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Azazello
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Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
The day is finally here - the latest round of tax increases has pushed us over the edge. It is simply unfeasible to live in Chicago/Illinois any longer. Luckily, I secured a transfer to our Dallas, TX office.

I know nothing about DFW and have only been to Texas a handful of times. Any tips from area residents would be extremely helpful. Family of 4, office is in the crescent area (downtown?).




J Murdah
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
Dallas is a fantastic city, congrats


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Lake Vegas Tiger
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
Get a gun


Azazello
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
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Get a gun


Former USMC. I have guns.


xXLSUXx
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
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I know nothing about DFW and have only been to Texas a handful of times


Seems like you would've done research on the place you were moving to before making a life altering change.
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Josh Allen
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Hammers Lot
Member since Dec 2019
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
Stock up on jean shorts and Dak Prescott jersey's.
Buy a dodge charger. Grow a chin strap


TexasTiger08
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
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Get a gun


Bruh, he is coming from Chicago. I think he will find the transition quite pleasant.


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BeachDude022
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
Been in Dallas for 2 years, Texas for 16 total. Nothing like it. Dallas is amazing.


OleVaught14
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
North Dallas area is fully developed with nice neighborhoods and good public schools.

If you want land, look to the suburbs south of Dallas.

Both areas are nice and commute into downtown will be about the same, just depends on if you want some land or a true neighborhood/suburb feel.


Azazello
Tennessee Fan
Member since Sep 2011
2818 posts

re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
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Seems like you would've done research on the place you were moving to before making a life altering change.


I did:

- No state income taxes
- No corrupt "assessments" aka shakedowns
- Significantly lower tax burden
- No $100+ billion pension liability
- No extreme liberal politics
- It's not freezing cold 8 months out of the year
- Closer to family & friends
- Better career prospects
- Friendly business environment

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Winston Cup
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
Get you a cowboys T-shirt


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Azazello
Tennessee Fan
Member since Sep 2011
2818 posts

re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
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North Dallas area is fully developed with nice neighborhoods and good public schools.


What is the furthest from downtown I should look? I've heard that the traffic coming from the northern suburbs is insane.


Restomod
Columbia Fan
Highland Park, Tx
Member since Mar 2012
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
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The day is finally here - the latest round of tax increases has pushed us over the edge. It is simply unfeasible to live in Chicago/Illinois any longer. Luckily, I secured a transfer to our Dallas, TX office.

I know nothing about DFW and have only been to Texas a handful of times. Any tips from area residents would be extremely helpful. Family of 4, office is in the crescent area (downtown?).


You get the most for your money in North Dallas, if you can handle the commute.

Any city in Collin County is great(I recommend Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Prosper), with A+ public schools.


SEClint
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New Orleans, LA/Portland, OR
Member since Nov 2006
30953 posts

re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
Leave your warm clothing in Chicago


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KiwiHead
LSU Fan
Auckland, NZ
Member since Jul 2014
11876 posts

re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
So you traded freezing your arse off in the winter to sweating your arse off in the summer.


Restomod
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Highland Park, Tx
Member since Mar 2012
13467 posts

re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
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What is the furthest from downtown I should look? I've heard that the traffic coming from the northern suburbs is insane.


Richardson is a happy medium, get less for your money but schools are decent.


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keakar
Member since Jan 2017
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
- No extreme liberal politics

well for the most part but i understand austin is like a small version of california and making all those rule changes liberals love to make to turn it into a liberal shite hole

so be warned, there are pockets of insanity in texas where many california rejects have moved to and started ruining
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OleVaught14
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re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
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What is the furthest from downtown I should look? I've heard that the traffic coming from the northern suburbs is insane.


It is. I work downtown and have a co-worker who commutes in from Plano (roughly 20-25 miles) and it routinely takes an hour. Garland and Richardson aren't quite as bad.


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Tonio
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Member since Dec 2019
248 posts

re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
You’re bout to go from looking at ugly arse midwestern women all day to some gooood shite. Your wife will be suspicious when you offer to go do the grocery shopping.
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Azazello
Tennessee Fan
Member since Sep 2011
2818 posts

re: Escaping Chicago - moving to Dallas
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So you traded freezing your arse off in the winter to sweating your arse off in the summer.


Yes.


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