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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 Grapevine


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Grapevine is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Grapevine jobs have Increased by 2.97 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Grapevine's cost of living is 16.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Grapevine's population is 46,756 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.33 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Grapevine is $251,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.90 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Grapevine public schools spend $11,493 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Grapevine.

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Decent Place to Live
I lived in the small city of Grapevine, TX for 5 out of the 6 years I lived in the DFW area. Things I like about it: safe community, quiet, schools are rated well... (read more)
DFW metroplex
I know there are many benefits to big city living... I just don't like them for settling down, that's all... I came to visit my son & ended up staying for several months... (read more)
If you must live in Texas
If you must live in Texas and don't want to live in Dallas or Ft. Worth, Grapevine is a good place to consider. The schools are excellent, the library is the best in... (read more)
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