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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #250 on: August 17, 2017, 07:52:55 AM »
Early/mid afternoon works

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #251 on: August 17, 2017, 11:35:35 AM »
So Saturday August 19th at 3pm, Grapevine Craft Brewery.
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #252 on: August 17, 2017, 11:53:09 AM »
It is much like herding cats sometimes. 

I'm good with that time and location. 
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #253 on: August 17, 2017, 05:38:12 PM »
I can attend. Thanks!
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #254 on: August 17, 2017, 07:33:39 PM »
Enjoy!  I'll miss hanging out with everyone, have to leave town tonight ahead of an appointment at Duke Medical next Monday/Tuesday.  Fingers crossed
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #255 on: August 17, 2017, 08:23:28 PM »
I will be there

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #256 on: August 19, 2017, 12:21:03 PM »
See everyone in a bit, I'll be wearing a red Star Wars shirt and Himself will be in a Ninja Turtles shirt.
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #257 on: August 19, 2017, 01:36:43 PM »
Wearing red shirt black shorts.

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #258 on: August 19, 2017, 01:37:15 PM »
Be there in 30

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #259 on: August 22, 2017, 09:55:29 AM »
how did the meetup go?  How many showed up?

I live in Grapevine, but missed this posting.  Next time....

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #260 on: August 22, 2017, 10:18:00 AM »
5 showed up.  I was hoping the west side of town could have made a better showing. 
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #261 on: August 22, 2017, 11:53:36 AM »
I'll be moving (with my wife) to Dallas in 2 months.  Any recommendations on good, affordable and safe locales in the area?  I'm open to anywhere really (I've looked at /considered Plano, Carrollton, and Oak Lawn).  I'd also like somewhere that is close to grocery stores and as bike-able as possible.  For groceries, that means Aldi and Asian grocery stores (H-Mart comes to mind).

Eventually, I hope to meet some of the folks here.
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #262 on: August 22, 2017, 02:30:42 PM »
I'll be moving (with my wife) to Dallas in 2 months.  Any recommendations on good, affordable and safe locales in the area?  I'm open to anywhere really (I've looked at /considered Plano, Carrollton, and Oak Lawn).  I'd also like somewhere that is close to grocery stores and as bike-able as possible.  For groceries, that means Aldi and Asian grocery stores (H-Mart comes to mind).

Eventually, I hope to meet some of the folks here.


I would recommend locating near the DART rail.  As for as bike-able as possible, this is highly dependent on work location.  Richardson is ranked high for bikers.  It is pretty hard to find somewhere that is not in biking distance to a grocery store.  Plano has some good Asian markets near 75 and Legacy.


http://www.bikedfw.org/dfw-area-bike-trails.html


These are pretty generic criteria.  You might add some more criteria (general work location) and start a new thread.




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I just saw your FIRE countdown, so I guess work isn't an issue.
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #263 on: August 22, 2017, 03:09:39 PM »
Most importantly, where will you work?  That's the #1 determining factor for me in where to live.  Life's too short to sit in rush hour traffic
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #264 on: August 23, 2017, 06:39:17 AM »
Thanks for the tips.  I'll look into Richardson.

Yep, I'll be FIRE/semi-FIRE for a while (going to try it out for a year at least if not longer), so I'm ultra flexible with area.  We picked Dallas area because its larger size (more amenities, larger airport), decent COL, and has lots of things that we like to do close by - I especially love all of the Asian food choices.

Our current plan is that come mid-October about, we'll to live out of an AirBNB for a few weeks while we find a place to rent.  I know it's a big place and my criteria doesn't narrow down things much but really a general idea of areas to avoid would be helpful.
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #265 on: August 24, 2017, 11:29:25 AM »
Just found out about this thread. Sorry i missed it. Looking forward to the next one.

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #266 on: August 24, 2017, 01:41:22 PM »
Brand new Dallas Mustachian here. Sorry to miss the last meetup. Will keep an eye out for the next one.

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #267 on: August 30, 2017, 08:53:33 PM »
Ditto of what Spot said ^. New to FIRE and MMM. Grew up in Lewisville, moved between there and Dallas and Denton from 18-25, and currently in Valley Ranch going on year 2. Will keep an eye out for the next meet!

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #268 on: September 03, 2017, 04:35:45 PM »
Thanks for the tips.  I'll look into Richardson.

Yep, I'll be FIRE/semi-FIRE for a while (going to try it out for a year at least if not longer), so I'm ultra flexible with area.  We picked Dallas area because its larger size (more amenities, larger airport), decent COL, and has lots of things that we like to do close by - I especially love all of the Asian food choices.

Our current plan is that come mid-October about, we'll to live out of an AirBNB for a few weeks while we find a place to rent.  I know it's a big place and my criteria doesn't narrow down things much but really a general idea of areas to avoid would be helpful.

Not sure if you are still looking for options. I live in Oak Lawn and didn't have a car for a year (rambling side story as to why I did purchase a lovely used one).  DART in the area is nice, but if you won't be working I'm not sure the cost off-set of rent in this 'hood would be worth while. Happy to help with other questions.   

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #269 on: September 03, 2017, 05:41:49 PM »
I'll be moving (with my wife) to Dallas in 2 months.  Any recommendations on good, affordable and safe locales in the area?  I'm open to anywhere really (I've looked at /considered Plano, Carrollton, and Oak Lawn).  I'd also like somewhere that is close to grocery stores and as bike-able as possible.  For groceries, that means Aldi and Asian grocery stores (H-Mart comes to mind).

Eventually, I hope to meet some of the folks here.

I live in Plano. We have a couple of Aldi stores here. Lots of Asian groceries. We have biking trails, too.

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #270 on: September 05, 2017, 09:30:59 AM »
Thanks to both of you for your responses! 
I live in Plano. We have a couple of Aldi stores here. Lots of Asian groceries. We have biking trails, too.

Thanks for this!  Plano sounds like it's a top option for us; just need to see what's available for housing in mid-October.

Not sure if you are still looking for options. I live in Oak Lawn and didn't have a car for a year (rambling side story as to why I did purchase a lovely used one).  DART in the area is nice, but if you won't be working I'm not sure the cost off-set of rent in this 'hood would be worth while. Happy to help with other questions.   

Thank you for this reply.  We just kind of have to wait and see what's available.

Also, for the sake of not derailing this thread, I'll PM either of you if I have any questions.  Thanks!!!
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #271 on: October 02, 2017, 09:15:13 PM »
Fellow Dallasite here. I live in downtown Dallas.
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #272 on: October 03, 2017, 09:38:38 AM »
Fellow Dallasite here. I live in downtown Dallas.


Welcome to the thread.


I think our next meetup should be downtown Dallas, near the rail or M-Line.

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #273 on: October 03, 2017, 10:47:26 AM »
Also wanted to add: check out a neighborhood in Dallas called "Little Forest Hills".  It's an affordable place to live but also a very artsy and laid back community. It's an older neighborhood with beautiful old trees and old homes. It's a unique place.

https://www.dmagazine.com/neighborhood-guides/2016/02/why-i-live-in-little-forest-hills/

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #274 on: October 25, 2017, 12:06:28 PM »
I can't believe I missed the Grapevine brewery meetup, it's practically in my backyard.  Time for another one?

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #275 on: October 25, 2017, 03:27:29 PM »
I vote for a picnic in the park since the weather is lovely. Preferably one off a rail line or we could do something near the Margaret Hunt Bridge.
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« Reply #276 on: October 26, 2017, 05:08:10 AM »
We should be in.  November 4th is the only tough day.
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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #277 on: October 26, 2017, 08:17:48 AM »
Anyone here doing the Dallas Bike Ride on November 4? https://dallasbikeride.com

My family and I will be there, I donít know how easy it would be to meet up at it

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Re: Anyone in Dallas?
« Reply #278 on: October 26, 2017, 10:26:16 AM »
Anyone here doing the Dallas Bike Ride on November 4? https://dallasbikeride.com

My family and I will be there, I donít know how easy it would be to meet up at it

Oooh.  This is the first I've heard about this. 

Have you been to this event before?  What's it like?

My SO is busy that morning, so if I go I'd be attending by myself.  If it's a pleasant, laid-back, chill event, I'd consider going by myself.  If it's a bit of a chaotic clusterfuck, I might just save the money and hassle.  I can always go riding some other time.

I'd be open to chilling at the public party though if there is significant interest.

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« Reply #279 on: October 30, 2017, 11:36:22 AM »
Hi, replying because I like meetups. Don't know if I can attend on the 4th, though. I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather (finally)!
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