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Old 09-21-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Hi everyone. I will be moving to Dallas from New York City sometime this fall but I have no idea where to go. I have a job already as a mail carrier and will be working in Fort Worth or Arlington (I still have to decide). Is there anyone who can advise me where should I look for an apartment to rent (I'm interested in a clean and safe area with good schools and easy commute to my job). What should I be aware of? How much the rent could be for a 2 bedroom 2 bath apt?

Every opinion would be greatly appreciated!

 
Old 09-21-2010, 09:59 AM
 
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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If you decide to land in Arlington, look at apartments on the north side of town. There are nice gated apartment communities along Green Oaks Blvd and the northern areas north of Green Oaks along 360. That area is very safe and offers amenities like garage parking. It's where my family landed temporarily while looking for a home here back in 2008. Both my me and my wife worked in NYC, like you, before we moved down, btw.

If you want a decent apartment AND good schools are a high priority for RIGHT NOW, consider looking in Bedford, which is just north of Arlington.

That my $0.02.

-Eric
 
Old 09-21-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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thanks for the feed back. do the apartments in the gated communities look and are priced the way they are presented on craigslist?
 
Old 09-22-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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who knows--
lots of apts on craigs list

someone posted info about 2 apt communities in n arlington but frankly that would not be area for good schools

resonable priced apts in good school area would be HEB ISD area--
where ISDs would be HEB, Birdville, or Grapevine Colleyville-don't think Keller ISD in that area has apts

some parts of FTW ISD MIGHT have good schools/apt mix--but big variables there
south part of Arlington in the MARTIN hs zone is considered the better housing area

just depends on your price point--
 
Old 09-22-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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My price would be somewhere between 750 and 950
 
Old 09-24-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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then for better schools and that rate--still suggest the HEB area
 
Old 09-24-2010, 11:09 PM
 
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Thread closed as OP posted in Dallas forum that he is moving to SW Dallas area.
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