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Old 07-29-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Dallas always seems to wanna be NYC or LA. Getting close to that dream, excluding families and middle class America....
On this we agree. Seems like Dallas is heading towards neo-industrial feudalism where the only people who can live there are the very wealthy and the poor, most of whom probably mow the wealthy's lawns and clean their houses.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: plano
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I know as a suburban dweller by choice I'm tired of The simplistic Dallas is the reason everything happens here in Dallas thought process. If it was that simple even Dallas would have good schools but it's doesn't.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I know as a suburban dweller by choice I'm tired of The simplistic Dallas is the reason everything happens here in Dallas thought process. If it was that simple even Dallas would have good schools but it's doesn't.
There's no simple explanation for the state of the DISD. You could write a book heavy enough to anchor a boat with about what's gone wrong there in the last 30-40 years.

Plus, keep in mind that Dallas schools aren't run by the city. Remember the "I" in "ISD."
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: plano
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There's no simple explanation for the state of the DISD. You could write a book heavy enough to anchor a boat with about what's gone wrong there in the last 30-40 years.

Plus, keep in mind that Dallas schools aren't run by the city. Remember the "I" in "ISD."
I remember but if I'm Dallas and schools are a barrier I'd be involved. I watched the Myles disaster and shake my head. Dysfunctional.
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:08 PM
 
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I am trying to remember a relocation of any size to Dallas. It seems the suburbs and FW are carrying the old city again. Small land too expensive and bad schools other than for the elite and wealthy. Just like most old cities.

Dallas always seems to wanna be NYC or LA. Getting close to that dream, excluding families and middle class America....
One is Santander Consumer USA Inc, which will be in fourteen floors of Thanksgiving Tower downtown. CEO is a Dallas WWHS grad, so he knows the territory.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:06 AM
 
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It will slow down. There will be a point where residents balk at the increasing congestion and pollution. There aren't any physical boundaries to stop growth, but physical distance from airports and highways will matter, as well as the availability of water and rising property costs.

As the economy gets better, employees will balk at relocating when they can find work in their current locations, remain near family and friends, not uproot their school age children, and avoid disrupting their trailing spouse's career.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: plano
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One is Santander Consumer USA Inc, which will be in fourteen floors of Thanksgiving Tower downtown. CEO is a Dallas WWHS grad, so he knows the territory.
I missed that one awesome news.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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One is Santander Consumer USA Inc, which will be in fourteen floors of Thanksgiving Tower downtown. CEO is a Dallas WWHS grad, so he knows the territory.
I wouldn't get excited about SCUSA. The churn rate there is so high that they'll probably burn through every developer in DFW in the next 6-7 years. That's why they have so many Infosys/Wipro/TCS "professionals" on site.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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There are pros and cons of everything but tax hike and congested traffic beats unemployment and foreclosures.
ummm, aren't people fleeing from California because of tax hikes and congested traffic???
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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I agree fully.

Whining about home values going up by homeowners is whining about what most of us want when we buy a home.
Personally I would be perfectly fine if my home values don't go up. Then again, I'm planning to stay in my home for the next 20 years so this wont work for others who might plan to up sticks after a couple of years...and I suspect there are quite a few people who are in my position. We just want to stay in our homes without getting flogged with double digit increases in taxes every year. 5 more years of 10% tax increases will substantially change the percentage that the PITI takes out of my budget, from painless to uncomfortable...and the scary thing is that this scenario is looking more and more realistic every day...somehow I don't think I'm the only home owner here who would didn't have buckets of East Coast/West Coast equity, and would be negatively impacted by this.
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