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Old 01-09-2020, 06:49 PM
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Totally bummed.

house hunting looks difficult.. trailer parks and tractor trailers parked on front lawns everywhere.... roads are all tore up, everyone speeds and drives dangerous. The place looks terribly run down.... development planning looks non existent. The only plus I’ve seen is the houses are placed on post tension slabs.
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Really? Are you looking in South Dallas? The burbs in Dallas are as nice or nicer than anywhere. Good schools and decent cost of living. Plano? Frisco? Stay away from South Dallas.
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My daughter just got back from there. Said she never saw so many homeless people. Had nothing nice to say about that city.
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you are going into the edges of tornado alley, so find a safe place when they come thru
Dallas Fort worth and surrounding area is one big area, so make sure you look around before buying.
have a niece in Denton area, I would not live up there, but then a lot would not want to live on the Tx coast because of Hurricanes

I have a feeling the bleeding hearts letting the homeless do what they do is a problem in most large populated areas .
If you give them everything they need to live without working they will not work or give back to society just be a drain on it

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Old 01-09-2020, 07:06 PM
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If you have back problems TBI (Texas Back Institute) is probably the best on the planet for fusions. That's all I know. Wasn't very impressed otherwise, but I'm sure it's just like everywhere else in some way or another.
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I have a house in Denton. Just have not spent much time there. Traffic, idiot drivers, road construction - makes driving here seem simple. Best wishes.
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Why? As in why do you think you have to move. Family, job? Whatever the reason, Dallas sounds like a bummer. If job related, it's a great time to be on the hunt for a new career. Almost moved to Houston for a job offer once, and as far as I'm concerned, that's a hell of a lot better than Dallas, but I just couldn't leave the Florida Gulf Coast for Houston. No way I'd move to Dallas unless family needed me, and the it would be a tough decision.
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I ran insurance claims in the Richardson/Wylie area a few years back. I was impressed with the area where I was working. Lots of new houses, great roads that moved a lot of traffic, and some great businesses in the area. I'm sure that pretty much every major city has some depressing areas.
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All large cities have good places to live and less desirable areas. My best friend lives there, and he loves it. But when his property taxes hit $50K, he sold that big University Park home and moved into a luxury apartment.

The main thing is finding a decent place to live for the price you can pay. Texas has no state income tax, but they make up for it with high property taxes. Many communities are priced right, however. You just have to find'em.
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Has she ever been to a West Coast city? Good luck.
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what area will you be working that makes all the difference in the world

dallas proper has nice areas, but the city itself is extremely poorly run.....dallas county not much better

if you get further north you can get away from both

if school age kids there is a lot to consider even the good school districts have some differences that are meaningful depending on what your kids want

more info from you would help with advice
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My only advice.

Don't become a Cowboys fan,
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DFW has many nice areas, I would live there without an issue.
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
Totally bummed.

house hunting looks difficult.. trailer parks and tractor trailers parked on front lawns everywhere.... roads are all tore up, everyone speeds and drives dangerous. The place looks terribly run down.... development planning looks non existent. The only plus I’ve seen is the houses are placed on post tension slabs.
You don’t have to move, you are choosing to move.
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My brother lives northwest of Dallas about :45 and he loves it.
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Sorry to hear that...
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I went to Dallas last year on business and it was one of the biggest s%&thole cities I have ever visited. Down town was overrun with homeless wandering the streets, the CVS had a guard sitting at the door, under every overpass and bridge there were tents and trash. Then you got outside of the city and there was trash EVERYWHERE, in the ditches, stuck in the fences, in the trees around creeks and in the creekbeds. Like alligatorgar said junk cars and semi's parked on the street and in yards seemed to be the norm. How about employing some of the homeless to pick up the trash that seems to be everywhere.

I know I didn't see it all and there are probably some nice areas but I spent 4 days there driving around and didn't see them. Have zero desire to ever return.
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I lived in Dallas (Plano) for 27 years, raised my kids there and built a business. It was a great place to all of that. There are sections of the metroplex that are shady and there are places that are fabulous. Tell us what part of the area you think you will have to work in and I can offer some thoughts about where to live. It is a booming business area and as such real estate/housing has gotten expensive. Many corporations. have relocated there from California and the East Coast bring ing their employees who sold at those areas prices and are buying up in DFW. The summers are brutal, the winters are chilly and damp, hail storms are a problem. There is a chance of snow for about 2 months. Traffic is intense and not in a good way.
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I don't know much about Dallas, been there a few times and it was nice. I have been just north to Plano several time and it was very nice but it's been about 7 yrs. Good luck in your search.

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