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Friday, December 29, 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Move to Dallas

I can't believe it's been three months since I moved from my small hometown of Rochester, NY to Dallas! It's taken years for me to figure out what city to move to one day (it was always my life's dream and now it feels weird cause I need to find a new dream to focus on!) and after tons of research, I finally decided to take a big risk and just move to Dallas without even visiting the city first! Luckily, all my research turned out to be correct and I ended up falling in love with the city right when I stepped off the plane and I'm not the only one! Nearly 300 people are moving here per day! In case you feel like taking some chances in 2018 and looking for a new city to move to, then here are the reasons why you should choose Dallas: 

1. The Job Market

One of the main reasons why I decided to move to Dallas is because of the incredible job opportunities here! Do a quick Google search and you'll find that Dallas is constantly on the top of the list of cities that's exploded with job growth and security. In fact, Forbes just named it the number one big city for jobs with 2.55 million jobs avaliable. This is probably because there's so many corporate headquarters moving here. Some great companies that are here is Toyota, State Farm, Liberty Mutual, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, and Hewlett Packard as well as tons of start ups and entrepreneurship opportunities. 

2. Low Cost of Living

Since I never lived in a big city before, I was quite nervous to move to one since I knew that rent can be outrageous. After hearing about the cost of living being lower in Dallas compared to other big cities, I decided to start researching apartments and I can confirm you get more for what you pay for. Most apartments here come with a garage, balcony, walk-in closet, gym, and pool meanwhile my apartment in Rochester was a one bedroom for $800 and didn't come with any of these things. Of course it all depends on which neighborhood you choose to live in but for the most part, I found Dallas to be affordable. Also if you're a homeowner then you have a huge advantage here since Texas in general is a good place to buy a spacious home for a better deal than what you would get in other big cities. 

3. It Really Is The Friendly State

I underestimated how friendly and kind people in Texas are! I always heard about southern hospitality but I assumed that since most people that live in Dallas aren't originally from there, then it must've been lost but I was wrong. People are so warm here and do things like saying hello when you're walking down the street or wanting to get to know you when you mention that you're not originally from Dallas. The city isn't intimidating at all and making friends is so much easier when the people are friendly. As a result, it's made me want to be more of a friendly and down to earth person and spread good vibes wherever I go.

4. Exploring Dallas

Back in Rochester, I always felt limited by the things that the city offered because it was so small and there wasn't much growth. In Dallas, there's always something to do! There's tons of trendy restaurants (we take food so seriously here haha), amazing photography spots like the Reunion Tower and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, events like pop-up shops like the one Glossier threw back in November, and holiday events like Holiday Wonder at Fair Park. The possibilities are endless and the city just keeps growing constantly with new places opening each week. I can't wait to explore more of this city. 

5. The Shopping Scene

Dallas is defiantly a fashion city -  seriously what store don't we have in Dallas?! There's nothing missing! You can find everything from big department stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus (check out the original NM in downtown) as well as luxury shops like Dior and Chanel at Highland Park Village as well as TONS of chic consignment stores and boutiques. The shopping is endless! And I love the fact that you can actually walk around here in your most stylish clothes and completely blend in with everyone else cause everyone dresses amazing here! 

I hope this helps anyone who's on the hunt for a new city to move to! 


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