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Old 06-01-2014, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by PhilliesGirl View Post
Where did you relocate to Dallas from?

I agree that it is a good selling point to be close to work for sure. In my current job.. I am literally down the street and walk everyday, so driving far will be an adjustment. Just not sure I'll love living in suburbia even if it means walking to work :/
Most immediately prior to Dallas I was in St. Petersburg, FL but I was only there 5 months. That was a relocation from Minneapolis, my birthplace and home all my life until I moved to FL. Were it not for the job offer here, I suspect I'd still be in FL.

One item I'd recommend is ask yourself the same general questions as me: for the more interesting neighborhoods, will I actually "use" the neighborhood in my daily life to justify living in the more interesting neighborhoods during the work week, or just give myself a longer drive to work? Does it make sense to live near work even if less exciting to save on the cost and time of driving everyday, and then go to the more interesting neighborhoods the few days per week I want something different?

I know that's boring and pragmatic... You still might want to keep that in mind considering what Dallas traffic can be...
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:20 PM
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It could be where am staying, right off 635 and 75, its very nice area and new complex just opened last year with good price too.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by PhilliesGirl View Post
I have not looked at North Oak Lawn .. after the "stay away from the triangle" thing..I kind of stopped looking tbh. I will refer to those streets you mentioned. I definitely would prefer to be near the Tollway, seems it is the easiest access to work. I did speak to a co-worker who works out of Addison and she and her boyfriend live at Hue Cityplace, she recommended it, and I didn't have a chance to ask about her commute - but it looks like that's off of Highway 75.. isn't that a bit far from where I need be if I want to stay within 30-40 min to work? What neighborhood is that? Safe?
Between Lemmon Ave. and the Highland Park border is fine. I think it's one of the best neighborhoods in Dallas for the money, and it's close to everything you need.

It's the other side of Lemmon that can get sketchy, especially around Maple. But, that too is changing.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:14 PM
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The village would be a great place, it's right off northwest highway which you can take across and up the tollway. I live in east dallas close to the arboretum and it took me about 25 minutes to get to work in addison. You might also want to look into renting a place in Lakewood! Traffic isn't too bad on the tollway when you're headed north in the morning and south in the evening!
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:51 PM
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As others have mentioned, I think a Lower Greenville neighborhood would suit you well. You can find some older duplexes or smaller single family homes for rent. The commute to Addison wouldn't be horrible since it's going against rush hour traffic. I live farther east of Greenville Ave (east of White Rock Lake), in Casa Linda and can get to my work in Plano in rush hour in 30 minutes.
You'd have access to tons of restaurants and bars with great patios. Lots of little shops too. Age range is all over the map....20 somethings to 60 somethings. You'd also be close to the Henderson Ave. area which has a lot of new bars/restaurants. Not too far from White Rock Lake which has a great jogging/bike path or just a great urban oasis to go and relax.

Good luck with your search!
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