DFW- where should I live? - page 3

I'm not familiar with many parts of Dallas. I have been to Irving although from what I hear its growing very rapidly and the prices are rising sharply! It seemed like a nice safe area but very... Read More

  1. by   jeroboam
    Uh... I hesitate to ask, but...

    What if you're gay, and in an interracial relationship? What is the "acceptance" factor in the Dallas area?

    We'd like to live in the 'burbs. Money is not an issue. Our present location is a "blue" state, and people are welcoming. I'm not going back to the closet.

    I've agreed to this move so my partner can advance in his career. I can work anywhere. Your advice is greatly appreciated.
  2. by   gauge14iv
    A couple in the same situation as yourself lives down the street from me - they are as much a part of our neighborhood as any other neighbors.

    Our neighborhood (a standard brick median tract type) has a lot of turnover, the houses sell every 5 years or so because of the location so most of my neighbors don't know each other that well. We have been here ten years, so have they and a few of the others. No problems for them that I am aware of.

    There are areas of town - not in the burbs - where there are is a centering of that lifestyle, but it isn't necessarily where you would want to live.

    No need to go back in the closet!
  3. by   jeroboam
    Quote from gauge14iv
    A couple in the same situation as yourself lives down the street from me - they are as much a part of our neighborhood as any other neighbors.

    Our neighborhood (a standard brick median tract type) has a lot of turnover, the houses sell every 5 years or so because of the location so most of my neighbors don't know each other that well. We have been here ten years, so have they and a few of the others. No problems for them that I am aware of.

    There are areas of town - not in the burbs - where there are is a centering of that lifestyle, but it isn't necessarily where you would want to live.

    No need to go back in the closet!
    Thanks for the reassurance! I guess I'm more paranoid than my partner.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from RN/BSN/JD/ESQ
    Uh... I hesitate to ask, but...

    What if you're gay, and in an interracial relationship? What is the "acceptance" factor in the Dallas area?

    We'd like to live in the 'burbs. Money is not an issue. Our present location is a "blue" state, and people are welcoming. I'm not going back to the closet.

    I've agreed to this move so my partner can advance in his career. I can work anywhere. Your advice is greatly appreciated.
    I know a lesbian couple who live in Watauga (suburb of Fort Worth) and they have not had any problems that I know of due to their lifestyle preferences.

    BTW I am a lifelong blue-state person, as I was born and raised in Southern California.
  5. by   lands1980
    Rent first and get close to Parkland. There are very nice apartments in the immediate area with some great benefits. The Lemmon Oaklawn area is how can I say very mixed bag of gays,preppies and medical people. Gated apartments are the way to go but really look at what you are comfortable with. Craigslist for Dallas is a good internet resource.
    No commute is great if possible for any job and looking before you buy is the best thing to do.
  6. by   arvolina
    Is Cityview in Dallas an apartment building, condos? Business? I walked through the lobb, and was escorted out - QUICKLY!
  7. by   txspadequeenRN
    Cityview is in the SW part of Ft Worth. Very nice area with lots of places to work and close to all the major colleges...

    Quote from arvolina
    Is Cityview in Dallas an apartment building, condos? Business? I walked through the lobb, and was escorted out - QUICKLY!
  8. by   gauge14iv
    Cityview in Dallas is an office building complex - off of 75
  9. by   gauge14iv
    Heh - and what time of day was it or were there other circumstances?

    Their security is pretty tight apparently. I went to a seminar in there once.

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