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Old 05-30-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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I will be working for a pretty big accounting firm in downtown Dallas in the fall and am looking for a good, safe place to live, preferably around other young professionals. I went to Georgia Tech in Atlanta so I'm used to the big city feel, but maybe after a few years will want to move out to the Dallas suburbs, so what are some good Dallas suburbs?


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Old 05-30-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: The Village
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You don't want to live in the suburbs if you are an yuppie. You will be bored to tears.

Look just north of downtown, in the area called Uptown. I'd look near West Village or in the Knox-Henderson area and you will be close to the bar scene and around a lot of similar young professionals. There are lots of apartments and condos in the area available and I think you'd probably want to live in the area.

The suburbs are mostly married people with families. What suburb to recommend would depend on commute time. If you want to keep it short, I'd recommend staying in Dallas and moving to the Lakewood area, North Oak Cliff/Kessler Park area, or Preston Hollow/North Dallas area. If you have a very high income, you might want to look at Highland Park/University Park (the Buckhead of Dallas, if you will), which is the wealthiest area of Dallas. You could also consider Richardson, Plano, and Frisco. These are further away from downtown and have a very suburban feel.

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Old 05-31-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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I will be working for a pretty big accounting firm in downtown Dallas in the fall and am looking for a good, safe place to live, preferably around other young professionals. I went to Georgia Tech in Atlanta so I'm used to the big city feel, but maybe after a few years will want to move out to the Dallas suburbs, so what are some good Dallas suburbs?


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When you are ready to go suburban in the future, don't count out the cities to the east (Garland, Mesquite, Rockwall, Rowlett, etc.) and south (Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Lancaster, northern portion of Ellis County, etc.). You can find nice neighborhoods in all of them as well.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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You don't want to live in the suburbs if you are an yuppie. You will be bored to tears.

Look just north of downtown, in the area called Uptown. I'd look near West Village or in the Knox-Henderson area and you will be close to the bar scene and around a lot of similar young professionals. There are lots of apartments and condos in the area available and I think you'd probably want to live in the area.

The suburbs are mostly married people with families. What suburb to recommend would depend on commute time. If you want to keep it short, I'd recommend staying in Dallas and moving to the Lakewood area, North Oak Cliff/Kessler Park area, or Preston Hollow/North Dallas area. If you have a very high income, you might want to look at Highland Park/University Park (the Buckhead of Dallas, if you will), which is the wealthiest area of Dallas. You could also consider Richardson, Plano, and Frisco. These are further away from downtown and have a very suburban feel.

Good luck!


Perfect advice. If your going to put roots down in Dallas you can search the various burbs to see which one fits your needs the best. I would not live in the burbs if I were a yuppie for sure.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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I read about Cedar Hill having a bad school system? Anyone know about this?
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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Here are some lists from over the years about school districts. You can see how Cedar Hill compares.

School districts - Low income and TAKS averages

Just released TAKS scores - percent of exemplary schools in districts

2008 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists 07-08

2008 Dallas Area National Merit Semifinalists, ranked by school 08-09

High schools advancing in Academic Decathlon competition

2008 Schools chosen by Valedictorians and Salutatorians by high school

2008 TAKS scores, 30 districts, ranked by score and ranked by low income percentage

2008 Exemplary and Recognized High Schools in the area
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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The Las Colinas area in Irving is good. Lots of young adults and a 20 minute drive downtown or you can take the bus. Headed downtown, it's one of the least congested traffic routes. It is an good jumping off place to get around the metroplex.
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