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Old 06-08-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I'm graduating college next year and want to relocate to another city, and Dallas is on my list of possible choices. Can everybody give me their 5 pros and 5 cons about living in the Big D (referring to the city and not the suburbs).
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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5 Pros to life in the Big D in no particular order
1) Very clean, well maintained city
2) Good sense of safety and quality of life
3) Great bar scene, restaurants and shopping
4) Impressive expansion of the cultural arts scene and urban parks
5) Very friendly, yet attractive populace

5 Cons to life in the Big D in no particular order
1) Weather can be extreme, cold in winter, very hot in summer!
2) Not a lot of active streetlife, most people drive (I'm a people watcher)
3) Sports complexes and attractions are scattered around
4) No large "central greenspace" in the city center (like central park in ny or piedmont park in atlanta)
5) Texas state govt
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:45 PM
 
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damn you can just graduate college and choose to live/relocate yourself in whatever city you want now?
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:48 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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damn you can just graduate college and choose to live/relocate yourself in whatever city you want now?
Yes, you sure can. Why not? you only live once. Get up and go if you can.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:53 PM
 
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I'm hoping the OP has a job lined up. In this economy (graduates having a harder time finding a job now than any other year ever), relocating to a city based on it's pros and cons is retarded.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:59 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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I'm hoping the OP has a job lined up. In this economy (graduates having a harder time finding a job now than any other year ever), relocating to a city based on it's pros and cons is retarded.
It's only retarded to you. Since this is not about you........I guess what you think doesn't matter.


You don't know about the OP's financial situation do you?
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:12 AM
 
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I know he's going to be a 21-22 year old college graduate. He wants to relocate cities and is asking for pros and cons to help him make a decision...

So, does he have a list of cities he has jobs in to relocate to? And whichever one gets the best pros and cons ratings, he moves to? Doubtful.

Perhaps he should've worded it this way:

"I'm wanting to relocate and Dallas is a city I'll be applying to out of college. Can someone list the pros and cons?"
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I'll be 22 when I graduate and don't have a job lined up. And the reason why I asked this question was because I at least want to know what it's like living in Dallas. If I was offered a job in Boise, Idaho, I probably would not take it just because it paid very well. I kind of would like to live in a city that I actually like. Why would I live in a city that I dislike even though I have a job?
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Frisco
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5 Cons to life in the Big D in no particular order
1) Weather can be extreme, cold in winter, very hot in summer!
5) Texas state govt
#1 - Extreme? You think the Dallas winter is extreme?
#5 - I've never been to any state where the residents didn't complain about the gov't
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Where are you coming from? I ask because like it or not the climate here can be a MAJOR turn off.

Summers are brutally frigging hot and moderately humid. You won't spend much, if any, time outdoors from mid June until early September because of the heat.

5 or 6 years ago we had our first 100 degree day on Easter Sunday, and the first summer I was here we had 2 or 3 days where the temp was over 110 degrees.

If you don't like heat and humidity, you may not like Dallas.
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