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View Poll Results: which is better?
Dallas-Fort Worth 106 47.75%
Minn-St Paul 116 52.25%
Voters: 222. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Compare and contrast Dallas/Fort Worth vs. Minneapolis/St Paul.

Discuss freely of how the two metro areas stack up aganist each other!!!!!

Mineapolis/St. Paul
3.5 million

Dallas/Fort Worth
6.5 million
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Even though they are both bi-polar population centers, they really arent much alike. Kinda apples and oranges. DFW is obviously bigger, more conservative, more international, and more diverse. The Twin Cities are more liberal, (in my opinion) alot cleaner, and (again, my opinion) probably the clasiest area of the United States. I also think that even though Texas is the "friendly state", people in the Twin Cities are friendlier.

Another thing that nice about the Twin cities is that even though its a MSA of 3.5 mil, it has a smaller community feel to it. Theres nothing about Dallas that feels small town to me.

However, I think overall theres more to do (culturally) in the Metroplex. DFW is also better for sports. You find more ethnic communities in the DFW area along with things like Koreatown and several little Saigons. Although I must say the Twin Cities has a surprisingly high Thai (second to LA) and Laotian community.

Again most of this is my opinion. If it werent for the weather, I think the Twin Cities would be one of the nicest places in the country to live.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I'm going with Minn/St. Paul.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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I'm going with Dallas/Fort Worth.......
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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^^ Same Dallas/Fort Worth
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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Msp!
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Dallas/Fort Worth .
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I'm going with Minn/St. Paul.
Someone from Houston would rather live in Minnesota than elsewhere in the state???? Or is this one of those, Im going to say I would rather live anywhere but Dallas to spite it?
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: MN
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Well they are quite different. Most people from here don't refer to the metro as 'The Twin Cities'. Often just called "The Cities", Minneapolis and St. Paul aren't even twins as Minneapolis is white collar, trendy, modern and liberal and St. Paul is a capital city, neighborhoods, blue collar, catholic and conservative.

As bewtween MPLS/STP vs. DFW.... The name has just been given to the neighbors of the the north, that's all. Minneapolis and St. Paul do share borders though, have nearly the same amount of land and residents, and have recently began to work together.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Someone from Houston would rather live in Minnesota than elsewhere in the state???? Or is this one of those, Im going to say I would rather live anywhere but Dallas to spite it?
He actually doesn't like Houston as much as the rest of us lmao

Crazy, I know!
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