ContriveDallasite wrote:As unsexy as it seems, it's most likely these large residential projects that make DFW so attractive in the first place. There are not many major urban areas (especially in the top 10 US metro areas *outside of Texas*), in which an average family can afford to purchase a home that large.
While all of us on this forum are urban fanatics, it's the expansive sprawl outward, that has kept the booming growth of DFW alive today.
Very well said... It's what brought me here 12 years ago, from California's San Fernando Valley. No way I could have afforded a home there at the time. Here, we were able to pick out what we wanted from hundreds, or even thousands of options.
Many years later, we find the 'American Dream' isn't so dreamy. House sold... lol
But, I totally understand everyone's desire to get there... even if they eventually find that it's not for them.