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Old 11-04-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Don't forget to read the City-Data Forum on those cities. You can pick up on the vibe of the cities from that, even if it is sometimes a bit cynical.
I've looked at them; none of them are particularly active but I think over time it might give me a better idea of what those cities are like. Of the four, I have visited two of them and passed through a third. All are less than a day's drive from DFW so it wouldn't be difficult to take a long weekend trip to any of them.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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THANK YOU; I do think cities have a 'vibe' and that 'vibe' can really affect your mood.

Right now I'm zeroing in on Tulsa, St. Louis, KCMO, or Little Rock.
Interesting -- we moved here from Tulsa. I wasn't exactly sorry to leave because I could never seem to find a decent paying job. But it's a cool little city, for sure. I go back frequently to visit family and I can't believe how much it has changed -- for the better. The downtown area is very vibrant and lively, with a lot of good restaurants and a thriving music scene. I think the economy has picked up there since the natural gas boom started, too.

If you would like more specific details, feel free to PM me.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Interesting -- we moved here from Tulsa. I wasn't exactly sorry to leave because I could never seem to find a decent paying job. But it's a cool little city, for sure. I go back frequently to visit family and I can't believe how much it has changed -- for the better. The downtown area is very vibrant and lively, with a lot of good restaurants and a thriving music scene. I think the economy has picked up there since the natural gas boom started, too.

If you would like more specific details, feel free to PM me.
That's the beauty part; I can do my job from anywhere so I'd already having a job...making Dallas money to boot!

Basically my fear would be boredom. I hate being bored. I also need to have good shopping, good libraries, outdoor activities, etc.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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It sounds like a combination of things going on that make you feel the way you do. I believe that a persons envirement can have a lot to do with how a person feels. But your own inner feelings can have a lot to do with how you feel to. Its too easy to say its the envirement or its all in yourself. I would leave the envirement for one thing.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: IN
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I took that 'find my spot' quiz and of the 24 cities it recommended, only 2 were in the south (Little Rock and Shreveport) and 7 were in Wisconsin. I don't think I'd want to go as far away as that. Maybe Tulsa or St Louis or KCMO.

In the 2000s I spent varying amounts of time in Poland, Germany, France, and England. I think of all of them I liked Germany the most overall, .
I would recommned Wisconsin as it is the POLAR OPPOSITE of Texas culturally, socially, climate-wise, etc, but the people make up for it. They are generally friendly, accepting, non-pretentious, geniune, and not as money driven compared to other places I have lived. It does have some similarities with Germany as it received a large wave of German immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is noted in some of the built environments, architecture, culture (breweries), foods, that are common here. I have lived in different parts of the country and I am originally from KCMO (family lived in Johnson County, KS- suburb of KCMO onthe Kansas side). Johnson County, KS and KCMO have a bit too much in common culturally with DFW. Lots of pretentiousness, flakey, materialistic, money driven, and unfriendly people there.

I moved to Madison, Wisconsin which has a great job market if you have experience in the technology (IT) or medical sphere. I work at Roadview, Inc, (A Geographic Information Systems company), and they are hiring lots of new people over the past few months and will have additional growth next year. Milwaukee and Chicago are not very far away so it is well connected with the rest of the US and anywhere else.

AND, I DO AGREE with you. People are NOT the same everywhere. Regional differences are definitely present on many levels.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:51 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I would recommned Wisconsin as it is the POLAR OPPOSITE of Texas culturally, socially, climate-wise, etc, but the people make up for it. They are generally friendly, accepting, non-pretentious, geniune, and not as money driven compared to other places I have lived. It does have some similarities with Germany as it received a large wave of German immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is noted in some of the built environments, architecture, culture (breweries), foods, that are common here. I have lived in different parts of the country and I am originally from KCMO (family lived in Johnson County, KS- suburb of KCMO onthe Kansas side). Johnson County, KS and KCMO have a bit too much in common culturally with DFW. Lots of pretentiousness, flakey, materialistic, money driven, and unfriendly people there.

I moved to Madison, Wisconsin which has a great job market if you have experience in the technology (IT) or medical sphere. I work at Roadview, Inc, (A Geographic Information Systems company), and they are hiring lots of new people over the past few months and will have additional growth next year. Milwaukee and Chicago are not very far away so it is well connected with the rest of the US and anywhere else.

AND, I DO AGREE with you. People are NOT the same everywhere. Regional differences are definitely present on many levels.
It sounds great! You're not the first person to suggest Wisconsin, specifically Madison; people from various parts of the Midwest have suggested it to me several times. I suppose I should visit sometime, but the winters and the distance seem kind of scary.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:20 PM
 
Location: IN
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It sounds great! You're not the first person to suggest Wisconsin, specifically Madison; people from various parts of the Midwest have suggested it to me several times. I suppose I should visit sometime, but the winters and the distance seem kind of scary.
Winters will take adjustment if you've lived in the southern tier of the US your entire life. Snow is not a big deal here because they really plow the main roads, nearly all are paved. Madison is not that isolated. It is about an hour via interstate to Milwaukee and an hour and a half to the outskirts of Chicago. Madison is unique geographically because it is on an isthmus surrounded by lakes Mendota and Monona on either side. Yes, I would definitely recommend visiting As mentioned, they have plenty of IT employment with a good deal of growth overall.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Aventura FL
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I would probably be depressed in Dallas too (or anywhere in Texas for that matter).
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: IN
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I would probably be depressed in Dallas too (or anywhere in Texas for that matter).
I just can't live that far south in latitude. The intensity of the sun and heat really bothers me even as far north as 40N latitude.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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I have found that people often take their problems and issues with them, no matter where they live.
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