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Old 03-05-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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How is the area around the Azure? We're thinking of renting a condo for a couple of years and wanted to get a sense of "high rise" living in Dallas. The Azure looked nice but all condos look nice online... Is the building clean and well maintained? Are there shops/groceries within walking distance? Most importantly, is the neighborhood safe?

Are there any other condos, similar to the Azure, that any of you folks can recommend? The W looked nice as well but not sure what the price range is on that.

We have not eliminated the option of living in a house but don't want to deal with routine maintenance/upkeep.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Building is EXTREMELY nice in a great area. I'm sure it is in the top 5 condos in Dallas, if not top 3.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Museum Tower is the only tower I can think of that will compete (once it is completed)
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Museum Tower does look nice... Doesn't look like it'll open in time... What would you consider to be the top 5 condos in Dallas?

So, the neighborhood around the Azure is safe? I have a young child so safety is very important to us. Can we walk around the neighborhood in the evenings and feel safe?
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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I have walked at night around Victory with my kids - the green space across from Neo's, etc. No worries.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Museum Tower does look nice... Doesn't look like it'll open in time... What would you consider to be the top 5 condos in Dallas?

So, the neighborhood around the Azure is safe? I have a young child so safety is very important to us. Can we walk around the neighborhood in the evenings and feel safe?
You can definitely walk around at night & feel safe but it is NOT a "kid-friendly" neighborhood. None of the restaurants, etc are geared towards families (even those with mature "city" kids). No playgrounds, parks, etc other than some green space to let your dogs relieve themselves The Science museum will of course be kid friendly when it opens, but the greater Victory Park area is singles (party) central.

The Azure is very nice, but I have never seen a kid there and I have good friends who live in the building.

I would recommend The Travis @ Katy Trail (4611 Travis), The Mayfair on Turtle Creek, Plaza Two Condos (2828 Hood & managed by The Mansion on Turtle Creek hotel/ Rosewood Corp) or anything in the State Thomas neighborhood (off Hall & Thomas) for more kid-friendly urban high-rise living. These are all within 1 block of a real park, where kids can run and play and may even have a playground/ swingset to enjoy. Nice pools that aren't littered with half-naked drunked 20-somethings every weekend. The Travis, Plaza Two, and State-Thomas are more "residential" neighborhoods than Victory Park is.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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The Azure has half-naked drunks by the pool???
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:30 AM
 
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The Azure has half-naked drunks by the pool???
I'd recommend stopping by on a warm, sunny Saturday before signing on the dotted line. There are so many athletes who live/own in that building that there always seems to be an "entourage" of either friends / girls or wannabes there.

Pretty much any pool in Uptown is a "scene" except the more demure Turtle Creek high rises, the Crescent, the Ritz,...???
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: dallas, texas
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Azure is a nice building. But not a residential feeling to the neighborhood. Very office oriented neighborhood. That would be the best description. No grocery stores. Only high end dinning unless you walk all the way to Uptown/St Thomas.
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