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Old 04-18-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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Hi,

I would be moving to Dallas in the first week of May from India (Me and my Wife).
My work place would be around the City Place area in Dallas.
I had a couple of questions:

1. Require some suggestions as to where to rent an apartment. Was thinking about "The Village". I would commute initially via Cab/Train till I get a car.
2. Are there any indians living in the Uptown Dallas area or nearby? I heard there are lots of Indians in the Irving/Richardson area.
3. Any Indian grocery stores nearby also would help.

Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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Anybody? I'm open to other recommendations also....
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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East Dallas has quite a few indians. Cityplace is super close to east Dallas as well. What is your budget?
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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1. Require some suggestions as to where to rent an apartment. Was thinking about "The Village". I would commute initially via Cab/Train till I get a car.
If you will not have a car, I would recommend living near/ in the West Village, which is directly across 75 from CityPlace (about a 100 yard walk). It is a safe neighorhood and very walkable- grocery store, restaurants, nighlife, shopping, etc within a few blocks walk.

Cabs are not easy to find in Dallas. You cannot "hail" one like in NYC or London. You have to call ahead every single time. Walking from the Village apartments on Southwestern to the closest train station could be up to a 1+ mile walk. It is not as walkable an area as the West Village.

Here are some apartments / websites to look into for West Village area apartments:
Apartment Floor Plans Dallas, TX | Marquis at West Village
Dallas Apartments for Rent - Luxury Dallas*TX Apartments by Gables Residential
Dallas, TX Apartments - The Monterey - Windsor Communities

This one is a bit futher north, but 1 block from the Mockingbird DART Station. It is 1 block from a large grocery store, Kroger, and many other shops & restauarants. It is 1 DART stop north of City Place, a very quick train ride. It is also less expensive than the West Village area.
Dallas Apartments for Rent - Luxury Dallas*TX Apartments by Gables Residential

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2. Are there any indians living in the Uptown Dallas area or nearby? I heard there are lots of Indians in the Irving/Richardson area.
I see a good many Indian young professionals out & about in Uptown, but of course not as many as in Irving or Richardson or Plano. The Indians in Uptown are more likely to be younger, more affluent, and more "assimilated" in US culture than the traditional Indian communities in the suburbs.

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3. Any Indian grocery stores nearby also would help.
Can't help you on this one.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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Thanks for all the replies guys. They are really helpful.
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East Dallas has quite a few indians. Cityplace is super close to east Dallas as well. What is your budget?
My budget was anything less than 1000$. Not above that for sure. A 1 Bedroom apartment should be fine.
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Walking from the Village apartments on Southwestern to the closest train station could be up to a 1+ mile walk. It is not as walkable an area as the West Village.
Is "The Park" walkable to Lover's Lane station?


Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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These two are also close to Cityplace -
Treymore North & Park Gates.

Are these any good.
What would be a good way to start apartment hunting?
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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i think Subzi Mandi in Garland/Richards off of Plano and Buckingham is an Indian Grocer...
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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Is "The Park" walkable to Lover's Lane station?
It's about a .75 mile walk - 10-12 minutes or so?
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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These two are also close to Cityplace -
Treymore North & Park Gates.

Are these any good.
What would be a good way to start apartment hunting?
I would avoid anything east of 75 that is south of Fitzhugh. It is not the safest/ nicest area. Working at CityPlace is fine, but you don't want to be out walking in the neighborhood after dark.

I would reach out to an apartment locator- you can easily google "uptown Dallas apartment locators" and find tons of results. They are a free service and will help you find a suitable apartment in your budget. The apartment building typically pays the locator a fee.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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Cabs are not easy to find in Dallas. You cannot "hail" one like in NYC or London. You have to call ahead every single time.
Looks like it has to be something close to a train station then.
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