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Can’t wait to move to Dallas area. Flower Mound is likely our first choice. Getting out of Chicago for better schools without dominant unions, low taxes, and better public safety

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You will soon realize how bland living in Dallas is .. nearest tourist place is about 700 miles away .. it is good for shopping and eating out .. great public schools is an illusion, wait till you kids are in high school Been here for 28 .. usually skip summer to Colorado for a reason

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We’re moving for the schools. FM will be bland but realize we’ll have to take vacations to offset it. Our plan is to survive 10 years and then move where we want to move.

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Grew up in FM. Loved in Chicago last few years before moving to Dallas again finally. Loved Chicago for many reasons but greatly prefer Dallas.

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Nice! Just remember the reason you're moving here when it is time to vote

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Sales force I’m self-employed so my salary is the same. Chicago is LCOL so if I did take FT work it would be the samw

I’m from a very red city in Collin County and have a sister who’s enrolled in an “excellent” district. It’s possible that there might not *be* any teachers come next year with the way schools are currently being managed. Eight superintendents have resigned or retired within the past three months. There are districts that are extending the MLK holiday til Thursday / Friday simply because too many teachers are out with covid and they can’t find enough subs. Without these teachers, classes are being combined — apparently 50-60 kids in a class is not uncommon at the moment. We don’t have a teacher’s union here but so many teachers I know are finally at their breaking point and won’t be coming back. Something to take into consideration.

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Good point and good to know KPMG but having been through teachers strikes and walkouts I guess I’d rather take my chance. In the city we now no longer have Ds and Fs or homework and the SEL/DEI agenda is pushing students through regardless of performance as well as gender-neutral bathrooms. I’m also dealing with the hangover of 1+ years of remote learning and the psychological impact on my youngest, more extroverted child. Teachers, while stable in tenure, are also among the nation’s highest paid (elem school teachers with experience get paid $80k salary and some are around $100k). Some of the teachers in my school this month sent guilting letters to parents asking them not to send their kids to school due to the risk of teachers contracting COVID, only to send their own kids to private school in person. To me, though, it sounds like in Texas it’s a management and governance problem and possibly a compensation issue. As a taxpayer I’d rather spend money on top talent to remediate the situation in my future school district but not sure the Board would agree. Having seen the other extreme, bad as it may be, I’m willing to take my chances. Worst case we move here and then send our kids to private if unhappy with public.

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Hope you don’t like public transportation. It’s awful and almost non-existent. Also, hope you like armed dudes everywhere when you eat at casual restaurants or go to the mall.

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Family of four going from no car to two cars, but so is the rest of the country. Take NJ: good public transportation only gets you into the city or toward/away from suburbs on the same line the same line unless you want to go from Bergen to Hoboken. Suburban TX is marginally worse from what I could tell but it’s not like I’ll hop a train from Mahwah to Edison or in Illinois from Geneva to Winnetka. Dudes carrying guns? It’ll make me feel safer that the killers of 900+ people (including innocent pedestrians and college students) in my city who largely lacked FOID or CCLs.

Welcome to Texas! I live near FM. Some great restaurants there.

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Welcome! But FM is soooo boring and bland.. with limited highway access

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Thanks. That tax rate is roughly what I’m paying (on top of a 5% state income tax they’re trying to raise to fund workers pensions). Ten or even 25 minutes the airport is a vast improvement to 30 minutes with no traffic to O’Hare or 1+ hours in rush hour, and half of it’s freeway.

Keep property taxes in mind

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Thanks, and will do. Illinois ranks #2 in property taxes but it will be a wash with Texas.

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