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Old 04-02-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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I am a 30 year old professional working on a move to Dallas. I have been lurking in this forum for quite a while to get most of the answers to my questions about the city but there is one I am having a hard time getting some solid information on.

Most people seem to recommend Uptown as the place to be for single young professionals who enjoy restaurants, bars, nightlife, etc. However, I also get the vibe that Uptown is also a bit more geared towards the younger crowd - the just out of college to mid/late 20's crowd that enjoys things a bit more rowdy and wild.

Me personally, I enjoy city life, going out to new restaurants, and catching a drink at a pub or a wine bar. But I really don't have a desire to be out every weekend closing down bars or part of the party scene I was involved with when I was in my mid-20s. So that leads me to ask the question about Knox-Henderson.

I get the feeling it is a similar type of neighborhood to Uptown, but maybe a bit more laid back and less party centric?

I am just trying to get a feel for what the true differences are between the two neighborhoods. I plan to visit both before a formal move, but any insight on the differences between these two neighborhoods would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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It's very similar to Uptown. The Knox side of the highway flows into uptown. That side has more retail, and restaurants. It has a very small, and very crowded apple store (that I avoid), some nice furniture stores, including: z gallerie, restoration hardware, michael gold + bob williams, and a local one or two, & some restaurants all close and walkable. The Henderson side (east of central expressway) is where all the bars are. I would call it a mixed crowd depending on where you go. Maybe a slightly different crowd, but I'm sure most people go to both. You can find what your looking for in either place. The rent will be cheaper in Knox/Henderson, and they are building a lot of buildings between Henderson & Fitzhugh further down from the highway. I would say more young people live in Knox/Henderson, just because it's slightly cheaper. Not a big difference between the two IMO
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:16 AM
 
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If you were to say Uptown was Urban, Knox/Henderson is more neighborhoody urban. The next step down. More townhomes and smaller scale apartment buildings for now, though that's starting to change rapidly. Surrounded immediately by single family homes on all sides. Probably a bit more comfortable if you like a bit of a softer scape where you can still walk to local shops and restaurants, while Uptown is more of a hardscape, where you'd get your greenery from a park or walking trail.

Knox-Henderson in the foreground with the lowrise development, trees on the left and townhomes on the right, Uptown is the cluster of mid-rises to the right of downtown


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Old 04-03-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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From my limited experience with both, I'd say Knox/Henderson is urban, yet more relaxed & comfy, while Uptown is a little more fast-paced and high-energy. Both have great pubs and other watering holes & restaurants, and Uptown even still has some great places in a very few older buildings and old homes that weren't razed to make way for the high-rises.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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Henderson is definitely more laid back and a few blocks from Lower Greenville. I lived there for 8 years and still have a couple of properties there - I may move back some day. It sort of straddles the area between Park Cities, M-Streets and Lakewood. As mentioned, there is some crossover with Uptown. Just south of there used to be a bad area, but it's rapidly gentrifying with new projects coming up Ross and going down Fitzhugh, Bennett and Haskell. Some of the rents are high but there are other less expensive places mixed in - you probably won't find that in Uptown.

That said, I wouldn't let Uptown and 20-somethings discourage me if I really wanted to live there - it's also a mix - I'm a lot older and I hang there sometimes.

If you want to live in the Henderson area, it's not far to Uptown - so you really can partake in both...
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