I'm considering moving to Dallas, but don't know where to start looking for a job in my field and hence where to live.

Asked by hameed, Houston, TX Fri Sep 20, 2013

I'm an IT Project Manager and would like to find a job where the commute is short (under 30 mins if possible) .

I have two teenage boys - older one is starting University next year and the younger one still has two years left before he goes to University.

1. I'm looking for advice on which area of Houston to look for a job - links to job boards in Houston

2. I don't care for the night life - I'm more interested in living in an area that is not really downtown - I prefer the open areas of suburbs, but that may limit my choices for finding a job in my field (or not).

3. Safe and quiet neighbourhood.

4. I want to buy a house - at least 3000 sq. ft in size and my budget is under $400K to $450K- big backyard, lots of trees, mature neighborhood, but not a very old house.

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Randall Yates, Other Pro, Dallas, TX
Sat Sep 28, 2013
Hi apparently people do not look at the questions anymore on Trulia. Your looking in Houston around 450k, I would suggest a few areas my favorite is The Woodlands which is just north of Houston.. Email me randall@thelendersnetwork.com I can get you with my Houston agent that is one of the best in Texas, she can recommend some areas and set you up to receive MLS listings so you can get an idea of pricing and communities you like.
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Kenneth "Ken…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Sep 24, 2013
Dallas is a large area and there are many good neighborhoods and subdivisions as well as suburbs of Dallas that would work for you family. It is all subjective really. Just pick any 1 Realtor to work with and find what your looking for.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Fri Sep 20, 2013
If you are looking to move to Dallas area.....

Job search in Plano, Richardson area.....Oracle, HP, Dell, Perot Systems, etc.
Live in Frisco.

On the Ft. Worth side...probably SABRE in Southlake is biggest IT company.
Then live in Ft. Worth with Keller schools or in Trophy Club.

These will not be mature neighborhoods with lots of trees, but you will get newer house.
For this price range, I don't think you will find a lot of newer homes in mature neighborhoods.
In these neighborhoods people might pay for the lot for what you want to pay for the house.

Here are some examples in Frisco....
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Fri Sep 20, 2013

Employment are pretty spread out throughout the Metroplex. Irving, Addison, Plano and Richardson seem to have more IT jobs but that doesn't mean you won't get an IT job in Frisco or other cities. If you want a short commute to work then it looks the first step is to start contacting a high tech recruiter and go from there. Once you land a job then you can start looking for a home. I would highly suggest that you drive around the area after your meeting with the recruiter so you have an idea what Dallas and it's surrounding area look like. We have city zoning, you know, unlike Houston. Also let me know if you need a recruiter contact, I know of a productive one that I can refer you to.

Other things that you should consider is your boys. Do you know what university your boy is going to attend? If it's in Dallas, will he be staying with you? If so what is the commute time that is tolerable for him? Do you have any high school in mind for your younger boy?

There are plenty of nice areas here in Dallas, and good exemplary schools as well. So you have plenty of options, and I'd be happy to discuss with you about it. As far as home goes, you can get a nice home under $450k here.

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

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Thanks everyone for all the responses!

I'm getting my resume updated first and will then start to look for a job immediately after.
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Barbara Wils…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Fri Sep 20, 2013
McKinney is ranked the #2 best place to live by Money Magazine - Low crime, great schools, affordable homes,and easy access to the Dallas Metroplex. I agree that for an IT job, the 75 corridor would be a good place to look. There are other great communities as well -Plano, Allen, and Richardson.

I know all of these areas well. Please let me know if I may be of assistance.

Barbara Wilson
StarCrest Realty
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
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Chris Boying…, Agent, Allen, TX
Fri Sep 20, 2013
Hi Hameed--your stated you were looking to move to Dallas, however, it also states Houston under #1. Can you clarify? I work with job placement recruiters in the IT field across the nation that would be more than happy to assist you. Feel free to contact me at 214-598-0221 or chrisb@rmdfw.com to further discuss your needs
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Susan Hanson, Agent, Plano, TX
Fri Sep 20, 2013
Hello Hameed,
Your question states you are considering a move to Dallas, however your criteria refer to Houston. Assuming you are considering a move to Dallas, there are a lot of IT companies along 75 in Plano/Richardson area. Plano is a great suburb in which to live with easy access to many restaurants and excellent shopping. Allen and Frisco would be good possibilities as well. Depending on location in Plano or Frisco, the commute to downtown would be 30 to 45 minutes, maybe more at heavy traffic times. We have a good highway and tollway system that can ease the commute.
Feel free to call me with questions. I enjoy working with clients who are relocating to our metroplex and would be happy to assist you and set up some custom searches to give you an idea of what is available in your price range. There is some new construction available in that range as well.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Susan Hanson
Your Home Is Where My Heart Is!
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Thanks Hameed,
I'd be happy to create a custom search for you that you can watch over the next 9 to 10 months, This can enable you to become familiar with the pricing, types of homes, etc that are here and you'll be well informed when the time comes to actually look. I have done this for a number of my clients. Happy to send references. Thanks and hope to hear from you.
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Sorry, my typo, I meant Dallas and not Houston. :)

Thanks for the information you posted. I am in the process of getting my resume updated and will start my job search soon. My plan is to move after my older son finishes high school (June 2104) , in time for him to start University in September next year.
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