Moving to Texas…ahhh!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Lily_of_the_valley:  Long distance is much easier when there’s an end date! You will have awesome weekends when you can visit each other and hot skype dates. You can also have a million wedding projects out all damn week if you want! And when he gets to Dallas, you will have lots to show him, so fun date nights! 

At Christmas, go up to Grapevine (it’s about 20 miles north). It’s the “Christmas Capital of the US” 🙂 They are SERIOUS about it. Dallas and Fort Worth have great food & fun places to explore. It’s going to be a great adventure for you!

Post # 4
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855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yeh! You’re coming to a great state!

DH and I had long distance for a good chunk of our dating. To echo the PP, end dates make things a lot easier.

It’s totally normal to be nervous and apprehensive, but think about all the positives this will be for your career and (I hope) your and your FI’s financial well being.

Best of luck!

Post # 7
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68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Lily_of_the_valley:  I just moved to Dallas about 3 months ago, and it has been great so far. Everyone is welcoming and really nice! You can absolutely do long distance for a few months, and it sounds like a great opportunity career wise!

@MexiPino:  I didn’t know this about Grapevine, I’m so excited for winter now!

Post # 9
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5351 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Weeeelllccooomme to Dallas!!! I love DFW! 

My husband and I were apart for 3 months right after I moved to Dallas, and everything was fine. It actually gave me time to meet some wondeful girls whom I am still friends with now. 🙂 

I don’t know where you live now, but DFW has the largest hub for American Airlines, which means, if you moniter it, you can get some pretty good deals to fly domestically, so that way yall can visit at least once.

 

 

Post # 11
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5351 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Lily_of_the_valley:  It is fast paced with a big city feel. Lot’s of traffic! The one thing that is really weird about Dallas though is our downtown isn’t like other big city downtowns. During the day there are tons of people walking around, resturants open, etc. But after 6PM and on the weekends, it is kind of a ghost town. Our downtown is not cool and actually pretty boring. There is one good bar and then “ultra lounges” but even those are not even very popular. 

The main places to go out are Uptown, Greenville Ave, and Addison. 

However, downtown FW is another story – I love downtown FW! It feels like a normal city, tons of resturants/bars and lots of people walking around/ bar hopping. WAY more fun then downtown Dallas. 

Do you know which area yall were looking at buying/renting? 

Post # 13
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5351 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Lily_of_the_valley:  I know, its kind of sad actually. I used to live smack in the middle of downtown in a high rise loft and the residents council was always trying to promote downtown events with the city. We have the American Airlines Center downtown (where the Mavs play) and people will be out for that, but even with that, it is kind of on one side of downtown and people will have dinner/go out for drinks in Uptown vs. Downtown. 

Regarding where to live, it really depends on where your work is located. Overall most of the burbs are nice/safe feeling. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

If you can, you should live in Ft. Worth and commute to Dallas. Ft. Worth is an AWESOME area and the cost of living is probably cheaper than in Dallas. Welcome to Texas! 🙂

Post # 15
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m moving to texas in two weeks!! SO excited. It will be quite a distance from both our families, which is difficult, but I am so looking forward to getting a real start at life!

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