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Old 11-24-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Murphy, TX
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When I moved to Dallas 1 and half year ago, I was thinking I would driving down to Dallas CBD more often. However, it has been almost 4 months since I last went there! It about 30 minutes drive with no traffic problems, so it not really that far.

However, just seems like there is no reason for me to travel all way there. I live in NE Richardson and travel to Garland for work. For shopping at mall and restaurant I head to Plano. My nearest Kroger is at Plano and Wal-mart at North Garland. I do go down to Richardson downtown for deshi (south Asian) food and stuff. Seem like everything need or want to do is up here at Richardson/Plano/Garland.

Seem like I really live in these cities instead of "Dallas Metro". I feel quite disconnected for main city of Dallas. Heck, I tend to get lost if I venture into Dallas City limits, espcially in Downtown. However, I know Richardson/Plano/Garland very well and haven't gotten lost here yet Anyone else here feel disconnect from Dallas?
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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Yes. I don't miss it (Dallas) and I purposely disconnected from Dallas.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I used to feel the same way (live in southwest Plano) until I realized that you can get to downtown and thereabouts in about 20 minutes as early as 7pm...now we go to more cool restaurants and pubs down there. Still don't spend too much time down there b/c I am one of those lame people whose nose gets out of joint if I have to struggle to find parking. I hate that.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I've lived in the Dallas area for 24 years. Most of those years, in Richardson. I've gone downtown probably a total of 20 times in all those years. What's the big deal about downtown? Everything you need is in the immediate city you live in.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Well, I work in downtown Dallas, so I am there everyday of the week. And we also go to Downtown Dallas a lot on the weekends and stuff or go by it on the highway.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Murphy, TX
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I've lived in the Dallas area for 24 years. Most of those years, in Richardson. I've gone downtown probably a total of 20 times in all those years. What's the big deal about downtown? Everything you need is in the immediate city you live in.
Wow, 20 times in 24 years? Wonder if thats some kind of record there!

Interesting thing I have to tell everyone not from DFW that I "live" in Dallas metro. When some of relatives or friends talk to me or come they except I actually know something about downtown Dallas! I am actually almost clueless about Dallas as most tourist come here.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Wow, 20 times in 24 years? Wonder if thats some kind of record there!
I've been to the Westend a handful of times. There aren't restuarants down there that aren't elsewhere. I've been to the court house to fight a ticket that I won. I've been to the Fox studios for, what turned out to be, a sales pitch for a new real estate program they were doing.

The state fair is not downtown, but kinda same general area, and I've been there a couple of times. I used to live on lower Greenville, and nevevr had a reason to go downtown. Greenville had/has enough culture. I'm back in Richardson, and everything I need is right here.

Plus, why pay for parking when I don't have to? They nickel and dime everything down there.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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For the past two years I hardly ever left downtown Dallas. I lived there and I work there. Now I only go there monday-Friday for work. Downtown has its fun spots. But I agree parking is a PIA!!!!
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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For the past two years I hardly ever left downtown Dallas. I lived there and I work there. Now I only go there monday-Friday for work. Downtown has its fun spots. But I agree parking is a PIA!!!!
Parking?? This is Dallas, you VALET everywhere you go (unfortunately).

I hardley ever go downtown, even though I live very close. There really hasn't been much down there until recently, but things are looking up.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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I always thought that was a feature of Dallas, poorly understood by the poster in the 'observations about Dallas' thread.

I used to live in Oak Lawn and frequented downtown Dallas by bicycle on many weekends, but never Richardson or Plano.
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