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Old 08-31-2015, 10:08 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

I know this topic has been touched on frequently but I haven't seen one addressing around what I'm looking for so I figured I would throw up a thread and see what help I could get, so thank you everyone in advance.

I am a 26 years young working professional that's moving from Indianapolis to Dallas around April of 16, I realize its a long way away from the posting of this thread but I tend to get OCD and do a lot of research before I make a move somewhere hah. I feel like I have been searching everywhere to find decent apartments in the Uptown and Downtown area, but would like to touch base with everyone here to see if maybe there is anything that I may have missed or over looked.

I would prefer a loft style apartment, I have a thing for concrete floors and a modern "rustic" look. I like going out to the bar every once in a while but it definitely isn't a major part of my lifestyle then seeing it as a good way to socialize and meet knew people if I am going out to a bar, I would prefer it to be live concert style (kinda indie pop/rock/alternative) or EDM, not a huge fan of Rap or Hip Hop hah. I am artistically minded and have been playing music for 10+ years so an area that is more artist friendly in the hopes of meeting up with like minded musicians to jam out with is a top priority for me.

Safety at night isn't really a huge concern for me as I'm prior service military and definitely can handle myself if the need were to arise but having good restaurants and places to shop within walking distance would be great but not necessarily a requirement. Im hoping to keep the budget at or under $1,200 for a studio or 1 bedroom. But any suggestions you have that are a little outside Uptown or Downtown within or under that price range I am absolutely welcome to hear about and look into. Trying to gather as much information as I can before I make the move

Thanks again everyone,
Victor.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:26 AM
 
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Another vote for Deep Ellum. It has everything you want.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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Deep Ellum.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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I agree with the poster above, Deep Ellum.

Here's some places to check out down there
Commerce Lofts
2639 Elm Lofts
615 N. Good Latimer Lofts
7-Up Bottling Company
Adam Hats Lofts
Ambrose
Citi-Lofts Phase 1
The Continental
Eastside Lofts
Farm & Ranch Lofts
Futura Lofts
Gaston Yard
Goodrich Lofts
Mitchell Lofts
Murray Lofts
Urban Woods on Commerce
Walton St. Studio Apts
3200 Main
The Murray


2220 Canton in the Farmers Market wouldn't be bad either.

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Old 09-01-2015, 08:41 AM
 
Location: garland
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SoCo lofts on Jackson St. Downtown.
It's halfway between the Southside entertainment and Deep Ellum but you have the added convenience of downtown.
SoCo Urban Lofts of Dallas, TX | 1122 Jackson Street

units are all individually owned with many available for rent so lots of diversity among both individual units and residents. I lived there for a year in a 950 sq. ft. studio and enjoyed it.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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Lots of nice loft apartments off of main street in downtown area.

However, there isn't a whole lot of entertainment options downtown after working hours

A handful of bars and a few restaurants are usually open. Not nearly as much foot traffic as you would think.

The action is usually found in Deep Ellum or in Uptown.

If you work downtown I would say go with a place where you can walk to work.

However, after reading your comments about being artistic I would definitely go with Deep Ellum as many others

have suggested.
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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deep ellum all the way for you man, its a great neighborhood that is really reviving. Check out the adams hats lofts or the futurama apt building. Lots of cool and unique bars, eateries and live music venues
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:35 PM
 
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Ill have to check out all these suggestions, thanks everyone! I have heard from my research that deep ellum is a good spot so I will definitely concentrate on that area.

dch526, looking through your selections I noticed you mention the 7-up bottling company, was that an old warehouse turned into loft homes or are you suggesting that I should live in a bottling manufacturer
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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Ill have to check out all these suggestions, thanks everyone! I have heard from my research that deep ellum is a good spot so I will definitely concentrate on that area.

dch526, looking through your selections I noticed you mention the 7-up bottling company, was that an old warehouse turned into loft homes or are you suggesting that I should live in a bottling manufacturer
Haha it's an old warehouse conversion.

Here's the address: 2700 Live Oak St (13 Units)
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:20 PM
 
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Haha great, thank you dch526, I appreciate the clarification.
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