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Old 03-09-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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HELLO MY HUBBY AND I ARE LOOKING TO MOVE TO THE DALLAS AREA. WE HAVE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN. IM MORE SO INTO DIVERSITY AND WOULD LIKE TO LIVE SOMEWHERE DIVERSE, AND HAS GREAT SCHOOLS? IM STUCK IN BETWEEN DALLAS AND HOUSTON... THANKS IN ADVANCE OH AND WE ARE IN OUR MID 30S. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON GOOD AREAS THATS NOT TOO FAR FROM CITY LIVING.

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Will you or your husband be working? Where's the employer located?
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Yes,we will. Im customer service and he is into dietary but may be looking to drive for a company.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I would base my suggestion on the actual place of employment? What city would that be in?
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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@ this moment we're looking.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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umm, i'd figure that out first. both areas are HUGE so you kinda need to know that first...
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: East Dallas
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Houston and Dallas are different but the main difference is Houston is very humid and Dallas is much drier. I think the weather in Dallas is better.

Houston has better freeways but more traffic. I live in East Dallas and can get around fairly easily depending on time of day. Side streets during rush hour and freeway when not so bust,

Good Luck I think that you will like Texas
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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Uh Dallas vs Houston.

I think i'm going to sit this one out!

Both cities are excellent places, just please make sure you guys have a job settled first which ever one you end up in.

stoneclaw/C2H (ComingtoHouston)
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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I'm a huge fan of both cities.

The cities:
Houston has a greater population that Dallas

The Metros:
DFW has a greater population that Houston Metro

Getting around:
As someone who has lived in both places, I was in Houston just this weekend for fun, Dallas is much easier to get around in. It just is. There are limited exits off of 59 and I-45 into downtown Houston as opposed to numerous exists on and off any "Quadrangle" highway around DT Dallas for an example. Houston's surface streets are narrow and more than that there are so many crossing streets one runs into lights too often. Compare Westheimer to Northwest Highway for an example. Houston has a lot of trains too. I was stuck behind one at Westheimer near The Galleria Saturday night about 9:00 PM.

Airports:
DFW + Love totally smokes GBI + Hobby.

Economies:
DFW and Houston are clearly the top two big metro economies in the country. Right now I'd give H-town a slight edge.

Living:
It's easier to live in Dallas

Fun:
Houston is more fun

Cultural/Arts/Music:
DFW by a lot DMA, Kimball Museum, Meyerson Center, Bass Hall, The Arboretum, the Arts District etc.

Food:
Dallas just barely


Downtown:
I think downtown Houston has Dallas trumped - baseball, more going on generally etc.

Flip a coin.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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Dallas metro area 100 percent...
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