Let's not beat around the bush. It’s incredibly difficult to ignore the value for money you get when it comes to the low cost of living in Dallas. It seems romantic and cool to live in a shoebox that you pay thousands of dollars a month to rent until you actually do it. And then you will spend entire days realizing that for half that cost, you could live in a spacious house with a pool. That feeling goes far beyond nostalgia into an almost crippling obsession.
Local commercial jingles
The secret handshake of ex-pat Dallasites is very simple. If you meet someone else from the metroplex anywhere in the world, you must immediately join together to sing any of the following: the Trophy Nissan rap, the Man’s Best Friend jingle, the phone number for Dalworth Clean (267-8433) or, if you’re old enough to remember it, the Dallas Times Herald (RIP) Classifieds number.