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Old 06-15-2007, 12:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Austin and SA metros are similar in size.
400,000 is quite a difference in population

 
Old 06-15-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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True, except for the super wealthy. They buy in Dallas - usually Park Cities, but at miminum inside LBJ and then use private schools.

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Dallas proper has lots of Dallas natives. I see few transplants end up there though...
 
Old 06-15-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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Except the rich send their kids to public schools in Lakewood for the most part. One of my classmates was the son of one of the "100 Richest Texans" in Texas Monthly.
 
Old 06-19-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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I think that financially and work wise, you will find Dallas much better. And I know there is an orthodox Jewish community in the north Dallas area. There are several synagogues ranging from big (Emmanu-El) to conservative to small and liberal. It's hotter here. There are no beaches here, but there is good barbecue and several universities in the area. The biggest issue for a Californian is usually political, but I don't think you will find that much of an issue here. Welcome!
 
Old 06-19-2007, 05:41 PM
 
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I am a native. I went to Richardson HS and SMU. I think I am one of the few in my area.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Frisco, Tx
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Live in E. Richardson and, granted, only a few are Dallas natives, but most are Texas natives. The population is alot more varied than it once was, but that doesn't seem bad, still a fairly friendly area even in the burbs.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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The Woodrow Wilson High Alumni Directory has the vast majority of alums living in Dallas (most in 75214 and 75206 Lakewood) and the Dallas area. But they are all over the world as well. We've had over 26,000 graduates since the first class in 1929, so that will tell you there are a lot of natives here.

BTW, I am also an SMU Mustang, Topaz - Go Ponies!
 
Old 06-20-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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I think that financially and work wise, you will find Dallas much better. And I know there is an orthodox Jewish community in the north Dallas area. There are several synagogues ranging from big (Emmanu-El) to conservative to small and liberal. It's hotter here. There are no beaches here, but there is good barbecue and several universities in the area. The biggest issue for a Californian is usually political, but I don't think you will find that much of an issue here. Welcome!
THanks Topaz. We'd be living in that N. Dallas area around Preston and the 635. We're pretty conservative so the politics of Texas will actually be a nice change, even though I went to college at UC Berkeley
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas (Devonshire)
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I'm from San Diego too. My biggest adjustment besides the obvious (beach) was that Baja-style Mexican food doesn't exist here. But I really like Mexican food, you might be more normal.
Tex-Mex is a hundred times better than baja-style, sans the fish tacos. Then again I really, really, really like tex-mex.

There are some authentic mexican places here too, should the mood strike you, most of them being in the city of course.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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Just drove through there (Preston/635) this evening taking my son to a friend's house in Preston Hollow. There is the most amazing new Whole Foods Market at Forest and Preston.

Also there used to be a kosher Albertson's (grocery store) at Coit and Campbell, but it closed. The Tom Thumb at that same intersection now has a kosher deli.


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THanks Topaz. We'd be living in that N. Dallas area around Preston and the 635. We're pretty conservative so the politics of Texas will actually be a nice change, even though I went to college at UC Berkeley
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