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Old 08-06-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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With a budget of $1200, you can definitely find a one bedroom or studio in Uptown. Look at the Villas on Katy Trail or try using PadMapper and putting in zip code 75204.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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Great points TC80.

One other point is to consider renting just a room. That might allow you entre' to some better digs.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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I would look at the Village Apartments, off of Southwestern boulevard. The age bracket is right in the mid-twenties to late 30s. It has a great running trial, along with organized sports leagues for tennis, softball, ultimate frisbee, and an awesome pool scene in the summer time.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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Consider renting an older place in the MStreets too. We lived between Lower Greenville and Knox/Henderson in a cute duplex and loved it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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I'm from that area and love it - lived just east of Central off Henderson for 8 years and still own the property. Besides enjoying Knox-Henderson, you can go east and south to Greenville Avenue, Lakewood, White Rock Lake, Deep Ellum and west to Katy Trail, SMU, Park Cities, Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn, Cedar Springs and Uptown and to the south, downtown. There are lots of organizations and events and it's very laid-back.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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So sounds like if I keep my search to strictly Uptown and Knox/Henderson I should be ok. I'm also considering renting from an owner, perhaps a cute duplex (thanks for the idea mSooner) or 4-plex. Sometimes the bigger complexes are overpriced and have noise and parking issues (but I know they have their positives, like a gym, pool etc...decisions, decisions). But I'm having a hard time finding any rent from owner type places - Craigslist is flooded with apartment managers posting spam nonstop. And Padmapper is great, but it just pulls from websites like Craigslist, right? Does anyone know of a good website to find these duplexes or multi-dwelling homes? Or do you know of someone I can contact?

Not that I'm ignoring the big apartment complexes, just want to weigh my options out. Please feel free to keep the suggestions coming of actual apartment complexes I should look at.

Thanks so much!
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Your best bet is going to be contacting an apartment locator or driving around the area(which may be hard obviously if you're not here). You can try out places like trulia, zillow, etc as well.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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If you can afford the $$ and hassle of potentially moving twice, you should consider a short term (6 month) lease at a complex and then give yourself a chance to get to know the neighborhoods that have been suggested. Most of the duplexes in the areas suggested require driving around the first week of the month (when notices have been turned in), looking at signs and calling for an appointment right then.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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So sounds like if I keep my search to strictly Uptown and Knox/Henderson I should be ok. I'm also considering renting from an owner, perhaps a cute duplex (thanks for the idea mSooner) or 4-plex. Sometimes the bigger complexes are overpriced and have noise and parking issues (but I know they have their positives, like a gym, pool etc...decisions, decisions). But I'm having a hard time finding any rent from owner type places - Craigslist is flooded with apartment managers posting spam nonstop. And Padmapper is great, but it just pulls from websites like Craigslist, right? Does anyone know of a good website to find these duplexes or multi-dwelling homes? Or do you know of someone I can contact?

Not that I'm ignoring the big apartment complexes, just want to weigh my options out. Please feel free to keep the suggestions coming of actual apartment complexes I should look at.

Thanks so much!
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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Driving around seems to be a good bet for that area. We found hours on Craigslist--but I called within hours of the posting. They go fast. A friend who just moved to the area used a realtor who specializes in rentals. She was out of state at the time, so I went with him to see some prospects. I liked him a lot--I'll send you a PM with his info.
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