As you prepare to relocate to Dallas, you may be overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, and have several questions about the DFW metro area. The following information and tips should make your relocation to Dallas easier and stress-free.
Cost of Living and Housing Costs
When you decide to move to Dallas, you’ll have questions about the cost of living, as well as the cost of buying a home. You can compare the cost of living in Dallas to your current city using the calculator at https://www.payscale.com/cost-of-living-calculator/Texas-Dallas. To compare home prices, feel free to browse available homes for sale at www.NitinGuptaDFW.com.
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If you have or plan to have children, you’ll be curious about the schools in Dallas Fort Worth metroplex and how well they will fit your children’s needs. You can learn more at the Best Dallas Schools & Rankings portal on our Dallas relocation website
Choosing A Neighborhood
Dallas is a large and diverse city, with neighboring cities and neighborhoods to fit every need. Dallas has various schools, parks, community centers, and amenities homeowners are searching for. When choosing a neighborhood before or after relocating to DFW, consider the following…
What type of home are you looking for? You may want a single-family home, or you may be more interested in a condo or apartment. Your home choice will help you find the right neighborhood.
How will you get to work and how long are you willing to commute? If you’re planning to walk or bike to work, you’ll need to choose a neighborhood near your workplace.
Are you interested in either a historic neighborhood, or a new, trendy neighborhood? Keep in mind that a home in a historic neighborhood may require a lot of work, while the newer neighborhoods may be farther from the heart of the city. Do you want a pedestrian neighborhood? You may want to walk to stores, the library, restaurants and bars.
What do you want in a neighborhood and what don’t you want? Think about your current neighborhood’s pluses and minuses in planning your move.
Becoming a Dallas Resident
When you move to Dallas, there are a few things you’ll have to take care of that may seem daunting if you don’t know how to do them.
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If you are moving to Dallas from out of state, you’ll need a new driver’s license. You need to apply in person for your driver’s license and bring proof of residency, proof of age, proof of liability insurance, and proof of Social Security Number.
You’ll also need to register your vehicle in Texas if you’re new to the state. You can do this at the same location where you get your North Carolina driver’s license. For additional information on getting a Texas driver’s license, visit: https://www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/applyforlicense.htm
Relocating to Dallas can be challenging, but by checking out school information, calculating the cost of living difference, choosing a neighborhood carefully and planning for the essential tasks on arrival, you’ll find the process much easier. If you need additional assistance, contact a local top Dallas real estate agent - Nitin Gupta, REALTOR, CRS, GRI. Our team is happy to help you make Dallas, TX your new home!
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