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Living to Dallas and moving from another state will be considered as a major adjustment. In fact, some people have to deal with culture shock. Transferring to Dallas, however, gives an assurance that you will be residing in one of the largest cities in the country.

Are you planning to move to Dallas? If so, there are some things that you might want to take into consideration. This includes knowing the pros and cons of living in Dallas.

The Pros

Many say that in Texas, everything is better and bigger. True enough, these things are what you can expect in Dallas, including luxury cars, big homes, even meeting big personalities. The charm of the South is in complete swing, making it instantly recognizable. Here are the pros of living in this

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As many would definitely agree, amazing things can happen for those who decide to reside in Dallas, Texas. Whether you are looking forward to that sumptuous meal served in an oversized plate, or that palatable Tex-Mex you have been craving for, expect that everything in Dallas is presented in a bigger way.

There is an advantage to this. For one, the cost of living in Dallas, Texas, is not one that could put a hole in your wallet, so to speak. In fact, it is relatively lower compared to other similar-sized cities in the country. What are some of the factors that impact the cost of living in Dallas? Let’s find out.

Housing

Wherever you may plan to live, no doubt that housing expenses will receive the biggest chunk of your budget allocation,

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Whether bunting a touchdown or driving a horse, what most people think when we talk about Dallas is the image of a cowboy – and for whatever instance, they cannot be wrong. Dallas will indulge in every definition given to it, and then entirely astonish you with a contemporary art institution or first-class meal that will knock off everything you believed you learn about Dallas.

Dallas is a place not readily classified, which is the reason why it is listed to be one of the most astonishing places to travel in Texas. This city is rich in shopping destinations, skillful sports teams, art museums, and even the outdoor pastimes.

Free Things you can try in Dallas

Whoever originated the popular phrase that says that the best things in life are those

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Before we even delve into the top (painfully) easy, quick, and honest tips about moving out for the first time, we’d like to begin by sharing some nutritional food for thought for a start.

It’s already midnight but Jack can’t seem to fall asleep easily. His mind is being plagued with thousands of thoughts ever since he turned 28. What’s the big deal of turning 28 you ask? After all, they say the 40s are the new 20s, don’t they?

But the thing is, Jack has realized that he no longer wants to be treated like one of the so-called boomerangs. And for sure, there would be no way to become the independent grown-up he wants to be if he keeps living at his parents’ house.

Girls are not fond of boys who remain stuck up in the relationships with their

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Depending on where you are, living with parents is seen differently by society. In some areas, it is acceptable (and sometimes even the norm) for you to still live with your parents even as an adult. In fact, in some places, you are expected to live with your folks until you get married, and even then, there is still no pressure to move out.

Often, this is the case simply because that is how it has always been. Sometimes, people (especially millennials) have just really come to accept that practicality now comes at the expense of independence. In fact, in 2015, the percentage of millennials living as head of household (that is, no roommate) in the US was lower than that during the Great Recession. Times are hard.

By contrast, living with parents

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When discussing real estate in Dallas, our focus in this article will be Dallas plus all other suburbs in the surrounding area. This includes Allen, Plano, Frisco, Southlake, Colleyville, Highland Park, Coppell, and others. There are several factors that make certain suburbs more desirable. The cost of homes, availability of public schools, school district ratings, the neighborhood's lifestyle, recreational facilities, security and commute times to work or the airport is important. Big city living may not suit everybody – but urban areas certainly have their perks.

Highland Park

Highland Park is a beautiful landlocked enclave within Dallas. Adjacent to University Park, the two neighborhoods are referred to as the Park Cities. They both constitute a

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Downtown Dallas

Dallas-Fort Worth, also known as the Metroplex, is North Texas’ economic and cultural hub and is also the largest inland metropolitan area in the continental United States. Comprised of 13 Texan counties, this gargantuan territory’s population has grown to a staggering 7,102,796. With these numbers, Dallas-Fort Worth is recognized as the fourth most populous metropolitan region in the US. Dallas-Fort Worth spans approximately 9,286 square-miles, which is roughly larger than Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. With that kind of space, you can be sure to find a ton of fun and interesting things to do while in Dallas-Fort Worth.  Regarding popular tourist destinations in the United States, Dallas-Fort Worth is a definite must-see spot, with a wide

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We’re not saying we’re big fans of DFW. Okay, so we are. But don’t just take our word for it when we say that there’s a ton of reasons DFW is a great place to move to.

Healthy Economy

DFW has jobs aplenty and stable business and housing markets. It draws artists and entrepreneurs, families and singles, city folk and nature lovers who stay because the economy is just plain good.

Food

Dallas has more restaurants per capita than even New York. There’s everything from comfort food to eclectic Middle Eastern cuisine.

It Has the State Fair

The State Fair of Texas is big even for Texas, and not just because of Big Tex. The full-scale auto show is just one part of an epic month that includes concerts, food, and college football. You Could Meet a

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Finding some time with the family can be tough, sure, but finding fun things to do together isn’t Dallas is full of cool family activities, like:

The Dallas Arboretum

Trust us, kids love the Arboretum. This colorful oasis from the big city is a literal breath of fresh air, and some of the flora is alien-looking enough to intrigue even those most prone to saying “I’m booooored!” Interactive exhibits and hands-on places around the Arboretum make it extra fun.

The Perot Science Museum

Kid or kid at heart, Dallas’s 21st century answer to Philly’s famed Franklin Institute is a for-real wonderland. Just try to spend an hour there and have nothing to do. You and the family can explore space, dinosaurs, and even the world of sports before lunch (if

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Dallas has no shortage of malls, like The Galleria and North Park Mall. But everyone knows the best shopping happens where the action is. If you’re looking to do some big-league shopping, visit these areas:

The Shops at Park Lane, 8080 Park Lane

This blend of designer-value and traditional retail mixes premium stores with distinctive restaurants, and the largest Whole Foods Market in North Texas. There’s also boutique fitness offerings in a modern urban setting.

West Village, McKinney Avenue

“Uptown's Downtown” is Dallas' most vibrant shopping and dining district. It’s walkable, it’s in-town, it’s a real neighborhood, and it’s near the city’s best restaurants. Tons of shops lie right near the DART Rail, the McKinney Avenue Trolley, and the

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