Moving to Dallas

  • JimJim

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    Jun 26, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    So I posted this in the travel section and didn't get any responses (it seems to be a very slow section) so I'm going to re-post here if that's cool.

    So my family is moving to Dallas and I'm curious as to what to expect in terms of lifestyle, culture, views on homosexuality and just the overall "vibe" of the city. I heard it can be pretty fake/flashy and a lot of people like to "keep up with the Jones'." Is that true?

    I know its hard to generalize a city as large as Dallas so if this is a bad question I apologize in advance.

    Also, I'm coming from NY. I know my profile says Honolulu (I was there on vacation when I made this account lol) so maybe a comparison with the NYC metropolitan area could be helpful too.


    Thanks guys!
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    Jun 26, 2010 8:07 PM GMT

    Depends. icon_biggrin.gif If you are conservative you will love all of Dallas/Ft. worth except the inner city. Specifically along East I-30 which is the Dallas equivalent of the multi-culturalism you see that is so pervasive in NYC.

    If you are liberal you'll be ok, but don't expect lip service to your "choir.
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    Jun 26, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    If you like tornadoes, extreme heat with no wind, extreme cold with howling winds, and not much in between, then you'll love Dallas.
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    Buffhunk64 saidpaulflexes: uh...well...can't remember the last time we had a tornado in Dallas actually...i have been here for 22 years...yeah it's cold in the winter for a few days...but not for long...summers are hot...was close to 100 today. We have lots of good places to eat, many good ethnic places...a good arts scene, stuck up/pretentious people in Uptown...but overall a nice place to live.
    Wasn't sure about the tornado thing, but know the t-storms there are horrendous...figured they'd produce more twisters.

    As for the weather, anything below 70 F is way too cold for me; and below 50 is bone chilling. I'm a tropical reptile. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    A tornado hit downtown Ft. Worth in March 2000...
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    moving to dallas...im sorry you have my condolences
  • HOTWEILLER

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    Jun 27, 2010 8:03 AM GMT
    E=Hope u have fun there.
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    Jun 27, 2010 8:12 AM GMT
    Dallas is what you make of it-just like any other city. Pretension is found anywhere. My only real complaint is that I would like more outdoor physical activity. However, that's also what you choose to make of it.

    If you're moving here, forget the trash talk and make it your home.
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    Nov 24, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    Rather than starting a new thread I thought I would continue this one...

    I have lived in Austin twice for a total of six years. I'm moving to be close to my corporate offices. I am not very familiar Dallas. I've lived in big cities before, but they were more pedestrian and less car oriented. I have a large dog and like to have a break from the concrete with some exposure to nature. Overall, I am excited to move to something larger, but nervous as hell moving to a place I am unfamiliar with.

    any advice? where to live? What to consider? Warnings? Cool things you love about Dallas? anything...