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Old 12-03-2014, 10:49 AM
 
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While I like Raleigh, I'm trying to get away from the northerners haha. Outside of my impatient driving and walking, I'm not really a stereotypical "northerner" and have always enjoyed the southern culture/friendliness. I love that the city is growing, but I don't want to end up in a place overrun with typical Bostonians or New Yorkers in a few years. I know that exists to some degree in every city.
I hear you, but you might be overstating the degree to which transplants pervade Raleigh. While some of the suburbs feel especially transplant-heavy (Cary, Morrisville, etc.), downtown Raleigh has its own vibe that still has plenty of southern-ness to it.

And like Frank said, Durham could be a fit. It doesn't have the best reputation locally, but a lot of that is based on old perceptions that don't hold true anymore. It's been getting a lot of positive recognition lately. The South's Tastiest Town: Durham, NC - Southern Living
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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I have to agree with this one. Almost any city in Texas is more exciting than Austin. I have no idea why or how Austin became the trendy place to live.

Agreed. I lived in DFW for 15 years and during that stint spent nearly a year in Austin then headed back to Dallas when I saw it wasn't what it was touted as. Austin get's all this hype and I've never understood it. I've never seen a more over-rated city. But then again, you'll rarely catch a Texan saying anything bad about Texas period.


OP, I'd look at the Carolinas. If you are going to consider Dallas, I highly suggest you visit during August. The summers are long and very hot. August, they average triple digits. The heat is no joke in DFW. It's no joke in Austin with it's higher humidity either.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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Agreed. I lived in DFW for 15 years and during that stint spent nearly a year in Austin then headed back to Dallas when I saw it wasn't what it was touted as. Austin get's all this hype and I've never understood it. I've never seen a more over-rated city. But then again, you'll rarely catch a Texan saying anything bad about Texas period.


OP, I'd look at the Carolinas. If you are going to consider Dallas, I highly suggest you visit during August. The summers are long and very hot. August, they average triple digits. The heat is no joke in DFW. It's no joke in Austin with it's higher humidity either.
Austin Rocks, coolest city I ever been to.. great party town, the women are gorgeous and friendly and warm most of the year, very inviting place.. love the live music.. whats not too like? I agree its a little expensive now because its over populated but thats because its a really cool town to live in.
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