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You know that Dallas has really grown when the Galleria area is now called MIDTOWN


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#1 BlueMound

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 12:24 PM

Valley View Mall (next to Galleria) to become Dallas Midtown

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 07:07 PM

In Houston, Midtown is the neighborhood adjacent to downtown, and Uptown is the business district off the loop.

 

Dallas is becoming the opposite, so I imagine this will cause confusion for people familiar with Houston.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 07:10 PM

We really need more original names. So many boring characterless places. Even FW has a midtown.

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 07:22 PM

I agree.  I loathe the "Trinity Uptown" label, but at least it is a little closer to being geographically correct.  Panther Island is at least unique. 



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 06:58 AM

We really need more original names. So many boring characterless places. Even FW has a midtown.

Has any of the names of Fort Worth's urban areas caught on?  Dallas has Uptown, Cedars, Deep Ellum, Oaklawn, Knox-Henderson, Bishop Arts, Lower Greenville, Design District, Victory Park etc..and the locals refer to those areas by those names.  With the exceptions of Sundance SQ and the Stockyards, I rarely hear anyone, except on this forum and developers, refer to areas of FW by their new "urban" names. I live on the Southside now and I've never heard anyone call the area that! Most people call the area I live in Fairmount or "off Magnolia".  No one refers to the southside area as one big urban neighborhood as the name implies.  I've tried telling people I live on the Southside and they say " where's that?"  or they think I'm talking about Stop Six or some area like that.   Also, isn't there an Uptown Fort Worth, btw?  Where is it?  Remember the Upper West Side?  Have you ever heard anyone call that area that?



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 07:09 AM

 

We really need more original names. So many boring characterless places. Even FW has a midtown.

 

Has any of the names of Fort Worth's urban areas caught on?  Dallas has.....

 

 

 

IMO, the pretense begins in Dallas in its downtown - government district, farmer's market district, the arts district, etc., etc..  Oak Cliff being a legitimate exception.

 

Could it be that Fort Worth is far less pretentious than its neighbor to the east?  Excluding tourist branding (Stockyards, Cultural District, Sundance Square) Fort Worth is a large town with a north, east, south and west side.



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 07:27 AM

 

 

We really need more original names. So many boring characterless places. Even FW has a midtown.

 

Has any of the names of Fort Worth's urban areas caught on?  Dallas has.....

 

 

 

IMO, the pretense begins in Dallas in its downtown - government district, farmer's market district, the arts district, etc., etc..

 

Could it be that Fort Worth is far less pretentious than its neighbor to the east?

 

Last I checked, cities have names for different parts of town. Ever been to NY, Chicago, Boston,  L.A.?  Uptown Houston and Midtown Houston are pretty new names for booming parts of town...and the locals refer to those parts of town by those names.  I would say Houston is far less pretentious than Dallas, so I'm not sure if pretentiousness  is a factor.  I think you could easily compare the Southside to the Cedars area of Dallas in that no one was probably calling that area Cedars until the developers started calling it that (and I believe that is the neighborhood's actual name), now everyone calls it that.  It was developers who branded the Uptown and Midtown areas of Houston and it worked.  For some reason, it doesn't work here.  Maybe that will change if we really add so  much density that areas will have to brand themselves.  I wonder if mass transit plays a part?  You've got to identify those stops somehow.  Or it could just be that these areas have no real identity other than a name a developer slaps on them.  Once again, see Upper West Side.



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 10:22 AM

Agreed.

 

Many of the older cities that you reference actually have always had cultural/ethnic pockets (Harlem, Chinatown, Little Italy).  As for downtown, midtown and uptown, these are, at least for NYC, geographical regions.  Downtown is the lowest part of the City, Midtown is just what it means, and uptown also.

 

It is pretentious, as well as, meaningless to refer to LBJ@North Tollway as Midtown; it just branding gone viral.



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 07:51 AM

I agree.  I loathe the "Trinity Uptown" label, but at least it is a little closer to being geographically correct.  Panther Island is at least unique.


FW's "Uptown" really needs some type of retail & or cafes/coffee shops for it to feel like a true neighborhood. It feels desolate most of the time and a few people I know who live there call it Rock Island.

Although the name Panther Island is unique I truly cannot stand the name. It just sounds silly. Almost like it some new attraction at the zoo.

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM

When I hear "Midtown" I think of Manhattan, and if it's another town's Midtown, then I think they're trying to be like Manhattan.


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Posted 25 July 2016 - 07:27 PM

I have the same feelings, McHand.






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