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09-04-2011, 07:23 PM
Hey everyone. I am currently a Penn State Senior and looking at moving to Texas upon graduation. I am split between Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, and Austin. I am a Health Policy Administration major, with a minor in IST in healthcare. (Eccentially I am looking for an administration job or data analysis in healthcare job) I would like to know the drift scene down in Texas and other hobbies that will be available. Seems like dirtbiking may be a new hobby I would like to expore. I do endless google searches on areas and coming from Long Island, New York I have come to learn that salt water fishing seems out of the question. Any insite will be helpful. I graduate in May so I have much time to figure out my plan but Texas is at the top of my list second is Tenessee, then Arizona, Colorado and Florida. Please feel free to post or private message me with information.

09-04-2011, 08:04 PM
im moving to houston at the end of this year hopefully,i seen they have few events at mineral wells,tx but thats kinda far from where im gonna be.

09-04-2011, 08:07 PM
Dont come to El Paso...

09-04-2011, 08:09 PM
I plan on staying far away from El Paso. I like big cities and there are a lot of healthcare facilites In those areas I mentioned.. And what made you choose Houston?

09-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Dfw ftw !

09-04-2011, 08:18 PM
any reason why dfw is the best to move to for a college grad?

09-04-2011, 11:03 PM
Idk bout that. But it's closer to mineral wells than Houston and Austin.lol

09-04-2011, 11:05 PM
Houston is huge, Austin traffic is fuuckin the suck DFW is 30 min from mineral but there is a huge medical center in san antonio. Houston has tx2kxx (Supra intls) proly the biggest car meet where it FUCKING GOES DOWN... 2000hp lambo vs 2000hp viper street race? seen it, tx 2k11....

09-05-2011, 12:13 AM
My Uncle moved to Houston a few years ago then so did my dad maybe 2yrs ago,So i figured ill give it a try since i want to move out of NYC. Just want to start fresh where its little cheaper to live and start a new life. I'm going to be doing mechanic work. Soo finding work shouldn't be too hard if you can show your skills i guess. But i would like to go back to school to take up something less hands on.

I visited earlier in the year around the time the rodeo was happening,That event is great. Im going back for another visit this fall to do some more research on good living areas,jobs,schools,etc

09-05-2011, 02:44 AM
hey man born in raised in texas, my family is from everywhere! I prefer Austin over the others. Austin has more live music, comedy, clubs, and jobs! Austin motto is, Keep Austin weird! Plus its centrally located between all the other cities. 1 drive your in San Antonio, 3 hrs your watching the Cowboys, 4 hrs your watching the Texans. 3 hrs south your in Corpus or South Padre. The food, BBQ all year around, with Tex Mex!

09-06-2011, 08:44 AM
Hmm thanks all for the insight sounds like each area can still be an option. Does anyone have any negative things about each area.I heard Houston has the highest crime rate out of all of them and traffic is horrendous and Dallas isn't much better. San Antonio keeps seeming more attractive as well but don't know the negative characteristics of some of these cities. How do car laws go regarding inspection and emissions?

09-06-2011, 08:58 AM
Only good thing about San Antonio is sea world.

09-06-2011, 09:38 AM
Austin is getting Formula 1 next year.

I vote Austin.

I was born in Galveston, but only lived there for a few years, went back and it was terrible. There are some really nice upscale areas in Houston, you don't have to live in the city to work there.

09-06-2011, 05:20 PM
Formula 1 is gay anyways. Dfw has Texas motor speed way.

09-06-2011, 08:25 PM
Formula 1 is gay anyways. Dfw has Texas motor speed way.

haha good point sir. Formula D is overrated but it is great for exposure for this sport. And Texas Motor speedway is definetly a plus. Looks like I may have to just apply and see whos offer me first but DFW and Austin look like the top 2. Would be nice to live in dallas and sport around my giants gear <3. But for serious thanks for all the insight guys I really can't thank your insight enough. I cant wait to come visit ech area and see for myself, with job growth over 11% it sounds like work will not be as hard, but I will continue to keep networking till I get something finally locked in.

09-06-2011, 11:43 PM
Formula 1 is gay anyways. Dfw has Texas motor speed way.

F1 > Indy > herpes > NASCAR > drifting

Oh and Circuit of the Americas > parking lot AutoX > Texas Motor Speedway (fuck oval track racing)

09-07-2011, 04:12 AM
Lol okay you win bro.

09-07-2011, 12:40 PM
DFW FTW!! We have Texas Motor Speedway, and I'd like to see the price to run events at COA which is a brand new F1 spec track, I don't think anyone who drifts has enough money to do that... Besides, there's proly more people here with 240's anyways, just not me cuz my car broke 3 days before I left California for TCU :(

surge s14
09-07-2011, 01:34 PM
DFW seems to be the place for drifting in Texas

also Mineral Wells is a hat toss away

09-07-2011, 01:41 PM
+1 on DFW, im in san angelo and its terrible :(

09-07-2011, 01:56 PM
Houston is a big place but there's tons of good areas. Just don't stay from inner loop and some outer loop areas..

09-07-2011, 01:57 PM
Every big city is gonna have there bad places

adam s
09-07-2011, 03:40 PM
I live in North Austin and love it.
Centrally located. (from other TX cities)
Cheapish living.
Great Music Scene
Easy to get places quickly with the toll road infrastructure.
Decent local economy
Formula 1!

No super close tracks
Traffic (although better than DFW/FW/Houston)
Ass backwards smoking laws
Wildfires LOL

09-07-2011, 05:51 PM
^Now that is what I am looking for. Do you know if there are good hospitals and schools in Austin? If anyone can do a pro/con on other cities that would be helpful. Also how are the roadways for travel, I lived in Northern Virginia and they by far have the worst system on the planet. I'm sure I could have walked to DC faster some days and travel to work will be an absolute necessity or else Im getting rid of my 6 speed tacoma. Also how are gas prices down there?

09-08-2011, 01:49 AM
What are the ass backwards smoking laws? Interested to hear.

09-08-2011, 02:05 AM
In Austin it is required by law that you smoke from the tip instead of the filter. Lol

09-08-2011, 05:34 AM

A quick search on Wikipedia just showed they aren't allowed to smoke inside places. That's the same way that it is in many places. Washington and Oregon did that about 10 years ago, and I know there are quite a few other places too.

Is there something more than what I'm reading? Because it's going to be that way everywhere soon.

09-08-2011, 08:40 PM
Man DFW is the Place to be! We have had a Drift Event in Mineral Wells Each month for the Past 2-3 years and only $40-50 bucks to drift all day! when the guys set up the track with the crazy strait speeds reach in to the 90's for entry speeds! and now we have some months sense thie spring were we have 2 drift events a month one By Fabricated motor sports and the other by Baileys Hyperfarmance!

And now with 3 Drift events @ Texas Motor Speed Way! We also have XDC this month!

So DFW gets my vote!

09-08-2011, 08:42 PM
Dfw dfw dfw!

09-11-2011, 11:26 PM
i live in victoria but im in austin almost every other weekend. the scene is great and there is always something to do, but i havent spent much time in DFW except for events at mineral wells which is always a blast. i would go with austin since it is in the middle of everything and there are almost as many drift events in houston as there are at mineral wells. im 6hrs away from DFW, 2 from austin, and 1.5 from houston. victoria is a fckin joke

09-13-2011, 09:19 AM
Austin does keep jumping at me because of it's central location. Victoria looka a little off the beat and path for my liking. I dont plany on living exactly in Texas or Downtown Austin but on an outskirt that would hopefully be 20-30 Miles from work. I am still looking at hospitals and consultant companies looking for hire. I am also a big hockey fan and currently work for the Penn State Hockey team. One of my coaches is a former director of hockey at Texas A&M and I'm working with him to set someting up for me to work for a CHL team. I know Dallas has the stars, Allen and Ft worth have teams as well. I know this is a long shot but are anyone here hockey fans and know what attendence looks like for these CHL teams or Stars games?

09-28-2011, 12:49 PM
dfw area is growing, and statistically, ppl are moving to dallas from east and west coast due to more job offerings. even couple of years back there was nothing in north texas, but look at frisco, and mckinney. it was a developing, but know its huge! im pretty sure you have a better chance of getting a job in dallas compared to houston or austin. plus, car scene is getting better! LOL

09-29-2011, 12:53 PM
There's definitely a good scene in the DFW metroplex. There's weekly meets all over the place and like everyone has mentioned regular drift events every month in Mineral Wells. About 30mins to an Hour depending on where you're at. Personally I live in Arlington, and It's only 15-20 minutes to either Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Good scene for cars. Parts/meets everywhere. lol
Lots to do. Clubs, sports, entertainment, bars
Not terrible traffic in most areas unless you're in a construction zone.
There's a decent amount of Health Care positions from what I'm aware. I got friends that do that kind of stuff.

Hot. Then again it's Texas.
A lot of uninsured motorists down here. So, it's damn near essential to have that on your insurance.
Depending on where you're living the crime can be bad, but that's the same everywhere. I live in a decent neighborhood. Basically, you get what you pay for.

10-03-2011, 08:12 AM
i agree.. stay north of texas, unless you want to deal with 4-6 months of 100 degree 100% humidity days..

its misery

10-03-2011, 01:47 PM
if you want to get into the supply side of health care deffinatly DFW, there are quite a few companys here, i work at Medassets, and if your interested i can see what openings we have here, there is also McKesson, my dad works there lol. VHA/Novation, Aspen Healthcare, and a few others as well.

10-03-2011, 07:44 PM
i live in victoria but im in austin almost every other weekend. the scene is great and there is always something to do, but i havent spent much time in DFW except for events at mineral wells which is always a blast. i would go with austin since it is in the middle of everything and there are almost as many drift events in houston as there are at mineral wells. im 6hrs away from DFW, 2 from austin, and 1.5 from houston. victoria is a fckin joke

If your from vic, than u know were Yoakum is. I'm from that small ass country town! We use to go to vic to holla at the girls and fight. I've been runing the 77 and 59 highways since 95. I was just stationed in Corpus Christi and that place has gone to help in a hand basket. The crime and Mexican gangs have gone overboard. Even the navy is thinking about closing shop down there all together. I was there when the closed the Ingleside base in 2010. There is no good spot south of the I10, Atx. H-town, D-town, or San -tone. Texas is putting in SMOG, I have the receipt to prove it, the cities listed above have it in place.

imotion s14
10-03-2011, 08:17 PM
Witchita Falls.. you know why? Because in less than 5 minutes you can be inside the Great State of Oklahoma! GO SOONERS!

10-05-2011, 09:36 PM
Oklahoma is gay.

10-07-2011, 12:17 PM
yes,, do not like sooners,,,,, but i dont know about tomorrow.. :/

10-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Dallas has lots of opportunity in the health industry but if I had a choice to relocate somewhere else in Texas it would be Austin which is known for health careers too. There are tons of things to do in Austin, not to mention a more relaxed atmosphere compared to Dallas and Houston. Another added bonus is that Austin is near San Antonio and Houston and 3.5 hours away from DFW.

10-19-2011, 08:28 PM
yeah yoakum is like 30min away. dude you must have rolled through a loonnnnngg time ago. there is still douchebag wannabe gang fags, but as for the women....if you mean pregnant mexican chicks then yeah, they are everywhere here lol. corpus has turned to complete crap within the last couple years.
all in all, DO NOT MOVE TO VICTORIA. its completed BS here. there is absolutely nothing to do and the cops are crooked as fck!
i live for the monthly drift events and Planet Zero meets in Houston.

10-19-2011, 10:41 PM
dude if you want medical facilities there are a ton in San Antonio. And we dont have emissions, just a safty inspection (lights,wipers,horn, etc). And its close to Austin, like an hour drive which is tight cause 6th street in Austin is the shit. And there are some nice gated apartments that are cheap as tits right off the freeway (1604 and 410 area). only thing i hate about this place is the majority of people drive ford powerjokes and think all imports are "rice". But Austin would be better to live imo

11-17-2011, 04:10 AM
im still very confused about this all moving to tx and im sure driftredmption is well..lol
Too many mixed feelings...

11-24-2011, 12:03 AM
Live in an outskirt town like me for cheap with a 15-20 min drive to austin and no emissions(outside of williamson/travis county). I work at a healthcare related business plenty around. Austin is a great hub to other areas. Gulf of mexico has great fishing charters. I like dallas, love houston especially bellaire but not to live. Trust me you'll meet plenty of friendly people in austin. DO IT!

11-24-2011, 12:06 AM


11-26-2011, 10:16 AM
I've lived in all three. DFW, Houson, and currently in Austin. Austin FTW!

Houston pro's:
Awesome car scene! some of the best street races I have ever seen!
Gulf Greyhound Park drift events
Great tuner support with performance shops and parts suppliers
Some cool people
intuitive road system
Lots of job opportunities in any field

Houston con's:
TRAFFIC!!! no seriously, it sucks major dong
more shitty people than cool people
Did I mention traffic?? cause it sucks
Heavy police presence that is pretty much worthless for anything besides giving you tickets

Dallas pro's:
job opportunities
Some cool city highways to haul ass on.
Descent music scene
Good Tuner support with shops and parts

Dallas Con's:
pretty much everything else
stuck up elitist crowd (no offense to you dallas folks... just an observation)

Austin Pro's:
LOTS of really nice people
really laid back atmosphere
lots of diversity
F1 track coming soon (maybe. read recent news)
Like women? Austin has a wide variety of gorgeous lady's
TONS of outdoor activities (greenbelt, Texas Hill Country, rock climbing, kayaking, rivers, lakes, and much more)
Some really really amazing roads to drive (limecreek, Spicewood springs, etc)
Central to the other noteworthy Texas cities
Very open minded
Great music scene
Lots of really good bars/clubs
Lots of job opportunities for any field
great economy
Austin Police have always been friendly to me

Austin Con's:
Car scene is a bit lacking but there.
Road system... WTF?
Traffic can get a bit frustrating (still not as bad as houston or dallas if you stay off I35)
more than our fair share of shitty drivers. Yup. Lots of em
Lot's of college kids
Not a whole lot of Tuner support but what we have is excellent (MZM, Boost Logic, etc.)

IMHO, Austin blows any other city in Texas out of the water. The people, entertainment, beer selection, women, fun roads, jobs, housing market, outdoors activities. All great stuff
I will personally never live anywhere else in Texas.

12-09-2011, 12:53 AM
alright,gonna be moving for the end of jan..Some likely it will be Houston and ima gonna driving the 240 down there