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PSI Teleport
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We're thinking about moving to that area soon. Anyone live there or visited and have any info/opinions? Awesome? Crap-tastic?
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Fort Worth has a fantastic zoo, a great science museum and outstanding concert hall. Traffic can be a little loopy, cost of living is fairly low (Much less than either coast for sure)and a lot of major telecommunications companies have their offices there and in nearby Irving and not-as-near Richardson. There are a ton of major league sports nearby and some fairly respectable colleges. A little to the north is Denton, which houses some excellent musicians... most notably the grammy-winning UNT 1 o'clock Lab Band.

They also have a pretty cool airshow at Alliance Airport every year... annd the Texas Motor Speedway, in addition to Nascar and IRL races, hosts some big festival-type concert tours as well.

What are you looking for?

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If you wait a year and half I might be there attending Brite Divinity School at TCU...

~Irish

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I was there recently for a concert. We stayed with my uncle. From what I saw driving around, its a nice little city and my uncle had nothing but praise since they moved there a few years ago.
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*waves at Maureen*
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If you're there this fall we should hang out. I'll be in Dallas visiting family for a few days. [Smile]
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I'm looking for anyplace that's cheaper and less oven-like than Tucson. My husband, unfortunately, is more specific than that.

It's become nearly impossible for a relatively low-income family to survive in Tucson. We're not poor, but we know we could be doing alot better somewhere else.

*waves at rivka* [Smile]

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Fort Worth has a VERY low cost of living, and it has some world-class museums and an opera. The scenery isn't great, but the schools are good.

There is, for practical purposes, no public transportation. You have to have a car, and it can take a very long time to drive places because the population and city is fairly spread out. Most of the jobs in the area are in Dallas, though. Many of the people I knew who lived in Fort Worth worked in Dallas, and the commute could be bad. If I was raising a family and was able to find work in Fort Worth, Fort Worth would be a good place.

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Oh yeah... forgot the Kimball Art Museum... as Kat says, world-class. Renowned, even.

Though I don't like anything I've seen there as much as I like "The Icebergs" by Fredrick Church at the Dallas Museum of Art.

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*waves at self*
*waves back*
*cries*

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Billy Bob's is overrated.

If you like theme parks, drive east to Arlington. It's between FW and Dallas.

Be sure and visit the Japanese Garden.

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I haven't seen much of either Dallas or Ft. Worth, but I have had some great barbecue there. Best pork ribs ever and the brisket isn't bad either.
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It's funny, I've lived in Dallas most of my life, but Ft. Worth is like a foreign country to me. It's such a different world there. Crime is lower; schools are better. It seems more "Texas" there.

You still want to carefully investigate which neighborhood you move into there. There are always bad neighborhoods, but it seems like such a different world from Dallas.

And like everyone has said, there are many neat things to do there.

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It loks like we're going to move there at the end of February. Now there's just the little matter of finding a job...
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BTW, I live here now. *Waves at Texans*
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Neat! What part of Fort Worth are you located in? I have a sister that's about 5 minutes away from the Texas Motor Speedway. How do you like it here?
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Welcome to Texas! [Smile] I'm not there anymore, but part of me will always be Texan. [Smile] How do you like it so far?
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I loved living in San Angelo. I don't know why. It just felt right. Sadly, I married a person who is uncomfortable if it's over 65 degrees out.
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Amanecer, I live southwest of downtown Ft. Worth.

Kat, where did you go? [Frown]

Oh, pooka, I love the weather here, minus the tornadoes everyday in spring. It's in the 70's here, and the forecast for Tucson today is over 100. Yuck.

I expect it to get hotter, but it just can't compare.

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