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Old 06-02-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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Hi, thank you for your comment. Can you explain more on why you classify DFW as a pretty mediocre place to enjoy life?

I have not considered Albuquerque, but California yes, and my biggest concerns were economy and cost of living.
I found DFW to be severely lacking from the outdoor/active lifestyle perspective. It's not at all bike friendly (both missing infrastructure and sprawl), and even though there are hiking trails, weather and lack of scenery are limiting factors.

You can boil what most folks do during the summer into going to the lake/pool, and going to <insert climate-controlled building here> - i.e. malls, restaurants, museums, and anything else indoors.

Sure, there are some hearty folks who don't mind sweating their arses off, but for the most part people in DFW spend a vast majority of their time indoors from early June to mid-September. Obesity and activity statistics back up that generalization, too.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:11 AM
 
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I found DFW to be severely lacking from the outdoor/active lifestyle perspective. It's not at all bike friendly (both missing infrastructure and sprawl), and even though there are hiking trails, weather and lack of scenery are limiting factors.

You can boil what most folks do during the summer into going to the lake/pool, and going to <insert climate-controlled building here> - i.e. malls, restaurants, museums, and anything else indoors.

Sure, there are some hearty folks who don't mind sweating their arses off, but for the most part people in DFW spend a vast majority of their time indoors from early June to mid-September. Obesity and activity statistics back up that generalization, too.
Thank you for clarifying. In that regard, it makes sense. I remember back to some of my visits to Dallas and how I shocked I was to see roads with no sidewalks or the absence of people jogging up and down the streets even during the cooler days. I don't expect Dallas to be Denver, I'm moving for a change so it is to be expected that I will have to sacrifice certain amenities. On the flip side, it could be an excellent opportunity because as I am also a yoga/fitness instructor.

Although I know that Dallas will be better than Denver in terms of cosmopolitan flair, culture and diversity, which are some of the main reasons why I am moving, based on what I am hearing, I worry that the difference is only marginal. And if I am going to be trading some of these amazing amenities that Denver has to offer, marginal is not good enough. And what I am hearing about Lewisville is even more discouraging, moving into a bland neighborhood is not my goal and neither is a 30-45 minute daily commute. Heck even 15 minutes is pushing it

Urgh decisions decisions
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