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View Poll Results: Little Rock is more like ATLANTA or more like DALLAS?
Atlanta 32 44.44%
Dallas 40 55.56%
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Not a real light rail system that goes from downtown to counties miles out. Lemme guess. You think Little Rock is like Dallas?
Well, are you saying Little Rock is more like Atlanta? If so, why?
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Little Rock is more like Memphis.

It's not at all like either Dallas or Atlanta to me.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Little Rock is more like Memphis.

It's not at all like either Dallas or Atlanta to me.
I've never been to Dallas except to change planes, but I went to Little Rock and Memphis on the same trip years ago.

I thought Little Rock felt exactly like a little Memphis, but the surrounding area was lush and did feel somewhat similar to North Georgia.

The thing I was impressed with was that the skyline was much larger than I expected it to be, and the people were super friendly. I really didn't have any expectations, but was pleasantly surprised.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I've never been to Dallas except to change planes, but I went to Little Rock and Memphis on the same trip years ago.

I thought Little Rock felt exactly like a little Memphis, but the surrounding area was lush and did feel somewhat similar to North Georgia.

The thing I was impressed with was that the skyline was much larger than I expected it to be, and the people were super friendly. I really didn't have any expectations, but was pleasantly surprised.
I like Little Rock fine - it's just no Dallas or Atlanta, both of which are much bigger and much more dynamic and fast paced.

But you're right about the friendly people. Arkansans are some of the friendliest people you will ever run across.

My biggest issue with Little Rock is the crime rate. It's sort of amazing for a small city like LR.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I like Little Rock fine - it's just no Dallas or Atlanta, both of which are much bigger and much more dynamic and fast paced.

But you're right about the friendly people. Arkansans are some of the friendliest people you will ever run across.

My biggest issue with Little Rock is the crime rate. It's sort of amazing for a small city like LR.
I didn't know about the crime rate. Granted, this was a family trip years ago.

I had never been to Arkansas before, but we covered a lot of ground and I was struck with how absolutely beautiful it is. I really had no idea. And you're right Kathryn, the people were wonderful!
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Not a real light rail system that goes from downtown to counties miles out. Lemme guess. You think Little Rock is like Dallas?
That's a commuter type of rail you're talking about. Light rail is often short.
If I'm not mistaken, this: River Rail Streetcar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is a light-rail system.

And no, Little Rock is probably most like Memphis. Nothing like Dallas.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:15 PM
 
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I'd say it's more like Oklahoma City.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That's a commuter type of rail you're talking about. Light rail is often short.
If I'm not mistaken, this: River Rail Streetcar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is a light-rail system.

And no, Little Rock is probably most like Memphis. Nothing like Dallas.
Yeah, annie_himself. That's definitely a streetcar system, very similar to Nola but with different cars.

This is Light Rail (in Charlotte):

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Little rock is far more southern culturally than either city. The southern accent is still very strong even in the younger generation. That has been lost in Dallas and Atlanta.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Between the two I'd say the ambiance of Little Rock would be more like Atlanta USED to be more than like Dallas USED to be. However I'd say Little Rock has far more ties and interaction with Dallas than with any other American city besides Memphis.
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