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Newly Local and Loving ItMy Dallas Story

Name: Corneil Montgomery

City: Dallas

Neighborhood: Preston Forest Village

Company/Title: Toyota Motor North America, Sr., Personal Mobility Analyst – Social Innovation, Partnerships

When did you move here? From where?
March 2017, from Atlanta, Georgia

Where else have you lived?
I have also lived in South Carolina, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.

What made you Say Yes to Dallas?
I chose Dallas because of its booming economy — significant job opportunities and career growth; diversity — multiple nationalities and communities; rich culture — I’m a huge fan of art and nature; and the social amenities offered — music, sports, greenspace, and trails.

How has your opinion of the Dallas Region changed since moving here?
I’m still equally excited about Dallas and what it will offer me on my Dallas journey. However, being that the city is so big with so much to offer, I know that I’m only scratching the surface. The thought of that is exciting!

Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different?
I live in the Preston Forest Village area, a quiet, small area with a variety of housing options, restaurants and shops, parks and greenspace, and healthcare centers. It is central to other cities/neighborhood within the Dallas Region.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to move here?
Visit the city. Explore Dallas’ rich history and culture. Secondly, do your research and seek advice from relocation experts and ambassadors.

What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it?
I have several passions; sports, fitness, arts, civic involvement, and my faith. Dallas is a city of many offerings, allowing me to explore my passions from minimum to maximum. For example, civically, there is always an opportunity to volunteer with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, and Boys and Girls Club of America — in which I’m highly involved.

Tell us about the work environment here.
My work environment is team-oriented, family friendly, and challenging, yet extremely rewarding!

What is your favorite outdoor activity, and where is your favorite place to do it?
I’m an avid runner and enjoy doing so on the Katy Trail, White Rock Trail, and several paths in my neighborhood.

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