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While driving up 45 north today I thought of something I’ve always wondered but never got a clear answer on:

 

why is the area almost due south of Dallas not developed at all? Seems like it’s good real estate? I’ve done that drive hundreds of times over the years. And it’s always bothered me!

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But why is 3 miles south of downtown completely undeveloped? 3 miles? It takes you 40 miles in any direction outside of houston before you see any land than undeveloped 

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5 hours ago, DirtyThirdFrog said:

But why is 3 miles south of downtown completely undeveloped? 3 miles? It takes you 40 miles in any direction outside of houston before you see any land than undeveloped 

 

 

I saw miles of undeveloped land west/northwest of downtown Houston just last week. And I've seen it south as well within the last year(more than 3 miles but far less than 40).

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12 hours ago, Radio Shack Killa said:

Midlothian has gone from 7k in 2000 to 23k today.

1500 in 1976

 

Suckers 

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2 hours ago, Duquesne Frog said:

A story from D Magazine last year on this very topic.  The story mentions it but I suspect undersells the racial/redlining part of the equation.  

 

https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2017/08/cre-opinion-why-did-dallas-grow-north/

Yeah, South Dallas has always been ... diverse. 

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15 minutes ago, Luke Chisolm said:

The Byron Nelson golf tournament will now be played in South Dallas. 

In the parking lot at old Red Bird Mall? 

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7 minutes ago, Boston Frog said:

In the parking lot at old Red Bird Mall? 

 

Ellen’s Amusement Center

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7 minutes ago, Boston Frog said:

In the parking lot at old Red Bird Mall? 

 

 

New golf course.  Trinity Forest, between 67 and 45.

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3 minutes ago, frogtwang said:

 

Ellen’s Amusement Center

I did some time there, but there was a better go kart track in Red Oak 

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5 minutes ago, Radio Shack Killa said:

 

 

New golf course.  Trinity Forest, between 67 and 45.

Just up the highway from Wilmer-Hutchins 

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3 hours ago, Boston Frog said:

I did some time there, but there was a better go kart track in Red Oak 

 

Good motorboating there, too. 

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41 minutes ago, $mooth said:

 

Good motorboating there, too. 

Recently updated 

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Isn't that in the Trinity flood plain?  Or is that not the area you are talking about?

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13 hours ago, Radio Shack Killa said:

 

 

I saw miles of undeveloped land west/northwest of downtown Houston just last week. And I've seen it south as well within the last year(more than 3 miles but far less than 40).

 

Off of 290 or I-10? Because on either you don’t get undeveloped land until well outside of Beltway 8. Which is a good 20 miles. So yeah. 40 was an exaggeration. But nothing like I 45 due south of Dallas

 

2 hours ago, tcudoc said:

Isn't that in the Trinity flood plain?  Or is that not the area you are talking about?

 

Idk? Could explain a lot. I’m talking about interstate 45 due south of Downtown. (Once you get past oak cliff)

 

A flood plain would make since though. 

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35 or 45? Oak Cliff is West of 35E. The area along 45 is mostly Trinity River flood plain. 

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15 hours ago, frogtwang said:

35 or 45? Oak Cliff is West of 35E. The area along 45 is mostly Trinity River flood plain. 

 

Must be it then. 

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