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Old 06-13-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
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Hello Cha Ching.

I used to live in Chicago and visited Wisconsin frequently. They have some very pretty places up there.

Im a native of the City of Los Angeles, but am getting ready to move to Dallas in 2 weeks. We visited extensively and haveing spent lots of time in Southeastern Wisconsin, I might be able to offer a few points.

As far as the cities are concerned both have places that are really pretty and those that arent. There are alot of trees and parks in Dallas just as much so as the Chicago area though not as much as Houston or the deep South. The arts are very well represented in the area (especially Fort Worth). The one thing that my wife and I feel in love with about the area is the diversity of culture. Dallas is cosmopolitan and has every possible big city ammenity. Fort Worth is charming and is full of Southwestern culture. You will not find another area where two very different cities reside side by side (Minneapolis/St. Paul might be different, but not as much as Dallas and Fort Worth). Dallas has lots of areas with trees that are beautiful for walking through and exploring. Dallas also has beautiful prarie land. It has alot of things that are beautiful and also that are ugly, but the beautiful is easy to find.

Dallas is much bigger than Milwaukee and more international, though not to the degree of Chicago.
The one thing that I would say that you need to prepare yourself for is the heat. 100 degree heat for days at a time is very very normal in Dallas during the summer. However the winters are very mild.
Sorry, you're responding to the wrong poster. I know both places. Native Texan. Naturalized Cheesehead.

 
Old 06-13-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
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The only thing I hate about Dallas is the weather! There are no seasons here, just 4 grades of summer. Grade 4 is a relentless inferno that scorches the city from July-September non stop. Even at 11pm it's still 95 and humid. No winters here, maybe 2-3 days a year will it drop below freezing but 95% of the days during "winter" it is 60 degrees or warmer. Great weather for a lizard, but not my cup of tea. It rains pretty good here in April, May and June. The rest of the year you're lucky to get a drop.

Other than the weather I love Dallas. There's plenty to do around here. It's not Colorado man, but it's just as beautiful a city as Milwaukee.
That's why I left. MS tends to do that to a person. I figured "if I gotta spend 6 months trapped inside, I'd like for it to be the crappy half!"

There's definitely more to do in Dallas, and it has pretty places. But I am an architecture fiend. It's part of the reason I love Milwaukee so much.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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The lambent light of White Rock Lake overlooking Downtown Dallas from the sylvan shore.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The Southwest
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Just ran across this topic, it is getting to be an old one. I am a Dallas area native. I was amused by the indiviudal that asked earlier about Dallas and Houston being considered twin cities? I wonder if they have ever looked at a map. There is, at least, 240 miles between the two and 4 hrs. driving! Anyhow, on the subject of Dallas being unattractive, there is little doubt about it. This is one of the most geographically insignificant major cities in the U.S., probably the #1. No mountains, no bodies of water, except those created by man and a river that isn't quite a river. Ok, there are some pockets of attractive, green neighborhoods and White Rock Lake is probably the best area but you get my point. Overall, this is just a steel and glass city with a central location and that is it.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Just ran across this topic, it is getting to be an old one. I am a Dallas area native. I was amused by the indiviudal that asked earlier about Dallas and Houston being considered twin cities? I wonder if they have ever looked at a map. There is, at least, 240 miles between the two and 4 hrs. driving! Anyhow, on the subject of Dallas being unattractive, there is little doubt about it. This is one of the most geographically insignificant major cities in the U.S., probably the #1. No mountains, no bodies of water, except those created by man and a river that isn't quite a river. Ok, there are some pockets of attractive, green neighborhoods and White Rock Lake is probably the best area but you get my point. Overall, this is just a steel and glass city with a central location and that is it.
You missed it............ some morons in Pittsburgh believe that Ft Worth is a suburb of Dallas. LOL!!!!
 
Old 01-31-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Good. Maybe those below freezing temps will freeze your keyboard up. Or the library will be closed for bad weather so you can't go in and log on.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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It's official! Dallas is the 2nd ugliest city in America. Only Detroit is uglier. Poor super bowlers. They paid all that money. I feel sorry for them having to be subjected to DFW. The ice storm on the way will make a great impression too.

No. 2: Dallas, Texas, America's 8 Ugliest Cities
That same list said that all of Texas' cities were ugly. It also mentioned that New York City was the eighth ugliest, then in the next top ten, it said New York City was the second most attractive. That list is hogwash, much like your most recent shtick, Metro Matt.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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It probably will freeze up my keyboard when the power goes off like it did last year when we had our winter storm.
Wait, so the power went off and you're complaining that your keyboard "froze up?" No it didn't. It turned off because it didn't have electricity.

Electricity and indoor plumbing must be a new thing for you. No wonder you think modern Dallas is ugly. You're used to gravel paved roads and the telegraph.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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It probably will freeze up my keyboard when the power goes off like it did last year when we had our winter storm. .
That happens a lot in the backwoods... more likely your mommy willl cut you off the internet.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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That same list said that all of Texas' cities were ugly. It also mentioned that New York City was the eighth ugliest, then in the next top ten, it said New York City was the second most attractive. That list is hogwash, much like your most recent shtick, Metro Matt.
No, that isnt Metro Matt. That is the same dude, that keeps creating new screen names and gets banned all the time. He was Pigtown, Stinktown, and a buch of others.

He is very easy to spot because of the way he writes.
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