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Old 10-07-2013, 03:48 AM
 
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Can anyone recommend a few places that are similar to Dallas? It can be a smaller town.

I really enjoyed the southern hospitality. People were warm and friendly.

I work in research and might have to move. And its very difficult for an outsider to choose a place in a very short time and then to live there for a few years.

So what places would be an option for me?

Or if that's easier for you, what places should I stay away.

I'm not an American, so ideally the place should be welcoming towards non Americans.

Thats it for the start.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:36 AM
 
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Check out Durham, NC

It's a university town (Duke University), home of Duke University Medical Center (and research centers/clinics) plus home to Research Triangle Park, which is an enormous research/technology park. The aforementioned combination draws people from all over the US (and the world) so integrating isn't an issue. The locals are friendly and the "Southern hospitality" is obvious in many places.

Durham, NC
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/21/di...1carolina.html
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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1. Hell
2. Atlanta.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:56 AM
 
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Houston
Austin
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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If you're looking for a smaller, cosmopolitan town that's open to people of all different ethnic groups, you may want to check out Tyler, Texas in northeast Texas. It's a white collar, professional town with a good economic base. It's two hours from Dallas. It's got great shopping for the size (about 140,000 in the metro area at least - lots of bedroom communities and people who commute into Tyler from the surrounding areas). Lots of people from all over the world live there due to the huge medical community there, and there are many varieties of faiths, ethnic groups, etc. People are tolerant and pretty sophisticated. Good schools and restaurants and yet there's a low cost of living. And the town itself is beautiful. You'd be close to Dallas without having to live IN Dallas. Easy to get there for events, the weekends, etc. I live outside of Tyler and we go to Dallas all the time.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Perhaps Nashville could work. There are many colleges/universities in the area and would offer the things that you are looking for.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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Thank you very much so far.

Maybe somebody can answer this.
Is California really so expensive and is it really in big financial problems? Regarding funding for research.
Other then that. How is the Boston area?
I also was thinking about Florida. Mainly because I like warm weather.

But my number one priority are friendly and welcoming people.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Other then that. How is the Boston area?
Boston would be the polar opposite of Dallas in just about every way. The people in Boston are great, but it's got a cold long winter, it's a lot more compact and busier than Dallas with a way more active core, Dallas on the other hand sprawls and sprawls and sprawls. Dallas has a much more reasonable cost of living, Boston is expensive and has very long cold winters. If you are attracted to cities like Dallas then I'd definitely cross Boston off your list.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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The cities that are most similar to Dallas are Houston and Atlanta.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Can anyone recommend a few places that are similar to Dallas? It can be a smaller town.

I really enjoyed the southern hospitality. People were warm and friendly.
This is why I mentioned Tyler, Texas - close to Dallas, warm and friendly people, similar weather, but without the Dallas traffic!

Good luck and keep us posted. And by the way, Texas is CHOCK FULL of California transplants, who have moved here to get out of California with it's high cost of living.
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