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Old 02-13-2007, 02:06 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, 05:50 PM
 
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I didn't mean to imply that family-oriented communities are to be avoided. I hope I didn't sound rude.

It's just that we are planning a bit on waiting before we have kids, and would like to have a relatively active social life. Not sure, if we are suitable for the "haging out with couples" ALL THE TIME routine. Obvously, we wouldn't want to live in downtown Dallas either.

Thanks,

Loco
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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Well, I grew up in Arlington and it's not so bad. True, there are a bunch of family-type things to do there, lots of parks, baseball games, Six Flags, etc. I will say, though, that it's a tad boring, but I've lived in New Orleans, near Washington DC, and San Diego now, so it's hard to compare. Arlington has very few family-owned restaurants now, maybe one independently owned coffee house, and few bars (if you drink). Personally, I really loved going to Ft. Worth, where there is lots more stuff to do, outdoors, museums, music, food, and drink. It's only about 20 minutes away by interstate. Dallas is a bit further, and it's great too. When I visit home, I rarely do things in Arlington.
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:57 AM
 
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When I lived in Arlington I would go into Fort Worth all the time. They basically border against each other so it doesn't feel like traveling to another town. If you get a job in Dallas, I would recommend looking at Irving, which is closer to Dallas.
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