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Old 11-13-2016, 11:18 AM
 
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Hey everyone, need some location advice.

I'm a mountain/ocean lover, ski/bike/climb, etc, and generally am not a city person. I know I wont find those things in Dallas, but unfortunately I must go there for a while.

Things I'm looking for

1. Easy commute to DFW, keeping likely traffic jams in mind (i'm a pilot)
2. Walkable or at least bikeable area (walking/biking trails very close to me through treed areas would be awesome)
3. Available singles. I'm a 32 year old male.
5. Very close Whole Foods or similar store (ideally walkable) that has a healthy food bar.
6. Nearby good climbing gym would be a bonus.


Ideally I would like to be in a quiet area (traffic sounds suck!), walking distance to a walking/running trail, biking distance to wholefoods type place, walking or biking distance to a nice Main Street with some good bars/music/events, and plenty of single women (want to try and avoid suburbs where everyone is married with kids).


Really I would feel at home in Seattle, Portland, etc. Currently live in SLC. But... yea. Got to go to DFW for a bit.

Thoughts? Sort of conflicting requirements I know. Part of me wants to drive N into the woods, but I think that might make it hard to meet single women. Hah. I need something that gives me access to nature, avoids traffic to DFW, but still offers music, events, other singles, etc.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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Seek out the Oak Lawn/West Village area. No homes for rent per se but lots of great condos, all sorts of access to Katy Trail, restaurants, singles , museum district. Pretty straight-forward access to 35 then 183 out to the airport. 25 min drive with light traffic. About double during rush hour.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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Ill check it out.

Thoughts on Grapevine?
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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I would look in the North Oak Cliff part of Dallas (near 35/30, southwest quadrant). Culturally, it's the closest neighborhood to Portland, Austin, etc. You'll find more people there like you if that's what you're seeking. Plus, very pretty part of Dallas with some rolling hills and a large cycling community. Many places within walking or cycling distance. Check out Good Space which is a property company with rentals in that area. About 30 min to DFW, less if you're not working a traditional 8-5.
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:53 PM
 
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Grapevine is not bad, easy access to DFW airport. There is a nice climbing gym in Grapevine called Summit. They have at least 2 other locations around the area.

The walkable portion of Grapevine is the downtown area, a few apartments there. Worth a look.
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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I never heard Grapevine had a lot of singles?
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: 89052 & 75206
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Grapevine is family-ville but has some apartments; just not known for significant singles draw.

You may like Las Colinas on Lake Carolyn. Hooks into the Campion Trail.

We are all living in DFW, you are referring to the DFW airport, correct? We don't call it DFW.

Our highways either are referred to by their local name or highway number, but we never say THE 20 (example). Just fyi

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Old 11-13-2016, 01:29 PM
 
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South of Dallas is where you will get the most diversity.
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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I would look in the North Oak Cliff part of Dallas (near 35/30, southwest quadrant). Culturally, it's the closest neighborhood to Portland, Austin, etc. You'll find more people there like you if that's what you're seeking. Plus, very pretty part of Dallas with some rolling hills and a large cycling community. Many places within walking or cycling distance.
I'd also add Deep Ellum, Old East Dallas, and Lower Greenville as culturally similar to Portland, Austin, etc. If a commute is a big factor, then I'd recommend North Oak Cliff over those neighborhoods, but they're great places to visit where you'll feel right at home.
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Ill check it out.

Thoughts on Grapevine?
1, 2 and 6: YES!
No Whole Foods in Grapevine, but there is one in Colleyville and Central Market and Trader Joe's in Southlake.
There aren't many young singles in Grapevine, but you could always Uber down to Uptown Dallas when you have a free evening.
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