugly people I've ever seen on the planet. I know this is stereotyping, and I'll probably catch alot of flack for this, but that is how I feel. Philly people just turn me off. I've been to Philly several times as well as every other major city and their people are tops in the ugly category.

I personally think Texas people are much nicer, outgoing and just overall friendly. I would much rather live in Dallas for those reasons alone. Philly people are too damn in your face. I have a friend who used to live in Philly. One day he wore a San Diego chargers shirt. Mind you it wasn't even his team (someone had given it to him) within minutes out on the town, about four people tried to pick a fight with him. That's rediculous. He said Philly was ok, til about 8 oclock. After that he would never venture out walking around. Too much crime.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: São Paulo
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Originally Posted by AlGreen View Post
what is with you people and these "mcmansion" comments? assuming that every or even most texans/southerners live in this type of house is just as ridiculous as me saying everybody in the northeast lives in a sardine-can apartment infested with rats and roaches. seriously. educate yourself
Haha, I know not everyone lives in McMansions in Dallas...but a great deal of Dallas seems to be new construction McMansion-style housing. Philadelphia has the old world rowhomes and beautiful architecture which I prefer.

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and FYI, i said dallas has more high end clothing designers than philadelphia. and that is fact, thank you very much
According to who? And how about overall shopping? I'd really like to see some data aside from someone who obviously has a subjective opinion telling me "that is fact".
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: America
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Sources? It's not a fact if you can't prove it.
don't be lazy. look it up yourself

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And yes, the suburbs of Dallas are a veritable cookie-cutter forest of McMansions. It's not as if people are lying:
everybody knows sunbelt suburbs are filled with cookie cutter homes. my point is that you can't compare suburban dallas to inner philadelphia

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Plano, Tx - Google Maps

Plano, Tx - Google Maps


Plano, Tx - Google Maps

One of the main appeals of Texas is that you can live like a king (or a queen like me ) on very little money, so the market builds what is being demanded. And people like their McMansions in the Metroplex and Houston.

The charming older neighborhoods in central Dallas are few and far between. And even then, many of those homes are being torn down for, you guessed it- McMansions:

Dallas, Tx - Google Maps

There are also an inordinate amount of apartment complexes that have degenerated to section 8 and low income housing for illegals as the middle class have fled much of the inner portions of Dallas.

Dallas, Tx - Google Maps
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: São Paulo
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don't be lazy. look it up yourself
No. You show us. You're the one who made the claim, now back it up. Otherwise, you're admitting you made a totally unfounded claim in the hopes that no one would call you on it.

P.S. Nice try calling us "lazy" to try to ward off attackers...
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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don't be lazy. look it up yourself
Translation: I really don't know myself, so I'm talking out the side of my neck making unfounded claims that I can't really prove.

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Old 06-03-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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I voted Dallas because of the people, more than the cities themselves. If comparing just cities, skylines, urban fabric etc. I think Philly wins by a long shot. However, if I have to assume living there, you have to include people. Philly people are some of the most brass, loud, in your face aggressive, and down right ugly people I've ever seen on the planet. I know this is stereotyping, and I'll probably catch alot of flack for this, but that is how I feel. Philly people just turn me off. I've been to Philly several times as well as every other major city and their people are tops in the ugly category.

I personally think Texas people are much nicer, outgoing and just overall friendly. I would much rather live in Dallas for those reasons alone. Philly people are too damn in your face. I have a friend who used to live in Philly. One day he wore a San Diego chargers shirt. Mind you it wasn't even his team (someone had given it to him) within minutes out on the town, about four people tried to pick a fight with him. That's rediculous. He said Philly was ok, til about 8 oclock. After that he would never venture out walking around. Too much crime.
No need to explain, your screen name says it all.
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