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View Poll Results: Best Downtown in Texas
Houston 54 19.42%
Dallas 82 29.50%
Fort Worth 36 12.95%
Austin 48 17.27%
San Antonio 52 18.71%
Galveston 0 0%
El Paso 2 0.72%
Other (Please Specify) 4 1.44%
Voters: 278. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-02-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Center City
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After spending over 25 years in Houston, one of my regrets is that I never got to Ft Worth, so I cant speak about it. That said, San Antonio is the only TX downtown I ever liked. Because SA reveres their history, many of the older buildings remain standing and at street level on Commerce, Market and adjoining streets have been re-purposed for retail, dining etc. In addition to the classic tourist spots of the Riverwalk, Alamo Plaza and La Villita, downtown SA offers charming Main Plaza, the Mall, Hemisfair Park and the (better) non-touristy parts of the river, including the new locks area. I know many Texans are not walkers, but we have set off by foot and explored King William, the Blue Star complex and the Mercado.

For me, no Texas city comes close to offering the amenities and charms of SA's downtown.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Down the road a bit
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Fort Worth! With San Antonio a close second!
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:08 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Finally, we're AHEAD in something on this forum....
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Well, I think so far from what downtowns traditionally offer i.e. residential, night life, vibrancy, work, shopping and entertainment Fort Worth and Austin seem to deliver the best. I'm sure everyone will have their favorites but those two seem to offer a little more of everything.

BTW, I'm surprised Dallas has only gotten one vote.
Why is that?

Dallas' small new downtown park has nothing on Austin & Houston's. In fact every time I drive by its deserted. Not a soul to speak of & its right smack dab in the middle of Downtown Dallas!
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: League City
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Fort Worth! With San Antonio a close second!
I 2nd this. Ft Worth is smaller, but much more friendlier (and much more pristine since it is recently revitalized) at least from what I have experienced. I love SA, but people on the Riverwalk behave like they are driving in Houston.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Skyline has so much potential...

Look at all the new development on left side.... Its so Fort Worth....These are the first pictures I have seen of Uptown Fort Worth and the Trinity river project progress....I am diggin the architect.













fort worth skyline from north of town | pixelchrome

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Old 05-03-2011, 12:12 AM
 
Location: san francisco
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I wouldn't give a list on what is the best Texas downtown because I've never been to Fort Worth. What I've heard though seems to fit the list best on all things a downtown should offer. I always considered Austin's and San Antonio's downtowns to be the best in Texas though. I have never been able to decide which one's the best because even though one might offer more in certain things, the other still offers more on other things, even though it may not be by much.

I've heard so much development going on in Fort Worth. There's also all the development going on in Austin, I just hope that Texas can someday finally have some downtowns that rival the best in the nation. I don't know what are the developments going on in Fort Worth but in Austin just two of the several biggest developments that will make it more vibrant and much bigger are Seaholm and the Waller Creek. The Waller Creek alone is expected to make Downtown Austin 11% bigger.

Downtown Austin Condo News

It's gonna be very exciting!
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:15 AM
 
Location: san francisco
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Skyline has so much potential...

Look at all the new development on left side.... Its so Fort Worth....These are the first pictures I have seen of Uptown Fort Worth and the Trinity river project progress....I am diggin the architect.













fort worth skyline from north of town | pixelchrome
Those are some of the best Fort Worth skyline photos I've seen yet!
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: League City
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excellent photos!
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:11 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Those are some of the best Fort Worth skyline photos I've seen yet!
I'll say. They make Fort Worth look more urban than it really is.
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