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Old 12-22-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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Good Evening!

I am currently going through interviews in Fort Worth and Arlington. I am really wanting the position in Arlington due to the nature of the work. I am really interested in getting opinions:
A. the night life - I am not a hard core party every weekend type of guy, but If I do want to go out, I like live music (hip hop, rock), intimate places I could take a date to. Am I going to have to drive into Dallas in order to have a good time?
B. Dating Scene - I am really interested in hearing about how the dating scene would be like in Arlington Vs For Worth.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Arlington doesn’t have much of a singles scene. It has a few nice restaurants. But Fort Worth does have some great restaurants and a nightlife — you don’t have to drive into Dallas if you live in FTW.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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The dating scene in Arlington isn't great at all nor is the music scene. The advantage of the city though is that it's right between both Fort Worth and Dallas so you can take advantage of the activities in both. It's also usually less expensive to live in Arlington than to live in Fort Worth or Dallas. If you decide to live in Arlington I recommend finding a good and safe apartment complex right off of I-30 because then it will be a straight shot to both downtowns.
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Old 12-25-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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Fort Worth by a mile. Arlington is a soulless bland suburb and a dump.
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:47 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Why post this here and not the Fort Worth sub-forum...?
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:54 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Fort Worth by a mile. Arlington is a soulless bland suburb and a dump.
...I wouldn't go that far with Arlington. I mean, at least they have stuff.

Sure it's a suburb, but it's a suburb that has:

- the Dallas Cowboys/one of the most iconic stadiums in the world
- the Texas Rangers (and future Texas Live!)
- an FBS level university
- two major theme parks
- a Fortune 500 company in D.R. Horton who just built their headquarters there.
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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...I wouldn't go that far with Arlington. I mean, at least they have stuff.

Sure it's a suburb, but it's a suburb that has:

- the Dallas Cowboys/one of the most iconic stadiums in the world
- the Texas Rangers (and future Texas Live!)
- an FBS level university
- two major theme parks
- a Fortune 500 company in D.R. Horton who just built their headquarters there.
Its a city with 300k+
Residents. Not a burb at all.
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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See which job you get before you decide. As someone else said, Arlington doesn’t have much in the way of nightlife. If you’re a sports fan who can afford season tickets to the Cowboys or Rangers, it could be a good place to live.
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:18 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Its a city with 300k+
Residents. Not a burb at all.
Oh no, it's STILL a suburb... because it doesn't have the basics of what a city needs.

- No (real) public transportation
- No urban neighborhoods... yet
- It is NOT the county seat, i.e., it's in Fort Worth's county
- And I believe the majority of residents there work in another city.

All that makes it a suburb, still.
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Old 12-25-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Oh no, it's STILL a suburb... because it doesn't have the basics of what a city needs.

- No (real) public transportation
- No urban neighborhoods... yet
- It is NOT the county seat, i.e., it's in Fort Worth's county
- And I believe the majority of residents there work in another city.

All that makes it a suburb, still.
Both Fort Worth and Arlington are cities in Tarrant County.
Agree that Arlington (like Plano) is not urban, but each is city by population size —- as is Irving
Cities don’t have to be county seats, nor do they have to provide public transit to meet the definition of city
There is a difference between being URBAN-like and meeting the definition of being a city.
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