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Old 10-31-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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Yep, Uptown is overrated. I'm from the northeast and was looking for a Brooklyn/South Philly vibe. Seemed more like an outdoor shopping mall filled with pretentious people trying very hard to look wealthy.

Brooklyn is where I'm from and I love Philly! I got more of an urban NYC vibe when I lived in Oak Lawn than when I lived in Uptown.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Knox-Henderson, Dallas
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I lived in NYC for a decade and have been in Dallas nearly as long. Here's my take, knowing both cities well.

Uptown is basically the only neighborhood in Dallas with any level of population density that remotely feels like a "city." It has a lot of bars, restaurants, stores, etc. within a few blocks. No where else in Dallas really has that. Maybe a couple stretches of Lower Greenville. Maybe the couple blocks of Bishop Arts. Maybe parts of Knox-Henderson. Deep Ellum looks much more urban, but half the places are empty. You'll see more "for lease" signs in the storefronts than actual merchandise. Every year there are stories about Deep Ellum "coming back," but after a decade of such stories, I wouldn't bet that it'll happen anytime soon.

Go to Google maps street view and you'll see what I mean. Most of the rest of Dallas is either residential or a mess of highways and strip malls.

Uptown is indeed pretentious and sort of the epitome of conspicuous consumption among the younger set in Dallas. Neighborhoods in Manhattan have that too though, and by comparison, maybe it won't strike you as all that bad. I personally rarely go to Uptown, despite living just a 2 minute drive from there. It has a sort of spoiled frat boy / sorority girl "conspicuous consumption" vibe that I don't personally like. But, like anyplace, you can meet people you'll like.

I haven't checked out uptown rent prices in a while, but your budget might be a little low for uptown. It's not a cheap place to rent. In fact, I dare say it's unlikely you can find a place you'll like with your budget.

If having something dense and walkable is really important to you, then Uptown is about the only option. (Downtown is pretty desolate). But, if the neighborhood isn't to your liking, there are other options. They just won't have as much stuff close buy. If you tell me what specific neighborhood(s) in NYC you like, I'll happily suggest places in Dallas that I think would be a good fit.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Hey, thanks for all of the suggestions!!! So I have narrowed my list down to Post heights, meridian and vineyard. All with rent around $1050. But Manor House dowtown is really catching my eye. I know downtown is desolate and pretty boring, but for $974 ALL utilities included I might reconsider. Any input??
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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Hey, thanks for all of the suggestions!!! So I have narrowed my list down to Post heights, meridian and vineyard. All with rent around $1050. But Manor House dowtown is really catching my eye. I know downtown is desolate and pretty boring, but for $974 ALL utilities included I might reconsider. Any input??
Manor House is a cool building in one of the better parts of downtown, as far as restaurants / bars/ neighborhood amenities. I knew a guy who lived there for a bit and he loved it; seemed like a friendly building. The annoying thing is you have to valet (no self park in their garage) so leave ample time when coming & going and expect the requisite door dings that come along with the valet life.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Hey, thanks for all of the suggestions!!! So I have narrowed my list down to Post heights, meridian and vineyard. All with rent around $1050. But Manor House dowtown is really catching my eye. I know downtown is desolate and pretty boring, but for $974 ALL utilities included I might reconsider. Any input??
Downtown is getting better as far as street life goes but still has a ways to go.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Yep, Uptown is overrated. I'm from the northeast and was looking for a Brooklyn/South Philly vibe. Seemed more like an outdoor shopping mall filled with pretentious people trying very hard to look wealthy.
"Outdoor shopping mall" is a good way to describe West Village. I enjoy walking around the area, but there's something that seems very artificial about the place. Probably the people.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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I would not rent from post.

Stick with Gables
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:10 AM
 
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Why would you stay away from post?
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