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    Where should I move to in Texas?

    I may be given the opportunity to relocate to Texas for work. I know nothing about Texas having only spent time inside Dallas' airport.

    If you could move to Austin, Houston, or Dallas, where would you live. I will be working from home and using the airport for travel in the midwest and west.

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    (lived in Dallas 8 years, moved two years ago, still visit couple times a year)

    Austin.

    Houston is too humid; Dallas is too, well, Dallas. And if you're gonna be flying on Southwest don't fly in/out of Dallas. Crazy law there (originally intended to spur economic development of DFW airport, i.e. AA Airlines) makes flying Southwest a royal pain to other states....

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    Of those three, only Austin.

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    If I were you, go to Austin. Much more offerings for cycling.

    Houston is just to spread out. If you do pick the Houston area, I'd recommend Kingwood or the Woodlands. These locations are close to IAH, and have some bike trials. Southeast Houston puts you near Hobby. Put take it form me stay away.

    Dallas... I have nothing. Only thing I can tell you is living there means you can go to an actual NHL game.

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    Dallas. Austin is cool, never been to houston, but dallas is the best. And superdex, they repealed that amendment recently so fares to a lot of places are extremely cheap. I remember round trip to D.C was $170.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob
    I may be given the opportunity to relocate to Texas for work. I know nothing about Texas having only spent time inside Dallas' airport.

    If you could move to Austin, Houston, or Dallas, where would you live. I will be working from home and using the airport for travel in the midwest and west.
    I would search for what housing they have available first, then i would choose the most affordable price out of the given selection. Hope this helps.
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    "recently" Heck yeah -- as in a couple weeks ago -- http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...1.31b30d9.html


    Austin has better geography for riding (mtn and road) and has a non-Texas feel to it. (Well, okay, it's still Texas ...but Dallas is great if you like going out to bars. If you like to be outdoors, Austin....

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    having been to houston, and having relatives in both dallas and austin, i would say austin...hands down.

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    Austin-- but anymore Dallas may be cheaper.
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    Austin or San Antonio, or better yet, re-think the whole idea.
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    +1 for san antonio
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    Dont forget about fort worth

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    I live in the DFW area, but I say Austin or San Antonio. MUCH cooler!

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    I'd not take any of those. I've lived in San Antonio, Houston and now in Fort worth. I'm told Dallas is "bad". Houston wasn't as bad as I expected but I'm told you HAVE to live inside the inner loop - the inner inner most loop (610).
    Austin is known for its great cycling atmosphere but the traffic in Austin, for as tiny of a ****ing pissant town it is it's traffic is literally as bad as Houston a city probably 3-5 times it's population.

    would probably choose San Antonio over all of them, and I'd probably go back to Houston as long as I could live inside of the inner loop.
    I am not sure I could ever be convinced to live in Austin just because of the traffic nightmare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Dont forget about fort worth
    The commute from Fort Worth to Dallas sucks ass. We live on west west end of fort worth at 30/820 and my brother works north of 35 north. It's a 30+ commute each way. And getting from fort worth to dallas is another nightmare
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    Austin is loads of fun, but it's also the most expensive place in the state, thanks to the natural beauty of the area and some incredibly boneheaded decisions by the aging hippies on the city council. It's a really nice town, but growing too fast for it's own good. That said, it's still probably the nicest place.

    Houston is a great place to make money. You can make a lot of it. It's got an arts scene that rivals anywhere else in the country and beats anywhere else in Texas. It's also flat, humid, smoggy, and very spread out.

    Don't really know enough about day-to-day life in Dallas to comment.

    San Antonio is the biggest small town you've ever seen. Provincial in a lot of ways, but charming in a lot of others. Night life can be kinda dull, depending on what you like.
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    Some little place down near Big Bend. . .Alpine sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    I'd probably go back to Houston as long as I could live inside of the inner loop.
    Why is it better to live in the inner loop?

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    Thanks for the comments. Keep them coming.

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    Corpus Christi is on the beach
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob
    Why is it better to live in the inner loop?
    The commute is way better, depending on where you're working. Actually, there are some nice areas just outside the inner loop (I live in one of them), but avoid any place where you have to take one of the major arteries (I-45, I-10, Highway 59) just to get to 610. The only problem with a lot of the inner loop areas is that there are cheap-ass crappy houses being put up and marketed in most of them. If you're renting, that's one thing, but if you're looking to buy, be very careful. There's a lot of **** on the market.
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    If your choice is Houston, check out the Westheimer district. It's an older neighborhood close to downtown, w/ lots of restaurants and nightlife. I wouldn't live in the outer areas or the suburbs of Houston for anything. Austin's still better, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebottle1
    The commute is way better, depending on where you're working. Actually, there are some nice areas just outside the inner loop (I live in one of them), but avoid any place where you have to take one of the major arteries (I-45, I-10, Highway 59) just to get to 610. The only problem with a lot of the inner loop areas is that there are cheap-ass crappy houses being put up and marketed in most of them. If you're renting, that's one thing, but if you're looking to buy, be very careful. There's a lot of **** on the market.
    Yeah no kidding. That's why i moved here because everything i saw that was cheap was ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    If your choice is Houston, check out the Westheimer district. It's an older neighborhood close to downtown, w/ lots of restaurants and nightlife. I wouldn't live in the outer areas or the suburbs of Houston for anything. Austin's still better, though.
    I liked the area right above Memorial Park (forget what the area was called might have had bayou in it or been next toit). Was really nice to live and nice area to cycle. Could actually cycle in most directions
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    Life long Dallasite,but I would choose Austin, then Dallas, then Houston in that order.
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