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Old 06-20-2011, 04:16 AM
 
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Yeah, that one guy ruined your entire thread with a bunch of nonsense. He did change up and respond though.



Actually, Houston's crime rate is the lowest it has been in a decades. It's the lowest crime rate many generations have seen actually. And the Fondren area is only really bad around the apartments. The single family homes aren't (getting closer to Sharpstown), especially around the Catholic high schools (Strake and St. Agnes). I was just in Houston last weekend, and the city has been fixing up these areas. A lot of new landscaping, repaved roads with asphalt, increased police presence, etc.

Can't really go wrong with either city. Both have their pluses and minuses.
Yeah, the moderator closed the Houston thread I posted, and I got no helpful information. That's really put an extra points in the Dallas direction.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Default Much less expensive in far north Dallas eruv

To the OP: Shaare Tefillah isn't in the eruv of North Dallas. Houses in ND will be over 500k. The Far North Dallas/Richardson eruv has a Chabad shul, Ohev Shalom, a shul "which welcomes people of all backgrounds" and Toras Chaim a popular shul (synagogue) for young families and mature adults in Far North Dallas eruv area. The houses here will be in the 200-500k range depending on the home. You might even find some smaller houses for less. The public schools are excellent in this part of Richardson/Dallas. The nearest elementary is about 30% Jewish--very unusual for Texas. There are also two private Jewish schools within walking distance--Levine Academy, a Solomon Shecter school, and Torah Day School, an ultraorthodox school.

I lived in a neighborhood with a large Jewish presence in Plano, a suburb just to the north of Richardson. Most of us were Reform or Conservative, but we were within walking distance of the Chabad shul and I had several South African friends who were semi-Orthodox who went there. By semi, I mean they wore pants and didn't cover their hair; their kids went to public schools; they kept kosher at home but ate fish or veggies at non-kosher restaurants and at friends' houses. In Plano, you can get even more house than in Far North Dallas for the money.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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Those numbers seem about right. I heard that metro Denver has nearly 80,000 jews in it. Whats up with that? Denver is a metro area less than half the size of either Dallas or Houston.


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North Dallas, Richardson, and Plano have huge Jewish communities. Its very common to see places of worship, schools, kosher food stores, etc. in those neighborhoods.

As for which is better, Dallas or Houston, I dont know what kind of difference there is:

Jewish population in the Dallas area: 57,800
Jewish population in the Houston area: 48,400

Its pretty similar I would guess.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Those numbers seem about right. I heard that metro Denver has nearly 80,000 jews in it. Whats up with that? Denver is a metro area less than half the size of either Dallas or Houston.
Yep, that's about right.

2007 Jewish Community Study Points to Growth, Diversity, Emerging Needs

My guess is that, with the exception of Miami, Southern cities might historically have had trouble attracting large numbers of Jewish people. Though even Atlanta has a much larger Jewish community than Dallas.

Highlights of Jewish Community Centennial Study 2006

When I moved here, I knew the Jewish community wasn't as large as, say, LA or Miami, but I was a little surprised at how relatively small it is -- and it's tough to find a good deli or, more importantly, good Jewish bakeries.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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To the OP: Shaare Tefillah isn't in the eruv of North Dallas. Houses in ND will be over 500k. The Far North Dallas/Richardson eruv has a Chabad shul, Ohev Shalom, a shul "which welcomes people of all backgrounds" and Toras Chaim a popular shul (synagogue) for young families and mature adults in Far North Dallas eruv area. The houses here will be in the 200-500k range depending on the home. You might even find some smaller houses for less. The public schools are excellent in this part of Richardson/Dallas. The nearest elementary is about 30% Jewish--very unusual for Texas. There are also two private Jewish schools within walking distance--Levine Academy, a Solomon Shecter school, and Torah Day School, an ultraorthodox school.

I lived in a neighborhood with a large Jewish presence in Plano, a suburb just to the north of Richardson. Most of us were Reform or Conservative, but we were within walking distance of the Chabad shul and I had several South African friends who were semi-Orthodox who went there. By semi, I mean they wore pants and didn't cover their hair; their kids went to public schools; they kept kosher at home but ate fish or veggies at non-kosher restaurants and at friends' houses. In Plano, you can get even more house than in Far North Dallas for the money.
So which Eruv is Shaare Tefilla in then?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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So which Eruv is Shaare Tefilla in then?
It's in the north Dallas eruv. Nonexpat is not correct in stating that it's not in the eruv. He/she may be thinking of the far north Dallas eruv, which runs along the Coit corridor near J.J. Pearce north of LBJ.

http://www.shaaretefilla.org/PDF/Dallas_Eruv.pdf
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Israel
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Okay well I might as well just plunge in. My family and I will be returning to the states from Israel after living here for some time. We are considering Dallas as a possible return site, I am originally from North Texas and havent lived in the area since we became observant. We are Modern Orthodox and blue collar. We would prefer small town living but know thats pretty much unheard of as far as any type of small town Shuls these days. Anyway any update on the more affordable Jewish sections of Dallas or greater dallas area..or if there is that one small town with a orthodox shul or community let me know! We will be homeschooling our children so thats not a part of the equation. Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Those numbers seem about right. I heard that metro Denver has nearly 80,000 jews in it. Whats up with that? Denver is a metro area less than half the size of either Dallas or Houston.
Dallas and Houston are two of the only metro areas in the US (another notable one being Detroit) where Muslims far outnumber Jews. I read something recently that put the Muslim populations of both almost at 200,000. Places like Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, Miami, etc. have more Jews but less Muslims. I don't think there is a correlation, just a statistical observation.

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Yep, that's about right.

2007 Jewish Community Study Points to Growth, Diversity, Emerging Needs

My guess is that, with the exception of Miami, Southern cities might historically have had trouble attracting large numbers of Jewish people. Though even Atlanta has a much larger Jewish community than Dallas.

Highlights of Jewish Community Centennial Study 2006

When I moved here, I knew the Jewish community wasn't as large as, say, LA or Miami, but I was a little surprised at how relatively small it is -- and it's tough to find a good deli or, more importantly, good Jewish bakeries.
Have you tried Deli News? Love that place! Its far better than Cindi's in my opinion. There corned beef is the best in the state to me.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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Okay well I might as well just plunge in. My family and I will be returning to the states from Israel after living here for some time. We are considering Dallas as a possible return site, I am originally from North Texas and havent lived in the area since we became observant. We are Modern Orthodox and blue collar. We would prefer small town living but know thats pretty much unheard of as far as any type of small town Shuls these days. Anyway any update on the more affordable Jewish sections of Dallas or greater dallas area..or if there is that one small town with a orthodox shul or community let me know! We will be homeschooling our children so thats not a part of the equation. Thanks!
Jewish and Blue Collar ?
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Yankee loves Dallas
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Quick question, hopefully not too off-topic - I looked at the lengthy Wikipedia article and dallaseruv.org but couldn't figure it out... Is the north Dallas eruv actually a physical structure of some kind? Or is it more like a border on a map? Just curious. Shalom, y'all!
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