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Old 01-18-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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I'm relocating to Dallas and aiming to move down by mid-end of February. I've visited some apartments before, such as the two on McKinney ave, post worthington, and one more but I don't remember the names.

I'm looking to spend up to $1400 for the absolute best 1BR.

I've heard of the Ashton and the Monterey -- any input on those? Some of the reviews I see online for apartments are honestly huge turn offs and make these places sound like shady dumps, but I know not to put too much stock into these online reviews.

So, that being said, what are some places you'd recommend? I'm looking for hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. I want to be within walkable distances to restaurants and bars, but I don't want to deal with the noise these areas can generate.

I don't want to deal with parking issues; I want to have my own spot and know it'll always be there (I've read a lot of reviews where people can't find parking spots after 9-10 PM because residents' friends park their cars in the lots).

I'm trying to compile a list of places I want to check out for my realtor and I've come up with the Ashton, Monterey, and 1900 McKinney so far.

Can anyone point me towards the nicer, uptown dallas apartments?

Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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I'm looking to spend up to $1400 for the absolute best 1BR.
1400 dollars is not going to get you the absolute best anything in Uptown.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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That being said you should be able to get a decent 1BR for $1400. I knew someone who lived in the Monterrey and they liked it mostly -- though there was a problem awhile back with some tenants letting their dogs relieve themselves in public places. But their unit seemed very nice and quiet. But the building is like a maze inside and heaven help you if your unit is not near the elevator and you have to lug up lots of groceries or packages.

What about Gables Park 17? Though you'd have to spend more like $1600-$1700.

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Old 01-18-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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I realize 1400 won't get me the absolute best. What I meant is I want the absolute best 1400 would get me.

^ I also heard about the dogs 'letting loose' at the Monterey; read it online in a review.

Any other suggestions that'll keep me under $1400?
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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Does it have to be Uptown? Would you even consider downtown?
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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I highly, strongly prefer Uptown because of the local nightlife and restaurants. Everything is walkable uptown, whereas in downtown Dallas, it is not.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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I've heard of the Ashton and the Monterey -- any input on those?
Input? Yes, Ashton is out of your budget and Monterrey is prob cutting it close. Depends on what size you want. Also Monterrey is on the side of a major highway (US 75)'s access road so look at units on the McKinney Ave (quieter) side.

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So, that being said, what are some places you'd recommend? I'm looking for hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. I want to be within walkable distances to restaurants and bars, but I don't want to deal with the noise these areas can generate.

I don't want to deal with parking issues; I want to have my own spot and know it'll always be there (I've read a lot of reviews where people can't find parking spots after 9-10 PM because residents' friends park their cars in the lots).
1. Parking issues aboound in Uptown.
2. $1400 isn't going to get you everything you want as far as amenities, especially the closer you are to a good location.
I'd check into the Post or Gables properties or possibly the West Village (but you may not like the noise & parking there) as they're a little less expensive and more generic.



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I'm trying to compile a list of places I want to check out for my realtor and I've come up with the Ashton, Monterey, and 1900 McKinney so far.
1900 McKinney is also likely to be beyond your budget.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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Damn
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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A friend of mine lived at Worthington. I thought it was a pretty nice place.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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I'm upping the ante and considering the Glass House by Windsor.

Seems like I'll be paying 1600 minimum but the glass windows are simply mindblowing -- from my computer screen at least.

I'd love to live in a building that gets a lot of natural sunlight.
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