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Old 03-04-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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After reading countless threads and polls that put Dallas against other Cities in Texas and abroad I just had to ask why??

Dallas always seems to rank at or near the bottom of the popularity polls.
Ive seen it ranked against Atlanta, Houston , Miami, San Antonio, Austin, Chicago, L.A., etc... And Dallas always ranks last???????

I have been to Dallas and it seemed to be similar to Houston or any of these other places. I almost moved there but after reading the posts on City-Data I decided to move to Houston... Why is it that Dallas isnt well liked???
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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Probably because of the Cowboys kicking every other teams butts off and on over the decades. Dallas is OK I guess though . I don't like any town over 100,000 and most of the under 100,000 pop.. I think you coulda done a lot worse than Dallas though IMHO .


My question is why let other folks opinions affect your decision so much. Shoulda followed your gut and moved there. Seems kinda wishy washy to me ... no offense ... I just like a "be your own man" kinda person. Internet opinions (like mine) are way over rated!
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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Dallas seems to be getting very restrictive of individual liberties and, quite frankly, less discerning about their overt political corruption. The downtown has less to offer, the south side... well, you can have a low income neighborhood and still not have a ghetto. The public attractions are significantly lacking or behind the times.

Basically, it's having all of the problems other metropolitan cities have, but isn't implementing many successful solutions, as far as I can see.

Just my opinion.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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Have you worked or resided in Dallas? Where do you get your information from? And where is the political corruption? Only curious.

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Dallas seems to be getting very restrictive of individual liberties and, quite frankly, less discerning about their overt political corruption. The downtown has less to offer, the south side... well, you can have a low income neighborhood and still not have a ghetto. The public attractions are significantly lacking or behind the times.

Basically, it's having all of the problems other metropolitan cities have, but isn't implementing many successful solutions, as far as I can see.

Just my opinion.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Yeah, I disagree too. I have lots of family in Dallas. I personally didn't choose to live there, but I always enjoy it when I go visit. My sister, on the other hand, lives there and absolutely loves it. She has a great job doing Cancer research and they have a 1920's house they've been refurbishing. She lives really close to lower greenville and can walk to shop or eat out. She loves the restaurant variety and nightlife too.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Have you worked or resided in Dallas? Where do you get your information from? And where is the political corruption? Only curious.
Corruption? Three names for ya: Don Hill (under Federal indictment for corruption), James Fantroy (convicted of embezzlement), and welcome to the club former mayor Ron Kirk (owes almost $10,000 in back taxes on speeches given after his time as mayor).

Oh, and a "warm" welcome to convicted felon and disgraced Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who now calls Southlake his home.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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Corruption? Three names for ya: Don Hill (under Federal indictment for corruption), James Fantroy (convicted of embezzlement), and welcome to the club former mayor Ron Kirk (owes almost $10,000 in back taxes on speeches given after his time as mayor).

Oh, and a "warm" welcome to convicted felon and disgraced Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who now calls Southlake his home.
Oh, nice...
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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I grew up and lived in Dallas or it's immediate suburbs for, oh... 30 years, +- a few.

I like Ft Worth somewhat better. Maybe it's an age thing because overall I'm just finding large cities intolerable.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I find something wrong with any "sanctuary city", the public school system is not good, the government is corrupt, and there are other reason why dallas isn't that great. Still, I do go to Dallas a lot.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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Wow D-Towner you must be from the suburbs to believe all that.

There is DALLAS and there are the SUBURBS. They are totally different. Suburbs are boring and could be Anyplace, USA.

DALLAS is an exciting, very friendly, laid-back, somewhat liberal, artsy, entrepreur-friendly, historic place.

We do get a bad reputation from the snooty types who live in the Park Cities and those who live north along Preston Road going up to Collin County. Try to ignore them. They are trying to impress, don't fall into their game.
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