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Old 08-27-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Odessa, Texas is the #2 metropolitan area in the United States for job and economic growth due to the expansion of the oil and gas industry.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Yep, lure us down there and then complain about us when we get there.

No thanks.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Yep, lure us down there and then complain about us when we get there.

No thanks.
Hah I was wondering; based on threads on this forum it seemed that Texans were pretty hostile towards northerners coming down.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Hah I was wondering; based on threads on this forum it seemed that Texans were pretty hostile towards northerners coming down.
Don't be rude and you'll be just fine. We're a friendly bunch but we don't have to put up with snarkiness or a condescending attitude from anyone.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: a bar
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Don't be rude and you'll be just fine. We're a friendly bunch but we don't have to put up with snarkiness or a condescending attitude from anyone.
Well that leaves me out.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:11 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It really says a lot when people from other states are welcomed to boost their own state but get offended if its someone from Texas boosting his or her state.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Good luck and I hope you move back to Texas! As you know, Texans are a very welcoming bunch of folks generally speaking, and this is truly a "land of opportunity."

For instance, my son in law is about to go to work with a major oil and gas company. He has no prior oil and gas experience but he does have his CDL, HazMat and some other skilled industrial certifications (three years of college but no completed degree). If he sticks with this company and enjoys the work, he should be able to be making over $100,000 a year within a couple of years and if he follows this career path into consulting (as many people do) he could be making over $300,000 a year (or the equivalent, adjusted for inflation) within 8-10 years. Couple that with a low cost of living, no state income tax, and a very friendly populace and it's a pretty great place to live!
Good luck to your son in law. Texas def is a very business friendly state with no state income tax. The economy in Texas is doing better than most states that are high tax states. I really loved Texas and Tennessee when I lived in both states. I have to go wherever I get the best job a combination of money, my work environment and how comfortable I feel with the job offer and the boss/staff. I def would love to move back to Texas. I wa proud to be a Texan the years I lived in San Antonio and would def move back if I got a job. I really love Austin as well. Take care and have a blessed day.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I'd rather live in virtually any other state in the country than Texas. I just don't like the whole Texas "theme." All of the metro areas are way, way over populated, congested and the state is dominated by Republican leadership. It's also a majority minority state, which I personally don't like and don't have to like that.

In general, booming places are a turn off for me because of all the traffic and transplants it brings in. And the uniqueness of the culture erodes.

It's also not a really visually scenic state either. It's rather flat and barely has any trees, especially in the DFW area. The Houston area is extremely flat and becoming expensive. It's not worth moving there for COL reasons anymore.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Colorado's economy is booming, too, and if you can afford the higher COL I'd take here over a summer in Texas any day of the year.
I would definitely move to Colorado, if I wasn't so closely tied to my family in Ohio.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I'd rather live in virtually any other state in the country than Texas. I just don't like the whole Texas "theme." All of the metro areas are way, way over populated, congested and the state is dominated by Republican leadership. It's also a majority minority state, which I personally don't like and don't have to like that.

In general, booming places are a turn off for me because of all the traffic and transplants it brings in. And the uniqueness of the culture erodes.

It's also not a really visually scenic state either. It's rather flat and barely has any trees, especially in the DFW area. The Houston area is extremely flat and becoming expensive. It's not worth moving there for COL reasons anymore.
To each his own. I think Texas is beautiful, and lest you think I just don't know what I'm missing, I've lived in nearly every southern state, as well as Ohio, the Mid Atlantic region, California, Japan, and Germany - as well as traveled extensively in both the US and Europe for business and pleasure.

I really like MANY places in the US and think that there is great natural beauty as well as fun, interesting, vibrant metro areas throughout the US - including in Texas. For instance, I LOVE Fort Worth - it's one of my favorite cities in the entire world. San Antonio and Austin are also tons of fun and offer a low cost of living compared to many other metro areas of the same size. And Houston, while not particularly beautiful, is a metro area with a lot to offer as well. But then - I like a lot of diversity and that's one of the most appealing things to me about Houston - and about Texas.

I have never minded living in a majority/minority state but then I'm a military brat, (ex) wife and mother so I'm very used to it. My immediate family looks more like a UN delegation than a "typical family" with white (plain ol' UK stock as well as Czech), African American, Latino and three members from Korea in two generations. Also, though I enjoy the amenities and energy that big metro areas offer, like you I don't much care for the traffic and congestion, so like many Texans I choose to live and raise my family in a smaller city but within an hour or so drive of a big metro area.

I relocated my family to Texas twenty five years ago and I've never regretted that decision for a minute - and they're appreciative as well. In fact, my parents are moving here in two weeks, and one of my adult kids is moving BACK with her husband (from the northeast) and their three kids, after living in Idaho, Virginia, and England. They are so excited they can hardly stand it and I am too.

It really doesn't bother me in the least that some people don't like Texas and wouldn't consider moving here. Hell, I wouldn't WANT "everyone" to decide to move here - so stay where you are with my sincere blessings. After all, if everyone moved here, that would sort of put a cramp in our vacation plans. We love where we live, but we also love to travel. (And then we love to come back home to our beautiful state of Texas, our spacious and comfortable home, and our pleasant town full of friendly people and every amenity we enjoy.)

Speaking of travel and moving, I've come to realize that I can be happy in any number of places. I can find something to appreciate and even love anywhere I live and visit. I feel truly sorry for anyone who doesn't have that mindset. I also feel sorry for people who feel the odd compulsion to put down other peoples' choices of where to live and work and raise their families. Not saying you're doing that, but I do find the animosity that some people express toward Texas sort of sad.
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