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Old 09-24-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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I was in Wichita Falls a few years ago and had someone introduce me as being from Dallas. I don't actually live in Fort Worth but I do live in Tarrant County so when I am away from home I tell people I am from Fort Worth as some may not be familiar with the suburbs. I told this person that I don't live in Dallas County and they understood.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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What Fort Worth TRULY needs are people that are proud to live in Fort Worth. I hear so many people that live in Fort Worth say they they live in a nearby city such as Keller or Crowly. Instead of being proud to live in Fort Worth, they claim to live in one of the above towns.

Just recently, I noticed in Far North Fort Worth several signs that say "Fort Worth" or "The City of Fort Worth".......something in that vain. I guess Fort Worth is trying really hard to remind their residents of where they live.

I find that mentality very interesting.....i guess they are suburban wannabees. ;o)
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Future Kerrvillian
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What Fort Worth TRULY needs are people that are proud to live in Fort Worth. I hear so many people that live in Fort Worth say they they live in a nearby city such as Keller or Crowly. Instead of being proud to live in Fort Worth, they claim to live in one of the above towns.
Agreed. I'm sure it's been discussed many times, but some people just can't deal with the occasional snob attacks that may come from living in the cow town side of the metroplex.

Funny story. I spoke to a very effeminate man once while I was clerking at a law firm in Dallas and in law school in Fort Worth. He asked where I lived, and to my reply he responded with a head shake, "Oh, tsk, you live in the cuuuntry."
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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I'm okay with Fort Worth not standing out too much because the city doesn't need a huge population boost. If the whole country comes to realize FW is actually the better side of the metroplex, everyone would move there. Part of its charm is that it's smaller than Dallas. Many residents consider that a very good thing!
I really agree with this. I didn't read all the posts, but it seems most people who refer to one living in Dallas rather than Fort Worth don't live in Texas and don't know the geography. Why ruin Fort Worth and attempt to make it into another Dallas? All Texans and non know it's Cowtown and that to me, it is a nice name for a semi-country city. Really, who needs more huge skyscrapers? In my opinion, that doesn't add anything to a place except more people, more crowds, more crime, and the like. As one poster said, JR Ewing kind of represents Dallas. I think I'll agree with that too. I'll take Ray any day, and I'm orginally from a big city.

To another poster: I don't understand why one would say he or she lives in Keller or Crowley if actually living in Fort Worth. My son lives in Watauga and says he lives in Watauga. When he lived in Fort Worth, he said he did. Now that's just really weird. Are you sure these people really don't live in the towns you mentioned?

Let Fort Worth "promote" itself in the way it has done for a long time, quietly and pleasantly. It really doesn't matter how others refer to it.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:11 AM
 
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I really agree with this. I didn't read all the posts, but it seems most people who refer to one living in Dallas rather than Fort Worth don't live in Texas and don't know the geography. Why ruin Fort Worth and attempt to make it into another Dallas? All Texans and non know it's Cowtown and that to me, it is a nice name for a semi-country city. Really, who needs more huge skyscrapers? In my opinion, that doesn't add anything to a place except more people, more crowds, more crime, and the like. As one poster said, JR Ewing kind of represents Dallas. I think I'll agree with that too. I'll take Ray any day, and I'm orginally from a big city.

To another poster: I don't understand why one would say he or she lives in Keller or Crowley if actually living in Fort Worth. My son lives in Watauga and says he lives in Watauga. When he lived in Fort Worth, he said he did. Now that's just really weird. Are you sure these people really don't live in the towns you mentioned?

Let Fort Worth "promote" itself in the way it has done for a long time, quietly and pleasantly. It really doesn't matter how others refer to it.
Yes, I'm positive. Just look around this board for example. There are MANY people who live in Far North Fort Worth who claim Keller as their hometown. Yes, we share the same zip code and ISD, but clearly these people know they live in Fort Worth but claim Keller. The same thing happens with Crowley.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Fort Worth natives I know when I travel around the country and I say that I am from Fort Worth they reply aw your from dallas and I respond no I am not I am from Fort Worth. Fort Worth never gets the recognition that it deserves and we are tired of it. We have to promote our city and stop giving Dallas all the credit. Fort Worth has 9 fortune 500 companies 7 that is within city limits. Some major cities do not have one. The Texas Motor Speedway is in Fort Worth, but yet commentators still refer to it as the Texas Motor Speed Way in Dallas. This is very disrepectful to the citizens of our great city. These type of things have to stop and needs to stop now. We are the fastest growing city in North Texas, the state of texas, and the nation needs to know that we are a force to be recond with. FORT WORTH PRIDE!!!!!

the great country of Dallas will not allow the town of ft. worth to secede from our union.

Now that we have built you up and made you relevant you wish to dump us and move on. This is no way to say thank you and we will not stand for it. We will use you as our cottage/weekend destination town when we need to be reminded of olden days.

just kidding - Its funny to see the division. Thats what happens when you name the major airport D/FW. That is what the outside world will know you as at the least.

just think if it were FW/D all of a sudden Dallas would be the little brother/sister town of FW. too bad


lobby the US census to change the recorded name

I remember my first flight in to DFW a few years ago and the pilot made an announcement over the PA- "Welcome to Dallas airport. It is a sunny day..." and then a lady yelled out "Its Dallas- FT WORTH dummy!"

I thought that was hillarious. Its good to see all of this pride in your texas town. Your post makes me wonder if the FT. Worth people are the same as the competitive (keeping up with the jones') culture in Dallas. I thought FT. Worth was more laid back than that.

What gives is that changing?

I visited the FT Worth Zoo a few weeks ago and that was my first time spending an entire day in FW. I enjoyed the "smelling the roses" pace, green mature trees, hilly areas and lack of noisy traffic.

Don't worry about how people look at ft worth as a second city to Dallas. The cool thing about ft. worth is that it's residents are so awesome and secure in who they are that they don't need the press or people who have to read magazines to believe in a city..

Please ft. worth don't change.

Where will people go when they want to escape the materialistic world of the Big D?

now I get why my buddy told me when I first moved here that when I "grow up" I will wish that I lived in FT. Worth.

this is not a slam on the big D - I currently live there and enjoy it. each city has its identity so I embrace it for what it is.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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Yes , i moved here 17 years ago, and people always consider this Dallas, I love Fort Worth, and hate Dallas. I always explain, that Dallas and Fort Worth are two completely differnt citys.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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The distance between the center of Ft. Worth and Dallas must be around 60 miles.
30 miles
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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ft worth has a suburban mentality until that changes ft worth will always be dallas suburb.
If Fort Worth were to have its own metro region (which it technically does) it would be right at around 2 million people strong. I wouldn't really call a city of over 700,000 people a suburb.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: TX
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30 miles
The first time I went to Dallas, I was shocked how close it was from downtown FW to downtown D. I think it was around 35 mi. along I-30 from where I-35W and I-35E respectively intersect.
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