5 Things to Love About Dallas

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The Flower Gals have the cutest little mobile flower shop around Dallas!

I’ve been living in Texas for two years now and it’s been quite the culture shock for me. Every single state I visit or have lived has had its own unique style, tastes, and feel. Texas is no different, in fact, the culture here is even more prevalent than say the understated culture of the midwest. Needless to say, living here as a Maryland native has left me scratching my head at times and wanting to pack my bags and run home to familiarity. BUT there are some things I’ve discovered that I like about Texas and here are my top 5!

You’ll Never Run Out of Restaurants

My Lord. There are so many places to eat in DFW its not even funny! I’m pretty sure its impossible to go to every single place in your lifetime. The Mexican food here is delicious (although my San Antonio born and raised husband to be says its better down there) and I’ll never get tired of all the chips and salsa! So yummy!

Shopping is Cardio

I read somewhere that “Paris knows how to design fashion. New York knows how to wear fashion. And Dallas knows how to buy fashion.” I think that’s the truest thing I’ve ever read! There’s more money here than I ever thought there would be and the shopping possibilities are endless. Whether you’re a “thousandaire” or a millionaire, on the weekends you’re buying something pricey.

Flights are Pretty Cheap

When you want to leave Dallas, usually in July when its unbearably hot, a flight to another part of the country is rarely more than $300 roundtrip. Dallas is centrally located and a hub for Southwest airlines. Even getting to Mexico is cheap(ish).

Job Opportunities are Endless

As a college graduate with a fair amount of debt, a city with job possibilities is important. Dallas really can’t be beat when it comes to that. I always thought I’d end up in Washington DC but the cost of living vs the pay just wouldn’t cut it. So much industry is moving to Dallas, making it a job seeker’s paradise.

Neighborhoods Have Distinct Vibes

A quick Google Street View search of Deep Ellum will make you realize that hipsters and artists can be found in this area while Uptown is full of uppity 20-somethings. I like the distinct styles and atmospheres of all the little areas around Dallas- gives it some uniqueness!

So in short, even though Texas has been hard to adjust to, I’m adjusting by finding the things I like and ignoring things I don’t (the heat and lack of ocean, just sayin’.)

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8 Responses to 5 Things to Love About Dallas

  1. Ilse says:

    I have family who just moved to Dallas. Great tips!

    xo, Ilse
    http://www.livelearnluxeit.com

  2. shannon says:

    I used to live in Dallas and I def miss it at times! I was just there and I feel like it changed SO much since I lived there (I moved in 2013). If you like Japanese cuisine, you HAVE to go to Tei-An! It’s PHENOMENAL! xx Shannon • http://www.champagneatshannons.com

  3. Amanda Stein says:

    I’ve never been to Dallas, but it sure sounds fun! I’ll have to visit ASAP! Thanks for sharing. Xx, Amanda

  4. Jess says:

    I lived in Texas for two years, being from California it was an adjustment! I loved going to Austin and San Antonio. We only ended up visiting Dallas once and it was a super short trip, I wish we could have seen more!
    xoxo,
    Jess
    http://www.mustheartstyle.com

  5. Susan Morrison says:

    I like your attitude of focusing on the positive things instead of the negative! That is not easy. I grew up in New Jersey and am so thankful I did. However, I haven’t lived there in 37 years. I have always compared everything to NJ and found it lacking. Now I know there are good things in every state. You might have to hunt a little but you can find them.

  6. Ren Lenhof says:

    I’ve never visited Dallas – but I’ve always wanted too!!! I def have to visit soon!! Thanks so much for all the tips!

  7. Kimberly says:

    Dallas has always been on my bucket list, I definitely want to plan for a trip there sooner rather than later

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