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Old 07-29-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Sunbelt
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I live in Texas. Most Texans think everywhere but Texas is in shambles and everybody north, not just south of the border is trying to come in.
Wow. This is a straight-up lie.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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It's not that hard to drive in Chicago. With the exception of downtown, Chicago is pretty easy to get around by car. Now if you take the highway everywhere that is a different story, but streetwise, traffice outside of rush hour is not bad at all.

And your statement is not true. In areas like Irving Park, Portage Park or Jefferson Park it's actually easier to drive than to take public transportation or walk.

Driving in Chicago is not that bad
I think it is. I lived off of Belmont and Sheridan for two years. Driving anywhere downtown, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, or really anywhere on the Northside is awful. Of course, the further out you get in Chicago, the easier it is.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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I think it is. I lived off of Belmont and Sheridan for two years. Driving anywhere downtown, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, or really anywhere on the Northside is awful. Of course, the further out you get in Chicago, the easier it is.
I am sorry, but in places like Edgewater, Uptown, North Center, Lincoln Square, etc, it is not awful to drive around there. I wouldn't even say Lakeview and Lincoln Park are, with the exception of some residential streets.

My senior year I moved back home and would drive to DePaul in LP without any traffic and always found free parking on the residential streets. Is driving as easy in Dallas? No. But awful? I think you are exaggerating. YOu make it seem like driving in the Northside is like driving in Manhattan. I think you are overdoing it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Chicago traffic is far worse than DFW traffic, it's definitely a plus on the Dallas ledger in this comparison.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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How glorious is Dallas in July?
Better than Chicago in January

I don't have to shovel heat and humidity, lol!
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You could make the same arguements for Dallas. Drive up the road into Oklahoma and youre in the Ozarks which are equally beautiful to some of the places in Wisconsin.

Having lived in Chicago and Dallas, I have to say neither city is great for outdoor activities. You have the lake in Chicago and several lakes in Dallas, but they arent exactly California, Florida, or the Mountain West. Chicago is pancake flat and Dallas is not quite flat, but not exactly hilly either.
Yes and if you drive out west you can get to Palo Duro Canyon which is a smaller version of the Grand Canyon. You go east and there are forest in the pine woods of Texas, great for hunting, fishing, and other pursuits. I could honestly see a tie in this area.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Chicago is a real city, while Dallas is a strip mall in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:08 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Driving isn't the problem in Chicago, finding parking is.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Sunbelt
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Chicago is a real city, while Dallas is a strip mall in the middle of nowhere.
Definitely never been to Dallas right here. Prime example of the average city vs city poster.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Chicago is a real city, while Dallas is a strip mall in the middle of nowhere.
Says the guy from the Chicago suburbs.


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