Dallas, Texas

Life in Dallas, Texas, explained by people who’ve lived in Dallas:

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Dallas Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Dallas?

  • Culture. (Lori, 1.5 years)
  • The cheaper living expenses. (Maggie, 2 years)
  • 75227. (Cari, 3 years)
  • Everything downtown is close by. Great restaurants and music. (David, 8 years)
  • So many opportunities. (Willie, 15+ years)
  • Diversity, cheap fresh produce, Tex-Mex. (Misty, 17 years)
  • Always something to do. (Shannan, 20 years)
  • Diversity. (Derese, 36 years)
  • Services and competition of services. (Anonymous, 38 years)
  • Nothing. (Patricia, 47 years)
  • My family. (Sheila, 53 years)

Dallas Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Dallas?

  • Extreme heat/cold. (Lori, 1.5 years)
  • Very few outdoor activities, the superficial people and the drinking culture. (Maggie, 2 years)
  • Train. (Cari, 3 years)
  • Homeless situation is out of control. City doesn’t care. (David, 8 years)
  • The rude people. (Willie, 15+ years)
  • Hot summers. (Misty, 17 years)
  • Traffic. (Shannan, 20 years)
  • Crime. (Derese, 36 years)
  • Lack of recreation and outdoor spaces. Heat. (Anonymous, 38 years)
  • Everything. (Patricia, 47 years)
  • Crime. (Sheila, 53 years)

Dallas Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Dallas?

  • Klyde Warren Park, Arts District, Katy Trail, Farmers Market. (Lori, 1.5 years)
  • Katy Trail, checking out new restaurants. (Maggie, 2 years)
  • Deep elm. (Cari, 3 years)
  • Deep Ellum, Mavs Games, Fair Park. (David, 8 years)
  • Parks. (Willie, 15+ years)
  • Parks, library, museums. (Misty, 17 years)
  • DE and OC. (Shannan, 20 years)
  • Fishing. (Derese, 36 years)
  • White rock, shop, and day drink. Pretty much all the land locked city has… (Anonymous, 38 years)
  • The Zoo. (Patricia, 47 years)
  • Going out to eat and bowling. (Sheila, 53 years)

Dallas’s Reputation

What’s Dallas known for?

  • JFK’s Assassination. (Lori, 1.5 years)
  • Being $ oriented. (Maggie, 2 years)
  • Cowboys. (Cari, 3 years)
  • Crime. (Willie, 15+ years)
  • JFK’s death. (Misty, 17 years)
  • JFK. (Shannan, 20 years)
  • Cowboys. (Derese, 36 years)
  • Shopping. (Anonymous, 38 years)
  • Big Ball. (Patricia, 47 years)
  • Great food. (Sheila, 53 years)

Dallas Crime

What’s the crime like in Dallas? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Since Dallas is a segregated city, much of the crime is as well. (Maggie, 2 years)
  • West end is really bad at times. (Cari, 3 years)
  • Don’t walk alone or unarmed after dark downtown, especially south of Commerce and near the bus station. (David, 8 years)
  • Doesn’t seem that bad. (Misty, 17 years)
  • Could be worse w/ undermanned police force. (Shannan, 20 years)
  • It’s crimes all over Dallas. (Derese, 36 years)
  • On the increase with homelessness, drug users, porch thefts, and violent crime expanding neighborhoods. (Anonymous, 38 years)
  • Terrible. (Patricia, 47 years)
  • Very bad. (Sheila, 53 years)

Dallas Advice

Any advice for people moving to Dallas?

  • Embrace the surprising culture. (Lori, 1.5 years)
  • If you must live in Dallas, live in the M streets area or downtown. (Maggie, 2 years)
  • Be aware of your surroundings. (Cari, 3 years)
  • Don’t move to the North suburbs, you’ll spend your life in traffic. (David, 8 years)
  • Don’t do it..too congested. (Willie, 15+ years)
  • Don’t? Newcomers are raising home buying costs and rent to ridiculous levels and clogging up the highways with traffic. Ten years ago it was unheard of to be stuck in a traffic jam on 75 on the weekend, now it happens to me every time. (Misty, 17 years)
  • Leave near a rail station. (Shannan, 20 years)
  • Have a lot of opportunities. (Derese, 36 years)
  • Do you like to shop and eat? Because that is what we offer. (Anonymous, 38 years)
  • Stay prayed up. (Sheila, 53 years)

Dallas Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Dallas (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • The zoo- it’s a fun place for all ages. (Cari, 3 years)
  • A UFO followed us home one day. (Derese, 36 years)
  • Family Time. (Sheila, 53 years)

Dallas’s Future

How do you think Dallas will change over the next 10 years?

  • Traffic will continue to get worse, but culture will continue to explode. (Lori, 1.5 years)
  • It will BOOM, and in doing so, will (hopefully) become a less segregated and more culturally rich city. (Maggie, 2 years)
  • Hopefully they will find more for children to do across the board and better school education. (Cari, 3 years)
  • More crowded, more traffic, more generic townhomes and shopping centers to the detriment of history and good taste. (Misty, 17 years)
  • More people. (Shannan, 20 years)
  • I really don’t know. (Derese, 36 years)
  • More crime and sprawl of big box apartments that embrace short sighted architectural value. Giant increases in property taxes will eclipse the benefits of living in a state with no income tax and the business-friendly appeal will have competition. (Anonymous, 38 years)
  • I hope for the better. (Sheila, 53 years)

Dallas Facts

Any other interesting facts about Dallas?

  • Dallas has a butterfly house. (Cari, 3 years)
  • We usually tear everything old down to build over it. (Misty, 17 years)
  • It is what you make it. (Derese, 36 years)
  • Great Churches. (Sheila, 53 years)