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Old 05-23-2007, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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The apartments over by Valley View are so run down. Another area to avoid is Northeast Dallas off Forest Lane. The area along Forest Lane Between Skillman and Hillcrest is pretty bad, particularly @ Forest and Audelia. Used to me a nice area in its day.
Yep, hubby lived there before we got married. All of those apartments were home to lots of young college graduate singles and couples. Chili's and TGIFriday's over there are now closed and once they were PACKED! All of those strip centers over in that area are totally changed and most are empty.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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Yep, hubby lived there before we got married. All of those apartments were home to lots of young college graduate singles and couples. Chili's and TGIFriday's over there are now closed and once they were PACKED! All of those strip centers over in that area are totally changed and most are empty.
My parents lived off Forest and LBJ when they married in 1980, and they remember when it was a happening place. It's sad to see that its gone down hill so bad.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:06 PM
 
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We were 75240 on the 1970s, but were changed to 75248 at some point a long time ago. 75248 is north of 75240.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: West Bloomfield
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Yep, hubby lived there before we got married. All of those apartments were home to lots of young college graduate singles and couples. Chili's and TGIFriday's over there are now closed and once they were PACKED! All of those strip centers over in that area are totally changed and most are empty.

This is totally off topic, and I apologize, but...would you like to know where my husband lived when I first met him? PARK LANE. Not the nice part, by Northpark, either! Park Lane, in some nasty apartments. And he was just out of college with a good job. I almost fainted when I went to his place the first time! He swore that it was "Nice when he first moved in". I called BS. I think he was just a poor college kid that needed cheap rent and didn't care where he lived!
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: West Bloomfield
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Yep, hubby lived there before we got married. All of those apartments were home to lots of young college graduate singles and couples. Chili's and TGIFriday's over there are now closed and once they were PACKED! All of those strip centers over in that area are totally changed and most are empty.
When we first moved to LH, about 7 years ago, we would sometimes go to that Chili's. I hated it. Aside from the HORRIBLE service they had, the parking lot and strip center by it seemed so seedy.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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This is totally off topic, and I apologize, but...would you like to know where my husband lived when I first met him? PARK LANE. Not the nice part, by Northpark, either! Park Lane, in some nasty apartments. And he was just out of college with a good job. I almost fainted when I went to his place the first time! He swore that it was "Nice when he first moved in". I called BS. I think he was just a poor college kid that needed cheap rent and didn't care where he lived!
LOL!!! You should have seen my hubby's first apartment in Arlington when he was going to school out there. EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! First time walking into it while it was still empty and turned on the lights and roaches ran everywhere. I think I ran.......... screaming of course. Then w/ two other male room mates it soon had a fish tank, not w/ water and fish either but full of smashed beer cans. College guys.

The apartments over off Audelia and Skillman were REALLY nice. They were totally a happening scene for young college grads back then. Now they almost resemble those over in Arlington. Sad thing is you go only a few blocks and it totally changes and is much better. Oh well.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:16 PM
 
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LOL!! thanx everyone!!!
my hubby is looking at Richland hills, Grapevine and prolly Irving...
i was wondering about the cost of living....
he will prolly be making about 40K starting out as a teacher... well at least thats what surveys said .... i will prollly get a job (with bachelors degree) paying prolly around 40K as well maybe less.... how bad is that in Dallas???
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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You can live well in Dallas with an 80k family income. Go to Realtor.com and type in 'Dallas' as the city or 'Fort Worth' and take a look at all the housing that exist even around 100k (mortgage on this amount is cheaper than rent).
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:00 PM
 
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Default Dallas

There are many multi-national corporations located in the metroplex, so someone with your language skills should have many opportunities to find a good job.

If you will live in an apartment while job hunting, I suggest looking at the Valley Ranch area in Irving. We lived there for a few months when we first relocated to Dallas. It is a clean, new and safe area. It is also close to the LBJ, the Bush, and I-35.

As far as the 75240 zipcode... that is where I live (in a house). There are many nice residential areas in this zipcode. It is convenient to private schools, The University of Texas at Dallas, shopping, Cottonwood and White Rock Creek bike trails, and a lovely country club. We have large yards, and plenty of mature trees. However, stay away from apartments in this zipcode (they are scary!). The only nice apartment complex in this area is "The Reserve" at Spring Valley & Monfort.

Good luck with your move!
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:51 PM
 
Location: North of DFW
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All the school districts in this area are always looking for HS level Science and Math teachers. He shouldn't have trouble finding a position. I hope all goes well......Good Luck!
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