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post #1 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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relocating: TX or NM?

All you natives.....please convince me...Ft.Worth area or Albuquerque?
Hubby has these two possibilities, and I'd like to get smart before " he" decides lol.
Up to a 50- mile commute is fine, we're no city dwellers anyway. Plus we'd have to have the horses at home.
Weather....bad? How bad?
Short....fill me in...
thanks!
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post #2 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 10:11 AM
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Research both areas as to climate, population, cost of living, or whatever is important to you. I think TX might be a little more "horsey" area, but probably more populated around the city also. So you might have to be further out for the horses. Is this a last move before retirement? I moved to a small town, but sure miss some of the "city" things I was used to. No piped in water, no natural gas, mail delivery a few miles away, feed store over 20 miles away-used to be 3 houses down-LOL. But, no more sirens, much better air, & we own the 13 + acres right around the house, not just a 1/2 acre.
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post #3 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 10:23 AM
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Each one will have its pros and cons...

We picked up one of our mares just before Fort Worth, and we loved how green it was and all the water... still drooling, lol. Of course, with so much humidity and moisture, you can also have more mold issues.

I live in NM, and I am so sick of the dry dust on everything, and the water restrictions for everything. Even if you drill a well, you still can have problems. Albuquerque is a busy place to get around in, and even though they are North of us, they still have restrictions as well. But the views are spectacular of the mountains.
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post #4 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I'd love to stay somewhere for good, and Cali isn't it. Climate wise anytime, but this state is just getting too crazy.
I really don't need big city, super small or no town is very much okay with us lol. Extreme weather possibilities scare me. Tornados, hurricanes, floods, the like. Don't mind snow and am currently learning to deal with extreme heat...

More horsey would be excellent....here it's sad...nothing's going on. Lots of horses but...well, strange folks who keep them.
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post #5 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 10:30 AM
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Well, last week it was 115 in areas of NM and a mere 105 here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of TX. This week has been divinely (and unexpectedly) cool, mornings around 67 with highs in the upper 80s/low 90s.

I was in MI/OH/IL from birth through college, and have been in TX since. I will complain about the heat with the rest of 'em, but I can't imagine living anywhere else! Aside from the sweltering month of August, you can comfortably be outside most of the year. DFW has a good job market, reasonable cost of living, your choice between open spaces & big cities & every conceivable option in between. There is culture, food, fashion, sports, museums, universities, high society & rednecks - you can pretty much find anything you are looking for within a short drive. Heck, we even had a white snowy Christmas Eve in 2012! And then it was back to a lovely 60 two days later. And, if you want to travel anywhere else in the world, we have one of the biggest, nicest & easiest-to-navigate airports in the US. You can easily visit NM by way of a brief flight ;)
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post #6 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 10:33 AM
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Albuquerque is too "metro" for me, and I originally come from NY, so... I loved visiting through TX due to all the horse farms/ ranches, "real sized" trees, grass you don't have to water, etc... The only downside for me is that it is flat. I could deal with that and the humidity, in order to not have to pay for hay and have actual grazing for my "kids".

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post #7 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 12:11 PM
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Texas ofcourse! ;)

I'm really not a fan on the horse population down here in South Texas, but DFW is great. They run a LOT of livestock through that area so you'd be in good company, and we got a great little lesson/low level show gelding from up there. I have family that lives in the area and they like how 'small' some of the areas feel without having to deal with city smog or traffic, but that they have access to city things as well. The humidity isn't as bad as where I live atleast IMO, and I've never heard of a hurricane affecting the area terribly either. Maybe some wind and rain but nothing extremely damaging. Its mostly along the gulf, such as where I live, that hurricanes are a huge problem.

I've never been to NM though so I might be a bit biased...LOL. I've lived in Texas all but two years of my life, and while I wish we had some more mountainous terrain too, I do love the fact that Texas has just about everything else. Beach, forest, plains, desert, etc., we have it!

Falcor, WHERE DID YOU GO IN TEXAS? xD My area is dry dry dry, very little grass anywhere. I remember DFW having quite a bit more though, so maybe its just us cursed south Texan's that can't grow anything.
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My husband had the chance of a job in Point Pilot TX so I researched the area a lot - really great for horse stuff going on and some very cheap properties on the market but in the end I decided I just couldn't live with the heat
CT's bad enough, humidity doesn't help here though.
I think I would be better suited to somewhere like Wyoming!!!
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post #9 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Well, last week it was 115 in areas of NM and a mere 105 here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of TX. This week has been divinely (and unexpectedly) cool, mornings around 67 with highs in the upper 80s/low 90s.

I was in MI/OH/IL from birth through college, and have been in TX since. I will complain about the heat with the rest of 'em, but I can't imagine living anywhere else! Aside from the sweltering month of August, you can comfortably be outside most of the year. DFW has a good job market, reasonable cost of living, your choice between open spaces & big cities & every conceivable option in between. There is culture, food, fashion, sports, museums, universities, high society & rednecks - you can pretty much find anything you are looking for within a short drive. Heck, we even had a white snowy Christmas Eve in 2012! And then it was back to a lovely 60 two days later. And, if you want to travel anywhere else in the world, we have one of the biggest, nicest & easiest-to-navigate airports in the US. You can easily visit NM by way of a brief flight ;)
Lol....that's a good one
I read about heavy hail storms and tornados in the DFW area...and humidity....true? I'm at about a week of around 105, 20% humidity and am still alive.....but don't really need that....
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post #10 of 27 Old 07-03-2013, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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My husband had the chance of a job in Point Pilot TX so I researched the area a lot - really great for horse stuff going on and some very cheap properties on the market but in the end I decided I just couldn't live with the heat
CT's bad enough, humidity doesn't help here though.
I think I would be better suited to somewhere like Wyoming!!!
I sooo hear you with Wyoming....no job for DH, unfortunately...
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