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Old 12-03-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Because they don't have "Sundance Square". With that and a new football stadium, Dallas to might have a SB
someday ?
If you're looking for areas of restaurants, bars and shops in the Dallas CBD the Main Street District is the spot to go. A lot of the activity geared to tourists used to be concentrated in the West End, but that has spread to different areas of downtown. The CBD has lots of pockets of activity (a bit isolated from each other) that are slowly being connected with new development.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: plano
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The answer is simple... Bass $
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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If you're looking for areas of restaurants, bars and shops in the Dallas CBD the Main Street District is the spot to go. A lot of the activity geared to tourists used to be concentrated in the West End, but that has spread to different areas of downtown. The CBD has lots of pockets of activity (a bit isolated from each other) that are slowly being connected with new development.
Good succinct description. I've lived downtown for 3 1/2 years now and there has been a vast improvement since then.

Weekend street traffic up. The parks. The Arts District. Main Street and Elm Street areas gelling into a community.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Good succinct description. I've lived downtown for 3 1/2 years now and there has been a vast improvement since then.

Weekend street traffic up. The parks. The Arts District. Main Street and Elm Street areas gelling into a community.
Very encouraging to hear! We're excited to be moving to one of America's great cities, and hope to take advantage of public spaces all over its downtown!
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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Very encouraging to hear! We're excited to be moving to one of America's great cities, and hope to take advantage of public spaces all over its downtown!
When do you expect to make your move to Ft Worth ?
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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When do you expect to make your move to Ft Worth ?
Cute, very cute... I refer to Dallas as "one of America's great cities" in NO way to diminsh its sister to the west. I LOVE Ft Worth as well (only really spent any time in downtown FW).

Much as in the metro we currently live in, I love the WHOLE area (Upstate here, Metroplex there), but each one has an undisputed center.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I love DFW, on Saturday I went to Dallas. I love the city when it's night!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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downtown fort worth used to be worse than downtown dallas. a horrible homeless problem, they numbered into the tens of thousands and lived under the old I-30 bridge unchecked. fort worth cleaned the place up largely through a concerted partnership between the city and the private sector, making tactical development decisions block by block. and to be objective about it, dallas is trying. i like rawlings as mayor. i like the new residential development that is directly north of west end station. i like the development in the arts district. but it isnt enough. not even close. too many empty office buildings. bryan-related development falling through. not enough development to support residential growth downtown. no movement on the trinity.[/quote]

To me, SAFETY is the single biggest factor. DT FW has the bass security team on the nouth side of downtown and extra security from XTO (on their segways) on the south side of downtown. In the middle, every day, you officers on horses patrolling the city. There is also a visable police station around 5th street when you enter from the highway.

I would not hesitate at all letting my wife walk around downtown FW. I simply do not feel the same about downtown Dallas (although it is slowly getting better).
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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To me, SAFETY is the single biggest factor. DT FW has the bass security team on the nouth side of downtown and extra security from XTO (on their segways) on the south side of downtown. In the middle, every day, you officers on horses patrolling the city. There is also a visable police station around 5th street when you enter from the highway.

I would not hesitate at all letting my wife walk around downtown FW. I simply do not feel the same about downtown Dallas (although it is slowly getting better).
Downtown Dallas has a private security team, too (Downtown Safety Patrol). They'll even escort people to their cars, homes, etc if needed. Dallas is making a lot of strides, but there's more work to be done. New sidewalk and lighting improvements help (along with more people on the streets), but there are still a few sketchy areas.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Downtown Dallas has a private security team, too (Downtown Safety Patrol). They'll even escort people to their cars, homes, etc if needed. Dallas is making a lot of strides, but there's more work to be done. New sidewalk and lighting improvements help (along with more people on the streets), but there are still a few sketchy areas.
These guys are a friendly bunch. I haven't had need of their services, but they're always willing to talk about their days and downtown living.
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