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Old 04-09-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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The creeks criss crossing DFW could have been beautiful in the hands of some governments & developers who cared about nature. Instead they are at best an afterthought and at worst a nusiance.

When I lived in McKinney, there was a beautiful rolling plain/pastureland that was undeveloped behind my house. It was levelled (like stripmined I guess) and filled to build a bunch of houses.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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Ive never really realized the disadvantage of being landlocked.....On C-D you would swear its really something serious since its brought up against Dallas all the time....
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Ive never really realized the disadvantage of being landlocked.....On C-D you would swear its really something serious since its brought up against Dallas all the time....
Agreed. Don't get me wrong, I love the beach more then probably anyone and plan on retiring there, but there are very few US beaches I will even consider when that time comes. Yes there are economical advantages, but this thread is about modern and cleanliness.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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New York has an ocean & greenery

Los Angeles has an ocean, mountains, & desert

Chicago has Lake Michigan

Houston has dense piney forests, tropical vegetation, & is on the coast

Philly has an ocean & greenery

Phoenix has a desert

San Antonio has the River Walk and thats about it. I don't remember much of any rolling hills from the view out of Tower of the Americas

San Diego has the beach

Also since when did San Antonio and Phoenix become not land locked?
Philly is not on the ocean people. It's on the Delaware River.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston is pleasing to the eye? I've been there multiple times and nothing there is great to look at.
Parts of it are.

Its certainly a lot greener year round than anywhere in North Texas.

I like the tropical look of the place. Feels like parts of Florida with some SoCal mixed in.

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Old 04-10-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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New York has an ocean & greenery

Los Angeles has an ocean, mountains, & desert

Chicago has Lake Michigan

Houston has dense piney forests, tropical vegetation, & is on the coast

Philly has an ocean & greenery

Phoenix has a desert

San Antonio has the River Walk and thats about it. I don't remember much of any rolling hills from the view out of Tower of the Americas

San Diego has the beach

Also since when did San Antonio and Phoenix become not land locked?
They are land locked.

I said Dallas is by far the largest land locked city of the bunch which is a true statement.

You missed a good portion of SA then...the whole northern half of the city sits in the Hill Country & offers some absolutely stunning views overlooking the city.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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The creeks criss crossing DFW could have been beautiful in the hands of some governments & developers who cared about nature. Instead they are at best an afterthought and at worst a nusiance.

When I lived in McKinney, there was a beautiful rolling plain/pastureland that was undeveloped behind my house. It was levelled (like stripmined I guess) and filled to build a bunch of houses.
Same thing is happening in Forney off Highway 80. Those rolling pastures are being razed for more McMansions & strip malls. Traffic is worse than ever along that stretch of roadway.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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They are land locked.

I said Dallas is by far the largest land locked city of the bunch which is a true statement.

You missed a good portion of SA then...the whole northern half of the city sits in the Hill Country & offers some absolutely stunning views overlooking the city.
Here it is again!!.Why is this so important?....WHO GIVES A F***!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Ive never really realized the disadvantage of being landlocked.....On C-D you would swear its really something serious since its brought up against Dallas all the time....
I'd much rather have an ocean & a few lakes at my backdoor over many lakes, but that's just me.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Parts of it are.

Its certainly a lot greener year round than anywhere in North Texas.

I like the tropical look of the place. Feels like parts of Florida with some SoCal mixed in.
Florida and SoCal? If Flordia and SoCal looks like that then I don't wanna go.

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