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Old 12-10-2007, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Relocating from CA, cant stand the politics and such.

How is the Fort Worth area in general? I really want a place with more conservative values and politics!

Do I need to get farther away from Dallas/FW?

Is Haslet far enough away?

In some ways I still need to stay near the big cities for the job factor, what areas would be a good compromise?

Appreciate any comments or suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:14 AM
 
Location: TX
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FW is more conservative than CA or Dallas. But this city isn't necessarily filled with bible thumpers.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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FW is more conservative than CA or Dallas. But this city isn't necessarily filled with bible thumpers.

Not necessarily filled with them, true, but you don't have to make much of an effort to find them either.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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FW and the whole Metroplex are no where near as crazy as the Bay Area or Northern CA. We moved from Sacramento last January; I used to work in the City and we love it here.

Its not as conservative as I had it in my mind as there is an influx of people moving into the area from other parts of the country and diluting it a little, but it is no where as crazy as the SF area.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:25 PM
 
Location: TX
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Not necessarily filled with them, true, but you don't have to make much of an effort to find them either.
That's true; there are more religious folks here than at my previous residence (NJ). But although I'm not religious, I never felt awkward like I might if I lived in a small religious town you see in movies.
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:26 PM
 
Location: DFW
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4 of the last 6 governors have been Republican. Before that (70's) Texas was almost all Democratic governors. The Senators tend to be Republican as well. In fact I think Republicans are the majority of everything. That could very well change in the next couple years though.

Eh I'd say it's in the middle really. You'd probably need to define exactly what your looking for, as conservative can be relative. I think DFW is more live and let live and than shoving politics into each others faces. Then again I don't read the papers editorials very often, which can get kinda hot sometimes. And honestly I know of more right-wing crazies than left out here, so if that's what your looking for ....
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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If you've managed to survive in the Bay Area, you can survive anything. I would say most people are moderately conservative. Bleeding heart PC thought police are few and far between.

Small towns can sometimes be a little to conservative, to the point of being a WASP bubble. I don't think diversity should be forced down peoples throats, but at the same time its a big world out there.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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The influx of folks coming from other states worries me. Texas to me has that special something, call it Texas pride, Texas swagger, etc., and I would hate to see that diluted.

I suppose when I ask if Texas is becoming liberal I'm trying to find out if people typically asimilate to Texas culture or do they bring their ways with them. Liberals try to change things where as conservatives try to...conserve!
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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I suppose when I ask if Texas is becoming liberal I'm trying to find out if people typically asimilate to Texas culture or do they bring their ways with them. Liberals try to change things where as conservatives try to...conserve!
Texas is a big and diverse state. It is as liberal or conservative as you want it to be.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Texas is a big and diverse state. It is as liberal or conservative as you want it to be.
Yes, but I understand what the original poster is asking as it happened to my previous little conservative slice of heaven back in California. There is still the Texas swagger, but you do get a lot of people that are trying to remake the area in to what they want it to be (i.e., Plano)
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