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Old 07-09-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Originally Posted by I LOVE NORTH CAROLINA View Post
Of course there at lot people living here, look at the size of the state. And the cost of living is pretty cheap here too. But I wonder how many of those 24 million love it here.
Same thing for North Carolina, most people are only moving there because of the jobs and most don't like it there!
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Same thing for North Carolina, most people are only moving there because of the jobs and most don't like it there!
That can be said for any state, just be grateful you love the place you are living.
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Same thing for North Carolina, most people are only moving there because of the jobs and most don't like it there!

When I was doing research for the mountainous areas of NC, people were telling me that jobs were scarce. I'm guessing you're talking about the bigger cities away from the mountains. I can understand why people wouldn't want to live in those areas; I wouldn't want to either.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:07 PM
 
Location: In God
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I agree, the drive to Shrevport LA (the casinos town) from Dallas is a very nice drive. lots of pine trees, and green, it gets a bit hilly 800-900ft hills. Tyler area is nice geographically but there's no industry,,, 1.5 hour drive from Dallas too far.
I wish I lived in a place that beautiful but have job security too. Austin is nice, country hills rivers and good night life,,, better nightlife in Austin that Houston in my opinion. Dallas is ok. ok night life, ok area to live, lakes are nice though... so a bit of everything everywhere in TX but not everything in one place. The hot weather bothers me a bit in July and August when it gets 95-100F usually, also the fact that in TX every big city is far away from the others. like on East or West coast you drive 1-1.5 hour and you already saw 2 big metro/city areas... In TX you have to drive 3.5-4 hours at least to get from Houston to Dallas or to Austin, San Antonio etc... too much driving too much open wide space. other than that you find lots of stuff and scenary to see in TX... my advice, Southern way of living is not for everyone, be ready to endure more of the heat, longer driving due to lots of open space, lots of flat areas, and be open minded in terms of cultural diversity.
To me, Tyler is too great a town to need anything more than what it's got. It should just remain a hidden gem of Texas.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:09 PM
 
Location: In God
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Well I can think of a couple hundred right off that I know of that can't dream of living anywhere else . I've been around the world and country (contrary to what a previous poster said about those being the most "defensive" of the state being the least traveled) and I do have the means to live anywhere else but I like........... LOVE where I live and can not imagine being anywhere else.
Actually, before I discovered City Data, meeting someone who didn't like Texas was rare.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Anywhere but here!
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To me, Tyler is too great a town to need anything more than what it's got. It should just remain a hidden gem of Texas.
I like to hear things like that! That's where we're trying to get to, if we can ever get our stuff sold here in Arizona .

I know the heat is one of the biggest factors in Texas, however, I am accustomed to 120+ degrees in the summer. Yes, it's dry here, but HOT IS HOT!
We were in Tyler last July when the area was having record breaking temps...we loved it! But not everyone can handle that kind of weather. If it wasn't for living in this HOT desert for almost 20 years, I probably wouldn't be able to handle it either. Every person's body is different and different climates affect everyone differently.
My only real hesitation about Texas is the bugs and snakes . Alligators/Crocs were a concern for a while (Those things scare me to DEATH and I could NEVER live around them ), but people I have spoken with have eased my mind that there aren't any (if there is, it would be rare) gators there . We have scorpions here in Arizona, but I have only seen two or three in 20 years. I guess I worry I might see more in Texas. Other than that, I worry about the ticks and chiggers, but I KNOW I will be having a contract with a local exterminator . As for snakes, we have one of the most poisonous snakes right here! The Mohave Green! They are NASTY things! But I have never seen, except at an exhibit...Thank GOD!

BTW, here where I am right now (almost 11:00pm) it is still 99 degrees with 12% humidity. I know we're dry, but still 100 degrees at night. And over the next month or so, most nights won't drop below 100
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I like to hear things like that! That's where we're trying to get to, if we can ever get our stuff sold here in Arizona .

I know the heat is one of the biggest factors in Texas, however, I am accustomed to 120+ degrees in the summer. Yes, it's dry here, but HOT IS HOT!
We were in Tyler last July when the area was having record breaking temps...we loved it! But not everyone can handle that kind of weather. If it wasn't for living in this HOT desert for almost 20 years, I probably wouldn't be able to handle it either. Every person's body is different and different climates affect everyone differently.
My only real hesitation about Texas is the bugs and snakes . Alligators/Crocs were a concern for a while (Those things scare me to DEATH and I could NEVER live around them ), but people I have spoken with have eased my mind that there aren't any (if there is, it would be rare) gators there . We have scorpions here in Arizona, but I have only seen two or three in 20 years. I guess I worry I might see more in Texas. Other than that, I worry about the ticks and chiggers, but I KNOW I will be having a contract with a local exterminator . As for snakes, we have one of the most poisonous snakes right here! The Mohave Green! They are NASTY things! But I have never seen, except at an exhibit...Thank GOD!

BTW, here where I am right now (almost 11:00pm) it is still 99 degrees with 12% humidity. I know we're dry, but still 100 degrees at night. And over the next month or so, most nights won't drop below 100
Hey, is that sweet new baby moving to Texas too?

Ticks and chiggers are no big deal really. Yes, chiggers do make one itch like crazy, but they're not frightful because one can't even see them. I hate the itching from them and the mosquitoes. Of course, I don't live in East Texas but Central, and it seems the tick population is down from whence it had been years ago. I haven't seen a tick in years. I remember when they used to apparently fall out of a tree and stick in my head or the head of my kids or any other place on our bodies. Ick and gross!!

My dogs never have fleas or ticks thanks to Advantix.

One thing I had never heard of when I moved to Texas from CA was head lice. When my daughter was in the 1st grade, there was an epidemic of them in the elementary school. Needless to say, I was totally appalled and kept her home the following day, like that would have done any good. I'm happy to say my children were never hosts to these nasty things even though it was often in the schools. To me, that's the worst of the worst bug.

Snakes are everywhere, I guess, and it's just a hopeful that one doesn't have to deal with them. I have seen two rattlesnakes in my yard over the past 20 years, so that's not too bad. Copperheads are bad in Central Texas. One of my great-nephews was bitten by one when he was little. He stepped off my sister's driveway and the snake was in the grass. He was careflighted to Children's Hospital in Dallas, but everything turned out okay.

Alligators and crocodiles would worry me too, but that is one worry I don't have in Central Texas. I've seen about 10 scorpions in the 20 years I've lived in the house I'm in now and all but one were in the house. I've been stung twice. Ouch!

On a normal summer night, the temperatures at 11 p.m. can often still be in the high 90s obviously though with a higher humidity reading than AZ. You'll do fine in the weather here if you're used to 120 degrees.

Good luck to you!!
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: In God
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BTW, here where I am right now (almost 11:00pm) it is still 99 degrees with 12% humidity. I know we're dry, but still 100 degrees at night. And over the next month or so, most nights won't drop below 100
Yuck. A hot night?? I've never had one of those in all of my years in Texas, so I guess that's a good thing.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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wow, what Texas are you in? This morning it was barely under 80 when I woke up (around 3:30 AM).
I personally call that hot
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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wow, what Texas are you in? This morning it was barely under 80 when I woke up (around 3:30 AM).
I personally call that hot
Isn't that the truth? Now if we're referring to A/C in the house, a cool night should be had for sure. Other than that, it doesn't happen. It is very often in the high 90s late at night and the low 80s first thing in the morning.
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