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Old 11-05-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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I have the possibility of an offer there. Don't know a thing about it. I don't have kids so don't care about schools. I do like room to breathe but don't like being removed from culture. Conservative? Liberal? Old? Young? Reasonable cost of living? Nature? Trees? Water (lakes rivers etc.) The lowdown.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Tumbleweeds....
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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I have the possibility of an offer there. Don't know a thing about it. I don't have kids so don't care about schools. I do like room to breathe but don't like being removed from culture. Conservative? Liberal? Old? Young? Reasonable cost of living? Nature? Trees? Water (lakes rivers etc.) The lowdown.
It's conservative. Kind of a mix in ages...the area around Texas Tech is young obviously while some parts can have a lot of retirees. Very low cost of living except for property taxes. Has quite a few small playa lakes around town, and there is a canyon with a series of small reservoirs. Not a forest, but there are trees. It's a dry semiarid climate, so humidity is lower than places to the east. It's also 3200 feet high, so it's a little cooler than other places at that latitude.

Nearby attractions are Caprock Canyons State Park, Lake Alan Henry, and four hours to the west is skiing at Ruidoso.

Hopefully that helps.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Tumbleweeds....
That's like saying that all Austin and Dallas have are cedar and ragweed.
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Its windy, or at least the times I've been there.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:25 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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I have the possibility of an offer there. Don't know a thing about it. I don't have kids so don't care about schools. I do like room to breathe but don't like being removed from culture. Conservative? Liberal? Old? Young? Reasonable cost of living? Nature? Trees? Water (lakes rivers etc.) The lowdown.

It's basically a small city in the middle of isolated cotton fields and farmlands. It's also just barely on the Caprock if you're going west or north. Lubbock is also the "other" music city in Texas (Austin, of course, is well-known), with a rich rock-and-roll heritage courtesy of the late, great Buddy Holly. You'll have just enough big-city amenities plus the benefits of being in a smaller city. There's not as much traffic as in the bigger areas. Now, downtown is not much right now, but the city does have nightlife if you like live music. You will love the areas around the Texas Tech campus area. And there are also gorgeous sunrises and sunsets that West Texas is famous for. You'll breathe easily enough out there.

Here are a few links:

Caprock Cafe - Home

Spanky's Sandwich Shop

Lisa West's Double Nickel Steak House

Cagle Steaks

HOME*-*Orlando's

Official City Website for Lubbock, Texas




Wait a second, atlantis. If you plan to come to Lubbock, then why does your status say you're 'ready to leave Texas'??

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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I have the possibility of an offer there. Don't know a thing about it. I don't have kids so don't care about schools. I do like room to breathe but don't like being removed from culture. Conservative? Liberal? Old? Young? Reasonable cost of living? Nature? Trees? Water (lakes rivers etc.) The lowdown.
If you don't want to go to Lubbock, I will gladly take your place!
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I personally like it here and think it's a very nice city. It has an interesting dynamic in that it's both a college town and a family-oriented place. Some people will try to be clever and tell you that it has no trees or it's always dusty, but the truth is that there are plenty of trees and greenery. In some parts of town, there is a large park with a small lake in every neighborhood. It's a very clean city for the most part, and the air quality is among the best on the nation. It's fairly dry, sunny, and breezy year-round, with summer highs in the 90s and winter lows averaging in the 20s. It's largely conservative, yet fairly diverse for a city its size because of the university. It's the central city for all of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, so it has many ammenities that you wouldn't find in other similarly sized cities. It has a stable economy and growth rate because its main industries are education, healthcare, and agriculture. The only drawbacks in my opinion are the surrounding scenery (but the city itself looks nice) and the isolation (5 hour drive to Fort Worth). If you need a change of scenery, there are the Caprock and Palo Duro canyons, Big Bend, and the Sacramento Mountains in New Mexoco all within a few hours. Good luck with your decision and hope this helps!
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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I'm in El Paso, so Lubbock seems quite green to me, but quite flat. It does have a feel of a college town, to me it seems like a nice place to live except that it has no mountains.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Bedrolls now in NM and in TX.
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Lubbock is called the "Hub City." Some say this is because the City is one hundred miles from anywhere. But seriously, the High Plains is a place you either love or hate. If you like wide open spaces, beautiful sunsets and sunrises and extremely reasonable real estate prices, you will like it. The mountains of New Mexico are only a short drive to the west.

BTW, I don't live in Lubbock itself but some miles north in a very rural area.
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