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Old 07-14-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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We will be visiting Dallas next month for a possible move. We have 3 boys I have been telling the oldest,22 yr old, that Dallas will be the best choice for him as far as job opportunity; he just graduated and has a degree in Finance. Any way, he is coming with us and he has never been to Dallas. Where should we take him to visit? This is my opportunity to show him the city.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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The Million Dollar Saloon..

Just kidding!

I would take him to dinner at Fearing's at the Ritz and then outside to the Live Oak Bar - then go across the street to hear a band at Sambuca (or you could have dinner there), then go to the Urban Oasis Pool Bar at Hotel ZaZa - all of these are within steps of each other. Then put him on the McKinney Ave Trolley and let him explore on his own! Or just leave him at Za Za - he will know what to do.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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22 year old male with a degree in finance............ how about downtown Dallas to the Federal Reserve and a couple of the big banks down there. Then hop over the the AAC, Victory Park, Uptown & McKinney Ave area. This is where a lot of young professionals that work in the area hangout and live. Greenville Ave is another spot for him to check out and take the ENTIRE family to Matt's in Lakewood for dinner while your down that way for a day. If your here on a Saturday or Sunday then get up early and head down to White Rock Lake to take a morning walk around the lake. Your son should love this and it is good for the entire family. This will put him near a lot of the people his same age and profession.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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22 year old male with a degree in finance............ how about downtown Dallas to the Federal Reserve and a couple of the big banks down there. Then hop over the the AAC, Victory Park, Uptown & McKinney Ave area. This is where a lot of young professionals that work in the area hangout and live. Greenville Ave is another spot for him to check out and take the ENTIRE family to Matt's in Lakewood for dinner while your down that way for a day. If your here on a Saturday or Sunday then get up early and head down to White Rock Lake to take a morning walk around the lake. Your son should love this and it is good for the entire family. This will put him near a lot of the people his same age and profession.
WOW! Thank you very much! We will be there a whole week but he will be there Sat-Tuesday so I dont have much time to work on him.
The rest of the time we are visiting College Campuses for the 17 yr old and we are taking the 12 year old to see a professional soccer match at the new Cowboy's arena.
This mom will have her sales skills very tired that week so I am looking for help.....thanks
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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Definitely Uptown/ West Village/ Knox-Henderson neighborhoods. These areas are the hub for the 20s college grad scene. As for what to see, depends on your son:
If he's athletic, take a walk/ run on the Katy Trail that cuts through Uptown.
If he rides a bike or has a dog, go out to White Rock Lake (10 min. east) and check out the trail and dog parks.
If he wants to see the bar scene & he's laidback, grab family dinner outside at Jake's burgers on McKinney or THe Porch on Henderson and he can see the world walk by.
If he's trendier, grab dinner at Mi Cocins in the West Village or Dragonfly at Hotel Zaza.
If he's religious, Fellowship Bible downtown or HPMethodist's Cornerstone services both attract lots of young singles.
If he's into music, check out what's playing at The Granada or House of Blues and be sure to stop by Good Records on lower Greenville or Bill's Records @ South Side on Lamar.

Word of caution, though, Dallas' finance industry has been hit nearly as hard as NYC's. I probably know 20+ guys who have been laid off this year from big funds like HBK and Higland to smaller shops. Some shops like Aldus and Perot's fund went completely under. Some guys have been unemployed for almost a year now with limited prospects. These are guys with 5-15 years of experience and degrees from top tier schools (UChicago MBA, UTexas MBA, Rice, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee.) I have heard the Fed is hiring & it is in Uptown, along with 80% of the finance firms in Dallas.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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Definitely Uptown/ West Village/ Knox-Henderson neighborhoods. These areas are the hub for the 20s college grad scene. As for what to see, depends on your son:
If he's athletic, take a walk/ run on the Katy Trail that cuts through Uptown.
If he rides a bike or has a dog, go out to White Rock Lake (10 min. east) and check out the trail and dog parks.
If he wants to see the bar scene & he's laidback, grab family dinner outside at Jake's burgers on McKinney or THe Porch on Henderson and he can see the world walk by.
If he's trendier, grab dinner at Mi Cocins in the West Village or Dragonfly at Hotel Zaza.
If he's religious, Fellowship Bible downtown or HPMethodist's Cornerstone services both attract lots of young singles.
If he's into music, check out what's playing at The Granada or House of Blues and be sure to stop by Good Records on lower Greenville or Bill's Records @ South Side on Lamar.

Word of caution, though, Dallas' finance industry has been hit nearly as hard as NYC's. I probably know 20+ guys who have been laid off this year from big funds like HBK and Higland to smaller shops. Some shops like Aldus and Perot's fund went completely under. Some guys have been unemployed for almost a year now with limited prospects. These are guys with 5-15 years of experience and degrees from top tier schools (UChicago MBA, UTexas MBA, Rice, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee.) I have heard the Fed is hiring & it is in Uptown, along with 80% of the finance firms in Dallas.
Thanks for the information!
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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Any more suggestions?
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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uptown for sure, as for walks around and near lakes, there are so many lakes in the area, any would be a fun experience. Yes, driving to downtown and seeing the financual district might be a good idea, but there is really nothing going on over the weekend and the area looks just about like any downtown area, in any major city.

I don't know where you live now, so it is a little hard to advise you on what the kids would enjoy seeing.

Nita
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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uptown for sure, as for walks around and near lakes, there are so many lakes in the area, any would be a fun experience. Yes, driving to downtown and seeing the financual district might be a good idea, but there is really nothing going on over the weekend and the area looks just about like any downtown area, in any major city.

I don't know where you live now, so it is a little hard to advise you on what the kids would enjoy seeing.

Nita
Uh, sure there are other lakes "around and near" Dallas but to get out and "walk around" and EXPERIENCE DALLAS the only one is White Rock Lake. Well, there is Bachman Lake but White Rock is MUCH better. If they are into sailing then going out to Lake Ray Hubbard would be a good bet. But for a 20-something single guy..... White Rock all the way.

Downtown has picked up a lot in the last few years even on weekends. Around the museums, entertainment areas, etc it is better. The Dallas Aquarium is good and always crowded. Driving by it on Father's Day the parking was PACKED! The West End isn't what it used to be but the Uptown, McKinney Ave and Knox-Henderson have picked it up and been a lot better. West End was for bars at night and tourists anyway.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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He s 22, he has an education and a profession. By all means, show him the place you are moving to, but most importantly, be prepared to let him go. He has learned everything he can from you and he will always love you for it, but this is his life and he has to go out and live it.
Give him time. He will one day have his own family that he will share with you.
Let Go.
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