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Old 09-08-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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My boat as well. Rapidly aging gay male here, contemplating a move to Dallas from Austin for work. Not that far up the road so it's easier for me to check the place out, but unfortunately after a few years in Austin, I've had all the typical anti-Dallas sterotypes shoved into my brain so I'll need to divest myself of what's not factual and simply learn for myself.
For what it's worth, my gay friends tell me the gay scene is larger and more vibrant in Dallas. Granted they live in Dallas so perhaps they have some bias, but they do also love Austin.

Give Dallas a look. Bishop Arts, M Streets, and Lower Greenville all have some Austin like attributes. Personally, I like Bishop Arts better than any other neighborhood in Texas. Dallas is not considered a cool city like Austin, so it's a well kept secret.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ
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For what it's worth, my gay friends tell me the gay scene is larger and more vibrant in Dallas. Granted they live in Dallas so perhaps they have some bias, but they do also love Austin.

Give Dallas a look. Bishop Arts, M Streets, and Lower Greenville all have some Austin like attributes. Personally, I like Bishop Arts better than any other neighborhood in Texas. Dallas is not considered a cool city like Austin, so it's a well kept secret.

Thanks. I was never a good fit for Austin... too old to be cool (I'm approaching the age where I'm more likely to break a hip than BE hip) and more libertarian than liberal, so the the areas with the "scene" don't hold much fascination for me. If I take the job I'd probably end up living around Vickery Meadows/Lake Highlands, or maybe over the line in Richardson.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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For what it's worth, my gay friends tell me the gay scene is larger and more vibrant in Dallas. Granted they live in Dallas so perhaps they have some bias, but they do also love Austin.

Give Dallas a look. Bishop Arts, M Streets, and Lower Greenville all have some Austin like attributes. Personally, I like Bishop Arts better than any other neighborhood in Texas. Dallas is not considered a cool city like Austin, so it's a well kept secret.
I agree...Bishop Arts was one of my favorite neighborhoods when I visited Dallas a few years back. M Streets, Knox-Henderson, Lakewood, and Old East Dallas were very nice too.

After living in a city that gets a lot of hype for being "cool" for particular demographics, I'm at the age (I'll be 32 in a month ) where I don't even care about all that anymore.
Maybe moving somewhere that doesn't get so much hype and attention may be a good thing for me.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Being smart with money is more important than social issues. I do agree social issues will need to be addressed, but not at the expense of fiscal liberalism.
COMPLETELY agree!
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: somewhere in GA
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Hey AtlantaGal, interesting I am in Gwinnett now and considering moving back or am moving back myself. To be honest I stayed in Gwinnett and yes , the suburbs is definitely going to be a more diverse area. I wouldn't say OakLawn because of the traffic. I would say indeed try the Shops at Legacy or even consider looking into Addison or the Galleria area. That price range you indicated is indeed feasible. Or anything off the tollway -would be good and shouldn't be that bad of a commute. I been gone for 6 years and slowly familarizing myself with the area. I was born and raised and a shame I know more now about ATL/Gwinnett (tear tear ) than I do about Dallas but I am learning.
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