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Old 10-07-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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I would agree that Fort Worth is a very ignored major city
-WT
It's a shame too. It's even ignored in its own metro! I wouldn't mind if the Rangers moved to Downtown Fort Worth even though I live in Dallas. Arlington is a giant toilet bowl which shouldn't have ANY DFW amenity. Neither should Frisco either.
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Tulsa, OK

400,000 residents, more than many of the big cities discussed ad nauseum on this board and otherwise. I mean, it can't even win Oklahoma.
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Tulsa, OK

400,000 residents, more than many of the big cities discussed ad nauseum on this board and otherwise. I mean, it can't even win Oklahoma.
I agree with this.

Tulsa is significantly more urban, progressive, and offers more than Oklahoma City, yet it gets even less attention (OKC itself is quite ignored for a city its size). I guess the Oklahoma stereotype prevents people from giving Tulsa a closer look.
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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I really like Tulsa. It's surprisingly urban and more scenic than people realize. Lots of rolling hills and trees. Very ignored city IMHO. I could easily live there.
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I agree with this.

Tulsa is significantly more urban, progressive, and offers more than Oklahoma City, yet it gets even less attention (OKC itself is quite ignored for a city its size). I guess the Oklahoma stereotype prevents people from giving Tulsa a closer look.
As I've made clear before, I love Tulsa, but it is not significantly more urban, nor more progressive, nor offers more than Oklahoma City. OKC has many more Census Block Groups that are higher density than Tulsa's Census Block Groups. Downtown Tulsa has much of it's area covered in parking lots, more so than downtown OKC. Also, Tulsa doesn't have an urban neighborhood similar to Deep Deuce, nor has central Tulsa seen infill projects on the scale that OKC has been experiencing. Since progressivism is most associated with democrats, here are some stats: 35% of Tulsa County's voters are registered Democrats, compared to Oklahoma County's 39%. In the 2012 Presidential Election, Obama won 36% of Tulsa County and won 42% of Oklahoma County. Another measure is the fact that OKC's MAPS program was approved in the early '90s, a decade before Tulsa's Vision 2025 program was approved after voters rejected it twice before. I don't think that's being significantly more progressive.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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There are a lot of people in Dallas that care about urbanity. Maybe not in your suburban paradise of Irving.
It's funny how you think everyone lives in Irving even after being told by the person otherwise.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Mount Prospect, Illinois
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Albuquerque
Boise
Buffalo
Columbus
Charlotte
Fort Worth
Indianapolis
Louisville
Raleigh
Saint Paul
Salt Lake City

All are either overshadowed by a nearby city, or are stereotyped as boring and therefore nobody takes interest in them.
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Old 10-08-2016, 08:54 PM
 
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I don't recall much discussion of any city Tulsa's size.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:46 PM
 
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It's funny how you think everyone lives in Irving even after being told by the person otherwise.
Whether it's Irving, Garland, Arlington, or Frisco, it's all the same layout. I should've said "insert DFW suburb here" instead. My apologies.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:03 PM
 
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Fort Worth doesn't seem all that well known nationally even though it's a large city. But in architectural forums, it gets very high marks for outstanding new and older architecture downtown, and a beautifully designed downtown area that is the envy of many other cities. It's very generic suburban outside of downtown (with the exception of a few areas with a great deal of charm), so downtown is its main high point.
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