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View Poll Results: Which city is better ?
Dallas 30 50.00%
Perth 30 50.00%
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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Which city is better ?

The criteria :

Urban Feel
People
Better life
Entertainment
Architectures
Economy
Downtown
Suburbs
Future possibilities
Public transportation
Shopping
Open mindness
Schools

And more...
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm from Perth but I haven't been to Dallas. One really striking statistic is, that although their climates are different, the average temperature is about the same (about 18C), as is the sunshine hours (2800 a year). Both are very car-dominated and suburban, Dallas probably even moreso.

I think the comparison will boil down to US (specifically Texas) vs Australia...
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Sydney
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The main difference would be in Perth you need to give your offerings to Old Bertie.


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Old 02-20-2014, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Haven't been to Dallas so I'm far from qualified to say, but Dallas seems to be similar to Perth in terms of its low density and predominantly modern urban structure, strong economy and generally conservative locals though obviously with about 3 times the population.

I imagine that the range of cultural activities, shopping and entertainment would be greater as well as better value for money in Dallas, while I think Perth has a better public transport network/urban layout and natural environment being near to the ocean.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The main difference would be in Perth you need to give your offerings to Old Bertie.


Lol, this reminds me of 'Uncyclopedia'.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Haven't been to Dallas so I'm far from qualified to say, but Dallas seems to be similar to Perth in terms of its low density and predominantly modern urban structure, strong economy and generally conservative locals though obviously with about 3 times the population.

I imagine that the range of cultural activities, shopping and entertainment would be greater as well as better value for money in Dallas, while I think Perth has a better public transport network/urban layout and natural environment being near to the ocean.
For it's size Dallas seems kind of boring, same with Houston. I've been through Houston and it looked pretty lacklustre for a city with it's population. Sydney and Melbourne could quite easily blow those cities away in terms of culture, vibrancy, diversity.etc.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:09 PM
 
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Which city is better ?

The criteria :

Urban Feel-Perth
People-Dallas
Better life-Dallas
Entertainment-Dallas
Architectures-Dallas
Economy-Dallas
Downtown-Perth
Suburbs-Dallas...lol is this even a question?
Future possibilities-Dallas
Public transportation-Peth...not even a question
Shopping-Dallas
Open mindness-Perth
Schools-Dallas

And more...
Highways-Dallas
Location-Dallas
Weather-Perth
Diversity-Dallas
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:17 PM
 
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For it's size Dallas seems kind of boring, same with Houston. I've been through Houston and it looked pretty lacklustre for a city with it's population. Sydney and Melbourne could quite easily blow those cities away in terms of culture, vibrancy, diversity.etc.
Houston and Dallas are much much more diverse than Sydney, and Texas kills Australia in culture.


This is Dallas diversity...by the way guys this is the city limits, if we were to add suburbs it would be much different...for example white and asian would be much much higher
43.9% Hispanic
28.6% White
23.4% Black
2.5% Asian...asians live in the suburbs
City data

This is Houston
44.4% Hispanic
25.9%White
22.7% Black
5.5% Asian
City data

Have you seen Texas culture postman?? Ever heard of Texmex, the millions of historical buildings from the spanish? Ever heard of the Alamo? Vibrancy now that is something Australia beats Texas in...
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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Never been to Dallas so I cant compare. Been to Austin, which I love! Spent 2 months working in Perth, and couldn't stand it. I found it to be boring as hell.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Houston and Dallas are much much more diverse than Sydney, and Texas kills Australia in culture.


This is Dallas diversity...by the way guys this is the city limits, if we were to add suburbs it would be much different...for example white and asian would be much much higher
43.9% Hispanic
28.6% White
23.4% Black
2.5% Asian...asians live in the suburbs
City data

This is Houston
44.4% Hispanic
25.9%White
22.7% Black
5.5% Asian
City data

Have you seen Texas culture postman?? Ever heard of Texmex, the millions of historical buildings from the spanish? Ever heard of the Alamo? Vibrancy now that is something Australia beats Texas in...
Yes I've been to Texas.

You haven't been to Sydney. Diverse doesn't just mean having people who look different, we're talking culture here.
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