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Offline jholla89

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Moving to TX soon
« on: March 30, 2015, 03:57:33 PM »
Hello,

My family and I are looking to move to Texas sometime in the near future (hopefully 2-3 months).  Does anyone here live in the Dallas region or East of Dallas?  What can you tell me about places like Scurry, Kaufman, Terrell, Ennis? The tech industry looks good there, at least from the job postings I see any thoughts on that or suggestions?    Any insights into employers?  Can you tell me what parts of Dallas are better to live in while we do a house and property search?  Thanks for any info you can provide. 

Josh

Offline busymomx3

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Re: Moving to TX soon
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 06:41:49 PM »
Good luck with your move.  We are about 2-2.5 hours from Dallas so I can't help with locations much.  But I love TX :).  We moved here about two years ago.  Just bought our farm property. 
What kind of tech job are you looking for?  I know that Motorola is in Dallas and they pay well with good benefits.

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Re: Moving to TX soon
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 07:09:27 PM »
I've heard jack call Plano "Yuppieville"; I'd like to know myself, I am planning on moving this fall (which may fall though until next spring) and I don't know the area either.

Why the hesitation? It's hard to coordinate such a big move, My retired parents, my sisters and their families and my brother are making the move with me, my wife and kid.

I am currently a MRI test technician, but was until last year an instrument calibration/repair technician working on everything from Capacitor and Resistor Standards to LCR meters, to power amps and Arbs.

I heard Toyota was moving a plant to Plano, lots of jobs. Doing a Monster Search revealed nothing but temp jobs, but my wife found plenty of real jobs at www.indeed.com and we are using www.Zillow.com to look for housing.

Any advice would be appriciated!  ;D


 

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Re: Moving to TX soon
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 10:28:14 AM »
I am a Houstonian and don't know much about that particular area, but come on down!

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Re: Moving to TX soon
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 01:37:53 PM »
     Hi everyone,

     Thanks for putting some comments here.  Busymom I am a Desktop Support technician with some networking and old server experience.  I fix peoples computer issues on a daily basis.  I see a lot of similar jobs at some of the hospitals in the Dallas area and I'm working at the University Washington Medical Center right now.  I'll look into Motorola as well so thanks for the tip. 
     Hi Rob, I've heard similar things about Plano.  Looking for apartments/duplex/house  near there, Rowlett,  or even Rockwall.  Keeping it open though and planning to get to a house hopefully before the end of the year.  I've been using Indeed and Zillow for a while.  I use trulia.com for house searches as well.  I'll let you know what I find as we transition there. 
     Anyone who can give details about neighborhoods and towns around Dallas your input would be welcome. 

     Josh

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Re: Moving to TX soon
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 08:59:52 AM »
The closest I lived to the east side of DFW was in Allen. which is east of Plano a couple of years ago.  The property taxes are generally higher because it is a lot of population that works in the tech sector around that area. Generally the Far North Dallas 'burbs are yuppieville with spatterings of folks that moved there when it was farmland. I work in the tech sector myself but I didn't particularly like the area because of the pretentiousness. I live in the Mid-Cities (between Dallas and Fort Worth) and like the area I live in a lot better, it's suburbs but it sits beside rural areas and a lot more blue collar folks (my kind of people).

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Re: Moving to TX soon
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 03:19:44 PM »
Good luck with your move.  We are about 2-2.5 hours from Dallas so I can't help with locations much.  But I love TX :).  We moved here about two years ago.  Just bought our farm property. 
What kind of tech job are you looking for?  I know that Motorola is in Dallas and they pay well with good benefits.

Anywhere Collin County, Rockwall County has nice housing. I may have an apartment opportunity for the right person that wants to due some permaculture/animals/manual labor/farming part-time. By Rockwall on 15 acres.