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Old 04-10-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Dallas is not an attractive city aesthetically. North Texas is not an attractive area of the country. Its on the Plains and Praries of the central US. There are a few lakes and hills, but its relatively on the flat side. I agree with Matt on that.

However, Houston is ugly as hell too.

The whole "lush tropical" thing is bulls***. Miami is tropical, Hawaii is tropical, San Juan is tropical, Houston is not tropical. The area to the north of Houston does have the Pine Trees so Ill grant them that, but the city is more marshy than anything else.

Florida and SoCal mixed in??? What the hell are you smoking?????
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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I have been to Dallas on a few occasions and the one natural thing of beauty it often has is a big, blue, wide open sky. I would much rather look at that than see the same 10 million trees in the suburbs of Philadelphia or Chicago.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Dallas is not an attractive city aesthetically. North Texas is not an attractive area of the country. Its on the Plains and Praries of the central US. There are a few lakes and hills, but its relatively on the flat side. I agree with Matt on that.

However, Houston is ugly as hell too.

The whole "lush tropical" thing is bulls***. Miami is tropical, Hawaii is tropical, San Juan is tropical, Houston is not tropical. The area to the north of Houston does have the Pine Trees so Ill grant them that, but the city is more marshy than anything else.

Florida and SoCal mixed in??? What the hell are you smoking?????
There is a palm tree, 2, 3, or more in at least ever other yard & place of business in the Southeast Texas region. You don't see that in North Texas...not even close.

Drive from Houston to the Florida Panhandle the scenery doesn't change much...piney woods, palm trees, 100+ year old Live Oaks with Spanish Moss hanging off, swamps, & marsh land all the way down I-10. Its the Deep South & Gulf Coast.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I have been to Dallas on a few occasions and the one natural thing of beauty it often has is a big, blue, wide open sky. I would much rather look at that than see the same 10 million trees in the suburbs of Philadelphia or Chicago.
But Dallas during the winter is so...brown. Everything is dead looking & those big gray cast skies over the wide open plains makes you want to stick a fork through your eyes.

Summers aren't much better when the region becomes one gigantic bed of dry yellow hay. Getting inside the car feels like an oven. Lakes are 10-20 feet below what they should be, city water restrictions make your grass die. It really sucks.

Back to the original topic, yes, Dallas is modern & fairly clean as far as large cities go. Its no more modern than any of the other top 10 US cities though.

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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But Dallas during the winter is so...brown. Everything is dead looking & those big gray cast skies over the wide open plains makes you want to stick a fork through your eyes.

Summers aren't much better when the region becomes one gigantic bed of dry yellow hay. Getting inside the car feels like an oven. Lakes are 10-20 feet below what they should be, city water restrictions make your grass die. It really sucks.

Back to the original topic, yes, Dallas is modern & fairly clean as far as large cities go.
So Philly, Chicago and the rest of the Midwest and Northeast Cities don't have gray, depressing skies in the Winter?

Dallas ranks near the top of all major cities in the US with respect to annual average sunshine.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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Matt meant Northern Florida, so yes - I can see a similarly to Houston. Southern Florida? Not very much. As for SoCal: I guess if you zoom into certain pockets of town, Houston can sometimes give off a Los Angeles vibe (parts of Uptown/Galleria always reminded me of the nicer parts of LA); as a whole, though? No. The landscapes are very different. Yes, both cities have abundent palm trees, but LA has WAY more and also lots of those super tall ones (forget the name) that Houston doesn't have.

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Old 04-10-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: plano
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OP Dallas is a clean up to date city. Its not a tourist attraction so dont come here for a week of nice beaches and mountains to ski on. If you want a nice place to live with good people and a good economy... Dallas or Houston either one is for you. Pardon our local posters who get hung on stuff you didnt ask as I read your post.

I dont recall you ask us to get into Houston vs Dallas as too often on the Dallas forum we seem to. We really do like our fellow Texans but its a big brother - middle brother thing.

Ask away if we can help you make a good decision for your needs
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