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Old 12-10-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Funny story about wearing boots in Fort Worth:
I have several pair of tall cowgirl boots, and I love to wear them, but they are very difficult to take off without a boot jack. (That’s a wooden tool that you use to help take off cowboy boots while you’re standing up.) I got called for jury duty at the new Tarrant County courthouse downtown, and I wore one of the pairs of boots. When I walked in, the Sheriff Deputies were having everyone take their shoes off to go through the metal detector. I obviously got a panicked look on my face when they told me to take off my shoes, because I knew I couldn’t do it, and one of the deputies politely handed me a boot jack and said “here you go, ma’am.” That speaks to several things about Fort Worth:
1. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear cowboy boots to court.
2. The Sheriff Deputies are very polite and happy to help a lady.
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I’d love to get some boots too but I have taste that’s too rich for my wallet.
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I’d love to get some boots too but I have taste that’s too rich for my wallet.
I highly recommend the outlets in Justin. Their prices are about the best in DFW. You can also find what you like and then look online to see if you can find it at even lower prices on eBay or mail order.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Funny story about wearing boots in Fort Worth:
I have several pair of tall cowgirl boots, and I love to wear them, but they are very difficult to take off without a boot jack. (That’s a wooden tool that you use to help take off cowboy boots while you’re standing up.) I got called for jury duty at the new Tarrant County courthouse downtown, and I wore one of the pairs of boots. When I walked in, the Sheriff Deputies were having everyone take their shoes off to go through the metal detector. I obviously got a panicked look on my face when they told me to take off my shoes, because I knew I couldn’t do it, and one of the deputies politely handed me a boot jack and said “here you go, ma’am.” That speaks to several things about Fort Worth:
1. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear cowboy boots to court.
2. The Sheriff Deputies are very polite and happy to help a lady.
Thank you for sharing that story! Hilarious! Guess I'll need to look up getting a boot jack and a pair of boots!
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Old 12-17-2019, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I’d love to get some boots too but I have taste that’s too rich for my wallet.
Go north to Justin where the Justin boot Company has an outlet by their factory, great value
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Old 12-17-2019, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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We live in North Fort Worth in Keller ISD and enjoy Tarrant County, 2nd time

Dallas County & Dallas always seemed to be hard to get around and difficult to socialize in as a mixed race (Asian, White, Both Immigrant) couple. Fort Worth, no problem

It depends on where you are coming from and the vibe where you currently live - Dallas strong Southern Democrat & Dixie, Fort Worth moderate Republican with an easy going attitude

Two big things to consider your commutes and school districts, find somewhere that satisfies both and you will be fine

Remember, traffic is a pain in the tail and you want to have a minimized commute, I live in north Fort Worth/ Keller and work in Arlington, 22 mile commute takes about 45 minutes using the toll roads

PM if you want to discuss
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Old 12-17-2019, 10:56 PM
 
Location: 78745
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How many more years until Ft. Worth overtakes Dallas in population and becomes the largest city in The MetroPlex? Before 2030? I wonder if that will have any effect on the dynamics of The MetroPlex, not so much right away, but in the next 20 to 30 to 40 years.

What do the Dallasites think of the prospects of Dallas becoming 2nd banana in The MetroPlex? What do the Ft. Worthians think about it? Are they looking forward to the day they officially become #1 in The MetroPlex, or are they dreading that day?
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Old 12-18-2019, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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How many more years until Ft. Worth overtakes Dallas in population and becomes the largest city in The MetroPlex? Before 2030? I wonder if that will have any effect on the dynamics of The MetroPlex, not so much right away, but in the next 20 to 30 to 40 years.

What do the Dallasites think of the prospects of Dallas becoming 2nd banana in The MetroPlex? What do the Ft. Worthians think about it? Are they looking forward to the day they officially become #1 in The MetroPlex, or are they dreading that day?
Population means nothing when the vast majority of the economic activity is happening on the Dallas side of the Metroplex.
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:08 AM
 
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Traffic is MUCH easier in the FW/Arlington area. Drivers are consistently much nicer on avg, as well.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:52 PM
 
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I think you need to distinguish whether you are talking about the suburbs or the cities. Fort Worth city is a relatively "small" city for its population. I know that sounds oxymoronic, but the downtown and central business district is smaller than you would expect for a city of 900k people. I personally love this about Ft. Worth, and it's exactly why I would rather live there. But if you are wanting to live in the biggest city you can, Dallas is the answer. Dallas feels much bigger, and it has some of the amenities that go with that. However, you pay for that in the form of traffic and congestion. Dallas tends to attract more of a crowd that wants to be "be seen," although I think Fort Worth is doing its best to catch up (not a good thing, IMO).

Personally, I think Fort Worth city is terribly underrated. The housing stock is fantastic (Berkeley, Ryan Place, Tanglewood, Overton, Arlington Heights, etc.), the city is a nice mix of being small enough to be manageable and enjoyable while still having nearly anything you could want, the museums are great and there are some really great restaurants.

If you are talking about the suburbs, however, I'm not sure I'd say there's really a significant difference between Dallas suburbs and Fort Worth suburbs (and it's tough to assign certain suburbs to one city or the other). Whatever differences there are between two suburbs, it's attributable to the suburbs themselves, not whether they are closer to Dallas or Fort Worth. A lot of people will talk about "Fort Worth," but they are really talking about North Richland Hills or HEB or Grapevine or Keller. Those aren't the same thing. I've lived in a variety of these spots, and while all have their merits, I would never describe Fort Worth proper based on my experiences in the suburbs. They are very different lifestyles.

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