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Old 06-27-2018, 12:44 PM
 
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I am very interested in moving to Houston or Dallas from Atlanta. I Really like Dallas, but I'm a little frightened about living in tornado alley. I have nightmares about tornados, LOL. I also like Houston but I have a little concern about the crime. I have been monitoring the news in both cities for a few months and Houston news is a little crazy and very similar to the crazy news here in Atlanta, which are random violence, robberies, and shootings. Dallas news seems a little mild in comparison. The crime in Atlanta and Dallas seems to mainly happen in certain areas but it seems scattered throughout the city of Houston. What's the deal? Am I reading too much into the news?

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Old 06-27-2018, 01:22 PM
 
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Why're you scared of tornadoes but not hurricanes?
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:44 PM
 
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Yes.
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:46 PM
 
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Dallas is A bit bland.

It's like vanilla ice cream. It's good at first but then it gets old.

It has a boring prerie landscape.

Hardly any trees. You say you're from ATL so that's gonna be a shock.

Houston is full of trees. You got uptown midtown with big trees. midtown neighborhoods are freaking awesome. Lined up with intresting looking trees.

Houston is rich in culture. Something Dallas lacks.

From my experience, Dallas has a stick up the but lol.

It gets hella hot in both places. But Houston has the trees for shade and a nice breeze. Dallas is that oven type of hot.

Anyway, that's just my opinion and I'm being biased because I live in Houston. I'm from Cali. But I love this place. It's the Los Angeles of Texas. Of course I'm not talking about the land. No other place in the USA will you get the beauty of the West coast.

I'm talking about the people. I feel at home here because it's an international city much like LA. Here's an article from the LA TIMES https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...5lodJJ&ampcf=1

But you need to visit both and experience both.
I don't know you so everything I described is prob a no go for you... good luck
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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Its a long drive to the coast from Dallas if you want to view the ocean.....
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:35 PM
 
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However, I do agree with you that tornadoes are scarier than hurricanes. They are fast and nasty. Hurricanes at least have the courtesy to warn you that they are coming so you can prepare yourself. This, coming from someone who hid in her closet 3 times in 4 years in Dallas (no tornado ever touched down) and stayed in Houston through Rita, Ike, and Harvey. So not sure if that makes me more or less credible, lol.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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*Houston gets tornadoes as well as hurricanes. If you're truly concerned about dangerous weather, Dallas is the safer option.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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Originally Posted by OceanViewer View Post
I am very interested in moving to Houston or Dallas from Atlanta. I Really like Dallas, but I'm a little frightened about living in tornado alley. I have nightmares about tornados, LOL. I also like Houston but I have a little concern about the crime. I have been monitoring the news in both cities for a few months and Houston news is a little crazy and very similar to the crazy news here in Atlanta, which are random violence, robberies, and shootings.
Don't know what news you are watching, but we're not seeing that here locally.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:52 PM
 
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Both Atlanta and Houston have always been high-crime places. If you can handle it there, you can handle it here. I will say that in Houston (both in the city core and the suburbs), auto burglary is extremely common - never ever leave things of value in the cockpit of the car. When you pump gas, don't leave anything on the passenger seat with the door unlocked. Etc., etc.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:09 PM
 
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Why're you scared of tornadoes but not hurricanes?
We are warned about Hurricanes a week or days ahead. Tornados are random. It's like rolling the dice in tornado alley. My 10 year old daughter even reminded me that Dallas is in tornado alley.
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