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Moving to Dallas? 4 Things to Know

Relocation can be a stressful event. The more you learn about your destination, however, the more your anxieties turn into excitement. For those moving to Dallas, this guide offers the basics you need to know about your new city. As you get organized for your move, here are four things to help you get prepared and familiarized with Dallas.

1. You’ll Need Professional Movers or at Least a Moving Truck

If you’re moving to Dallas from the midwest, New England, California or another place at a distance, it really pays to have professional movers transfer your things. If you’re downsizing to a new home in Dallas, you can find affordable Dallas storage centers for storing things you can’t fit. You can even give professional movers your storage keys and have them handle the items that you want put in storage while you unpack your new home. If you’re moving from a neighboring city, you still need to rent at least a moving truck so that you aren’t making multiple trips bringing things to your new home.

2. It’s a Work Hard, Play Hard Culture

Dallas is a great city in which to earn a living. The number of employment opportunities in Dallas grows by 3.1 percent each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median income for Dallas households is about $50,000 a year, and salaries are relatively competitive. Historically, Dallas has been the home of the oil industry. Today, large corporations in virtually every industry have locations in Dallas, so matter what career you're building, you can find opportunities in Dallas. With all the businesses in town, you can also find work as a contractor or freelancer.

3. There Are Lots of Things to Do in Dallas

Dallas is a culturally diverse and historically rich city filled with fun things to do, from art museums to hip cafes and vibrant nightclubs. Social and leisure time in Dallas commonly revolves around the Dallas Cowboys and the Mavericks — be sure to get a Cowboys jersey by the time you get to Dallas. Here are some of the attractions in Dallas every local knows about:
·         The AT&T Performing Arts Center, where you can go to see live shows and performances, including ballets, musicals and more.
·         The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is one of America’s finest and largest art museums, housing over 23,000 works of art.
·         JFK Assassination and Museum Tour, see the house where Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy.

4. Dallas Has Several Great Neighborhoods 

Dallas is a great place to live because the cost of living is lower than in most other large American metropolises, such as Boston, New York and Chicago. There are many suburban areas outside the city, so no matter your lifestyle, there’s a part of Dallas for you. Many are professionals with families in suburban-type communities, as well as young couples living closer to downtown Dallas. Trophy Club and Colleyville are two of the most desirable neighborhoods, with great schools and many neighborhoods for retirees and affluent gated communities. In the downtown area, M Streets and Uptown are cool areas where young professionals live and mingle at bars and clubs.
Before you get to Dallas, do plenty of research. Once you get there, be sure to immerse yourself in the local scene and experience the major attractions, or at least a Maverick’s game. Hopefully, these tips help start you in the right direction. 


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