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1. Posted by don_kam (Full Member 115 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


may have a chance to work in either places for a couple of years. Any idea hows the situation there? for eg Working styles (laid back etc), things to do outside work, places to go to.

Will be with my wife so was hoping that it will not only be a nice place to work but a nice place to be outside work.


2. Posted by boomer267 (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

confessions: I live between Dallas and Fort Worth. Have been to Houston twice, but have lived here for 30 years.
Houston is notoriously humid, according to everyone and anyone I've ever met or heard of. Any traffic in Houston is unbelievable. Traffic in Dallas area can be bad, but doesn't compare to Houston. And if you choose Dalls, I'd look to live in what is called the mid cities, arlington, Irving, HEB, Grapevine. More central to metroplex. Downtown FTW is hopping, Cowboys building new Stadium in arlington, Rangers already there. Far North Dallas very attractive to a lot, especially if they want to say they live in "Dalls", which they don't. The more laid back you are, the closer to FTW you want to be. If you "like" the back east style, choose Dallas over FTW. They say Dallas is where the East peters out, FTW is where the West begins. Good luck. I worked in FTW for all 30 years, and many salesmen that I dealt with told me there is a lot of truth to that. The top Dallas salemen wear the $200-300 or more "designer" shoes, the top FTW salesmen may wear $500-1,000 "cowboy" boots. A good salesman in either town can barely make it in the other town. Attitude of customer more the cause.

3. Posted by RJ Mc (Inactive 33 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

What kind of work do you do? What kind of lifestyle do you like? Urban/big city or suburb or smaller town? Houston is definitely more humid, but Dallas is just plain hot. Not to worry...we have air conditioning. Everywhere! You are so young. If you and your wife are so adventurous, you will probably enjoy the new experience. You might even find yourself in a western wear store buying a pair of boots!