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Old 02-27-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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I love the "wannabees". Hey if I cant be that rich let me rip them and say how bad they are. I love money and I'm proud of it. Thats why I live in America for Capitalism. If you want everyone to be poor like you then move out of this country, head for a socialistic country. If someone bust there butt for 15 years of schooling to be rich(and a job they love) then deal with it. I love lazy people wanting the rich to pay for there share I find it funny. 90 % of people are employed by a corporation yet they whine wah wah wah, these evil corporations.
I admire someone who made lots of money, I am almost there and when I get there look out.

 
Old 02-27-2007, 03:33 PM
 
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I agree totally. And...most people in Dallas call people from up North (Plano, McKinney, etc) "$30,000 Millionaires". The majority of people in Plano, Frisco, etc. that like to portray rich people...are really just putting it all on credit. You won't find any $30,000 millionaires in HP.
Your exactly right!! What's really silly is that people actually go through the thought process of ... "Hmmm...I need to live where it's considered "THE" place to be."
 
Old 02-27-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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'THE' is a Dallastude thing I think. Or maybe because there is just so much land to build on, new constuction is the precursor to 'THE' status.

It's so predictable how things just seem to move north every 10 years.

One day, Mckinney and Frisco will be has beens with crime, empty shopping centers and schools that used to be 'THE' schools.....

Then what ? Celina and Sherman.....'THE' place to be....

A nice little commute from Lake Texoma, 'THE' place to be.

Wait, maybe even the panhandle will one day be a place where transplants flock....looking for....

It's too predictable. I guess once we butt up against OK, then the backfill will begin back down south and some of these older areas like Frisco will be 'revitalized' and once again, regain 'THE' status.

If only Downtown Dallas got a clue and learned how to rebuild the city. Losing the cotton bowl was yet another blow to downtown. The city of Dallas just seems too stubborn....I need to vote.
 
Old 03-31-2007, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Sand Springs, OK
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Ok, I have a question. After reading all these posts, if you have a family of 4 (2 middle school kids), make decent enough money to live in the areas of Plano, Frisco, Allen, etc. but don't want to subjected to the "Dallastude" that has been spoken of here....where should we move to?

Although we are coming from San Diego, we don't have the pretentious, better than thou attitudes just because we have money. We raise our kids to be thoughtful, caring, and understand that just because it's expensive, doesn't mean it's the best.
 
Old 03-31-2007, 11:57 PM
 
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Not sure those places are as bad as people make them out to be. Plano definitely has a sense of 'the place to be' status which is quickly moving north to Frisco. I'm not sure both are all that. There are pros and cons in all the communities mentioned here on the board.

If you want other Californians, move to Stonebridge Ranch in my community. 7 of 10 people on the block are from OC/San Diego. Not much 'tude' out in my parts.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Sand Springs, OK
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thank you very much for the insight, I appreciate it.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 09:43 AM
 
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Seahawksweetie.....I see your from Lakeside.

Why are you moving and what are you looking for in a new area ? I know both San Diego and North DFW (between the 75 and Tollway) well, so I can help you find something similar if that's what you want. Most importantly, where will you guys work ? Commute is a big factor in DFW.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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i think alot of it has come from the media.

kids today watch these shows where everyone lives an unrealistic lifestyle, and for some reason they cant separate tv from reality.

makes dating these girls alot of fun


NOT!
 
Old 04-02-2007, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Sand Springs, OK
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Seahawksweetie.....I see your from Lakeside.

Why are you moving and what are you looking for in a new area ? I know both San Diego and North DFW (between the 75 and Tollway) well, so I can help you find something similar if that's what you want. Most importantly, where will you guys work ? Commute is a big factor in DFW.
Hi there!

Well to make a long story short, we hate CA. I hate that we've had less than 2" of rain for a whole year. I hate the palm trees. And I hate the cost of living. I also want to be back in the midwest. I am originally from Oklahoma and Dallas is close in proximity as well as the economy is better in Dallas for jobs than in Oklahoma. I miss the rain, the storms, the occasional snow, and even the tornadoes as crazy as that sounds. Not to mention, my kids have never seen lightning bugs and that is just wrong.

We were looking at North Dallas because of the nicer schools and homes. Our kids are ages 10 and 12. We will be moving in July 2008. A long way away, but I'm planning now. We don't currently own a home and never have. So this is our first opportunity to do the rent first, decide where we like and then buy our first home. It's scary and exciting all at the same time. We don't have the jobs yet obviously and no one will look at your resume until you get there. So we will have an enormous amount of savings to take with us and get settled and find jobs, etc. Husband is in accounting/IT and I am an Exec Assistant.

I appreciate all your help and all the information on this board. It is immensely helpful.

Thanks!
 
Old 04-02-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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I am originally from Oklahoma and Dallas is close in proximity as well as the economy is better in Dallas for jobs than in Oklahoma. I miss the rain, the storms, the occasional snow, and even the tornadoes as crazy as that sounds.
I would never live in OK. You can't be serious about missing Tornadoes and hating Palm Trees and mild weather right ? If your moving to have a better standard of living through lower housing costs, then do so but be warned that there are some other housing cost here that offset the purchase price of the home (taxes, home owners ins, utils, etc.); also recall that the best way to let go of something is to hate everything about it (ie San Diego) - just human nature.

So make sure you are moving for the right reasons. Tornadoes scare the @^$#*@$^@* out of me, so it is hard for me to fathom your comment. I feel guilty that I'm moving my family to Dallas and there is Tornado potential....I feel as though I'm putting them in harms way. OK is a no way Jose....everyone I meet there has been in a Tornado and thought they were going to die, at least once !!! Dallas seems to have few that have seen Tornadoes, so maybe the odds are in my favor.
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