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Old 06-01-2007, 03:53 PM
 
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This isn't necessarily aimed at you, dreameyes, but before reading these boards, I never knew beauty was the #1 criterion people relocate for, but it sure seems so judging from these forums. Maybe that's why they run into so many problems when they get to a place and find they don't like it after all? Sorry for getting off-topic! Minor rant over.
Thanks houstoner....I agree. Sides you can find beauty anywhere you live!
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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Not sure anyone relocates for beauty, but it is one of those things that you realize you miss when it's gone. However, like many have said, you can find beauty here if you look, especially in the constuction of both new and older homes and commercial buildings. I'm back here in San Diego now and I'm actually dissapointed at how cheap the homes look to me now that I've been tainted with North Dallas Brick/Stone...it's like you see miles of rolling hills with cheap looking little stucco tract homes.

I guess I'm now seeing some flaws in what I thought was beautiful before....maybe I'll see it in a different light one day when I return here...not sure, but beauty does seem relative and very subjective.
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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The jobs here sure are pretty.
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I always thought it very nice but of course if your idea of beauty is mountains what on earth are you doing in Texas to begin with...go back to Utah.

I like the skyline of Dallas coming in from the South, where you see the lights of the Reunion Tower.

There are some very nice parts of town as well, my neice has a condo in Highland Park which is a very nice neighborhood with old growth trees and very posh houses.
The post I was referring back to was DFWmike...
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:57 PM
 
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Not sure anyone relocates for beauty, but it is one of those things that you realize you miss when it's gone. However, like many have said, you can find beauty here if you look, especially in the constuction of both new and older homes and commercial buildings. I'm back here in San Diego now and I'm actually dissapointed at how cheap the homes look to me now that I've been tainted with North Dallas Brick/Stone...it's like you see miles of rolling hills with cheap looking little stucco tract homes.

I guess I'm now seeing some flaws in what I thought was beautiful before....maybe I'll see it in a different light one day when I return here...not sure, but beauty does seem relative and very subjective.
I know exactly what you mean Sockets!!! Welcome to the dark side!! (lol just kiddin) I know we both love San Diego...but it's definately not a utopia.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:10 PM
 
Location: In God
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Its people dress pretty. Nature-wise (except for the snow) and architecture-wise (most of it), Dallas is not an attractive city to me, but because everything that Dallas is makes it beautiful and very enjoyable. That's all that matters. Always happy and excited in Dallas.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Zone 6- South Jersey
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Smile Not ugly at all

I visited Dallas a few weeks ago, and coming from Long Island, I found Dallas to be very open, green, clean and new looking. I was surprised by the amount of big old trees. Very pretty indeed.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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Dallas quite simply is feathureless. No rivers, no oceans, no mountains, and minimul vegetation. In a sense that's what really makes it so impressive because it has done very well in terms of offering economic opportunity without having any intrinsict qualities to be attractive. It is quite simply an overachiever.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Perhaps you missed the Trinity River or the Great Trinity Forest?
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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good one GoPadge.... :-)

I have to agree though that Dallas isn't pretty in the sense of water, mountains, etc... but honestly Dallas has a beautiful skyline (sp) in my opinion. :-)
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