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Old 12-07-2021, 09:23 AM
 
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In the 2020 presidential election, Bexar County went 58% for Biden. Dallas County was 65% for Biden.
Yet you denigrate the remainder. By saying they’re “red” or “blue”.
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Old 12-07-2021, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Yet you denigrate the remainder. By saying they’re “red” or “blue”.
She's looking for a conservative area. Neither Dallas nor Bexar Counties fit that requirement according to their voting record in the last Presidential election. Yes, Bexar was under 10% blue, but Dallas was 15% and its highly unlikely that will change except to get even more blue.
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Old 12-07-2021, 10:26 AM
 
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I live in Bexar county and rarely encounter a liberal. I am out at bars all over town all the time, meeting girls for dates, etc. and almost every time politics comes up everybody is conservative. I would guess that Dallas is similar. If not more conservative?

Of course there are liberals in all these cities, even in small towns with 2,000 people, but compared to Seattle, I'm sure it will feel like Heaven.

Dallas the city is very liberal and blue (but lets be honest no where near as Blue as Seattle/Washington). In the suburbs, sure - much more middle of the road or even conservative. In Dallas County, TX 64.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.
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Old 12-07-2021, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Don't forget about property taxes.
I see in Washington state, average property tax rate is about 0.9% with zero state income tax. In Texas we also have zero state income tax, but much higher property tax rates. In Houston it's 2.6%, in some of the new suburbs like Bridgeland about 3.8-4%. That's a lot compared to WA.
So I would recommend some older sections of Cypress, that are politically solid red and with property tax rates less than 3% there you could get decent house under 350K.
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Old 12-07-2021, 03:21 PM
 
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She's looking for a conservative area. Neither Dallas nor Bexar Counties fit that requirement according to their voting record in the last Presidential election. Yes, Bexar was under 10% blue, but Dallas was 15% and its highly unlikely that will change except to get even more blue.
Factually incorrect
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Old 12-07-2021, 04:35 PM
 
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Don't forget about property taxes.
I see in Washington state, average property tax rate is about 0.9% with zero state income tax. In Texas we also have zero state income tax, but much higher property tax rates. In Houston it's 2.6%, in some of the new suburbs like Bridgeland about 3.8-4%. That's a lot compared to WA.
So I would recommend some older sections of Cypress, that are politically solid red and with property tax rates less than 3% there you could get decent house under 350K.

Higher earners come out way long in Texas vs. other states.
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Old 12-07-2021, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Higher earners come out way long in Texas vs. other states.
Lots of West Coast transplants complain about property taxes here. But it's not as bad as in New Jersey.
For those who complain, the way to lower the taxes is to lower the base price of the house.
Cypress is a place to go if you want lower base price (compared to Austin area) and more conservative people.
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Old 12-07-2021, 06:13 PM
 
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In the 2020 presidential election, Bexar County went 58% for Biden. Dallas County was 65% for Biden.
Huh. Well maybe that explains it... Did Bexar vote for Biden at a lower rate than Hillary in 2016??
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Old 12-07-2021, 06:41 PM
 
Location: WA
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In the 2020 presidential election, Bexar County went 58% for Biden. Dallas County was 65% for Biden.
Dallas County is more urban. Much of suburban Dallas is in Collin County (Frisco, Plano, Allen, McKinney) etc.) which went for Trump 52% to 46%. As well as Denton County and Tarrant County.

By contrast, Bexar county includes all of suburban San Antonio including the outlying burbs that are the equivalent of Collin County in the Dallas area.

So I don't think you can do a 1 for 1 comparison of county voting patterns and conclude that the Dallas area is more liberal than the San Antonio metro. Or that either of them are particularly liberal metro areas, especially in contrast to the Seattle metro. There is not a single larger metro area anywhere in the country that does not have high Democratic votes, especially in the central city. Even places like Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Omaha have urban core areas that are blue or purple. But those are hardly liberal metro areas.
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Old 12-07-2021, 06:47 PM
 
Location: WA
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I don't want to hijack the OPs thread. I can speak for the public education my child has received in Tarrant County and it has been lacking and unimpressive. I feel she would have received a better education elsewhere.

National Merit Scholars represent the top 1% of students. They are not the norm or representative of what "average" students are learning in "regular" classes or schools in Texas. Many kids that qualify for NMSF attend private schools.

I have always believed that educational success results primarily from having a higher than average IQ and strong family involvement. Most students in Texas don't have a snowballs chance on a hot Texas day of ever qualifying for NMSF. Just.sitting in a classroom in Plano or Frisco is not going to magically create a NMSF.

I've lived in many different states and cities throughout Texas, DFW is hands down the most bland, boring place I've ever lived. I can't wait until my daughter finishes school so we can move! It is better than Florida though...
Tarrant County is enormous with a population of over 2 million and 20 different school districts ranging from inner city and minority districts like Fort Worth and Everman to uber-affluent towns like Southlake and Colleyville and everything in between.

I hardly think you can generalize about Tarrant County schools. For that matter, Plano and Frisco are in Collin County, not Tarrant County.
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