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Old 10-17-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Probably Texas. DFW is one big strip mall with some skyscrapers in the background.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Probably Texas. DFW is one big strip mall with some skyscrapers in the background.
*Sigh*
Highland Park Village is one of the best commercial districts I've seen.



http://hpvillage.com/
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Probably Texas. DFW is one big strip mall with some skyscrapers in the background.
Most major areas in Texas and the Sunbelt is like that. Shoo cross the River in New Orleans and you would swear you were in Texas. Manhattan in Harvey reminds me of Westheimer 15 years ago
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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*Sigh*
Highland Park Village is one of the best commercial districts I've seen.



Home Page | Highland Park Village



Thats Dallas. I'm talking about places like Garland, Richardson, Grand Prairie, Irving, Mesquite, etc.


Even Denton, where I lived for two years, and has a cute little square with historic shops, diners and bars, is mostly strip malls in its north and east and south sides. Its a little better around UNT.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:01 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Thats Dallas. I'm talking about places like Garland, Richardson, Grand Prairie, Irving, Mesquite, etc.


Even Denton, where I lived for two years, and has a cute little square with historic shops, diners and bars, is mostly strip malls in its north and east and south sides. Its a little better around UNT.
You specifically referred to DFW in its totality. Too late for dissembling.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Florida, hands down.They can't mow down trees fast enough here in the Orlando area to keep with the "demand" of yet another strip mall soon to be occupied by such exclusive tenants as a nail salon, Subway, wireless phone store, check cashing store and if lucky a pizza delivery chain.
I thought Miami was bad but Orlando is grotesque in this regard.
It gets worse to the north in nearby Seminole county where it's basically nothing but 95% strip malls.
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:59 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I thought Miami was bad but Orlando is grotesque in this regard.
It gets worse to the north in nearby Seminole county where it's basically nothing but 95% strip malls.
I don't know which is the bigger nightmare, International Blvd or Hwy 192 to Kissimmee.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Highland Park Village is one of the best commercial districts I've seen.

Home Page | Highland Park Village
Highland Park Village is more of an anomaly than the norm in a city like Dallas. Its a beautiful shopping center in a beautiful neighborhood, but that is a pin in a sea of sprawl known as Dallas/ Ft Worth.

Side note, Highland Park was actually bought/ founded by a group of Philadelphia investors who wanted to mimic the Main Line communities found outside of Philadelphia in Dallas.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Highland Park Village is more of an anomaly than the norm in a city like Dallas. Its a beautiful shopping center in a beautiful neighborhood, but that is a pin in a sea of sprawl known as Dallas/ Ft Worth.

Side note, Highland Park was actually bought/ founded by a group of Philadelphia investors who wanted to mimic the Main Line communities found outside of Philadelphia in Dallas.
And yet it serves as a counterpoint to inane statements such as this:

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DFW is one big strip mall with some skyscrapers in the background.
Interesting side note, however.
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: New York City
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And yet it serves as a counterpoint to inane statements such as this:



Interesting side note, however.
How on earth was my statement insane? Put your pro Dallas agenda aside and call a spade a spade.

Highland Park Village is hardly representative of the Dallas aesthetic.
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