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Jacqueline
Arlington, TX

In summer, Arlington, TX is too hot and humid. Winter is mild. Occasionally, we have snow.

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David
Grand Prairie, TX

Should You move to Arlington? - 6/21/2015

Should You move to Arlington? well it depends. I am black and I live on the Arlington/Grand Prairie border near six flags. Let's start with the positives: 1. Upbeat vibe-Arlington has a very lively feel. There's Six Flags, AT&T Stadium, several restaurants and sports bars, K1 speed, museums, bingo, and many entertainment venues. The people are heavy into fitness, drive nice cars, have nice apartments, homes,etc. 2.Yes there are plenty jobs, but I will go deeper into that later. This is definitely a good fit for some(we shall explore that topic later as well) 3.somewhat good weather-it's been mostly warm since I moved here in December of 2014. There have been severe thunderstorms, monsoon type rains, and even a blizzard earlier this year. Overall however, the weather has been good. 3.Attitude towards blacks-this topic somewhat will fall into both categories. Whites here act more comfortable around black people for the most part. Most of them are nice, they speak, etc. There are many interracial couples here. And now to the negatives. Remember, I live in Arlington/Grand Prairie, so I am speaking of the whole area. 1. The hiring of blacks-True and all whites act relatively nice, but when it comes to jobs they hire mostly latinos. It seems like most of the blacks work for labor ready or other bad, low paying jobs. If you plan on moving here and your black you'll be ok if your a woman or you get a job first and come with alot of money. I've learned it can be alot of jobs, but are they going to give you one of them is the question? Alot of white people may be comfortable around us, but They like to give the opportunities to people who will entertain them, date them, flirt around with them, and talk how they prefer-either like a white person or with "Yes maam" Yes sir" "No maam, no sir" They definitely skip over bigger black men. If your over 6'0 or over 250 which I am both, you will have a hard time. 2.Latinos treatment of blacks-some of them are ok, but most of them think they are better than us. 3.Blacks treatment of other blacks. If you are a friendly person, you will be disappointed unless you hang around non-blacks. Many blacks here do not speak, and they do not deal strong with other blacks. This is a biggie because I moved from Wisconsin in part because of this. I came down here in part to take care of some things in regard to this. 4. Treatment of low wage workers- You will practically get into a fist fight with these people on these jobs. VERY, VERY disrespectful slick mouths. If they have a management position and you make small money, they will (trust me on this) treat you like dirt unless you are a butt kisser. Should you move to Arlington Yes if you are in a interracial relationship, desire to be, you talk like an educated white person, have lots of money, are a black introvert, have a college degree(maybe) No if you have an urban midwestern accent(like me) if you are a big black guy who does not brown nose, butt kiss or entertain, if you do not already have a job offer, nice environment, but I say no. You'll probably be better off moving somewhere with mostly blacks like Atlanta, Jackson, Ms, or somewhere in Alabama. Texas is overhyped, diversity works for non-blacks. I've been here since December 5th 2014-I still do not have a job in my field and I have nearly 7 years experience(hmmmm) some good qualities, but be careful!!!

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David
Grand Prairie, TX

Should You move to Arlington? - 6/21/2015

Should You move to Arlington? well it depends. I am black and I live on the Arlington/Grand Prairie border near six flags. Let's start with the positives: 1. Upbeat vibe-Arlington has a very lively feel. There's Six Flags, AT&T Stadium, several restaurants and sports bars, K1 speed, museums, bingo, and many entertainment venues. The people are heavy into fitness, drive nice cars, have nice apartments, homes,etc. 2.Yes there are plenty jobs, but I will go deeper into that later. This is definitely a good fit for some(we shall explore that topic later as well) 3.somewhat good weather-it's been mostly warm since I moved here in December of 2014. There have been severe thunderstorms, monsoon type rains, and even a blizzard earlier this year. Overall however, the weather has been good. 3.Attitude towards blacks-this topic somewhat will fall into both categories. Whites here act more comfortable around black people for the most part. Most of them are nice, they speak, etc. There are many interracial couples here. And now to the negatives. Remember, I live in Arlington/Grand Prairie, so I am speaking of the whole area. 1. The hiring of blacks-True and all whites act relatively nice, but when it comes to jobs they hire mostly latinos. It seems like most of the blacks work for labor ready or other bad, low paying jobs. If you plan on moving here and your black you'll be ok if your a woman or you get a job first and come with alot of money. I've learned it can be alot of jobs, but are they going to give you one of them is the question? Alot of white people may be comfortable around us, but They like to give the opportunities to people who will entertain them, date them, flirt around with them, and talk how they prefer-either like a white person or with "Yes maam" Yes sir" "No maam, no sir" They definitely skip over bigger black men. If your over 6'0 or over 250 which I am both, you will have a hard time. 2.Latinos treatment of blacks-some of them are ok, but most of them think they are better than us. 3.Blacks treatment of other blacks. If you are a friendly person, you will be disappointed unless you hang around non-blacks. Many blacks here do not speak, and they do not deal strong with other blacks. This is a biggie because I moved from Wisconsin in part because of this. I came down here in part to take care of some things in regard to this. 4. Treatment of low wage workers- You will practically get into a fist fight with these people on these jobs. VERY, VERY disrespectful slick mouths. If they have a management position and you make small money, they will (trust me on this) treat you like dirt unless you are a butt kisser. Should you move to Arlington Yes if you are in a interracial relationship, desire to be, you talk like an educated white person, have lots of money, are a black introvert, have a college degree(maybe) No if you have an urban midwestern accent(like me) if you are a big black guy who does not brown nose, butt kiss or entertain, if you do not already have a job offer, nice environment, but I say no. You'll probably be better off moving somewhere with mostly blacks like Atlanta, Jackson, Ms, or somewhere in Alabama. Texas is overhyped, diversity works for non-blacks. I've been here since December 5th 2014-I still do not have a job in my field and I have nearly 7 years experience(hmmmm) some good qualities, but be careful!!!

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Destinee
Arlington, TX

Nice.. - 1/8/2015

There's nice parts of Arlington, just as well as bad parts but the rel place to be is downtown where there is six flags, dallas cowboys stadium, and etc.

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Danny
Arlington, TX

Climate - 3/11/2013

Long, dry, hot summers, Average Temp 100-103. Great but short fall and spring. Winter very mild with occasional cold snaps around late January to late February.

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Steve
Arlington, TX

Hot - 4/20/2012

Yes, everything you've heard about the Tx heat is true. However, as long as you're not down in South Texas you manage to avoid most of the humidity. I once visited Tampa in March. It was only about 80, but you could not walk 5 steps out the door before you were drenched in sweat. So yes, it's hot here, but I would rather race 100 than 90 w/ high humidity.

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Sheree

My foreign adventure - 4/1/2012

I moved from the DFW area in September 2011 to Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. The climate, cost of living, people and the adventure are what brought me here. The climate is near perfect year round. The Mexican people are so friendly and caring. There is always an adventure to be had! I wanted out of the Texas heat and away from the snobby, judgmental people.

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Jane
Arlington, TX

Arlington is a Toxic Gasland - 5/21/2011

If your motto is "drill, baby drill", then Arlington is the place for you. In fact, if you live here, you most likely will be blessed with a gas drilling pad site right in your own backyard because this city council loves issuing permits to gas drillers. In exchange for a small amount of royalty money you might receive from the industry, you and your children will get multiple exposures to fracking chemicals, diesel fumes, dust and experience loud disruptive noise 24/7. Since gas is highly explosive, and many of these pad sites are just hundreds of feet from resident's homes, daycare centers, and schools, know that risk for explosions and well blow outs are in your future. If you believe that heavy industrial gas mining complements a residential neighborhood, and if maintaining good, sound health is not a concern, then Arlington is the place for you.

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Russell
Arlington, TX

cheap housing! - 2/12/2011

It's true that the DFW area has very affordable housing. The fact that there is no state income tax puts pressure on property taxes to keep going up, but it's still very cheap compared to most cities.

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Chase
Arkadelphia, AR

Arlington - 4/19/2010

I'm thinking of moving there. My girlfriend,Bina, lives there.

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Jane
Arlington, TX

Culture and Recreation - 1/28/2010

There are alot of nice museums here and nice parks and library system in Arlington, TX. Fort Worth has three museums all within walking distance from each other: The Amon Carter Museum (which is free), the Modern Museum of art, which is quite new and very interesting architecture, and the Kimbell Museum, a classic place with wonderful antiquities and a great lunch buffet. The State Park system is pretty decent with a great variety of different parks and four distinct areas within the State of Texas, the west which is flat but with interesting rock formations, etc. the south with the Hill Country and Austin, the Piney woods of east Tx with 3 national forests, and the northern area home to Dallas and Fort Worth, which is quite green and leafy. People like it when they come to visit, providing they come before the heat (May thru Sept). Of course I am originally from Buffalo so this would make me a bit uncomfortable but the other months are pretty nice if you don't suffer from allergies. I have alot of allergy problems and the weather is always changing here. Signed...Jane M.

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Sheila
Arlington, TX

Arlington - 1/24/2010

Arlington is a nice place to live; Cost of living is low and it is in the center of the Metroplex. 15 minutes from DFW Airport.

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Bp
Fort Worth, TX

Things to do - 1/11/2010

The quality of life in Arlington Texas is excellent; so much to do, from shopping to sports events to outdoor events, etc etc etc Also, plenty of work for everyone from blue colloars to white collars to politics to publice servants, etc etc etc

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Treina
Arlington, TX

Arlington from a mid-west point of view - 12/20/2009

Overall Arlington is a okay place to live. There are alot of fun family things to do. Utility rates are high,so beware.The hispanic population here is large, so if you speak spanish you should have an easy time finding employment.The African-American population here is working to upper-middle class,they come off bit stuck up but once you talk to people they warm up. If you are white and care to live in predominately white areas, I suggest you bring you checkbook because its going to cost to get in pricer areas or you have to move to a rural area. One thing about Texas is that money not race determines where you live. In addition DFW has a large immigrant population from Nigeria, India,and Vietnam. The weather is great from Oct-May after that it turns into a hot box! If you are from a cold weather state get use to not seeing snow. If you are moving here from the mid-west you will HATE the BBQ,but if you like chicken this is the place. Cowboys and Ranger stadiums are also located in Arlington. Public school are good and if that not your thing there are many private schools to choose from. Homeschoolers will love it here because their is little to no state requirments for homeschoolers,also their are plenty activites in the area. Keep in mind that high school sports, mainly, football and basketball are huge in Texas. So if you believe that there are no losers in sports and that we are all winners, don't come to Texas.

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Rebecca
Brenham, TX

Living in Arlington - 5/18/2009

I have lived in Arlington, Tx for the past 8 1/2 years, as far as living, Arlington is a beautiful city once you get around to the entire city. yes, there are patts of Arlington like other cities that have their not so good part, however it has gotten better through the years. The area where the Dallas Cowboys stadium is going to be, believe me that are will thrive. I lived in that area the first two years of living in Arlington. The Southeas close to Mansfield is the idea area to live, especially close to all of the shopping, eateries and movie theatre in the mall. There is a lot to do and the city is getting ready for the welcoming crowd when the cowboys stadium is opened. I-20 and Matlock is booming and there are more venues that will be opened for entertainment. For the outdoor lover, there is Lake Arlington near I-20 and Bowen in that area, then there is Joe Pool Lake off I-20 and Mt Creek Parkway. You have to get out and see the city. For the traffic, there is the new opening of 161 that connects you to Irving, Tx where all of the major companies to work and then there is Dallas itself, North Dallas, just drive and see for yourself. Preston and Frankford connecting Addison, Tx, there is a lot to see and do. Some people will love Arlingtona and some will not. I love it and lived other places after moving there, and I returned because you miss the convienence of it all. Everything is around you. 30-45 minutes from Ft. Worth and Dallas, Irving, Grapevine etc on weekends.

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millie
Mansfield, TX

Nice but........ - 4/11/2009

You do get more for your $, but thinking of moving to Florida

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Mike
Arlington, TX

Hot Summers - 7/21/2008

Spring in North Texas is frequently punctuated with violent storms. Summer is hot ... and long. The Fall is quite pleasant, but it doesn't start until late November. Winter is short and mild - we typically get one or two cold snaps a year. Snow, once in awhile.

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VICTOR
Arlington, TX

Museum - 4/13/2008

Centrally located for all DFW museums.

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2TiredofNY
Brooklyn, NY

It's all relative - 4/2/2008

I was thinking of relocaating to Arlington, TX from NYC. I see a few posts about Arlington being too crowded, crime is high...etc. etc.. I'm coming from New York a city of 8 million people, i live in the county of Kings(Brooklyn) which has approx. 2 million people. The city is still growing. The real estate market is out of control. I make 85,000 dollars a year and cannot afford to buy a home in NYC. A one bedroom condo starts at 1.5 million, a house under 1,000 sq ft goes for 400,000 and up. Crime although it went down it still is a significant amount. I'm sure Arlington cannot compare. I see the houses in Arlington are very affordable, and you get alot for your money. So tell me Honestly,would it be a mistake to relocate to Arlington, or should I look elsewhere.

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Sean
Arlington, TX

Good place to live - 11/18/2007

Economy is strong, housing is affordable, and crime is better than Fort Worth or Dallas

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Jacqueline
Arlington, TX

too hot - 10/15/2007

In summer, Arlington, TX is too hot and humid. Winter is mild. Occasionally, we have snow.

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