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Old 05-08-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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For anyone posting in this thread, it's 9 years old - I wonder which city the person chose and what they think of their decision now?
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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Which city do you like better for liveablity (no jobs?).. We consider moving t Scottsdale all the time!
If you remove jobs from the equation in evaluating life in the two cities, Phoenix may have the advantage, depending upon what your interests are. The summer curtails outdoor activities in both cities. The difference is really the month of May. In both cities, you are writing off June-September as being unpleasant. By May 1, Phoenix is already baking, but May is usually still pleasant in Dallas. If you can appreciate hiking in the mountains, you'll like that Phoenix has options like Piestewa Peak, Camelback Mountain, etc. I like hiking, but it was nowhere near my favorite recreational activity. The golf courses are probably nicer in Arizona, but I'm not a golfer, so I do not know for sure. I play tennis, and the tennis options are about equal in both cities on the whole. Indoor sports like basketball, indoor volleyball, and racquetball are available in both places. Many gyms in both places. I can't think of how non-sports/physical fitness activities hobbies might differ city to city.

Both cities have a big eat, drink, shop reputation.

The bar scene is pretty much the same. I can tell no difference between Uptown and Old Town Scottsdale FWIW.

However, I would say that people in Dallas are generally friendlier than people in Phoenix, outside of the bar/club atmosphere. If you are put in both cities and have to develop a social life from scratch, I would take Dallas. And I would know, because I've in that circumstance in each city.

When you consider jobs and the economy, that's where Dallas has the big advantage.

On the whole, Dallas has been better for me.
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