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Old 10-20-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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I will be moving to Dallas in a couple of months and I'm not sure is uptown is the place for me. I've been doing a ton of research and i cant decide between Post square, Coles corner Worthington or Camden farmers market. I am looking for a lively complex near as much "action" as possible my max budget is about $1100 a month). I'm also curious about the uptown attitude. Is it as pretentious as many say? Coming from NY i know Dallas will not compare, but im hoping uptown is the most similar to what I'm used to.

p.s if anyone has other apartment suggestions please feel free to respond.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Post properties have the best locations in Uptown. Post Square and Worthington are probably your best options, you can literally walk to about a dozen bars from both. There's no where else you can really do that in Dallas. That part of Uptown has more pub/tavern style bars, you'll meet more people that actually live in Uptown around there.

Camden Farmers Market is nice, but it's not really as convenient to nightlife. Camden is in Downtown, which is really improving as far as nightlife goes, but still not as solid as Uptown. You might be able to walk to Deep Ellum from there, which has a more indie/alternative vibe than uptown. The bars are kind of scattered in Deep Ellum, but it's coming back. That neighborhood goes in cycles.

Your choice really depends on what types of nightlife, and music you like. If I were new to Dallas I'd choose Uptown, because it's so central to everything.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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I'm from NYC (moved here a few months ago) and can tell you unequivocally that uptown is where you want to be. The pace is slower and it's not as congested as NYC, but it will have everything you are looking for and close to all. Good luck with the move!
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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>>I'm also curious about the uptown attitude. Is it as pretentious as many say? Coming from NY i know Dallas will not compare, but I'm hoping uptown is the most similar to what I'm used to.<<

You might want to read this review -

An admittedly one-sided diatribe against the worst bar in Uptown - CultureMap Dallas
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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>>I'm also curious about the uptown attitude. Is it as pretentious as many say? Coming from NY i know Dallas will not compare, but I'm hoping uptown is the most similar to what I'm used to.<<

You might want to read this review -

An admittedly one-sided diatribe against the worst bar in Uptown - CultureMap Dallas
I thought that "review" was hilarious.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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>>I'm also curious about the uptown attitude. Is it as pretentious as many say? Coming from NY i know Dallas will not compare, but I'm hoping uptown is the most similar to what I'm used to.<<

You might want to read this review -

An admittedly one-sided diatribe against the worst bar in Uptown - CultureMap Dallas
The author was not talking about the people living in Uptown.

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For the most part, though, the people of Uptown are about as noteworthy as any other Dallasites running errands after work. Which is why I’m so confused about where all the people who line up outside of Concrete Cowboy on a Friday night are coming from.
I've never been to Concrete Cowboy, but it's obvious the author doesn't like the place or the people there, even though it sounds like he's a regular at the bar. He goes on to say that suburbanites are the ones responsible for Uptown having the 30k millionaire label, in the third to last paragraph.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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I am from CT living in North Dallas, we wanted a larger back yard. But I would say that YES uptown is great if you are from NYC. If we didn't have little kids, we would absolutely be in uptown.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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I'm from NYC and didn't like Uptown at all. I thought it was pretentious and absolutely nothing like any area of NYC.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:48 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.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Blah
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Our old apartment complex was full of transplants from all over, NYC, Chicago, Boston, New Jersey, California etc. So you got a better chance of finding someone from your home town than you do a Native Texan in Uptown. The cost of housing/apartments isn't cheap though. I'm not sure what a single apartment ran in our old place but we paid double your max for a two bedroom.
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