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Help pick a city to live in. Dallas, Chigaco, Orlando

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by angelas111, Aug 22, 2010.

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Which is the best city to live in?

Poll closed Aug 27, 2010.
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  1. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My bf has to pick a city because he got a job offer and those are the options. He needs help deciding and we have been debating about this. Everything you say will be considered.
     
  2. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    okay we got four votes. keep em coming.....twss
     
  3. zoomsixx

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    Do not move to Orlando. You will regret it. Nothing but tourist, bad traffic and old people. I lived there for a few years.
     
  4. Beat the Green

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    ^^...and it can get hot as hell
     
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    i live in dallas.. no complaints here. :)
    been to chicago several times, not a bad place.
    never been to orlando but i hear florida is awesome.
    thats a tossup.
     
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    I live in Chicago and if you don't mind extreme weather and a bad football team, it's not a bad place to live. The summers can get really hot while the winters get very cold.

    We will also have consequent days of 60 degrees one day and 20 the next, so the temperatures can be a bit unstable.

    But if the weather isn't really a deciding factor, then there's a lot of stuff to do in the city and you will probably enjoy it.
     
  7. angelas111

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    actually i am sick of cold weather. so maybe chicago is not the best idea. but on the other hand florida is hot as a bitch. don't know about texas too much.
     
  8. futuremills

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    i would go with dallas or orlando...the winter sucks..plus you can get more for your money in those cities...but chicago has more culture
     
  9. dating101

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    I used to live just north of Dallas in Wichita Falls years ago. Dallas was pretty cool back then (late 80's). I drove through Dallas about 5 years ago and was TERRIBLY disappointed.

    A lot of bad has happened there. So, I guess your tolerances will be tested with Dallas.
     
  10. EmpireQuality

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    Definitely Orlando. Best weather by far within these 3 choices.

    I personally love Florida. Also, I must live on a coast, mainly the east coast. I guess that's because I have my whole life so far. Just my opinion.
     
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    I live in chicago and it sucks here, unless you like a lot of immigrants, I wouldn't recommend moving here.
     
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    Don't forget the TERRIBLE taxes and HORRIBLE crime in Chicago
     
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    LOL....Mexicans have taken Dallas over...you can't go to freaking McDonalds and order anymore, the intercom is in Spanish....
     
  14. tyler8541

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    Depends. Do you have kids? Do you want to live IN the city or a suburb? Just checked top 100 cities for 2010 and Allen, TX is listed as #16. It's about 30 min north of Dallas. Mckinney, TX is about 10 miles north of there and it is rated #5. So, 2 Texas cities in the top 20 within 40 miles of Dallas says something right there.

    I would also look into taxes for each city and state. FL real estate market is a mess which severely affects the local economy as well (whos to say the local economy won't effect your boyfriends job). TX has one of the strongest economies in the US as subprime started there earlier than most states so therefore they have a much healthier economy than most.

    Most all of any friends and family of mine that have ever moved to TX end up loving it. The main bitch is the heat and humidity in the summer but overall it's a lower cost of living and from what I hear pretty laid back and independent.

    I'd personally go with the Dallas area hands down for stability, taxes, weather, things to do, etc. Plus if you look at a map there are a ton of huge ass lakes surrounding Dallas to have fun at and a bunch of suburbs between 80,000-150,000 pop.

    Looks like about a 5 hr drive to the ocean as well.

    I say take the plunge to Texas, fuck that cold ass weather in Chicago and all those blue hairs in FL.

    My 2 cents.
     
  15. blackieman

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    Dallas is ok, and real estate is cheap. I think if you are conservative/republican, you will have fun in TX, otherwise not.
     
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    Dallas- Not a bad place. The summers can get REALLY, REALLY hot though. Night life is so-so, not bad but not the greatest either.

    Orlando- Cool place, more like a retirement type of place though. More of a family oriented place then say Chicago. The humidity is a BITCH in the summer, but other then that, I think its a cool town.

    Chicago- Yes, you'll get extreme weather on both ends, hot and cold. The cool thing about chicago is you'll always have something to do, as its a big enough city (third largest in the U.S.) to where there is always something going on. Plus Chicago has a really good public transit system, second only to NY. But........ Chicago is one big hustle, so watch your money, cause it will leave you faster in chicago then say ala dallas or orlando.

    Every city has its pros and cons, no city is perfect. So it would depend on what cons you can tolerate.

    -So if you like the big city, unless you move to New York, the closest thing outside of NY that has a Big City type of vibe is Chicago.
    -If you like a more Laid back approach and want access to great beaches, Orlando wins on those strengths, hands down.
    -If your looking for a more conservative vibe and cheaper living, Dallas would be the best bet. Its a great city. Be ready to learn a little Spanish though.

    Good Luck!
     
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    Tell him to turn down all the job offers and start doing IM in his basement and eventually work from wherever he wants!
     
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    unemployment July 2010:

    FL: 11.5%
    IL: 10.3%
    TX: 8.2%
     
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    lol.....he does some im under my supervision but this is his day job "gov't".
     
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    its a fucking hard decision and we are taking everything you guys are saying into consideration. i think chicago is out though. so looks like orlando or dallas. wish there were more choices because my number 1 would be the dc metro area as that's where i am from originally.