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Old 06-01-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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I am moving from Michigan to Dallas to live we my boyfriend. We are getting our apartment in the Northbridge complex. My boyfriend has lived in the Meadow for the past year and a half but because I have a dog we are switching complexes. Is there any advice anyone can offer about the complex itself and any other things I should know about moving to the Dallas area. Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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Welcome to Dallas!

Here are a few random ideas:

Running,Cycling,Walking - White Rock Lake (Go East on Lover's Lane, then right on Fisher to the lake. It's 9.5 miles around.) Also, there's a dog park at the North end of the lake on Mockingbird.

Best Vet - Hillside Veterinary Clinic on Mockingbird between Abrams and Skillman.

Dog food and supplies - Canine Commissary on Mockingbird at Abrams.

Shopping - Northpark Mall

Breakfast - Legal Grounds on Abrams near Gaston
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Uptown/Knox
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Hey there,

I'm about to move to Dallas from Michigan too! All the popular bars are slightly south-west to south-east of you. They'll be in uptown, greenville, and knox-henderson. occasionally downtown clubs will be popular as will some more grungy places like lizard lounge.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Welcome to Dallas!

Here are a few random ideas:

Running,Cycling,Walking - White Rock Lake (Go East on Lover's Lane, then right on Fisher to the lake. It's 9.5 miles around.) Also, there's a dog park at the North end of the lake on Mockingbird.

Best Vet - Hillside Veterinary Clinic on Mockingbird between Abrams and Skillman.

Dog food and supplies - Canine Commissary on Mockingbird at Abrams.

Shopping - Northpark Mall

Breakfast - Legal Grounds on Abrams near Gaston
White Rock Lake dog park is dirty and Hillside vet Clinic is terrible. There is a small dog park off of Swiss Ave. behind Baylor in Dallas, and I prefer Metro Paws Animal Hospital for a vet. They're not pushy, super sweet and very caring.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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Since you're in the Village and right around the corner - two restaurants that are really good: Cowboy Chicken (awesome chicken + amazing chicken enchiladas) and Royal Thai - simply the best Thai in Dallas. Period.

Another Dallas institution that is a must, head south on Central Expy to Knox/Hendersen - you have to get some Wild About Harry's. Awesome frozen custard. It's across the street from Crate and Barrel and a store front away from the Apple store. Lots of neat shops there as well. Stop in to Froggee's, it's a neat place, they also have a couple of friendly cats roaming around the store. Chuy's is also a great place. On the other side of Central - lots of good places. Check out The Old Monk - good cheese trays for a snack with some beer. Cool atmosphere.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Northbridge is nice, or it was when it was new in 2003-ish. Several friends lived there, for 2-3 years before buying houses.

The area is great- there is everything you could possibly need or want within a mile or two.

-NorthPark Mall (runs the gamut from Neiman's/ Barneys/ Tiffany & Co to Macy's/ Gap/ Express) is great shopping and has a huge AMC theatre and many good non-chain (or Dallas-based chain) restaurants.

-Target & Super Target are off Skillman Road. Target is right at Southwestern, and Super Target is a mile or so north.

-Central Market has great take-out and upscale groceries. It is at Greenville & Lovers. A block away is a big Tom Thumb grocery store which is a Texas chain.

-"Old Town" shopping center runs along Greenville from Southwestern south to Lovers. Everything you need is there, from quick-service (great local/ Texas places like Freebirds Burritos and Texadelphia and chains like Subway, Baker Brothers, & Baskin Robbins) and sit-down restaurants (Royal Thai, mentioned above, is AWESOME!). Mai Li is a good affordable nail place with the nicest help (mani & pedi is $35 vs $50-60ish "normal" for Uptown Dallas). There is also a World Market, PetsMart, Borders Bookstore, etc in Old Town.

-For exercise, the fields at the Village are always packed with soccer, frisbee, football, etc and the paths area always packed with runners & walkers. Have not been to the fitness center there in ages, but remember it as adequate. White Rock Lake is great for biking and the Katy Trail in Uptown is great for walking/jogging.

-For going out, try the places along Greenville south of Mockingbird (nightlife area runs all the way down to Ross) for a more laidback vibe, Henderson Ave for "casual" trendy, Knox Street area for more "upscale" trendy, West Village for "Dallas" blondes & the men who chase them, and McKinney Avenue in uptown for great bars & patio scenes.

This should get you going!
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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And Rusty Taco !
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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Ooh, and the new Twisted Root that just opened on Yale Blvd!
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Lake Highlands (Dallas)
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We saw they were open the other day - did you go? Review please!
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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We saw they were open the other day - did you go? Review please!
I went a few weeks ago and loved it. The salsa is HOT, the margaritas are good, but a bit expensive for how small they are. I had the shrimp tacos and although I feel Fuzzy's has better shrimp tacos, Rusty was good too!
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