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Old 04-02-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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Okay, here's the deal.

I've lived in California for several years and I'm absolutely fed up with the government here. You might as well call this place Venezuela 2.0.

I'm a right-leaning libertarian man in his 30s (straight). I'm single/no kids, so y'all shouldn't worry about my political views. I voted for trump and pretty much vote NO on any tax increase. but of course, people in this state don't have the same mentality, hence whey it's crap now.

I have recently put my place on the market here in California and I'm expected to get back about 300k in cash. this would be a good time to move to TX. I was thinking either Austin or Dallas. It seems like Dallas is cheaper.

I work in technology and make low six figures at the moment. I'm hoping to find a job that pays as much. Based on what I'm seeing online, it seems like they are paying roughly the same as here (maybe slightly less).

what areas of Dallas would you recommend I look at? Are jobs scattered all over the place there or are there pockets of tech jobs? I live in a dense area right now but wouldn't mind easing it off a bit (but just a bit). not a full blown suburb that requires me to travel 20 miles to get anywhere. I would rather live closer to work (as long as the work location isn't a dangerous area).

if I move, I'm looking to buy property around the 500-600k mark. Any tips for me???

Thank you all.

 
Old 04-02-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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We don't hate Californians who move here and at least adapt to Texas, if not becoming a Texan. We hate Californians who move here and try to make Texas become California.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Okay, here's the deal.

I've lived in California for several years and I'm absolutely fed up with the government here. You might as well call this place Venezuela 2.0.

I'm a right-leaning libertarian man in his 30s (straight). I'm single/no kids, so y'all shouldn't worry about my political views. I voted for trump and pretty much vote NO on any tax increase. but of course, people in this state don't have the same mentality, hence whey it's crap now.

I have recently put my place on the market here in California and I'm expected to get back about 300k in cash. this would be a good time to move to TX. I was thinking either Austin or Dallas. It seems like Dallas is cheaper.

I work in technology and make low six figures at the moment. I'm hoping to find a job that pays as much. Based on what I'm seeing online, it seems like they are paying roughly the same as here (maybe slightly less).

what areas of Dallas would you recommend I look at? Are jobs scattered all over the place there or are there pockets of tech jobs? I live in a dense area right now but wouldn't mind easing it off a bit (but just a bit). not a full blown suburb that requires me to travel 20 miles to get anywhere. I would rather live closer to work (as long as the work location isn't a dangerous area).

if I move, I'm looking to buy property around the 500-600k mark. Any tips for me???

Thank you all.
With all due respect, you brought up politics, not us. Dallas is blue, so....you might also get "fed up" out there.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Hi Texas Bound! Can you and I just trade houses and call it a day? I'd rather be in Cali- ha ha.

Anyway, you and I could not be more opposite of each other by your description. That said, bear in mind that Dallas County, and now most of Collin County (I think) are solidly "blue". Where I live- east Richardson- is extremely diverse socio-economically, in every possible way- think west LA, Santa Monica- nice, surrounded by not-so-nice, and every language you can fathom while in line at the grocery store. I am thinking perhaps not your cup of tea (?)

Go north, and/or northwest into Allen, Frisco, West Plano, and this might be more of what you are looking for- more conservative, slightly less diversity (though, like Cali, Texas is a majority minority state).

I don't think many people actually "support" in the truest sense of the word President It (I will not say It's name), but yes, there are some! And many many many old-school, Reagan-ish republicans, so you will be much happier here (I, on the other hand, am the big weirdo around here- ha ha).

Tech jobs will be all over- Las Colinas, Richardson, Frisco- just have to figure out where you want to work. In that field, with our job market, you'll have something on the first day!

Good luck and welcome
 
Old 04-02-2019, 12:14 PM
 
Location: DFW
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We don't hate Californians who move here and at least adapt to Texas, if not becoming a Texan. We hate Californians who move here and try to make Texas become California.
Not me.

Just saying, not everyone feels that way.
Go Cali!!
 
Old 04-02-2019, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX 77082
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Why Texas? There a million other places to live in! Just stay away from Houston
 
Old 04-02-2019, 12:38 PM
 
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With all due respect, you brought up politics, not us. Dallas is blue, so....you might also get "fed up" out there.
Exactly. At least half the posters on this forum are Democrats or anti-Trump (former) Republicans.

OP has no clue that Texasí cities vote completely opposite of the outer burbs and small towns. OP, if you want to surround yourself with like minded people, try any tiny town in Texas or Collin County if you want to be in the DFW area. Iím sure Austin has some red suburbs but itís solid blue as well.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 12:55 PM
 
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I think you will be surprised by the amount of property tax you will pay, and that yes you pay more in CA but you also get a little bit more. That being said, there are tons of places you could buy a great place for $600k in the DFW area. Can you be more specific about what you are interested in? The 'technology jobs' are in many different cities and there are differences in amenities.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Look towards Tarrant County (Fort Worth and suburbs) which is a little less blue than Dallas. In 2016, it stayed red, although it did go slightly blue in the 2018 senate race. All of the other major metro areas in Texas, including Dallas, are blue. If you want a super conservative state, honestly, look at Oklahoma.

The highest concentration of IT jobs will be in the Las Colinas area of Irving, Plano/Collin County, but there are a few all over the area. Since you say that you are single and don't have children, I would personally avoid Collin County since most of that area is family central. Additionally, many IT jobs allow you to work remotely, so living in a more rural area may be a possibility for you.
 
Old 04-02-2019, 01:01 PM
 
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With all due respect, you brought up politics, not us. Dallas is blue, so....you might also get "fed up" out there.
Sure. But Dallas isn't blue passing through indigo and trending toward ultraviolet like LA, SF, SD, SJ, Oakland etc.
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