Wednesday , 25 April 2018

Eli Hernandez: What Makes DFW a Special Place?

By Eli Hernandez, TSB Columnist

Over the holiday break, I had a lively discussion (read: debate) with a friend that lives in New York City.

I lived in NYC for many years, thus I had an advantage in our back-and-forth, while he has never visited DFW.

Our discussion centered on the pros and cons of working and living in NYC or DFW.

Without tainting your answers, some of the points made were rather obvious. For example, NYC has a more dynamic and lively theatre scene, while the standard of living is higher in DFW.

What do you think makes Dallas/Ft. Worth a special place to live?  Another way to ask this question is what sets DFW apart from say even Houston or San Antonio? What differentiates DFW from other major markets in the U.S.?

This is the third time I have lived in Dallas – yes, I am that old – I keep moving away, yet I keep coming back to this area. I believe it’s because this place is comforting to me – it feels like a small town, yet it is definitely a major metro area with big commerce and many business opportunities.

What is your perspective? Why do you choose to live here?

(Photo credit to Julio Davila: Aerial view of downtown Dallas)

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