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Old 05-24-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: At home.
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I lived about twenty minutes from Gainesville once upon a time...like someone said earlier, a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. Any commute on 35 would be a rat race. I'd save it for day trips and vacations (imho).
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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The history of the place may be fascinating, but that only makes it an interesting place to visit. It doesn't have much to do with daily existence there unless you have a job in connection with it.

I have nothing against it except all the bad weather it gets, but it's not all that special. I'd much rather live in a small town in Far West Texas.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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When people say there is 'nothing to do' in a place,what are they looking for to 'do'???

Same goes for kids,I don't know about your childhood but we went to this REALLY big place to have fun...it was called 'outside'.

Of course we also weren't fat little slobs incapable of actually moving more than thirty feet without needing a liter of cola.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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And in addition to all of the shops mentioned in alleyscat’s post, North Central Texas College has a beautiful Performing Arts center- in fact the musical The wizard of Oz opens on June 18th. You cannot find better entertainment at such a reasonable price! The put on 6 shows a year in addition to musical concerts & dance concerts. Before you knock Gainesville, you might want to get all the facts!
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There is a State prison for women in Gainesville and a State School. I would bet that a lot of folks work at one of those places.

Gainesville is really a pretty town. The pie company has been mentioned and I can verify that the pies are worth the drive from Ft. Worth or Dallas.

It's a quaint place. There are a lot of small shops that are fun to visit.

Gainesville is also very close to the Red River and Oklahoma....there is a casino right across the border.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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There are loads of opportunities for kids in Gainesville. Right now Zoo camps are starting up where kids get hands-on animal experiences and learn while having a fabulous time with their pals, there are loads of summer sports teams, there are two different community theater groups, an active 4H, Girl and Boyscouts, and loads more. The schools here have the same issues that all other schools do, but are still cranking out ivy-league students, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, and the works. The teachers are gifted and love their students. They've recently built an amazing new high school facility and the students there are also able to take dual credit classes at the junior college in town. One very well-rounded student who is now pre-med at OU is starting her senior year of college at 18 after taking advantage of those dual credit classes and graduating high school a year early from the high school and starting college the next fall as a sophomore.

In downtown Gainesville, the Summer Sounds Concert Series has just begun. The last Friday of May, June and July the west side of the square is shut down in the evenings for a monster block party with a concert featuring some of the best bands in Texas. The next date is this month with Max Stalling, Ben Smith and Morgan & Her Boyfriends. These laid back shows are a great way to spend an evening with pals and opportunities for free shows of this quality aren't as accessible in larger communities.

Some people choose to only see the problems in a community and in life. Others choose to focus on the positive and help get new things started to spark some change where it's needed.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I think Gainesville is a cool little town. We always stop there while traveling between DFW and OKC. The homes are really beautiful and the downtown has quite a few interesting looking places. I can't actaully imagine living there but I love to visit. The idea of driving all the way to DFW everyday would be enough to make me crazy. I would think moving somewhere like that could be difficult for an outsider. My folks moved to Waxahachie several years back, because they thought it had that same kind of small town charm. They hated it there. They said they found it very unwelcoming. They kept thinking they would find their niche and my mom even changed jobs and went to work for a business there in Waxahachie to try to meet people and fit in. Unfortunately, it never happened. They lived there for several years and finally moved.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:27 AM
 
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Yep - Gainesville is unique alright - but once you live there you will find out that it's not unique in a good way. I drove through on my way to somewhere else and thought the same thing. I moved there several years later. The town is run by an oligarchy called simpley "The Book Club", the schools stink ( I think the superintendent is an idiot), and the town just has a pall over it. I spent the entire time watching over my shoulder for the next bad thing to happen. Good luck and God Bless if you move there!
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Oligarchy - i had to look that term up and RonWolfe is exactly right! that is exactly how that town is. Unbelievable. The superintendent is a COMPLETE idiot! His board of trustees are too! they let the superintendent and his band of women get away with whatever they want! If you are considering a move to Gainesville please for the love of God reconsider !
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:15 AM
 
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Wow, Gainesville Texas fascinating? I'm sorry, but thats the funniest thing I've read today. I've lived there. Trust me, there is nothing special about it. As a matter of fact, I thought you were joking at first.

Gainesville is a neat place, such a homey feel and great small town living And yes, could use alot more people to help take care and appreciate the town..These "small" towns people are so quick to judge are the strong communities that bulk and and enrich our big cities! come on people !!
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