It does mean upping sticks and moving though; to Dallas
But, it is a city/region that's been growing by leaps and bounds for some time now (~5th largest media market in the US, depending on who's counting).
And learning Spanish wouldn't hurt.
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DFW is by far not the worst place to be in Tx and easy to get from/to.--
The revolution will not be televised.
Let's see: ~7m people, very spread out, depending on what you're looking for, it's probably available in some part of the city. No state income tax but property taxes are high if you want to own a home although housing costs are generally cheap compared to most metropolitan areas. In fact, cost of living in Dallas is one of the cheapest metro areas in the country and far cheaper than either coast. Like most of the central states, the state is very conservative but the metro areas tend to be much more liberal. In general, I've found the locals to be incredibly friendly (an observation garlic couldn't help but make on his trip out here recently too).
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It's a big city. It's much like any other American big city. It's got a large hispanic population and a smaller black population, and the anglos/hispanics/blacks basically don't mix. It has a decently active gay population (which surprised me).
It's very, very hot.If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
Planned neighborhoods everywhere, real spread out, not walkable.
Compared to, say, the SF suburbs, or to LA, it's just another big city. :)
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
But it's going to need the opinion of a British emigrant to the US, and the only one I can think of here is gpig, and Edinburgh -> Boston isn't remotely comparable.
Property will seem cheap compared to the UK.
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