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Old 01-23-2018, 07:57 AM
 
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Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston are more similar than they are different. Even though I live in Houston, I go to Dallas frequently and to me, both cities are the same in terms of job market, media, traffic, crime, shopping, nightlife, food, etc. Both cities are spread out so you better have a car to make it in both places.
I would largely agree with this sentiment. However I think it's important to note that we are talking about absolutely massive metro areas. Geographically, 2 of the biggest in the country. I grew up in Ft. Worth on the west side. I went to Dallas maybe once or twice a year. They are truly independent except for sports teams and the airport.

It's a completely different lifestyle living in Frisco now than living in East Dallas. You are going to have a entirely different list of pros/cons.

I know it is overwhelming to try and understand what each area of each metro offers, but you almost have to do it because the different parts of Houston and D/FW are more different from one another than the metros in aggregate are different from one another.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:16 AM
 
Location: DFW, Texas
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Both metro areas are sprawling with no end in sight.

Houston is more international and blue collar. Diversity is greater there.

Dallas is more trendy and materialistic. It is also more white collar. Fort Worth is still different from Dallas. Fort Worth is more laid back and the city feels very western. DFW in general is more zoned than Houston. The roads are also better in DFW IMO.

It really depends on your preferences.

I personally prefer DFW because you get all four seasons instead of hot and humid most of the year in Houston. My favorite city in Texas is Austin though.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston are more similar than they are different. Even though I live in Houston, I go to Dallas frequently and to me, both cities are the same in terms of job market, media, traffic, crime, shopping, nightlife, food, etc. Both cities are spread out so you better have a car to make it in both places.
Lived in both and I definitely agree with this sentiment. I think objectively we can say the food is better in Houston and the shopping is better in Dallas. Other than that they are almost identical in offerings.
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:25 PM
 
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Both metro areas are sprawling with no end in sight.

Houston is more international and blue collar. Diversity is greater there.

Dallas is more trendy and materialistic. It is also more white collar. Fort Worth is still different from Dallas. Fort Worth is more laid back and the city feels very western. DFW in general is more zoned than Houston. The roads are also better in DFW IMO.

It really depends on your preferences.

I personally prefer DFW because you get all four seasons instead of hot and humid most of the year in Houston. My favorite city in Texas is Austin though.
How would you know? Have you lived in both cities?
After working in Dallas for 3 years, I can say that the stereotypes cannot be further from the truth. Nearly everyone I've befriended or worked with has been non-materialisic, hard working, generous, very outdoorsy and laid back. Honestly, I think people need to update their stereotype playbooks.... The 1990s are long gone now.
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: I-35
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Two largest areas in Texas, full of amenities, schools, people.
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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How would you know? Have you lived in both cities?
After working in Dallas for 3 years, I can say that the stereotypes cannot be further from the truth. Nearly everyone I've befriended or worked with has been non-materialisic, hard working, generous, very outdoorsy and laid back. Honestly, I think people need to update their stereotype playbooks.... The 1990s are long gone now.
Yes, yes, and YES!
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:05 PM
 
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This OP is 9 years old. Why bump this?
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The offerings in Houston and DFW are "identical" simply because the lifestyles in both areas don't make use of their settings. All thanks to autocentric sprawl.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:22 PM
 
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Oh boy not again...

Please use the City-Data search feature you will find oodles & oodles of related threads.

As Metro-Matt, long off CD, said, 9 years ago, when this was "brought back up" - I guess the newbees have to "go thru" the same responses, as we oldbees did/have. lol
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:14 AM
 
Location: C.R. K-Tex
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houston all the way. diversity..great museums..better weather..
Too bad most of the good museums are on the Fort Worth side. The Kimbell is a great museum, but not MFAH level.
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