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Flighty Friends, Pushy Drivers, Limited Diversity - 3/23/2019
I recently relocated back to Houston from Dallas. I was in Dallas for 18 months. I went there in September of 2017 as a result of Hurricane Harvey - it was where I chose to evacuate. My life in Houston had also gotten stale on a number of fronts, so I had serious hopes that Dallas could outdo Houston.

Guess what? It didn’t. What I learned about Dallas is that while it is another large city in Texas like Houston (and Austin and San Antonio) it is very different, and not in good ways. In summary, Dallas is too small, and not racially and culturally diverse enough for my liking.

First, though, some important disclaimers for others who have wandered onto this city’s page. I looked at reviews of places with names “Cedar Park”, “McKinney”, and what not. Those are NOT Dallas - those are in what is known collectively as the “Metroplex”, the cluster of over 30 cities and independent municipalities that make up the entire area. Dallas is the largest city in the Read More

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Flighty Friends, Pushy Drivers, Limited Diversity - 3/22/2019
I recently relocated back to Houston from Dallas. I was in Dallas for 18 months. I went there in September of 2017 as a result of Hurricane Harvey – it was where I chose to evacuate. My life in Houston had also gotten stale on a number of fronts, so I had serious hopes that Dallas could outdo Houston.

Guess what? It didn’t. What I learned about Dallas is that while it is another large city in Texas like Houston (and Austin and San Antonio) it is very different, and not in good ways. In summary, Dallas is too small, and not racially and culturally diverse enough for my liking.

First, though, some important disclaimers for others who have wandered onto this city’s page. I looked at reviews of places with names “Cedar Park”, “McKinney”, and what not. Those are NOT Dallas – those are in what is known collectively as the “Metroplex”, the cluster of over 30 cities and independent municipalities that make up the entire area. Dallas is the largest city in the Read More

Bashing DFW/Texas - 3/20/2019
For you Dallas haters, most of the population of the DFW metroplex is from every state in the US. So bashing anyone in Dallas/Ft. Worth is laughable. Can't drive on ice, really? Native Texans don't leave the house when the weather is bad. Traffic is a nightmare? Well, the ability of Texas to draw people to the state is what it's all about. Being a native, I love a crowd where I can ask who was born and raised in Texas. I would say that in a crowd of 20 people, 2 hands will raise. So bash all you want, you gave us Read More

Dallas has something for everyone - 1/23/2019
Great Weather year-round. One of the best places in the country if you love BBQ, good food, and great sports! Folks will complain about traffic and being "too urban" but those are also the folks who will pick out one thing to complain about no matter what it is. Forgot to mention... it has one of the largest airports in the country (not to mention we actually have two within 20 miles of each other), we have one of fastest growing economies with a number of large companies incorporated here. We have some of the best nightlife and performing arts here in Dallas as well. Unfortunately, I feel a lot of the negative reviews here are people that have moved here (for whatever reason) and are now homesick. If that's the case don't bash our city because you prefer another because its home to you. Read More

WARNING: Think Twice Before Moving to Dallas - 11/24/2018
I was born and raised in Chicago and lived in San Francisco for about a decade when I found myself watching too many HGTV shows and seeing low-priced, brand-new houses with granite countertops, spacious master bedrooms, and walk-in closets. I grew up in a cramped townhouse in Chicago and as an adult in an even crampier apartment in San Francisco. When I had a job opportunity in Dallas, I dreamed of being able to do laundry in my home instead of carrying it over to the laundromat. I dreamed of being able to put my dishes in the dishwasher instead of having to hand wash my dishes because a dishwasher in a San Francisco apartment is rare indeed. I dreamed of having a car and a garage and ditching public transport. I was excited and ready to go. Flash forward two years later and I regret leaving my tiny, cramped San Francisco apartment. Yes, I got all the things HGTV made me dream of. But it could not stop the feeling of emptiness that overcame me when I moved to Dallas. Most people here Read More

Awful place - 9/4/2018
Not a good place to Read More

DFW in general is the epitome of "Any City, USA" - 8/28/2018
DFW is an economic powerhouse, but at the end of the day it's really nothing special. Tons of boxy, lookalike tract houses and amenities that can be found anywhere. Zero scenery. Crappy weather for about half the year. Ridiculous sprawl. Nauseating Texas Pride. The only reason to subject yourself to living here is the affordability factor. If you're just chasing a big house and a bunch of throwaway crap then you'll love Read More

Relocating to dallas - 8/28/2018
Hi All,
Planning to relocate with my daughter via my job in the near future. What are the best schools districts to look into that offer great after school care as well? If things go as planned, goal is to have her start middle school/ jr high there if possible. The offices to my job would be located in downtown Dallas so recommendations on surrounding cities would be appreciated. Please note I'm from Los Angeles so traffic does not scare me nor do i think anyone else other than NYC or Seattle could beat us. :) I may be wrong...nonetheless, looking forward to positive feedback. Read More

Dallas Exudes Southern Hospitality & Charm - 8/19/2018
Yes, everything -IS- bigger in Texas including its Southern hospitality and charm; its extensive highways; its road rage; and its hot & humid weather.

Its cowboys, country folk, and rodeo clowns in D/FW are slow-talkers, straight-shooters, yet slightly materialistic.

There is a genuine sense of bonding, camaraderie, unity, and purpose in the Dallas LGBTQ community. The local gay men are a friendly and engaging "band of brothers," not a group to exploit or objectify.

Must-See: Cathedral of Hope, Connemara Conservancy, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Theater Center, Ft. Worth Water Gardens, Trinity River Trails, University of Texas at Arlington, & The Village Read More

DFW is my kind of place but probably not for all - 7/30/2018
Every time I've visited Dallas/Ft. Worth (mainly for work) I've been impressed. People are pretty straightforward and direct and there's not a lot of BS in the workplace which I like. People here work hard so it seems.

Dallas itself is HUGE. Did some biking using Lime app and it's surprisingly bike friendly with bike lanes and trails. Neighborhoods are diverse - went out with a buddy and we lyfted to different bars and it felt like I was in video game. Ft. Worth is like a whole separate city but the downtown area was pretty nice too.

Food here is great as well. You can have your country grit eating breakfast followed by Japanese BBQ for dinner. Really impressive restaurant and bar scene here. Breweries are cropping up everywhere.

Cons would include some very bad gridlock traffic. Not like Los Angeles but just massive slowdowns during rush hour. I haven't witnessed snobbery here too much but if there is a place for it that would be Uptown. It's Read More


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