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Old 08-07-2007, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Wrigleyville - Chicago
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Hi Y'All (Trying to get used to the lingo!)

My boyfriend is relocating to Dallas, TX for work later this year. We currently live together in a three-flat in the heart of Wrigleyville. For those who don't know the area, Wrigleyville is the neighborhood where the Chicago Cubs play baseball.

I was born and raised in the Chicago area and it's tearing me up to have to move. I was wondering if anyone could suggest an fun, sporty, younger area (mid to late 20's) to reside in the Dallas area? Any suggestions would be great!!!
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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You might look near the American Airlines Center - Victory Park - which is near downtown Dallas. Hockey and Basketball are played there.

If you want to be near baseball or football you need to go to Arlington.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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And you need to like trailers if you move to Arlington.

Look in Uptown, Downtown, and Victory.
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Lakeview, Chicago
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You won't find anything like Wrigleyville here. Dallas just isn't set up that way. I agree do with the above listed recommendations. Arlington would be like, I don't know, Naperville or something. Generic suburb that happens to home to the Texas Rangers and will be home to the Dallas Cowboys in, what, 2010?

Uptown is close enough to the American Airlines Center that you could jump on the Katy Trail (a jog/bike trail that cuts through part of town) and walk down there but it's not lit at night yet so I'm not sure you'd want to trail it quite yet. There's a fair amount of housing off Cole, Travis and McKinney between Monticello to the north and Cedar Springs to the south.
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:45 PM
 
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Downtown, Oak Cliff and East Dallas have the most history. Not many sports venues, but I also suggest Knox-Henderson and Lower Greenville. Also maybe the Cedars/Lamar/Southside just south of Downtown (still redeveloping). You may have heard of Deep Ellum but it's going through a transition right now with developers buying up large tracts and the new rail line going through - so I'm not sure what will be there in a few years. Between there and Fair Park is Expo Park which has a cool vibe but will also be greatly affected by DART. The difference is I don't know of that many developers circling around there to destroy the character...
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:29 PM
 
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I think the OP referenced Wrigleyville more to refer to the fun area she lives in now - the closest approximation to that in Dallas is Uptown. I would recommend one of the townhouses/condos in that area - check out properties rented by Post or Gables.

Of course, it's not the same, but that's both good and bad.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:00 PM
 
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Hmm sorry - the last time I was near Wrigleyville there was nothing new and shiny -- but that was back when the Cubbies were on a roll -- so in other words, a bit of time has passed.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:05 PM
 
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Right but in terms of a place where a lot of young people drink and hang out - Uptown is closest to Wrigleyville.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Hmm sorry - the last time I was near Wrigleyville there was nothing new and shiny -- but that was back when the Cubbies were on a roll -- so in other words, a bit of time has passed.
Soooo, you were there in 2003 and last week? j/k
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:12 PM
 
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HA! Maybe I had too many 'mind-erasers' and I was really at the old "Hang-Up's" on Division off Rush...
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