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Posted: 9/12/2005 7:02:25 AM EDT
Hello all , I have recently been offered a job in the DFW area-nothing set in stone at this time (just something to think about) . I have limited exposure to Dallas .The job is in Irving TX (next door to TX stadium).Double the money -just dont know enough about the city to form an opinion yet.

I am originally from Memphis .Any input would be greatly apprecited.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:23:07 AM EDT
Irving is a great town. Cost of living is reasonable. Its centered in the DFW area, so access to things in both Dallas and Ft Worth are equal. If you don't live in Dallas, you will not have to put up with the mayor and her antics.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 4:43:44 PM EDT
Welcome to Texas (long as you aren't another damyankee). If you like the big city, you'll love the Dallas-Fort Worth area. If you like the country, you can get there from here with a "short" drive of around an hour or less. Cost of living is good...freedoms still mostly exist here that have been lost in many other parts of the country. Be prepared for long, hot summers, short cold winters...and even shorter spring and fall seasons. Texas information can be found by navigating from:


Link Posted: 9/12/2005 5:38:37 PM EDT
dallas is full of yankee transplants
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:46:46 PM EDT
Ranges arent that great around here, but its acceptable.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:53:41 AM EDT
The commute into Irving might be a PITA, depending on where you will live. I think the key will be for you to research housing. You may find out the house/apt you want is either out of your price range or two hours from work. It will depend upon your needs.

A/C in your car will be a MUST. You will probably use it 10 months a year. Hot summers are the real issue with weather. Winters are fairly temperate, but can be wet.

Spring and Autumn can go from ice to humid as hell to rain in a few days. And, being in tornado alley, weather is a sport.

Good luck!
Dawg Killer
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:46:55 AM EDT
Thanks ya'll for the intel.

No , I aint no yankee carpetbagger . Tennessee- born and raised.

If Irving is where the job is -is there any areas relatively nearby that I would want to consider /avoid. How will those areas probably be in 10-15 years. One of the guys that is talking to me about this lives on the far side of Ft. Worth and has a 1 1/2 hr commute to work -1 WAY !!!!

Im a tad worried that the main reasons I dont care for Memphis will only be multiplied 10 fold in Dallas.

Again, I appreciate your responses.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:16:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:34:44 AM EDT
Shit boy, just move onto my apartments and you will be 10 minutes from work. You want to live west of where your job is going to be. Nw can get pricey but it is a better neighborhood. SW is a mix of people that didn't grow up speaking english. There is a good brazilian community with a church and a great restaurant. Come down for a few days. I live just south of DFW airport, so you will be my new neighbor.
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