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Old 06-30-2011, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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I may have a job offer soon here. Is there anything to do? I'm single starting over. Will I be miserable here? Its not all that close to Dallas, so am I just going to have to go to Dallas every weekend to have fun? I'm concerned that I won't be happy if I take this job in Tyler. I'd be moving from Atlanta, GA
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:47 AM
 
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I may have a job offer soon here. Is there anything to do? I'm single starting over. Will I be miserable here? Its not all that close to Dallas, so am I just going to have to go to Dallas every weekend to have fun? I'm concerned that I won't be happy if I take this job in Tyler. I'd be moving from Atlanta, GA
I'll bet you'll do just fine as long as you have the right attitude. For example, Tyler isn't really that far from Dallas as Texans and Westerners in general count distances. It's also not that far from Houston or Galveston. So, even if things you like to do are limited in Tyler (and they may not be), you'll have reasonable access to several other options if you should end up moving there.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I'll bet you'll do just fine as long as you have the right attitude. For example, Tyler isn't really that far from Dallas as Texans and Westerners in general count distances. It's also not that far from Houston or Galveston. So, even if things you like to do are limited in Tyler (and they may not be), you'll have reasonable access to several other options if you should end up moving there.
Also you can't forget Shreveport.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: At the Root
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As a single person who had become accustomed to the city life in Atlanta, I personally would not look forward to living in a place as small as Tyler. It wouldn't even be a new experience as Tyler is basically like a small city anywhere in the south east. Pine trees, crepe myrtles, churches, conservatives, pick up trucks, etc. And no, Dallas and Houston aren't that close at all especially when you consider gas prices. Believe me when I tell you that those weekend road trips just to get to some nightlife will get old quick. I know this first hand.

Not to discourage you, but unless you're willing to trade big city living for small town, I'd reconsider my options
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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As a single person who had become accustomed to the city life in Atlanta, I personally would not look forward to living in a place as small as Tyler. It wouldn't even be a new experience as Tyler is basically like a small city anywhere in the south east. Pine trees, crepe myrtles, churches, conservatives, pick up trucks, etc. And no, Dallas and Houston aren't that close at all especially when you consider gas prices. Believe me when I tell you that those weekend road trips just to get to some nightlife will get old quick. I know this first hand.

Not to discourage you, but unless you're willing to trade big city living for small town, I'd reconsider my options
Tyler is exactly 90 miles between both Dallas & Shreveport, or roughly a 1.5 hour drive. Most people up there spend that amount of time in rush hour traffic for crying out loud!

Tyler down to Houston is less than 200 miles or 3 hours away. I've personally made it to the North side of town where I used to live in 2.5 on many occasions when there was little to no traffic on I-45.

For a city of 100K+ & metro of 200K+ Tyler is doing just fine with amenities.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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Thanks Matt. Charlie Brown was scaring me, lol. The thing is, I'm unemployed and HAVE to be willing to go anywhere. I don't know what else to do at this point. So if the offer is good, I will go. I'll drive to Dallas every other weekend to have fun if I have to. I'll need to try to make friends in Dallas, as I'm sure staying in hotels wouldn't be fun. The "W" hotel there is awesome, but I couldn't afford to do that often.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: At the Root
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Thanks Matt. Charlie Brown was scaring me, lol. The thing is, I'm unemployed and HAVE to be willing to go anywhere. I don't know what else to do at this point. So if the offer is good, I will go. I'll drive to Dallas every other weekend to have fun if I have to. I'll need to try to make friends in Dallas, as I'm sure staying in hotels wouldn't be fun. The "W" hotel there is awesome, but I couldn't afford to do that often.
My bad, I wasn't trying to scare you. I was just being honest. Some people don't mind the weekly road trips. Personally, it's not for me.

I see that you'll only plan to go to Dallas every other week. That's definitely manageable. In the meantime, find a few good television shows to watch while you're at home the rest of the week. And join a library.

Its not that there's nothing to do in Tyler, but its definitely a much slower pace than Atlanta.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: At the Root
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Tyler is exactly 90 miles between both Dallas & Shreveport, or roughly a 1.5 hour drive. Most people up there spend that amount of time in rush hour traffic for crying out loud!

Tyler down to Houston is less than 200 miles or 3 hours away. I've personally made it to the North side of town where I used to live in 2.5 on many occasions when there was little to no traffic on I-45.

For a city of 100K+ & metro of 200K+ Tyler is doing just fine with amenities.
True, but going 70MPH for more than an hour each way burns a hell of a lot more gas than simply sitting in stop and go traffic for an hour
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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True, but going 70MPH for more than an hour each way burns a hell of a lot more gas than simply sitting in stop and go traffic for an hour
Highway miles are better than city miles on any automobile no matter how fast or slow you're going. I thought everyone knew that?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: West Des Moines, IA
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Do people really need the big city amenities of DFW 24/7? You can get all your needs met in Tyler, I'm sure. Try growing up just north of Ferriday, LA. Then you can talk about having to drive to do stuff.

Move to Tyler. It's a mighty nice town.
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