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Old 12-06-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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Hi all. I am a stay at home mom to 3 kids, ages 7, 4, and 7 months. My husband is an avionics technician. We are looking to jump out of this southern California rat race and move to a place where we can have a home with space to roam, still have a big city nearby for arts, culture, recreation, but have a better focus on family values and surround ourselves with down to earth people. I've lived in SoCal most of my life and realize that there is such an emphasis on keeping up with the Joneses, it's sickening. My husband grew up in North Carolina and had a totally different experience from SoCal. We are trying to find OUR right place. We want to raise our family with good values and a friendly atmosphere. Tired of worrying about the house we'll never afford, the yard we'll never have, and the years that are slipping by as our children grow older and we keep waiting for something.

We've been thinking Dallas/ Fort Worth area, but do not know much about the area. Any info on best schools in the area, family friendly neighborhoods, any insight really would be appreciated. Any places that might fit what we're looking for? We did live in Waco for a short time before kids, but found we still craved the big city once in awhile. Our memories of people being super friendly in Texas has remained with us, therefore the consideration of relocating.

Thanks,
shaffergray

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Old 12-06-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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Default Hi!

I am a Texan all my life and would gladly welcome you to our state. Where do you want to relocate? I've lived all over Texas, but hubby and I now live in the DFW area. Do you know what city you want to live in?

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Old 12-07-2007, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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Have you posted on the Dallas forum? You can get a lot of info on there.

Can you be more specific about what your husband does. American Airlines is based in DFW, so they area big employer. There are a couple places that handle government contract and do a lot of aviation stuff.

In the Dallas area Plano and Frisco are the big family oriented suburbs. Unfortunately there tends to be a lot keeping up with the Jonses in those communities.
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Dallas is also home to Southwest Airlines in addition to American Airlines, with two airports, DFW and Love Field. Houston is home to Continental Airlines with two airports also, Bush and Hobby.

So, while there are many family-friendly areas in both, you really just need to narrow down where your hubbie will be working and then look into areas nearby to live to avoid huge commute times.

Good luck to you!
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:15 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Hi all. I am a stay at home mom to 3 kids, ages 7, 4, and 7 months. My husband is an avionics technician. We are looking to jump out of this southern California rat race and move to a place where we can have a home with space to roam, still have a big city nearby for arts, culture, recreation, but have a better focus on family values and surround ourselves with down to earth people. I've lived in SoCal most of my life and realize that there is such an emphasis on keeping up with the Joneses, it's sickening. My husband grew up in North Carolina and had a totally different experience from SoCal. We are trying to find OUR right place. We want to raise our family with good values and a friendly atmosphere. Tired of worrying about the house we'll never afford, the yard we'll never have, and the years that are slipping by as our children grow older and we keep waiting for something.

We've been thinking Dallas/ Fort Worth area, but do not know much about the area. Any info on best schools in the area, family friendly neighborhoods, any insight really would be appreciated. Any places that might fit what we're looking for? We did live in Waco for a short time before kids, but found we still craved the big city once in awhile. Our memories of people being super friendly in Texas has remained with us, therefore the consideration of relocating.

Thanks,
shaffergray


In case you haven't made a decision yet, I would recommend Frisco. It's a booming area and very well-planned. Their school district keeps the high schools under 1,800 students so more kids can get involved in school life and extracurriculars. You may want to consider trying it. Keep in touch with your search results.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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avionics technician jobs-gosh there are alot of options-Lockheed Martin in Ft Worth, American Airlines in Ft Worth at ALLIANCE Airport. American Airlines at DFW. SWA at Love Field Dallas. Continental in Houston. SWA in Austin. Defense contractor jobs at FT HOOD (Killeen), DYESS AFB (Abilene), NASJRB (Ft Worth), NASK (Kingsville), NAS Corpus Christi/Flour Bluff...the list goes on and on. I would recommend all the areas mentioned except for Corpus and Kingsville.
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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avionics technician jobs-gosh there are alot of options-Lockheed Martin in Ft Worth, American Airlines in Ft Worth at ALLIANCE Airport. American Airlines at DFW. SWA at Love Field Dallas. Continental in Houston. SWA in Austin. Defense contractor jobs at FT HOOD (Killeen), DYESS AFB (Abilene), NASJRB (Ft Worth), NASK (Kingsville), NAS Corpus Christi/Flour Bluff...the list goes on and on. I would recommend all the areas mentioned except for Corpus and Kingsville.


Dang Belle ... you do have your ducks in a row!!!!
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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Come to the 'burbs. They've got great housing and whatever else you might be looking for. We've got good lakes, too, if you like boating. Just stay away from the urban areas. I guaran-dang-tee ya, you'll like Texans' friendliness, or you'll get your money back.
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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he he bobtex...i have just been exposed to alot of military/aviation stuff, having been military myself, and a flight attendant, and first and foremost, a Texan!

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Dang Belle ... you do have your ducks in a row!!!!
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