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View Poll Results: Which has more amenities outside downtown?
Beaumont 0 0%
Abilene 1 2.17%
Mesquite 0 0%
Grand Prairie 0 0%
Brownsville 0 0%
Pasadena 0 0%
Amarillo 0 0%
Laredo 0 0%
Irving 0 0%
lubbock 1 2.17%
Garland 0 0%
Plano 0 0%
Corpus Christi 0 0%
Arlington 0 0%
El Paso 0 0%
Fort Worth 1 2.17%
Austin 4 8.70%
Dallas 13 28.26%
San Antonio 4 8.70%
Houston 22 47.83%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-06-2011, 08:57 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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^^^As someone who wont be residing in the city of Dallas in 6 months (and will be residing in a Godless suburb on the shores of Lake Lewisville), that is why I feel DFW has the most ammenities in Texas. I dont have to drive to Dallas to get most of them.

Its the difference in having all your ammenities in one place vs. having them all over. Thats what gives DFW the edge to me. Thats also why I said Houston has more ammenities than Dallas by itself. They are concentrated close to each other there.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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^^^As someone who wont be residing in the city of Dallas in 6 months (and will be residing in a Godless suburb on the shores of Lake Lewisville), that is why I feel DFW has the most ammenities in Texas. I dont have to drive to Dallas to get most of them.

Its the difference in having all your ammenities in one place vs. having them all over. Thats what gives DFW the edge to me. Thats also why I said Houston has more ammenities than Dallas by itself. They are concentrated close to each other there.
you think the amenities being spread gives an edge??
I don't get it?

I would think all the amenities being concentrated would be better.
4,100,000 people live in Harris County, and 400K from FB, and 200K each from Brazoria and Montgomery county lives near the border of Harris County.

That means that 4,900,000 people out of the 5,950,000 people in the metro live within 10- 15 miles from loop 610. I think that is a great advantage
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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you think the amenities being spread gives an edge??
I don't get it?
Sure you do (or at least I dont see how you can not get it). DFW isnt Houston. As youre sometimes quick to remind us, DFW is more fragmented. More people live in the suburbs in DFW and the Metroplex is not centered around Dallas. They have to be spread out or it doesnt work here.

Take me for an example. I dont want to have to drive into Dallas to do everything after I move from Dallas in the summer. I want things closer to me. Since the neighborhood we are buying in is sandwiched between Frisco, Plano, and Carrollton, we dont have to worry. Those are three of the of the most plentiful burbs in the state. The best part is, Ill have a 4 bedroom house within walking distance of Lake Lewisville and still only pay 200k. I cant do that in the city of Dallas or Houston.

Ill still go into Dallas everyday for work, but after work I dont have to if I dont want. I can still do most things (minus say the fine arts and sporting events).

Its a two way street, being centralized has its advantages, but so does being fragmented.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I thought it's obvious that Dallas has most things outside downtown as the whole DFW area is so decentralized. Thus I voted for Dallas.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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Sure you do (or at least I dont see how you can not get it). DFW isnt Houston. As youre sometimes quick to remind us, DFW is more fragmented. More people live in the suburbs in DFW and the Metroplex is not centered around Dallas. They have to be spread out or it doesnt work here.

Take me for an example. I dont want to have to drive into Dallas to do everything after I move from Dallas in the summer. I want things closer to me. Since the neighborhood we are buying in is sandwiched between Frisco, Plano, and Carrollton, we dont have to worry. Those are three of the of the most plentiful burbs in the state. The best part is, Ill have a 4 bedroom house within walking distance of Lake Lewisville and still only pay 200k. I cant do that in the city of Dallas or Houston.

Ill still go into Dallas everyday for work, but after work I dont have to if I dont want. I can still do most things (minus say the fine arts and sporting events).

Its a two way street, being centralized has its advantages, but so does being fragmented.
erm, so why are things being spread out more of an advantage again??


I just don't see why driving from burb to burb is more advantageous than 5M out of the 6M people living 10-15M away from all the amenities?

explain it for me nice and slow. I don't see no advantage in bouncing around from Plano to Frisco to Grapevine to Arlington to Dallas.

How about a straight shot from burb to city and be done with it?
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I voted Houston for the criteria and my families needs. I thought that Mcallen would have made the top 20 by now with Hidalgo County having about 800,000 people(if not more). If not, then where does it rank?
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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I voted Houston for the criteria and my families needs. I thought that Mcallen would have made the top 20 by now with Hidalgo County having about 800,000 people(if not more). If not, then where does it rank?
just checked. McCallen is number 20.

McKinney is also, Carrollton is not
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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just checked. McCallen is number 20.

McKinney is also, Carrollton is not

Lol, I guess you have alot of revisions to make.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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Lol, I guess you have alot of revisions to make.
yeah.

1. Houston
2. San Antonio
3. Dallas
4. Austin
5. Fort Worth
6. El Paso
7. Arlington
8. Corpus
9. Plano
10. Laredo
11. Lubbock
12. Garland
13. Irving
14. Armarillo
15. Grand Prairie
16. Brownsville
17. Pasadena
18. Mesquite
19. McKinney
20. McAllen
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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yeah.

1. Houston
2. San Antonio
3. Dallas
4. Austin
5. Fort Worth
6. El Paso
7. Arlington
8. Corpus
9. Plano
10. Laredo
11. Lubbock
12. Garland
13. Irving
14. Armarillo
15. Grand Prairie
16. Brownsville
17. Pasadena
18. Mesquite
19. McKinney
20. McAllen

So, are you going to change the poll?
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