There's nothing wrong with FTW having that western theme except for those looking from the outside in, it often comes across as backwards, ignorant and antiquated. Nobody wants to bring a high tech business to somewhere like that.
There's nothing wrong with FTW having a western or cowboy heritage. It's fun; but FTW needs to carefully distinguish between its heritage and its modern approach. You look at FTW proper and it's not so fun. Not a great school system. Very few urban districts that appeal to the kind of people businesses want to hire and the ones that are there are relatively young. FTW has relied heavily on the Perot and Bass families to do the work developing the city in a modern way. Sure, there are some nice neighborhoods in the southwest quarter but they aren't really interesting areas. The majority of FTW residential neighborhoods are low income areas. That's why most people live in the suburbs. Keep the heritage but start treating the city as a development project instead of praying rich families will want to make the investment for the city.
So much fail in one post. I don't know where to begin.
Fort Worth schools look a lot like Dallas schools. And Keller schools look like Plano Schools. And Crowley schools look like Cedar Hill schools. It is the nature of public education in Texas.
Perot and Bass have nothing to do with West 7th, Magnolia, Edwards Ranch, etc. I consider all of those to be "interesting" and apparently so do the Dallas developers who are pouring money into the areas. Actually, Perot doesn't come up much in discussion around here. Are you sure Jr. is doing any development work at all?
I'm hiring lots of people right now. I'm hiring them mostly out of Fort Worth, and not having much trouble finding good people who want to move out of the burbs and into Fort Worth.
The majority of FW residential neighborhoods are not "low-income". Where in the world does that view come from? Colonial (University West), Park Hill, Ridglea, Arlington Heights, Monticello, Hulen, Ryanwood, Ryan Place, Westcliff, Tanglewood, Mira Vista, Westover Hills (technically not Ft. Worth), MIstletoe Hieghts, Berkely, and on and on are not anywhere close to being "low income". There certainly are low income areas of Fort Worth, like in almost all urban settings, but not disproportionately so (Hillside, Poly, Stop Six, Glenchrest, etc.).
I don't know. Seems like an incompletely formed opinion.