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Old 01-12-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I was just offered a position in Dallas and will be moving in about 3-4 weeks. I have never been to nor visited Dallas so I am looking for some suggestions for an area to live. I am looking to rent for 6-12 months so I can get a feel for the city and determine where I want to live permanently.

I will be working downtown (Elm/Akard street area) I am a single (straight-don't know if that matters) male, 33, no kids and a dog (small) I have a car/cycle so would prefer a place that has covered parking. I have lived in large cities in downtown areas and out in suburb areas as well. I’m not against either.

I am not worried about a commute but more concerned to be in an area that is somewhat vibrant and where I will get an opportunity to meet people.

Other than that I am fairly flexible- I do not know anyone in the city so I would appreciate any suggestions that anyone could offer. Thank you in advance…
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Uptown (just north of downtown) has lots of apartments and townhomes and a vibrant scene. Also, Knox-Henderson has much of the same. If you want a good place with single family homes, look in Lakewood.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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I would ditto those suggestions - also be sure to discover White Rock Lake..closest-to the-lake Lakewood (75214) is more family than single oriented but the closer you get to Central Expressway and Greenville Ave (75206) the more singles...

You might also consider living in Downtown.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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Downtown (where I've lived for the past 15 months) would be convenient for your work and there are a lot of young singles moving to the area. However, because it's more of the "developing" residential neighborhood there are not a lot of restaurants or shops open after 5pm -- only bars (we do have a downtown grocery).

Uptown would be a good choice and a short commute. Lots of restaurants, shops, parks/trails and more of the "upscale-trendy" lifestyle.

There is a DART rail station at Akard/Elm so if you wanted to live outside of the city center a convenient location could be to live near a DART station (Mockingbird Station lofts, Southside on Lamar, etc). Cityplace/West Village, located Uptown, is a combination of being close to downtown and on the DART station/streetcar.

I recommend looking at apartmentratings.com to read reviews... some in Uptown/Downtown have a reputation for being noisy and have bad management.

If you have any questions about locations feel free to send me a message.
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Thank you all for the feedback, I really appreciate it! I plan to be in Dallas in 2 weeks to find a place to live and this gives me a huge head start.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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All of these suggestions are right on. I live in Plano (about 25 miles north of downtown Dallas) and am single and there is NOTHING for single people to do in this town!!!!! Anyway all of the places listed are great but just be aware that they are not cheap! Good luck with your search! And if you have any questions, feel free to send me a message!
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