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Old 12-15-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: under a rock
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Mr. Neil Young said it best, "see the losers in the real bars/ meet the winners in the dives"...this might also correspond with the place folks live, too. Anybody can set up shop in an area deemed "cool,hip,trendy,funky,etc" and blend in getting their pass stamped...it takes true "coolness" to be able to maintain in an area thought of as the formers opposite. Peace, doods
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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It can be argued that nowhere in north TX is an area truly "walkable," especially if her job will be in Plano, so your point is moot. She'll have to get a car soon.

(Using the word "hip" is pretty much the nail in the coffin for your credibility in this argument however.)
I am not a fan of North Texas at all, but Uptown, parts of Oaklawn, Deep Ellum, and Lower Greenville in Dallas, and ignoring the lack of a grocery store, downtown Fort Worth, are entirely walkable neighborhoods. Addison, on the other hand is a very unattractive suburban failed version of new urbanism.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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I am not a fan of North Texas at all, but Uptown, parts of Oaklawn, Deep Ellum, and Lower Greenville in Dallas, and ignoring the lack of a grocery store, downtown Fort Worth, are entirely walkable neighborhoods. Addison, on the other hand is a very unattractive suburban failed version of new urbanism.
They used to have a pretty cool fire works on July 4th. Back when most of Addison was a vacant lot.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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They used to have a pretty cool fire works on July 4th. Back when most of Addison was a vacant lot.
Apparently they still do (they call it "Kaboomtown" or somesuch). Or so says a co-worker. I dunno, was back up north that day.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: McKinney
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Yes, Kaboomtown still goes on, I was there last year.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Seriously though, when you visit a city in Europe you go to the innerstadt. When going to visit San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, NYC, Boston, Miami, New Orleans, et al do you really want to skip the city and visit the 'burbs? You go to the city because that's the interesting part. The only place I can think of that is an exception is L.A. The suburbs in many of these towns are interchangeable.
Somehow I doubt I'd see anyone on this forum taking a stroll in much of the innerstadt of Chicago, LA, Atlanta, Miami, and pre-Katrina NOLA. ( Unless you were of the subculture that goes on an urban safari for a thug hunt.)

Speaking of interchangeable - when I lived in LA, there were people who had a home in Brentwood and complained about people who lived "behind the orange curtain."

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I am not a fan of North Texas at all, but Uptown, parts of Oaklawn, Deep Ellum, and Lower Greenville in Dallas, and ignoring the lack of a grocery store, downtown Fort Worth, are entirely walkable neighborhoods. Addison, on the other hand is a very unattractive suburban failed version of new urbanism.
You can still walk down Oaklawn today at noon and get a sales pitch and after dark you can get interviewed. Great place for a walkabout (aka safari) , but not to raise a family.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Somehow I doubt I'd see anyone on this forum taking a stroll in much of the innerstadt of Chicago, LA, Atlanta, Miami, and pre-Katrina NOLA. ( Unless you were of the subculture that goes on an urban safari for a thug hunt.)

Speaking of interchangeable - when I lived in LA, there were people who had a home in Brentwood and complained about people who lived "behind the orange curtain."



You can still walk down Oaklawn today at noon and get a sales pitch and after dark you can get interviewed. Great place for a walkabout (aka safari) , but not to raise a family.
Just about all of those cities do have "in-town" areas where there is some street life and walkability -- Melrose Avenue in LA or Coconut Grove in Miami for instance. As for "behind the Orange Curtain," that's a special Los Angeles put-down used for anyone who lives in Orange County. Sort of like when New Yorkers complain about the bridge'n'tunnel crowd or people in Miami Beach look askance at the causeway kids. It's a way of building oneself up by putting others down.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Just about all of those cities do have "in-town" areas where there is some street life and walkability -- Melrose Avenue in LA or Coconut Grove in Miami for instance. As for "behind the Orange Curtain," that's a special Los Angeles put-down used for anyone who lives in Orange County. Sort of like when New Yorkers complain about the bridge'n'tunnel crowd or people in Miami Beach look askance at the causeway kids. It's a way of building oneself up by putting others down.
THAT'S pretty much the vibe I'm getting from some of the posts in this thread....
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