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May 2 2017 35127 2

Moving to Dallas Guide: What to Know, Where To Go

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Moving to the ninth largest metro in USA - the complete Moving to Dallas Relocation Guide.

Moving to where the real patriots live means moving to the South. Or more specifically to Dallas, TX. This city is the ninth largest in the country as the metro area has over six million people. Not all of them are those modern day cowboys with a huge Texan ego and an over sized pickup truck, but as we all know there is a little truth in every story. Living in Dallas has it’s pros and cons, but honestly when you do your research you will confirm for yourself that the pros are more. Dallas and Forth Worth metro area are together known as The Metroplex. Both places are modern, exciting and culturally diverse where you will find nice weather all around, affordable housing, in and outside attractions, established economy and educational opportunities. This is your what to know before moving to Dallas complete guide.

The Weather in Dallas and The Outside

Weather surely is a major factor for many people to decide to relocate to Dallas. The subtropical climate makes it warm year around and rarely snows. For many of us, living in the northern states, the prospect of not shoveling snow five months in the year, may work as the single decisive factor making us relocate to Dallas. Sure it could be quite hot in the summer, with temperatures reaching above 100 degrees Fahrenheit yet the winter free idea will prevail and make you relocate. So, the winter is mild with average high temperatures in the 50s and 60s, and average low in the 30s while the summer is really hot. The spring and fall seasons bring in very nice temperatures, but very wet and stormy conditions as well. Dallas lies within the Tornado Alley and spring weather could be severe.

With Texas being the second largest state in the US, nature lovers can imagine that there is a huge recreational area around Dallas. Texas includes mountains, lakes, plains and deserts. It’s natural diversity draws many visitors each year. Dallas is surrounded with many state parks featuring forest preserves and lakes. The Dallas Park and Recreation Department maintains over 21,000 acres park land that includes 17 lakes. That has over 60 miles of jogging and bike trials, 22 swimming pools, 6 golf courses and over 200 tennis courts, just to name a few.

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Housing In and Around Dallas

Texas State Fair Park

The Texas Fair Park is the only intact and unaltered pre 1950s world fair site remaining in the USA.

Dallas consists of 11 districts all offering affordable housing in and around the city. Dallas is known for its low housing cost and lower cost of living in general. Dallas average  home price is around $200,000 and average rent for two bedroom between $800 and $900 a month. Dallas divides into Downtown, Uptown, East, West, South and Northwest Dallas, Lake Highlands, Oak Clif, Oak Lawn, University Park and more suburbs such as Arlington, Addison, Irving and Grapevine.

  • Downtown, along with Uptown and Oak Lawn, is the epicenter of urban life characterized by crowded retail, restaurants and flourishing nightlife.

  • East Dallas, contained with many neighborhoods, is the largest area north of highway I-30 extending from Central Expressway to White Rock Lake. It features. It is a homey but hip area with featuring many old-fashioned houses and vintage shops.

  • North Dallas is made up of several more upscale neighborhoods, while Northwest is home to Kreatown and the city’s second biggest airport, Dallas Love Field.

  • Oak Cliff is a residential district southwest of downtown and one part is large low-income area, while another nestle upscale homes.

  • South Dallas is home to Texas State Fairgrounds and the Fair Park is open all year and is home to several museums.

  • West Dallas is largely an area hit by poverty, but also re-development projects. It does feature The Belmont Hotel that offers unique view of the city.

So, there are many places to choose from when moving to Dallas and a lot of research to be done. Don’t forget that pre-move trip is a good way to get a taste of what the city really is and to pick your neighborhood or suburb. The Metroplex area is not the typical western laid back Texas atmosphere, but you will also not be surrounded by unfriendly and tame tone. So, before relocating to Dallas and start stereotyping, think about that truth always lies somewhere in between.

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