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Old 03-02-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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Hello . Im a single mother of a 10 yr old son . I currently live in Virginia . The job market here sucks .While researching the web I noticed my Career field has many ,many jobs in the texas area and I always loved Tx so I thought It would be a great move . Im so overwhelmed with all of the info Im finding so Im thinking maybe someone from Tx will be able to maybe give me some pointers... A little bit about me : Im 28 . I work in the healthcare field I make about 50-60K a year . Im looking for somewhere safe and kid friendly yet affordable . I dont want to purchase a house just yet. Please Help . Im frustrated . Im trying to relocate in August sometime. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Since this is the Dallas forum I'd assume your intent is to move to Dallas. The procedue is largely your design, get the job then move or move then get the job. Either way most places in Dallas north of downtown are fairly worthy of consideration. Especially the further north you go.

For a normal work day the heavier traffic will be in bound and east/west on I-635. Nearer to downtown probly isn't preferred for a child unless you look towards Lakewood, see White Rock Lake on a google map.

And you probly don't want to wind up with a long drive across town east/west. Some do, it just takes a while. There's also an excellent metro rail that goes close to the med hot spots.

Start your research, make a plan, check back here at C-D for guidance. You can do this.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Are schools important for you? Also, what price range are you looking at for an apartment?

If schools are important, I would recommend you avoid living within Dallas city limits. The Dallas Independent School District is sincerely trying to improve, but as of right now it is still in extremely shabby shape. Given, there are exceptions - Booker T. Washington and Townview Magnet are some of the top schools in the country, but overall, DISD is not your best bet.
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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You need to first research healthcare jobs and make a decision about where to work, then decide where to live. There are so many healthcare options out there, but this makes more sense and will be easier on you then trying to decide where to live first. Find a place to work that meets all your needs, then decide on the area. Good luck!
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: North Central Texas
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I agree with what others have said. Your living decision will be somewhat dependent upon where you find a job. If you intend to move to the DFW area and are looking for an apartment, areas north of Dallas are probably where you will want to focus. There are many suburban neighborhoods which are kid-friendly and have many other accomodations which you might like.

Your selection will also depend upon what is important to you. For example, you are looking for an apartment. However, are you looking for a complex which is close to a place of worship or shopping or entertainment?

Schools are important. However, are you also looking for activities for your child (e.g. sports, recreation, etc.)?

What is your area of specialization in healthcare? There are a number of hospitals in and north of the city of Dallas.

What sort of commute do you consider acceptable (e.g. 20 minutes, 40 minutes)?
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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and frankly--I would not be super sold on getting a job here just based on what you saw listed on job board sites like Monster or Career Builder
think lot of those are hype ads--
some companies just churn the same ads over and over--trolling for talent in case they need to hire someone...
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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sent you a PM.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Fort Worth would be ideal for you
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your replies. Alexxx thanks that's where I think I will be .Got some great help finally .
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