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Old 07-21-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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Can anyone who's been to these two areas RECENTLY (because both have continued to undergo a ton of growth) tell me which is better and why? Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Uptown Dallas - less humidity = more walkable.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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Uptown Dallas is morphing into Downtown Dallas, whereas Uptown Houston is far from downtown. Woodall Rodgers Park Project Dallas, Texas

And walkable, yes -- see: Friends of Katy Trail:
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Two completely different type of areas. I mean the only thing similar about them is that they are both called uptown. Houston's is more vibrant, more shopping, taller scrapers and alot more established. But is much more suburban than uptown Dallas. Uptown Dallas is newer, and a bit more urban and denser than uptown Houston. It is also more walkable than Uptown Houston.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Gringolandia
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Uptown Houston is not less walkable, it isn't even walkable at all. In fact, It is just about the least walkable place I can think of right now, other than a crime ridden area. Years ago I didn't have a car and used to go there on the bus. Walking around there is really a strange experience. There are certain street crossings that I wouldn't advise for anyone.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Uptown Houston is not less walkable, it isn't even walkable at all. In fact, It is just about the least walkable place I can think of right now, other than a crime ridden area. Years ago I didn't have a car and used to go there on the bus. Walking around there is really a strange experience. There are certain street crossings that I wouldn't advise for anyone.
agreed! lol....It's really sad driving through their and seeing the small sidewalks that you usually find in the suburbs.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Uptown Dallas - less humidity = more walkable.
Dallas = MUCH hotter and stinks to high Hell
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Dallas = MUCH hotter and stinks to high Hell
I'd like to see an analysis of Dallas vs. Houston in heat index and pollutants.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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Uptown Houston is definitely walkable if you don't mind crossing/jaywalking over 10 busy lanes of city street. I've done it regularly but you gotta stay vigilant.

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Two completely different type of areas. I mean the only thing similar about them is that they are both called uptown. Houston's is more vibrant, more shopping, taller scrapers and alot more established. But is much more suburban than uptown Dallas. Uptown Dallas is newer, and a bit more urban and denser than uptown Houston. It is also more walkable than Uptown Houston.
Agreed... However the similarity is that that both feel uber-pretentious. Though Dallas' vibe is more laid back while Houston's is probably the most uptight place in the entire metro.

The women in Houston's Uptown walk very fast in fear, clutching their extra large Starbucks in one hand and keys/mace in the other. (They let you know what will happen to your eyes and nuts.) The women in Dallas' Uptown may be dressed to kill @ 2am Wednesday walking their dogs, and ask you if you want to go back to their apartment to hit the bong. All you have to do is hang out on your apartment balcony.

Dallas' has 40k millionaires living in it, while Houston's has true millionaires.

Another thing is petty car crime seems to be very high in both areas.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I'd like to see an analysis of Dallas vs. Houston in heat index and pollutants.
Dallas ain't no wonderland. It's polluted, too. City Mayors: The most polluted US cities
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