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Old 02-04-2015, 01:36 PM
 
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Coming to Dallas for a familiarization trip before we relocate in August. Working for AA at the airport and don't want a long commute to work. Looking for just general areas to start our familiarization. Areas to stay away from. No kids. Apt or condo to start. Appreciate any insights.
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:53 PM
 
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Coming to Dallas for a familiarization trip before we relocate in August. Working for AA at the airport and don't want a long commute to work. Looking for just general areas to start our familiarization. Areas to stay away from. No kids. Apt or condo to start. Appreciate any insights.

No Disrespect meant whatsoever, but this is the Fort Worth Forum. It's apples and oranges in difference from Dallas. There is a saying we have in Fort Worth "If I die in Dallas, drag my cold dead body back to Fort Worth"lol. Plus, I think you will find more answers to your question (assuming Dallas is your destination and you are completely set on that city) in the Dallas/Dallas County Forum.

Good Luck
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Dallas....
*facepalm*
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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What's the budget for your apartment/condo? I can suggest several places in Grapevine, which would be very convenient to DFW for your husband.

And yes, please don't call it Dallas.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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There are many people living in the Mid-Cities--Hurst, Euless, Bedford--who work for AA or at the airport--
so called because towns are located between Dallas and FTW--so check a map--
You could also include Arlington, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Flower Mound as possible locations--
there are plenty of apartments--some newer/nicer than others needless to say

Cheek Sparger is surface road that runs into one of the roads around DFW so you don't need to get on any freeway---
bad traffic circle construction at Central and Cheek-Sparger in Bedford--really slows down traffic which can be very heavy in morning and evening commute times

Harwood also is E/W street that also gets you pretty close to DFW on surface roads...

Most people would recommend living north of 183 for certain--

We live in north Hurst close to the softball fields and can get to DFW in 20 min unless traffic is pretty heavy
We used to use Cheek Sparger--now we sometimes go Harwood to 360 and then north to Cheek Sparger--
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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You need to look in Las Colinas. There is a train that goes from LC right to the airport and the apartments around Lake Carolyn are all about professionals with no kids. 15 minutes to the airport.
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Old 02-09-2015, 12:38 AM
 
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didn't know they finished that train--
does it go to CenterPort with a shuttle?
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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There are many people living in the Mid-Cities--Hurst, Euless, Bedford--who work for AA or at the airport--
so called because towns are located between Dallas and FTW--so check a map--
You could also include Arlington, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Flower Mound as possible locations--
there are plenty of apartments--some newer/nicer than others needless to say

Cheek Sparger is surface road that runs into one of the roads around DFW so you don't need to get on any freeway---
bad traffic circle construction at Central and Cheek-Sparger in Bedford--really slows down traffic which can be very heavy in morning and evening commute times

Harwood also is E/W street that also gets you pretty close to DFW on surface roads...

Most people would recommend living north of 183 for certain--

We live in north Hurst close to the softball fields and can get to DFW in 20 min unless traffic is pretty heavy
We used to use Cheek Sparger--now we sometimes go Harwood to 360 and then north to Cheek Sparger--
All of that. As always, choices depend on your budget. That said, many of my wife's co-workers (Customer Service Reps, yes, wife works at DFW airport) live in the Mid-Cities, although I think most live in houses, not apartments or condos.

In addition to the above, and as others have noted, Las Colinas has a bunch of apartments and is a fairly short commute to the airport.

Good luck in your search!
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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if you can afford them--the newer apartments off Grapevine Main and Dallas rd on edge of downtown Grapevine might be a good choice--
you can drive to airport on surface roads in less than 10 min (depending on traffic)
you can walk to anything in downtown Grapevine and that location is close to Grapevine Mills (AMC movie, mall shopping, and restaurant row), Southlake (mall, movie, shopping, restaurants),
in the local area you have several good golf courses, parks, Grapevine Lake, and you are about 25 min from FTW or Dallas...
likely the only hassle about those apts would be things like getting groceries since I don't think there is store that close...
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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The two complexes (925 Main, and Grapevine Stateion at Northwest and Texan Trail) are the newest in Grapevine. Yes, you will need a car to go get groceries, but there is a big Tom Thumb store at Northwest and Park. Both Main and Texan Trail go straight into DFW Airport without having to get on a highway, so the commute would be super convenient!
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