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Old 10-01-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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AH HA!...so someone admits it!..lol.. j/k....

but seriously, I was telling a Dallasite about the diversity and integration of cultures in Houston and how it differed from Dallas. I was alluding to the fact that his city (Dallas) was still relatively segregated compared to Houston, and he blew up at me about how comparable Dallas' integration is to Houston...

But Im not sure he understood what I was trying to convey. I wasnt saying that Dallas doesnt have a diverse array of cultures, but rather the cultures arent as integrated with each other as they are in Houston from my experience.
I mean Houston is diverse. Dallas seemed more white and hispanic, maybe I was on the northside and north suburbs. But I like Dallas, because its cleaner and hillier and smaller than Houston. Houston is dity, huge and more of a NYC stuck in Texas. Dallas, seems LA-ish stuck in North Texas. Houston is more southern/multicutural/Hispanic/Lousisana-ish/blue-collor/cowboy/hick/some white collar/urban.... Dallas was more white collar/Hispanic/texas-style/bland/clean/segragated..
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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AH HA!...so someone admits it!..lol.. j/k....

but seriously, I was telling a Dallasite about the diversity and integration of cultures in Houston and how it differed from Dallas. I was alluding to the fact that his city (Dallas) was still relatively segregated compared to Houston, and he blew up at me about how comparable Dallas' integration is to Houston...

But Im not sure he understood what I was trying to convey. I wasnt saying that Dallas doesnt have a diverse array of cultures, but rather the cultures arent as integrated with each other as they are in Houston from my experience.
I think what happens is that when you tell them Houston is more diverse (which I agree it is), then they automatically think youre saying that Dallas isnt diverse. Houston is more diverse but Dallas is definately diverse as well. The same thing happens when talking about the internationalness of the cities.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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lol, right on with that comment. Well the blonde moms could have been nice, but I was judging the book by its cover. I admit that. But my friend who lives in Carrollton showed around as much as she can. I wish we could of explored South Dallas and Oak Cliff more, but she has phobia of being in the "hood", so we toured North Dallas the burbs more.
Well I give you respect for admitting it.

Next time you come to Dallas, alert one of us so we can at least give you a tour of what the city really has to offer. You still might like Houston alot more, but I think you would have a different impression of Dallas if someone had shown you some more of the better things here. Did you make it to Koreatown, Knox-Henderson, or the Bishop Arts district?
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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I mean Houston is diverse. Dallas seemed more white and hispanic, maybe I was on the northside and north suburbs. But I like Dallas, because its cleaner and hillier and smaller than Houston. Houston is dity, huge and more of a NYC stuck in Texas. Dallas, seems LA-ish stuck in North Texas. Houston is more southern/multicutural/Hispanic/Lousisana-ish/blue-collor/cowboy/hick/some white collar/urban.... Dallas was more white collar/Hispanic/texas-style/bland/clean/segragated..

^^ Thats pretty much been my assessment of the two in a nutshell. Pretty spot on description there imo. Houston has some sort of odd Texan, Cajun, Southern, Blue Collar, International, Latino influence thing going on..which I like so far. And you're right, it is dirty, some would even say sloppy..which I have come to like. The grittier look in a addition to the presence of a robust international population gives Houston a less restrictive feel imo..

Dallas is a very landscaped, clean cut looking city, whose Latin culture doesnt seem as integral to its core character as it does in Houston. Although the clean cut look of Dallas is commendable, I have come to realize that I do like a little grit and grime here and there to urbanize things a bit.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I mean Houston is diverse. Dallas seemed more white and hispanic, maybe I was on the northside and north suburbs. But I like Dallas, because its cleaner and hillier and smaller than Houston. Houston is dity, huge and more of a NYC stuck in Texas. Dallas, seems LA-ish stuck in North Texas. Houston is more southern/multicutural/Hispanic/Lousisana-ish/blue-collor/cowboy/hick/some white collar/urban.... Dallas was more white collar/Hispanic/texas-style/bland/clean/segragated..
City proper Dallas is majority Hispanic and metro DFW is about 1/3 hispanic.

Dallas does have the fastest growing Asian community since 2000 in the Southern States (numberically). Thats something we can be proud of.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Well I give you respect for admitting it.

Next time you come to Dallas, alert one of us so we can at least give you a tour of what the city really has to offer. You still might like Houston alot more, but I think you would have a different impression of Dallas if someone had shown you some more of the better things here.
I've never understood how someone can love Houston and hate Dallas. The cities are more similar than different. Places in Houston have a Dallas vibe to me. Me and my friend were driving through Cypress and felt so at peace because of how similar it looks compared to the suburbs in Dallas (around the Tidwell and 290 area).
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I've never understood how someone can love Houston and hate Dallas. The cities are more similar than different. Places in Houston have a Dallas vibe to me. Me and my friend were driving through Cypress and felt so at peace because of how similar it looks compared to the suburbs in Dallas (around the Tidwell and 290 area).
You and me both dude.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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...and I can't remember that last time I've seen cotton in the Atlanta area, but both are in the middle of the Cotton Belt. I agree that Dallas isn't as Southern as Atlanta, but it still has Southern roots, history, and aesthetic in many parts. And yes, we both agree on the Western influence there.
I guess we agree.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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I love BOTH Houston and Dallas. Both are awesome in my opinion.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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Dallas is the cleaner city from what I observed. But then again I haven't been to either city since 2003. I wish I could move back to Texas. How is that weather out west?
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