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Old 09-16-2012, 03:13 PM
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Ok, I have job opportunities in Dallas and Fort Worth, and have to choose one of them. I am sure that there have been other threads comparing the two cities, but I am really struggling with which is a better city for me. I am kind of eclectic, let me give you a quick-hit run down of some of my needs and such ...

*I am a single father of a 13 year old girl; I need good schools for her

*We can be artsy, and love hip places

*I am Texan (not by birth but by choice and 30 years of life) through and through, but liberal in thought and beliefs.

*I am more comfortable in casual clothing and feel flip flops should be required daily wear (even if my work doesn't allow me to)

*I love/prefer smaller cities, easier to navigate, and hate traffic; however I thrive on the choices and variety of big city life.

*I have several tattoos and want more; yet I have conservative Christian beliefs, and work as a social worker.

I have some experience in Dallas, though not alot. I really have no experience or frame of reference for Fort Worth other than passing through fairly frequently on state business.

Thanks so much for any input.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:33 PM
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Hello, Your beliefs, tattoo(s) other items are no big deal.
You will find that Fort worth is more casual than the Dallas side.

The rule of thumb is to live within twenty miles from your place of
business due to the road construction, traffic commute, and weather.
Although, my vote would be Fort Worth.

You will find good schools all around the metro, there are plenty of forum
entries to assist you on the school nearby to where you decide to reside.

Items that may be of additional assistance in helping you relocate is
your budget, needs, wants (other than liberal, safe, open to people with tattoos).

Last edited by RockyJoe817; 09-16-2012 at 09:43 PM..
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:49 PM
Location: Dallas
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I think you would like fort worth better on every category you mentioned. Fort worth is way more casual and seems to have more tattoo admirers. It feels much smaller, but traffic isn't good in either. Conservative Christian beliefs seem to be the majority over there, you'll fit right in.
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