Reviews & Comments
Dallas has something for everyone
Dallas "too urban?" I disagree. Anybody who's ever been to a real urban city (Chicago, Seattle, NYC, etc) will think Dallas looks like an overgrown suburb. Asserting Dallas has great year-round weather is also not true. June-September and January-February are awful. In the middle of summer it's not uncommon for the temperature to still be around 90 degrees at 10pm, and winters are often blustery and chilly, but they lack real winter precipitation. Instead of snow Dallas gets sleet and freezing rain, and when that happens people lose their minds and empty grocery store shelves like they're going to be trapped above the arctic circle for 3 months. The natural setting of the Metroplex is bad. It looks like Kansas with more trees. It's mostly flat with very little interesting scenery. People who want real outdoor recreation can expect to travel well over a hundred miles to get to somewhere with camping, hiking, etc. that don't completely suck.
Frisco, TXGeneric suburb full of the status-obsessed.
Never really understood why Frisco was so popular. It's easily the most overhyped, overpriced, and overrated suburb in the Metroplex. It's surrounded on two sides by toll roads, is in the middle of nowhere, has no public transportation, and the physical setting is flat, bland, and extremely unappealing. Despite all that, people still fall all over themselves to shell out $400k plus to live there. In case you're wondering - that's pretty close to Denver housing prices with absolutely none of the scenic appeal of the Rockies, but hey they have a mall, an IKEA, and a ridiculous number of chain restaurants.
WARNING: Think Twice Before Moving to Dal
Spot on. DFW is great from the economic and COL angles, but punches well below its weight with regard to public transportation, urbanity, scenery, and outdoorsiness.
Dallas, TXDFW in general is the epitome of "Any City, USA"
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 it.