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Old 12-29-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Which is a bigger rivalry Houston vs Dallas OR Fort Worth vs Dallas

- In all aspects pertaining to the cities

What is your choice and why?

 
Old 12-29-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston Vs. Dallas by far.

Dallas depends way too much on Fort Worth as an economic region so its more of a love hate relationship.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Garland
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Default Dallas v. Houston

Dallas v. Houston by far.

The great thing about the DFW area, besides the fact that it is a world-class metropolitan area, 4th largest in the nation, and a top media market, is the friendly competition between the Dallas, Fort Worth and all the other major suburbs to make a better place to live, which is working obviously since the population continues to grow at an astounding rate. Just count at all the out-of-state license plates.

Another plus is that one does not have to be confined inside a loop, for example, to enjoy all that DFW has to offer. The metro area has attractions, shopping, sports venues (all four major professional sports), entertainment spots, an ever-expanding light-rail system (in Dallas and Collin Counties), museums, and other cultural facilities spread out over the entire region. Our arts district, largest in the nation, just opened in downtown Dallas, positive reviews of which were featured in the New York Times and every other major national daily newspaper.

No one city completely dominates the metro area with the surrounding suburbs being only bedroom communities. Many of our suburbs are economic powerhouses and job centers on their own.

For a place that by all rights shouldn't exist but for the determination of a scrappy group of pioneers and businessmen, we've been able to pretty good for ourselves.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Vidalia, GA
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Living in the Dallas area for 35 years, I never heard anyone say anything negative about Houston, nor did I ever hear anyone compare Dallas to Houston. Dallas views Houston as its untidy big-brother that it does not wish to emulate. Houston vs. Dallas exists as a rivalry only on sites like this one; in the real world, Dallas doesn't see Houston as a rival, it sees Atlanta and Chicago as rivals. Houston may or may not feel the same.

Historically, Dallas vs. Ft Worth was a rivalry, but Dallas won that little game 80 years ago. Dallas does not depend on Fort Worth, other than on regional issues, such as the construction of DFW airport.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Houston Vs. Dallas by far.

Dallas depends way too much on Fort Worth as an economic region so its more of a love hate relationship.
Why do you always got to say something bad about Dallas! You can't never say nothing good about Dallas or the Metroplex! I have never seen anyone who hate Dallas so much!
 
Old 12-29-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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Living in the Dallas area for 35 years, I never heard anyone say anything negative about Houston, nor did I ever hear anyone compare Dallas to Houston. Dallas views Houston as its untidy big-brother that it does not wish to emulate. Houston vs. Dallas exists as a rivalry only on sites like this one; in the real world, Dallas doesn't see Houston as a rival, it sees Atlanta and Chicago as rivals. Houston may or may not feel the same.

Historically, Dallas vs. Ft Worth was a rivalry, but Dallas won that little game 80 years ago. Dallas does not depend on Fort Worth, other than on regional issues, such as the construction of DFW airport.
Yeah me too. Ive never heard anyone say anything bad or good about Houston in Dallas. I know several of people from Dallas and Houston who have never even been to the other one.

Likewise, Ive never heard anyone say anything bad about Fort Worth. Alot of people I know who live here work in Fort Worth or closer to it. Most people here just look at the Metroplex as one entity.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Dallas and Houston a rivalry? Not really.

Dallas and Fort Worth a rivalry? You bet.

Never have two large cities so close to each other had such long-standing disdain for each other like Dallas and Fort Worth have.

Before DFW Airport was built the Feds told Dallas and Fort Worth to build a regional airport they could share because they were tired of funding an airport for both cities.

So, Fort Worth went ahead and built Greater Southwest International Airport but Dallas wouldn't co-opt the project because the terminal was scheduled to be built on the west side of the airport, facing toward and a whole mile closer to Fort Worth than Dallas. (Look at how DFW Airport is arranged - right on the Dallas/Tarrant County line with terminals facing each city.)

Needless to say, Greater Southwest was open a whole 20 years before it was demolished and replaced by DFW.

Hell take a look at Amon Carter himself. The man was notoriously known for bringing a sack lunch every time he went to Dallas so he never had to spend a dime there.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Living in the Dallas area for 35 years, I never heard anyone say anything negative about Houston, nor did I ever hear anyone compare Dallas to Houston. Dallas views Houston as its untidy big-brother that it does not wish to emulate. Houston vs. Dallas exists as a rivalry only on sites like this one; in the real world, Dallas doesn't see Houston as a rival, it sees Atlanta and Chicago as rivals. Houston may or may not feel the same.
Not true, they are big state rivals, much like Los Angeles & the Bay Area are. Guess you're not a native Texas if you've never heard of this historical rivalry between Dallas & Houston. It continues to this very day. Just take both NFL stadiums built within the past decade as an example. One tried to out do the other on everything plain & simple.

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Historically, Dallas vs. Ft Worth was a rivalry, but Dallas won that little game 80 years ago. Dallas does not depend on Fort Worth, other than on regional issues, such as the construction of DFW airport.
Dallas does indeed depend on Fort Worth for other reasons than D/FW, which is a regional effort now in North Texas, not just localized between the two cities like it used to be. Irving, Grapevine, Coppell, Southlake, & the Mid Cities of HEB all play a vital role now due to their proximity to the airport.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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Dallas does indeed depend on Fort Worth for other reasons than D/FW, which is a regional effort now in North Texas, not just localized between the two cities like it used to be. Irving, Grapevine, Coppell, Southlake, & the Mid Cities of HEB all play a vital role now due to their proximity to the airport.
Thats because its a reigional effort. Dallas doesnt depend on Fort Worth anynmore than Fort Worth depends on Dallas, Arlington depends on Plano, or Red Oak depends on Keller. Its all one metro area, one economy, etc.

Just like the different areas of Houston and its suburbs depend on each other, as is the case in North Texas.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Not true, they are big state rivals, much like Los Angeles & the Bay Area are. Guess you're not a native Texas if you've never heard of this historical rivalry between Dallas & Houston. It continues to this very day. Just take both NFL stadiums built within the past decade as an example. One tried to out do the other on everything plain & simple.



Dallas does indeed depend on Fort Worth for other reasons than D/FW, which is a regional effort now in North Texas, not just localized between the two cities like it used to be. Irving, Grapevine, Coppell, Southlake, & the Mid Cities of HEB all play a vital role now due to their proximity to the airport.
Dallas does not depend on Fort Worth!
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