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Old 02-25-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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Hello all,

Having read this forum on and off for quite some time, I finally registered and wanted to say hi. My wife and I are both from the Northeast, we met in Phoenix eight years ago, have lived in several states each, and landed in San Antonio in 2009 for business reasons. Now that we're done here and can finally escape, we've chosen Dallas for what will hopefully be our final destination, and are moving into a house in North Dallas (Royal & Hillcrest area) next month.

San Antonio wasn't for us because it's just too... well... redneck. We're business owners & entrepreneurs and have absolutely nothing in common with people here. Also the endless sea of tract home communities and strip malls just doesn't suit us and having both grown up in real neighborhoods, we have zero desire to be in an HOA-controlled community with cookie-cutter houses. We also hate the terrible sprawl of San Antonio. The nearest grocery store is 9 miles away - almost the same distance our house in Dallas is to downtown! We also terribly miss having a variety of nice restaurants, especially non-chains, and access to baseball & theater again. (Sorry but the Spurs don't do it for me, and it's sad that it took Wicked something like 5 years to finally come to SA on tour.) We're tired of having to drive over an hour to Austin just to go to Crate & Barrel or other nice stores.

Having considered all our options, we fell in love with N Dallas and are very much looking forward to arriving next month and enjoying all that it has to offer!
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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Hillcrest and Royal; seriously. WOW, must be nice!
(Just joking...)
Good luck and Welcome...
Probably find you at the Crate & Barrel then sometime.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:41 AM
 
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:46 AM
 
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Hello all,

Having read this forum on and off for quite some time, I finally registered and wanted to say hi. My wife and I are both from the Northeast, we met in Phoenix eight years ago, have lived in several states each, and landed in San Antonio in 2009 for business reasons. Now that we're done here and can finally escape, we've chosen Dallas for what will hopefully be our final destination, and are moving into a house in North Dallas (Royal & Hillcrest area) next month.

San Antonio wasn't for us because it's just too... well... redneck. We're business owners & entrepreneurs and have absolutely nothing in common with people here. Also the endless sea of tract home communities and strip malls just doesn't suit us and having both grown up in real neighborhoods, we have zero desire to be in an HOA-controlled community with cookie-cutter houses. We also hate the terrible sprawl of San Antonio. The nearest grocery store is 9 miles away - almost the same distance our house in Dallas is to downtown! We also terribly miss having a variety of nice restaurants, especially non-chains, and access to baseball & theater again. (Sorry but the Spurs don't do it for me, and it's sad that it took Wicked something like 5 years to finally come to SA on tour.) We're tired of having to drive over an hour to Austin just to go to Crate & Barrel or other nice stores.

Having considered all our options, we fell in love with N Dallas and are very much looking forward to arriving next month and enjoying all that it has to offer!
Welcome to the area. I agree with your assessment of San Antonio; I have never cared much for it either.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Welcome! My late mother in law lived just south of Royal on Hillcrest. Her health got bad and she had to sell the house. Builder knocked it down and put up a huge McMansion, which was on the market for over 2 years.
Some really nice homes in that part of Preston Hollow, and a strange site in DFW, these things called trees. Big suckers.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! We're really looking forward to it, especially the thought of a larger house on a larger lot for the same price as where we're living in San Antonio. Dallas really has so much more to offer so it was a no-brainer decision for us.
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