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Old 05-10-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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Hi, i am 24 and i am want to move to Arlington because i think i can use the job opportunities in Dallas with low cost of living in Arlington, but i am not sure if that is truth or not.
will some one please guide me?

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Old 05-10-2007, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Arlington is more of a Fort Worth suburb. FW suburbs feel different than Dallas suburbs.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I loved living in Arlington, I am more used to small towns...the traffic was brutal and I would hate to get up and drive into Dallas every day...

Remember two things about driving in Dallas, using a blinker is a show of weakness...put it on yes, but just get over, if you hesitate, you won't get anywhere...
Shoulders and medians are TOTALLY acceptable places to drive...lol.

At least the road system is more sophisticated then here in Florida...
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:41 PM
 
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OH! is that truth! wahoo...lol!
so you do agree with me?? the cost is less than Dallas? does it worth to go to Arlington and drive to Dallas or not? or is it better to go to Dallas from beginning?

thanks for your fast reply!
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I think it depends on what part of Dallas your going to work in. My neice lives right in Dallas and its very nice where she lives...she has a condo in an area where some VERY expensive older homes are built, I can't think of the name...

I just can't stand to spend all that time in the car, I would rather pay more for where I live and have it closer to my work then spend 2 hours in the car every day...
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:09 PM
 
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that's great! i taught the cost could be much cheaper....well about the driving...as i searched the Internet The distance between Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX is 18.0 miles(29.0 km) so it could be only 30 minutes....... how do you think???
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:35 PM
 
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Not sure where in Dallas you'd be working, but depending how far the commute from Arlington can defin. be a tough one. I speak from experience b/c I've been doing it for over two years and am now in the process of moving to Dallas!

Yes, the cost of living is less but with the ever rising cost of gas and the amount of time you'll spend in traffic the cheaper rent IMHO is hardly worth it.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:00 PM
 
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can you help me where to find a good place in Arlington to rent an apartment? well my family are coming from other country and my parents want a small city to raise my little high school sisters in there far from crime and problems and i thought may be is good to go in Arlington so i can take an advantage of Dallas for myself and let them to be in Arlington....is their good schools there? is it a city or just looks like a village?! how is that?
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Arlington's a major city in it's own right with an estimated population of 362,805 for 2005. That makes it the 50th largest city in the US.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Question Arlington?

I don't know if it's an issue with you, but Arlington does have a fairly substantial crime rate. There might be other places which would be more attractive to live in but still economical. I think you should investigate before deciding on Arlington. Don't remember why (lot of help I am- )but Arlington has received some fairly negative "press" on this forum if memory serves me correctly!
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