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Old 06-24-2010, 01:53 PM
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Oak Cliff has a bad reputation but citizens of the city will tell you there are some very nice parts of Oak Cliff. North Oak Cliff to be exact. South Oak Cliff should be avoided. The thing you need to understand is most of the surburbs have great and not so great places to live. You will find a bias toward the southern burbs but if your willing to venture out and take a look at them for youself you will find many neighborhoods you would enjoy living in. If your looking for a urban feel you will have a hard time finding it in Dallas. Addision may have just enough of a vibe for you without the cost of living in Uptown. Let you eyes be your guide.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:59 PM
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Arlington because of the new Cowboy stadium and how hard Jerry is working to use it has seen its entertainment tax income rise--there are bars/clubs and restaurants with bars that are doing pretty good business and apparently every one is thinking that Super Bowl 2011 is going to bring in enough money to solve everyone's problems...
Arlington and Grand Prairie ISDs are not ranked in top level
housing/neighborhood quality varies and can shift pretty quickly--
no public transportation in either one
not to say they should be avoided--but shopped carefully--
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Location: North Texas
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Thanks so much to both of you for your replies. I have been looking into everything that has been said.

I definitely hope that eventually we will be able to earn more/live in a better place, but I want to be modest at first considering that jobs may not be as easy to come by these days.

I don't see these cities mentioned very often. Maybe you guys (or should I say ya'll?) can fill me in: Grand Prairie and Arlington. Are those cities best avoided? Do they have as negative a reputation as a neighborhood like Oak Cliff?
Some parts of Oak Cliff are really nice. As the other poster said let your eyes be your guide. I know 2 people who have bought homes there in the last couple of years, both professional upper middle class and highly educated.

I would avoid GP and Arlington, I do not think you will find what you're looking for there.
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