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California has long been the dream destination for many. Picture miles of beautiful beaches, rolling hills, year-round warm weather, and that infamous laid-back attitude. It's hard to imagine that anyone would want to move from such a beautiful location.

The reality on the ground is that many Californians are trading this picturesque setting for other locations due to the exorbitant cost of living, high-income tax, and expensive real estate.

Whether pursuing better housing, a lower cost of living, or more employment opportunities, moving to Texas will give you the freedom of choice when it comes to living in the place that best suits your lifestyle. Read on to discover the top five benefits of relocating from California to Texas.

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A Municipal Utility District (MUD) refers to a political entity under the State of Texas that is given authorization by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Their responsibility includes providing water, drainage, sewage, as well as other services related to utility, provided that they are within the boundaries of the MUD.

Counties and cities within Texas have utilized MUDs for several decades already. These districts also assist developers and municipalities in funding utility projects, as well as developing residential areas. Understanding how MUDs work helps in maximizing the benefits that they offer.

What is the Nature of a MUD?

By nature, MUDs offer alternative financing methods that create limited, independent

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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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