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Pros

-Entertainment
-Arts and culture
-Diverse economy

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Unattractive physical setting
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area


Dallas is the eastern, larger half of the Dallas–Fort Worth “Metroplex.” Dallas is what most people think of when they first think of Texas—big, busy, growing, cosmopolitan, rich, glitzy, and self-confident. Dozens of gleaming downtown skyscrapers tower above the level plains, while an assortment of neighborhoods and suburban commercial centers sprawl in all directions around the city core. It has far outgrown its beltway and is supported by a spider web of freeways going in all directions, a network almost without compare in other U.S. cities. Long commutes are common, thanks to the large population, growth rate, and urban sprawl, but most don’t commute to the city itself. A rapidly developing rail-transit program is helping to cope, but Dallas is pretty much as “motor city.”


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Quick Facts About Dallas


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Dallas is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Dallas jobs have Increased by 3.43 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Dallas's cost of living is 6.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Dallas's population is 1,207,202 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.19 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Dallas is $201,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Dallas public schools spend $9,756 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Dallas.

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Comments


re: re: - 3/29/2008
I saw your review for Baton Rouge, where you said you think it's too racist and are thinking of moving back to Minnesota, where you're from. But here you say you're a... (read more)
re: re: - 3/29/2008
Talk about the most incredibly boring place in the world. I have lived in the city for over a year now .. Moved here from Denver metro because my girlfriend works in... (read more)
re: re: - 3/29/2008
Talk about your wild west. Hear of people being gunned down in the street weekly is about average. No indication things are likely to improve any time soon. Governor... (read more)
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