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Old 04-29-2010, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Do you think Fort Worth will ever surpass Dallas in population? If so, then when do you think it will happen? And why?
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: North Richland Hills, TX
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I think it will get close, but not surpass Dallas. Fort Worth has so much land area to expand and grow, Dallas does not. Lets say in 30 years, if growth continues, Fort worth will top 1 million people.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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No.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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OmShahi, to succinctly answer your question: no. (at least I hope not) Now I must ask you: why would you want Fort Worth to ever become more populous than Dallas? Why not more than Houston? Or ultimately, more populous than Mexico City? (with over 25 million)

Population size doesn't always translate to a better quality of life in a community. Most communities which get high marks in the various quality of life categories are not the world's biggest cities. While Fort Worth will never go back to being the comfortable size it was 25 years ago when we came here, I hope it never grows to "megapolis"/millions size as that could seriously and negatively impact the quality of life we have here. There's enough "big city" problems already present: traffic, crime, pollution, and all the pains that come with constant population growth and geographical expansion. More isn't always "more". Just my lowly 2 cents worth....
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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I personally think it will happen. Fort Worth has one powerful suburb and that's Arlington the rest of the suburbs around Tarrant County Fort Worth pretty much punks. Fort Worth is capable of annexing north, west, and south. Fort Worth saw that its northern suburbs where gaining a little too much power (Southlake & Keller) so they annex to send a message to its northern suburbs and told the towns they Annex "Welcome to Fort Worth".

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Old 04-29-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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OmShahi, to succinctly answer your question: no. (at least I hope not) Now I must ask you: why would you want Fort Worth to ever become more populous than Dallas? Why not more than Houston? Or ultimately, more populous than Mexico City? (with over 25 million)

Population size doesn't always translate to a better quality of life in a community. Most communities which get high marks in the various quality of life categories are not the world's biggest cities. While Fort Worth will never go back to being the comfortable size it was 25 years ago when we came here, I hope it never grows to "megapolis"/millions size as that could seriously and negatively impact the quality of life we have here. There's enough "big city" problems already present: traffic, crime, pollution, and all the pains that come with constant population growth and geographical expansion. More isn't always "more". Just my lowly 2 cents worth....
I couldn't agree more.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Lufkin, TX
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I hope not. We're thinking of moving to Aledo next year and I'm hoping that Ft. Worth dosn't encroach on that town.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Probably not, but why would you want it to?
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:48 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Size only matters in a few cases.... this ain't one of them.

Personally, I do believe it will happen one day if Fort Worth continues to grow at this rate, but if (and when) it happens, I just hope we have the same good leadership and sense of community we have now.

If we grow, grow the RIGHT way.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I certainly hope not. It's plenty big already!
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