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Old 06-14-2007, 11:38 AM
 
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Sorry - I did not mean to sound unwelcoming.

We have so many Californians here that one reported that mail is coming here to North Texas marked "California" with a Texas zip code.

Remember that cheap housing is only one factor.

We do have beaches here in Texas, it is just that they are quite a drive from North Texas.

We do have real hot and cold weather. It can get cold in North Texas in the winter.

 
Old 06-14-2007, 11:44 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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We need to put this one on the front of a t-shirt.

On the back, put the "Not a native texan, but I got here as fast as I could"
Hmmmmmm
 
Old 06-14-2007, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Irvine
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Because of my husband's work we have lived all over this country - including Orange Country and all three major cities in Texas (Austin, Houston and Dallas). When I told my husband it was time to get out of consulting and settle into a permanent job, the choice to us was obvious, it is time to move back to Texas. There is no place else in this country that I have seen where you can escape the snow and raise a large family in peace - meaning not a slave to your mortgage and the high cost of living elsewhere. You can have a nice home, pay less for gas and food, and have a stress-free life knowing you can afford to pay for college for the kids and retire at a decent age.

My husband was offered a job in the Bay area and Dallas at the same time - tp me it was a no-brainer. Bay area's cost of living is a whopping 256% higher than Texas. If we lived in California, looking at the beach would be about all that we could afford to do! Yeehaw, Dallas here we come.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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Thanks Lastdallasnative. I can understand wanting to preserve local color, especially when you get an influx of folks who would rather sit around and pine away for what they left rather than embrace their new reality.

You are right, cheap housing is one factor and one has to look at all the details. The cheap housing is the biggest factor, but one can get a cheap house in alot of places. I was also impressed by the Jewish community there, the friendliness of the people, the family oriented nature, and the big city feel. No, it's not NY or LA, but it's sophisticated enough that I can't really think of what I would be missing. And truth be told, I've always been kind of enamored with the whole Texas nationalism thing. I can understand why Texans are proud of their state.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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The only down side I can think of is that you may not meet any genuine native Texans.....your neighbors will most likely be Californians.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 09:59 PM
 
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Default GayleTX is correct

You won't meet any Dallas natives and only a few Native Texans.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 10:04 PM
 
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Hey now, I'm a Dallas native and know lots of other Dallas natives. We live *in* Dallas. Not in the far off areas that are Frisco and McKinney.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 10:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Because of my husband's work we have lived all over this country - including Orange Country and all three major cities in Texas (Austin, Houston and Dallas). When I told my husband it
Since when is Austin the third major city in Texas? Wouldn't it be San Antonio a city twice the size just to the south of the Republic of Travis Country?
 
Old 06-15-2007, 12:48 AM
 
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Austin and SA metros are similar in size.
 
Old 06-15-2007, 12:50 AM
 
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Hey now, I'm a Dallas native and know lots of other Dallas natives. We live *in* Dallas. Not in the far off areas that are Frisco and McKinney.
Dallas proper has lots of Dallas natives. I see few transplants end up there though...
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