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View Poll Results: Houston or Dallas - Which is better for me?
Dallas 9 40.91%
Houston 13 59.09%
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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Salutations,

I'm relocating from Socal(Originally from Northern California) and was initially torn between Florida or Texas. Based on the feedback I received from you fine people here on CityData, I have decided that Texas would probably be the best fit for me. Now, I have another decision to make...Texas is a huge state and now I'm having trouble deciding on which city I should relocate to. I've narrowed it downed to Houston or Dallas. Which city has better golf driving ranges? In which city would I probably have an easier time finding employment? Thanks in advance for your reply, and please vote on which one you think is best.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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What kind of employment are you looking for?
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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OP There are so many of theses threads already. The question is how much time do you have to read? They have nearly equal amenities, and I'm sure the golfing is plentiful in both. The suburbs are both equally nice and equally boring, but I read in another post your not into nightlife. They both have topgolf driving ranges which are really cool. Houstons economy is heavily tied to energy, and Dallas is more a more diverse economy. It comes down to personal preference. The two cities aren't that different.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Houston. Please move there! You'll get ocean! And we have enough peeps moving to DFW using ridiculous selection criteria, we don't need more.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston

It offers a mix of both California & Florida.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Houston

It offers a mix of both California & Florida.
That made me laugh.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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That made me laugh.
Is Dallas on a coast?

Does it have quite the international flavor of Houston?

Houston feels like a Southern version of LA.

Dallas feels more like an insert any other large Midwestern or Great Plains city.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: plano
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Either place is going to feel like a huge promotion cost of living wise and friendly people wise. By both I mean Houston and Dallas not fla which is like NY/NJ South.

Year around golf in Houston and nearly year around in Dallas too just some tougher winter times which stop you from playing at times. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Is Dallas on a coast?

Does it have quite the international flavor of Houston?

Houston feels like a Southern version of LA.

Dallas feels more like an insert any other large Midwestern or Great Plains city.
You have a very great imagination.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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You have a very great imagination.
Actually I did it from Maryland to Dallas. I have a daughter who did it from Maryland/California/Chicago/Houston.

The ocean is the key difference. I could never live in Houston because I'm allergic to humidity. Dallas was perfect for me. It turns out Dallas is Midwest Winds. Houston is pine trees.

I was told a person's experience growing up in Dallas (cotton fields). He remembered the great drought. A TVA old-timer engineer active in Dallas promoted building lakes. Dallas landscape started greening then. I moved down there 1990 and I always flew back to Maryland once a year until I moved back in 2005. From a plane Dallas got greener all the time. Oak tree were weeds when I mowed my lawn. I lived on a Big Spring which fed into the lake in Rockwall. It did help me since in living near DC again. I know how to control the climate in my condo.

I keep up with Houston and Dallas here in City Forum. The description was accurate for me. My contact with Houston and Dallas helps me a lot still. Both are great places.

However, I live alone and I was 61YO when I moved to Garland, Dallas, TX (relocated by MCI) wrote software. My daughter moved to Houston 2 years later, just a coincidence.

Also Dallas was one of those planned model cities. When I lived there, I could judge distances by the traffic lights (1 mile apart). It's easier to get used to directions in Dallas than it is in Houston.
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