Skip to comments.Request for advice from Freepers that moved to Texas, fellow FReeper considering it.
Posted on 02/09/2010 1:10:32 PM PST by erod
Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could give a fellow conservative some advice on moving to Texas. I am currently living in Chicago, and I am fed up with the taxes, cold weather, Democratic culture and bad economy here. I am seriously considering a move to Texas, I am fairly young, 26, and I am almost done with my degree in marketing, although I currently posses a B.A. in journalism. I think Texas sounds really cool and I just wanted to get advice from fellow FReepers who have either made the move from other states to Texas or FReepers who currently live there.
Some of my questions are: 1. Do you like Texas better than your former state or why do you think Texas is second to none? 2. Out of the two cities there: Dallas and Houston, which one is the better one to live in? (Basically I want the city that least resembles Chicago, but is fun to live in and doesnt end up costing me an arm and a leg in rent and taxes) 3. Hows the economic climate in Texas? I know were in the midst of a recession but whats the unemployment rate etc.
Those are just some sample questions feel free to tell me about your move or whatever other advice you can give if you can. Thanks for responding to my thread, God Bless. -Eric
Padner... we’re gonna need to see some ID and your voting record before you get any big ideas of moseying down to the Republic of Texas.
I’m in the same boat, thanks for posting this...BTTT!
Other than the Houston livestock and Rodeo the city is a waste of land.
Austin and San Antonio, New Braunfuls, are wonderful.
El Paso is also a pit.
I do not live there but have been to both cities. I prefer Dallas area. If you drive a few miles to Fort Worth, the people there do not think people in Dallas are real Texans.
Make sure to vote 8 times before you move...
Nonsense. We have the coast, boating, sailing and beaches. Don't make me whoop ya one!
Climate is good, and people are fabulous.
if you can afford to live in the better parts of either city you should do it. That said the bad part of Houston is worse than the bad part of Dallas. There are more “ok” areas around dallas that you could commute to work from.
I hope you are bigger than an erod. Things are big in Texas.
Lived here all my life, apart from 20 months and 3 days in Los Angeles, and got back as soon as I could. Yes, I love it here and wouldn’t live anywhere else.
Lived in both Houston and Dallas. Depends on what you think is fun. Houston has it all over Dallas in cultural and performing arts. Dallas is a sports town. But you’ll find the yee-haw/dancing/club stuff in both cities.
Have you looked into Austin or San Antonio? You’re young enough to get a kick out of Austin, and we need Freepers there.
I now live in the suburbs between Dallas and Ft. Worth. As long as you stay out of Dallas proper or south Dallas, you'll probably be fine. There are lots of great little suburbs and small towns close enough to DFW to enjoy the city's amenities without actually having to deal with the corrupt morons who run Dallas. If you're looking to go where the jobs and money are, look just north of Dallas, to the Richardson-Plano-McKinney area.
I agree, if you are not a conservative voter, stay away!!!lol. I was born and raised in Texas. Born in Lubbock, lived in Denton and moved to Frisco, Texas where we raise our boys. Love it here!!!!!! There is no better place than Texas. I guarantee you will love it here.
1. Best business climate in the US
2. See number one
You would deny a new Texas resident the thrill of a hurricane evacuation?
Houston = humid as all get out, isn’t it?
I do not live in Texas but have been there many times for training with the Air Force. I am a big fan of San Antonio, the riverwalk is beautiful. I also have been to Fort Worth a few times and have to say that I would probably move there if I were going to move to Texas. Downtown Fort Worth is very clean and there are many things to do. TCU is close so it is young and vibrant. Fort Worth also has the Stockyard area where you can eat a steak, drink some beer and watch cattle as they are driven through the street.( only in Texas)
I’ve been offered the opportunity to transfer out of Texas many times (ironically, one of the places was just outside of Chicago- Schaumburg) but I can’t leave Texas. Not only is it not cost effective (I was offered over 50% increase in pay to move to Schaumburg and I still feel I would not have broken even with the higher cost of living, house prices, and taxes).
Depending on where you live, the cost of living can be much lower. Most of Texas the economic climate is great, we haven’t really been hit by the recession very hard.
Regarding taxes, we have the second lowest per-capita tax rate in the country (that includes property tax) so that is a big plus.
I would vote for Dallas to live in myself, but I’m sure many others would disagree. The people are nicer and the traffic is much better.
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