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Old 08-11-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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Hey everyone, I'm moving to Dallas in about 3 weeks. I'll be staying with family for the first few weeks there, but I'm already doing research on potential areas to live in. I'd like to get a 1br apartment with a price range around 600-700 a month. I'm a 29 year old single male that is planning on going to law school at SMU in about a year.

I'd like to live in a vibrant community that is close to bars, places to eat, and other nightlife. I've heard a lot about Knox-Henderson, however I can't find any apartments that are in my price range around there. I've been looking at the Addison area, including Carrollton and Richardson and they look good. My question is, would I fit in that area or would i be better off looking harder at Knox-Henderson? I'm also worried about the commute to SMU, but the important thing for me is living in a place that I'll enjoy.

Any suggestions about any specific apartments I should look at?
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Look at a complex near Lovers & Greenville called "Amesbury Parc", next to "The Village" (a large collection of apartment complexes). That area is very close to SMU and to the bars on SMU Blvd. and Lower Greenville, and Amesbury, while a little run down, is decent enough and cheap.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Ken Caryl, CO
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Hey everyone, I'm moving to Dallas in about 3 weeks. I'll be staying with family for the first few weeks there, but I'm already doing research on potential areas to live in. I'd like to get a 1br apartment with a price range around 600-700 a month. I'm a 29 year old single male that is planning on going to law school at SMU in about a year.

I'd like to live in a vibrant community that is close to bars, places to eat, and other nightlife. I've heard a lot about Knox-Henderson, however I can't find any apartments that are in my price range around there. I've been looking at the Addison area, including Carrollton and Richardson and they look good. My question is, would I fit in that area or would i be better off looking harder at Knox-Henderson? I'm also worried about the commute to SMU, but the important thing for me is living in a place that I'll enjoy.

Any suggestions about any specific apartments I should look at?
Check in the Village area. They have apartments in your price range and it's really close to SMU.

http://thevillageapts.com
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Addison, Henderson-Knox, Carrollton, or Richardson?


Based on the info you have provided: nix Carrollton and Richardson. Both are more family oriented and in your price range in those two cities you are going to run into more people living in those complexes that are on Section 8 (government subsidized rent).

As others have said, look a lot harder in the Knox-Henderson area and check out The Village. Addison will work but it is going to be hard to find a decent place in your budget that doesn't have tons of Section 8 residents. Ask if they take Section 8 and if they do, find somewhere else.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Look at a complex near Lovers & Greenville called "Amesbury Parc", next to "The Village" (a large collection of apartment complexes). That area is very close to SMU and to the bars on SMU Blvd. and Lower Greenville, and Amesbury, while a little run down, is decent enough and cheap.

Here is a good map of that area http://www.venetocondosdallas.com/condos_dallas/neighborhood.html (broken link)

Also there is a free shuttle bus to SMU and DART rail, Mustang Express DART.org - DART Schedules
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Knox - Henderson
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Look hard in Knox-Henderson or lower Greenville if you want the proximity to street life. There are some small, older complexes with great character just south of Henderson (2 of them are in the 5200 block of Milam). They advertise availability via signs in the yard. Perhaps they use Craigslist as well. If that fails you, then the Village Apts or some of the older apartments or condos just south of Lovers and East of Greenville Ave. might be in your price range. If living in a vibrant place that you will enjoy is high on your list of priorities, then I would stick to these areas and forget the burbs that you mentioned.
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