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Old 03-07-2007, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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we may be moving there this summer. Is the landscape all flat? Are there any areas that have more variations on land, such as canyons, hills etc? Never been there myself.
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Below are some pics of Chisholm and Rickel Parks in Hurst (12 mi. NE of downtown Ft. Worth). It's not flat and desert here like most people think. These photos were taken in late December.









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Old 03-08-2007, 06:17 AM
 
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This is one of the things that attracted me to Stonebridge out in Mckinney.

Lots of trees and gentle rolling hills.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands - Dallas
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the best terrain in DFW is in southern Dallas county.. it's almost like the Hill country there! You should check the area around the Cedar Hill State Park out. Also, older neighborhoods seem to have more trees than the newer ones. here's a pic i found of Cedar Hill State park!

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Old 03-08-2007, 02:07 PM
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we may be moving there this summer. Is the landscape all flat? Are there any areas that have more variations on land, such as canyons, hills etc? Never been there myself.
Southwest Dallas County near Cedar Hill and Cedar Ridge Preserve and even further south/southwest into Ellis County is very hilly and similar in nature to the Texas hill country.

Here's a link to some pics taken near Cedar Ridge Preserve. It's a beautiful area and it surprises some that all these pics are actually taken in Dallas County about 10 miles southwest of downtown. There are neighborhoods nearby also so you can have access to these hiking trails anytime.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/truckdriver_968/sets/1253771/ (broken link)
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I agree about Southern Dallas County. It's really beautiful out there and does resemble the hill country. Those are AWESOME pictures 940!
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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Those are nice photos. Do you guys have any of the homes in these 2 areas ?
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:46 PM
 
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Below are some pics of Chisholm and Rickel Parks in Hurst (12 mi. NE of downtown Ft. Worth). It's not flat and desert here like most people think. These photos were taken in late December.
Sorry if I sound mean. Just want to express my feeling. As a guy from CA, these trees "without" leaves really look like desert to me.
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:55 PM
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Sorry if I sound mean. Just want to express my feeling. As a guy from CA, these trees "without" leaves really look like desert to me.
It's the deciduous trees that lose their leaves in the winter. Go to most places in the US during the winter (obviously outside of CA. I guess) and you'll find trees without leaves interspersed with evergreens like pine or cedar trees.

Heck, even my family in Orlando, FL has trees that lose their leaves in December and stay that way through February.

Socketz, my home is in the northern half of the metro but I have friends that are near to this area and swear by it. It is beautiful and unknown to most folks in more northerly areas of DFW.
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:57 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Sorry if I sound mean. Just want to express my feeling. As a guy from CA, these trees "without" leaves really look like desert to me.
Well, you should see it now. OMY, everything is blooming and so pretty w/ the buds. Just when you start to notice the bare trees around here they start budding and showing off all of their flowers. Of course I'm paying for it w/ my allergies.... but otherwise, I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR! The ducks show up and start nesting. Bunnies out all the time. Everything blooming and budding. Tulips pushing up out of the ground. All of it is only possible because of the cold/cooler weather for it to go dormant.
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