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Old 08-22-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Ken Caryl, CO
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Are there SMU graduate students around?
Is it relatively safe?
How much would a cab be from village to uptown?
There are all sorts of graduates in that area. With it being so close to SMU, there are quite a few students and graduates from there in that area.

Yes, it is safe. Most of the crime is property crime - cars being broken into mainly. It's like that everywhere, however. Just be smart and don't leave valuables in plain sight and you should be fine. The Village has it's own patrol which is visible all of the time. I lived there several years and never had any problems.

It is a very good area close to grocery stores and restaurants, plus only a 10 minute drive downtown. Loads of activities you can get involved in if you choose to. The new complex - Upper East Side - does look very nice. Plus, they do have garages. I lived in the complex that it replaced for 11 years and really enjoyed that area.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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If you're up to it, you could look for a place in the Mstreets or the older areas of Uptown. We found a cute little duplex for $950 and could walk to lower Greenville and Henderson. When we moved out, I think the next person rented it for about your budget. They're just harder to find than an apartment. It wasn't loud or anything either, but of course no amenities.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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If you're up to it, you could look for a place in the Mstreets or the older areas of Uptown. We found a cute little duplex for $950 and could walk to lower Greenville and Henderson. When we moved out, I think the next person rented it for about your budget. They're just harder to find than an apartment. It wasn't loud or anything either, but of course no amenities.
And the possibility of getting a horrid landlord. We currently rent a house and haven't had issues, but there are always those horror stories out there!
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Are there SMU graduate students around?
Is it relatively safe?
How much would a cab be from village to uptown?
Cabs in Dallas are a little expensive.... but I'd bet no more than $15 to Uptown, less to Knox/Henderson area.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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A buddy that lives in the Village and travels to uptown most weeks says its usually around 20 with tip, unless you have more people with you obviously.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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I would highly recommend the village for its central location, safety, amenities, great management and short bike ride to white rock lake. I live in the lakes and love it. They are older (mid 1980s) but they have been maintained extremely well and if anything is wrong they fix within a week.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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And the possibility of getting a horrid landlord. We currently rent a house and haven't had issues, but there are always those horror stories out there!
Sure, but I hate to break it to you...you can get those in apartments too. Ours was actually a very nice guy who lived next door part of the time. We had no issues and ended with a good relationship.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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I really interested in the new complex in the village... I think what I like the most are the amenities and activities and outdoorsy areas... I feel this apartment community has more than the basic amenities. Close to the busy/loud/bar life but just far away to where I don't hear it every night of the week.
I lived in Uptown when I first moved to Dallas and absolutely hated the noise. Every weekend, there were loud drunk people partying it up at the pool. Crazy drunk women trying to beat down doors. Glass bottles and beer cans in the stairwell. A total mess. I lived in Oak Lawn after that and liked it much better. The Village is almost too quiet for my taste but it's way more family friendly and so that's why we moved here.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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Cabs in Dallas are a little expensive.... but I'd bet no more than $15 to Uptown, less to Knox/Henderson area.
I take cabs from The Village to the West Village and that area and it would be close to 20 dollars before tip.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:16 PM
 
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A buddy that lives in the Village and travels to uptown most weeks says its usually around 20 with tip, unless you have more people with you obviously.
Didn't read your post before I posted
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