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Which city is better to raise a family in, Dallas or Atlanta?

I'm from Wisconsin and I was all set to move to Atlanta next year with my family, but alot of people are telling me that Dallas is a little better. I do want to move to the south but I want the move to be right for my family and I. I have an Associates degree in Business Management and am going for my Bachelor's but I can't find a job that pays me over $9.00 an hour. People tell me that the south have so many great chances for me and I want that for me and my family. It's just some people say Dallas is good and some say Atlanta is good. Can anyone give me any suggestions?

Asked By: mrztreed1 - 8/31/2007
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Maybe I can help, I'm originally from PA and moved to Atlanta in 1995. Atlanta is still a great city to accomplish your personal and financial goals however, it is suffering from urban sprawl on steriods. I tell everyone "think of Atlanta as the Los Angeles of the south" To purchase reasonable housing be prepared to... More
Answered By: Atlanta_Mitch - 9/3/2007
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man come to the big d im only 17 and i earn 10 an hour dallas is great
Answered By: climberguy2121 - 8/31/2007
 
Been to both, theyre actually quite similar. Both are HOT, have good areas to raise a family, relatively inexpensive, and southern. I'd say go for Atlanta because it's surrounded by decent suburbs and is full of wooded hills and an hour away from the mountains. Dallas is in the middle of arid grassland, its kind of... More
Answered By: labellephilomene - 8/31/2007
 
I lived in Atlanta for twenty years, and it's a great place to live. The economy is real vibrant...lot of opportunity. Plus, the cost to buy a house in a decent neighborhood is cheaper than just about any other city close to its size... More
Answered By: davidg32 - 8/31/2007
 
Both cities do have some issues as far as crime and the environment. I lived in Atlanta for 7 years and have had friends that lived in Dallas. There are some nice places out side of Atlanta that are great for families if you dont mind the commute to get into Atlanta's major business areas. You may also want to look... More
Answered By: Somaesthesia - 8/31/2007
 
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