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Old 02-15-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Hello my wife and I will be moving to dallas soon. We want to rent near uptown/north dallas. Have a pretty nice budget for rent. My questions are:
How safe is uptown area? I would think being next to a major downtown some crime would spill over
What other some other safe trendy areas near downtown?
Any apartment recommendations? We want newer modern and some kind of wow factor. Maybe a few of downtown?



Just need 1 bedroom not super expensive but like I said we have. A comfortable budget
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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Uptown is quite safe. The bulk of crime there are things that you can easily prevent- ie, I know a guy whose car was stolen while he left it running & ran in to pick up his dry cleaning (idiot....). Practice take/lock/hide principles with your car and you'll likely never have issues.
As for personal safety, again, use common sense. Don't go running on the Katy Trail while it's dark. Chances are low that something will happen to you, but a few people have been robbed or attacked there between the hours of 10pm-early morning. Not worth the possible risk.
Don't walk home stumbling drunk. Don't be an easy target.

Other than that, you have very very little to worry about in Uptown.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:45 PM
 
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Uptown isn't devoid of crime but the bulk of it is stuff like car theft or stolen wheels. There is a few cases of carjackings but their rare. You will find the place is heavily patrolled. Now with that said, I wouldn't take anything for granted and always keep a high situation awareness.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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If you're worried about Uptown (though you have no reason to be), you might look just north of that in Knox Park (more popularly known as Knox-Henderson). It's a bit quieter but has lots of condos/townhomes/apartments as well as some restaurants/shopping and is close to Uptown when you want it.


Knox-Henderson | Restaurants, Bars, Shopping and Apartments in Knox-Henderson, Dallas, Texas
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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might add that Downtown isn't crime ridden either.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:43 PM
 
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If you are concerned about uptown, move a few blocks down to TurtleCreek. Pretty safe and a nice part of town.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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Uptown Dallas is very safe. It is also the number one "walkable" destination in Dallas, although there are others. I would not have any concerns about safety.

However, this will help you even further.

- I would make sure you actually live in UPTOWN, not in areas that are east of Uptown. The term Uptown is very marketable and popular here. So, places to live use the term UPTOWN in their marketing when they aren't in Uptown.
The border of Uptown is on 75 (east), downtown (south), Katy Trail (roughly) on the west and The West Village roughly on the north. If it isn't in this section, it is NOT Uptown.
- For example, the area just east of 75 also markets itself as Uptown. But, east of 75 are some more questionable areas. If you are concerned with safety, I would not locate east of 75.
- Uptown has had an occasional crime issue, such as theft, but the overall stats are good, better than many other areas in this area.
- Other areas such as Turtle Creek are fine, and great quiet places. But, you lose part of the reason for being in the area if you can't WALK TO many things. So, Turtle Creek is a great option, but it doesn't have as many things to walk to.

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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Another thought to help:
Uptown has several neighborhoods. I would make sure to choose the neighborhood of Uptown carefully.
Some of Uptown is more focused on young grads. But, other sections of Uptown would do nicely for a couple.
Specifically, I would consider these 2 neighborhoods:
- Crescent: This is the section of Uptown that is the most southern part. It borders downtown.
This is very clean and corporate section. It won't be right next to most of the "night life" of Uptown, but it will be within quick walking distance of McKinney Avenue (where you can quickly go to the night life). They have some excellent choices there.
Another excellent feature of this neighborhood is that you can quickly walk to the UPTOWN TROLLEY! That's a free trolley that will take you throughout Uptown, to dinner, etc. But, it's FREE. No taxi needed, unless it's a super late night.
- TURTLE CREEK: This borders Uptown directly. Many people think of it as Uptown...it is not, but it has a similar feel. And, you can walk to the Katy Trail, the very popular running/walking trail that goes throughout Uptown. I would recommend this area as well.

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I hope that helps!

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