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Question by kashif_chicago: Is moving to Dallas TX from Orange county CA is a good idea?
I live in Irvine CA and really like to buy my own house but property prices are very high here in Orange county CA. I am thinking to moving to Dallas TX and buy a brand new 4 bed house for around $ 200000 or less which is not possible here in OC CA.
I have been to Dallas once and saw some homes in Murphy, Wylie area and they looks really nice and affordable but don’t know much about the area and schools.
Can anyone please advice especially someone who moved from CA to TX what are their experiences?
The low cost of living, gas, properties, better TX economy / job market and bigger Indian community attracts me to Dallas ( I am an American asian Indian )
On the other hand finding jobs, very hot summers, hassle and expence of moving and not liking the place stops me.
We moved to US 6 years ago and just lived in CA .My wife works in Medical field so it maybe easy for her to find a job in TX and I used to work in retail sales and I am looking for job opportunities here in OC but the job maket is not great.
Please advice me as I really want to make this hard decision.
Answer by Ayleen
Collin County is very very nice with great schools and great places to eat and shop. The summers are VERY hot, so it may take a while to get used to. The weather is very unpredictable. There are many great hospitals here in North Texas and a new hospital just opened up in McKinney. The houses are very nice and you really do get your bang for your buck in Texas. Im not sure about retail sales, but I’m sure there are jobs in North Texas. Look online for jobs, and apply! Hope you do come and live here. Its awesome here! 🙂
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