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Old 02-27-2012, 11:37 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I want to say ahead of time I am grateful for any help you can give me. I am new to the Dallas area (Came from Lubbock), I currently live with my ex in laws and ex wife in Caddo Mills (around Greenville) with my kids, and have a job in Wylie. I also have another possible job opportunity in Rowlett.

I am having difficulty trying to find an affordable apartment or house to rent in my price range. Unfortunately right now my max would be $600 a month if I can find something lower that would be great. I can live with a 1 bedroom for now but would prefer 2 bedrooms since I have 2 kids. I am mainly looking in the following locations Garland, Sasche, Rowlett, and Wylie or close by areas. Where would you guys advise looking?

Thank you again.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:56 PM
 
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:33 AM
 
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I have experience living in south Garland apartments and I have worked in both Garland and Rowlett. I know a little about all of them and, for lower prices with minimal crime, I would go with Broadway Apts. or the Boulders. Even there, you won't get a 2 bdrm for $600 though. Finding a 2 bdrm for $600 you will end up in a high crime complex. There is a gated complex in north Garland I thought was okay, but I forget the name. The rest of the affordable ones that I looked at were not very safe. You can PM if you have more questions.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Thank you I'll take a look at those. Or if you know of another city that might be more suitable to look into thats wouldn't have too bad of a commute to either Wylie or Rowlett?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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You aren't going to find a really good apartment in a really safe area in that price range anywhere in those areas IMHO. But if it were me, and I were working in Wylie, I'd check out some of the older apartments near the downtown Wylie area; maybe on or near Ballard Street across Hwy. 78 from downtown. I don't think Wylie is known for the gang activity and high crime rates that some areas in Garland are known for. I could be wrong though.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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Do you know what cities would be easier to find something in that price range?
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for helping. I found an apartment in Dallas that appears that it is going to be ok for now. I'm moving into the Solaris off of Forest Ln.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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OOPs I found THIS just a minute ago Rustic Oaks Apartments Wylie, TX 75098
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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Also sent the OP a PM !!!
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