I agree. Image isn't everything but first impressions are important to an outsider seeking relocation to a new job. If you come from Virginia to secure a Lockheed Martin position, I believe that company offers relocation assistance. That much is a comfort. There is the thrill of adventure in leaving the elitist Virginia culture and beautiful picturesque environs for the wide open spaces and downhome mesquite-and-sagebrush state of Texas.
Then, hopefully, you're hired. And, with L-M's assistance, you move into a new home somewhere in Fort Worth, or if you like living far out, then in Haslet. Meantime, you do some sightseeing around Fort Worth and, of course, at some time you visit Dallas. But, if you like a pleasant less-crowded, less traffic-congested environment, you prefer Fort Worth. I would suspect that, if you are from Virginia, you like the high-quality cultural aspects of our city. Private schools for the kids. Depending on your religion, one of FW's good churches. The Kimbell Art Museum and the Reata restaurant for the family. Crockett Row for young adults. But a Virginia family may want something different from where it originated, so it may on occasion want to tour the Stockyards.