United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Relocating: Phoenix, Houston, or Dallas

Jump to last reply

I currently live in the Northeast and I'm looking to relocate. I'm looking for a strong economy. I'm moving without a job lined up, so I want a place where I can find a job quickly. I'm also looking for a place where I can live as a non-driver. I don't drive (medical reasons, will never be able to drive). And I want a low cost of living. I've narrowed it down to these 3 cities and I'm looking for advice.

Phoenix is my dream city. But the unemployment rate (just below 7%) is the highest out of the 3 cities I listed. However, the unemployment rate is much lower in Phoenix compared to where I currently live. I also prefer a desert climate, so Phoenix wins in that category. Phoenix has the light rail. They also have buses on all the arterial streets that run every 15 or 30 minutes.

Houston has the strongest economy. The current unemployment rate is just below 6%. They also have a lot of jobs in my field. Like I said, I prefer a desert climate. But I wouldn't mind Houston's humid climate either. My biggest thing is wanting a warm climate.

Dallas: At 6.3% unemployment, the economy is somewhere between Houston and Phoenix.

As far as the Texas cities are concerned, Dallas has a better rail system. But it appears Houston has the better bus system.

46 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Rental Services
  2. 2 Trip Report Hawaii is still Hell
  3. 3 Orlando parks advice
  4. 4 Chattanooga to Washington DC via Blue Ridge Parkway
  5. 5 Student-budget trip to NewYorkCity HELP please
  6. 6 Favorite Casual D.C. Restaurants?
  7. 7 Best to do list on Hawaii
  8. 8 zion, Bryce,grand canyon
  9. 9 Hotel: Union Sq. or Fisherman's Wharf?
  10. 10 New England XC & Downhill Skiing Week Trip mid-March, Reasonable prices
  11. 11 Maui - Haleakala
  12. 12 Trip planning for New York/Disney World Dec16/Jan 17.
  13. 13 Great Smoky Mountains - family driving trip
  14. 14 need help planning a trip to Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island, MI
  15. 15 Sedona - ladies trips- suggestions on where to stay and time of year?
  16. 16 Vegas in mid may
  17. 17 Bachelorette Weekend in NYC: Best Hotel (with rooftop bar?) and Clubs?
  18. 18 Worth visiting NYC just on weekdays?
  19. 19 SXSW an issue?: 4 Days In Austin 8-11
  20. 20 Texas for art and history lovers
  21. 21 Albuquerque to Las Vegas
  22. 22 Toddler in California but where to go?
  23. 23 San Diego: Point Loma>Ocean Beach
  24. 24 Knock Off Shopping in NYC
  25. 25 Kauai - rainy forecast every day of our trip!
View next 25 » Back to the top