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Old 05-28-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by slo1318 View Post
But Ft Worth is nearly the size of Dallas....thats two big cities in the FWD area...
And Houston is nearly the size of Oklahoma City.
Yeah and the way it's going with Fort Worth adding more land, it might get to the same block as Dallas in land size!

 
Old 05-28-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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Dallas is not "nearly" the size of Houston!

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^ Please look at the difference before you say things like that!

It is close enough. They are both over 1 million people. Houston is pretty lucky, it doesn't have a Fort Worth trying to make it a suburb. Why can't Fort Worth learn from Galveston??
 
Old 05-28-2010, 09:12 PM
 
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Yeah and the way it's going with Fort Worth adding more land, it might get to the same block as Dallas in land size!
Fort Worth is not nearly the size of Dallas.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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It is close enough. They are both over 1 million people. Houston is pretty lucky, it doesn't have a Fort Worth trying to make it a suburb. Why can't Fort Worth learn from Galveston??
It is not close enough, see the below exception for details. Galveston was devastated by a hurricane in 1900, which ceased it's development. You must really hate Fort Worth to wish upon the same fate for it. (To go through a national disaster that would cease the cities prosperity)

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Fort Worth is not nearly the size of Dallas.

Okay please tell me then whose closer:

Dallas land area (342.5 square miles) to Houston land area (579.4 square miles)
Difference: 236.9 square miles

Or Fort Worth Land area (292.5 square miles) to Dallas land area (342.5 square miles)
Difference: exactly 50 square miles

Please look at that and tell me what you see, Fort Worth is closer to Dallas land size than Dallas is to Houston. Houston is immensely larger.

Now for population:

Houston: 2.3 million
Dallas: 1.3 million

Difference: There is no way Dallas is ever catching up to that, unless it annexes in land (which isn't happening)

Why is it so hard for you to accept that Fort Worth is growing faster and closer to Dallas?
 
Old 05-28-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Why is it so hard for you to accept that Fort Worth is growing faster and closer to Dallas?
Growth slows and growth goes up. There is no guarantee that Fort Worth will catch up to Dallas. It doesn't have the business and name recognition Dallas does to begin with. Dallas living in the shadow of Fort Worth does not make sense.

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Old 05-29-2010, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Growth slows and growth goes up. There is no guarantee that Fort Worth will catch up to Dallas. It doesn't have the business and name recognition Dallas does to begin with. Dallas living in the shadow of Fort Worth does not make sense.
Yes there is, as long as Dallas grows, Fort Worth grows. The day Dallas slows down, Fort Worth will get closer to Dallas. In a way, Fort Worth's growth comes from Dallas, but that's the benefit of having a role model.

If you want Fort Worth to stop growing, then you'll have to imagine Dallas not growing either, and even then, the more affordable housing and more land, and growing economy would mean Fort Worth would still grow.
 
Old 05-29-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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Yes there is, as long as Dallas grows, Fort Worth grows. The day Dallas slows down, Fort Worth will get closer to Dallas. In a way, Fort Worth's growth comes from Dallas, but that's the benefit of having a role model.

If you want Fort Worth to stop growing, then you'll have to imagine Dallas not growing either, and even then, the more affordable housing and more land, and growing economy would mean Fort Worth would still grow.

So when do you predict Fort Worth will gain population and surpass Dallas making it the anchor city??

Moderator cut: rude

Also, Dallas would grow on its own. Houston and many other major cities has. Dallas will eventually surpass 2 million like Houston has.

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Old 05-29-2010, 12:31 PM
 
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This thread is becoming trollish, with juvenile comments wishing harm on FW. Closed.
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