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Old 11-26-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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I grew up in Boston (hell) , moved to Florida (beautiful but too humid), then the Dallas area for my job. I retired and moved to the desert (Palm Springs area) 2 years ago. I find the summers more reasonable, weatherwise, than Texas due to the drier climate. The sky is always dark blue. The air is clean and the water plentiful and the traffic almost non-existant. Granted real estate and gas is high, but the lifestyle is so much more desirable here. Dallas real estate taxes are HUGE compared to most of the country. Try $7600 yr on a 200K condo. Nice in the desert to pick my own fruit and swim outside most of the year too. Real estate is also chaeaping in the crash. ..upwards to 50% off. I won't return to any of the earlier places to live. Great retirement spot. BTW I went back to Dallas for Thanksgiving and got my first cold in 2 years. Keep the hail, snow, cold gray skies, high taxes and pollution..Iam done with it.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I grew up in Boston (hell) , moved to Florida (beautiful but too humid), then the Dallas area for my job. I retired and moved to the desert (Palm Springs area) 2 years ago. I find the summers more reasonable, weatherwise, than Texas due to the drier climate. The sky is always dark blue. The air is clean and the water plentiful and the traffic almost non-existant. Granted real estate and gas is high, but the lifestyle is so much more desirable here. Dallas real estate taxes are HUGE compared to most of the country. Try $7600 yr on a 200K condo. Nice in the desert to pick my own fruit and swim outside most of the year too. Real estate is also chaeaping in the crash. ..upwards to 50% off. I won't return to any of the earlier places to live. Great retirement spot. BTW I went back to Dallas for Thanksgiving and got my first cold in 2 years. Keep the hail, snow, cold gray skies, high taxes and pollution..Iam done with it.

I couldn't agree more! And it's nice to see a fellow Coachella Valley desert rat on here!
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:42 PM
 
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Just remember the going rate for admission to Disneyland is 65 bucks these days!
Actually a park hopper ticket (probably the best value for your money for one day) is 93 bucks now.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:59 PM
 
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[SIZE=2] Oh and the restaurants and fast food out there do not compare to the ones in CA. I’ve had better barbeque at The Pit in South Central LA than in TX, and the hamburgers, Please! Whataburger has nothing on IN-N-OUT. [/SIZE]
OK Jess, I'll give you the humidity and cold comments as being absolutely true, however you weren't down in Austin. The summer humidity is still bad though. I do have to take exception to your Restaurant comment. Admittedly, In-n-Out is better than the Whataburger chain. But Barbecue down in Central Texas can't be matched out here in Cali. The County Line is an experience even before you get the great barbecue. And for German Food, head out to Fredricksburg and you won't find a comparative LA restaurant. And of course, all of the chains we have out here (Tony Romas, Chilis, Applebees, Outback, etc.) probably were started by Dallas companies. That being said, I still like it out here and I highly recommend living out here.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Um, not to start a "rib war" or anything, but I have to say I prefer Tony Roma's ribs over County Line or Rudy's any day! Rudy's wasn't kidding when they put up the slogan "The Worst Barbecue in Texas". I like ribs that fall off the bone - not the kind where you practically break your front teeth off trying to pull the meat off and it still doesn't come off
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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YES IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, BY THE WAY DID YOU LIVE IN GTOWN OR ROUND ROCK
Killeen, TX. But I spent a lot of time in Austin. I have great memories of the bars on 6th street. I turned legal drinking age twice and had both my 19th and 21st birthday parties down there.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:57 PM
 
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Um, not to start a "rib war" or anything, but I have to say I prefer Tony Roma's ribs over County Line or Rudy's any day! Rudy's wasn't kidding when they put up the slogan "The Worst Barbecue in Texas". I like ribs that fall off the bone - not the kind where you practically break your front teeth off trying to pull the meat off and it still doesn't come off
Well Tony Roma's is probably the best chain ribs you'll find. But if you travel, there is way better. The Rendevous in Memphis is a must for rib fans, and Mikeska's in Temple, TX is all around great barbecue if you really want to get out into the boondocks.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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yeah, but season passes are only 120.00 and it's a magical experience every time.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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I have moved from Southern Cali to Texas and am moving back asap. I am dead-miserable here in TX. One responder is so right the only thing cheaper here are the homes, but Property tax is so high in Texas that the homes in Cali become more affordable than you even realize. Food, Clothing, and just about everything is Rediculous apples are 189/LB in Texas and only .69Cents / Lb in Cali. I cant take it anymore... Produce even taste better like they said.
Plus the mountain view from every kitchen window is too spectacular to pass up.
I miss Cali so much and cannot wait to move back. The only downside to Cali is it is become over crowded with border crossers. Your children will learn to speak spanish in elementary now.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I have moved from Southern Cali to Texas and am moving back asap. I am dead-miserable here in TX. One responder is so right the only thing cheaper here are the homes, but Property tax is so high in Texas that the homes in Cali become more affordable than you even realize. Food, Clothing, and just about everything is Rediculous apples are 189/LB in Texas and only .69Cents / Lb in Cali. I cant take it anymore... Produce even taste better like they said.
Plus the mountain view from every kitchen window is too spectacular to pass up.
I miss Cali so much and cannot wait to move back. The only downside to Cali is it is become over crowded with border crossers. Your children will learn to speak spanish in elementary now.
Hurry up and get back here, girl!!!
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