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Old 02-13-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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hi all,

I will be moving to the metroplex this august and will probably be working in Dallas or Fort Wort.

We are thinking of actually living in Arlington (cheaper and closer to Dallas and FT).

We are a married couple who likes to socialize and have fun. I also like meeting people on my own to do fun things with ocassionally. Is A. entirely family oriented? Is it kind of a boring suburb (we are planning on eventually having kids, but not right now)? I am not trying to offend anyone who lives in a suburb. Just don't think it's for me yet.

Would it be possible to live in A. and socialize elsewhere? (I am not into going out all the time, but at least once a week).

Thanks,

Loco
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: TX
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Arlington has Six Flags, Ranger Stadium, Hurrican Harbor, and soon, the Cowboys Stadium with plenty of chain restaurants in that area and there is lots of shopping in South Arlington (along with lots of traffic, however). I don't know if there is much nightlife to speak of, but from Arlington you would have relatively easy access to nightlife in either Dallas or Fort Worth. So, it is family oriented as well as tourist oriented. And U. of Texas at Arlington also makes it a college town, although I believe many if not most of the students are commuters. Something for everyone!
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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Arlington has Six Flags, Ranger Stadium, Hurrican Harbor, and soon, the Cowboys Stadium with plenty of chain restaurants in that area and there is lots of shopping in South Arlington (along with lots of traffic, however). I don't know if there is much nightlife to speak of, but from Arlington you would have relatively easy access to nightlife in either Dallas or Fort Worth. So, it is family oriented as well as tourist oriented. And U. of Texas at Arlington also makes it a college town, although I believe many if not most of the students are commuters. Something for everyone!
Sounds great! Thanks for your response.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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A number of my in-laws are longtime Arlington residents, and according to them, portions of the city have declined over the past decade or so. There are several areas of new construction in Arlington, with the majority being south of I-20.
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:04 PM
 
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There has been some decline, but there will also be revitalization per the City of Arlington web site; lots of changes coming, some soon and others over time. Though South Arlington is the "hot" spot to live, North Arlington still has some very nice upscale neighborhood tucked away that you might pass right by if you don't know about them.
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