Trying to decide if i move to Oak Cliff from Oak Lawn, if I would feel isolated there and miss the grocery stores/restaurants here

Asked by Jt, Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX Thu Jul 29, 2010

Would love to hear from others who have made the move and what your joys are living in OC and what your regrets are!

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Patricia McC…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Thu Jul 29, 2010
You could miss some of your favorites but you could look at it as an adventure. There are so many cool things to experice in Oak Cliff. And, the dart rail is right there and you can come up to Oak Lawn to visit and hang out. Its so close either way. Find a happy medium that makes you happy. Life is too short!

I use to live in Oak Cliff. I have moved to Arlington, Texas and out of state and now I live in Dallas near White Rock Lake. I enjoyed all the places but I also dont mind driving around. Every area has something that will attract you or that you will enjoy. Oak Cliff has great foods and its booming - lots of new stores, restaurants, and growth. If you dont like it - move back.
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Sun Jun 15, 2014
#1 Oak Lawn is not that far away.
#2 Trinity Groves is not that far away.
#3 There are shops and restaurants in Oak Cliff....think Bishop Arts?
Check out the walk score....

You can check out Oak Cliff homes for sale at this link:…
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LeAnn Lewis, Home Buyer, Dallas, TX
Sun Feb 9, 2014
I live in Oak Cliff: I love it here! We have a great Tom Thumb and Cox Farmers Market is going up at the Sylvan 30 complex. There is a great push forward here and my house has increased 35% in the last few years. I highly recommend it. I am hoping to swing buying another home here, if I can find one before they get too pricey!
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Rian Purvis, Agent, Dallas, TX
Sun Feb 9, 2014
Now is a great time to move to Oak Cliff! I have lived in Oak Lawn before and loved it, and I would have loved to live in Oak Cliff as well. You'll be close to lots of restaurants/shopping in the Bishop Arts District and Trinity Groves. Here are some websites you may find interesting:…
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I hope this info helps!
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Paul Chaston, Home Buyer, 75211
Fri Dec 27, 2013
I moved to OC in April and enjoy it. However, I totally understand your isloation concern. While there are some fun eateries over here and Tom Thumb we find we are always traveling to do simple errands from dry cleaning to target, Everything is 20 minutes away and 99% of where we travel to is OL or Uptown. We are leaving when our lease is up.
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Jane Grant, Agent, Aguanga, CA
Thu Jul 29, 2010
Jt: A great site that has discussion format and also a Q and A is

You can post your question there and get responses from actual residents who may have experienced the same thing already and have additional insight.
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Patterson Ra…, , Austin, TX
Thu Jul 29, 2010

It really does depend on your lifestyle. I have friends that wouldn't think of living outside of Oak Lawn and I have friends that wouldn't think of living outside of Oak Cliff. Of course those in Oak Cliff own detached, single family homes and the Oak Lawn folks have townhomes or condos and that may be a factor for you too. There are some SFH in Oak Lawn but not as many as in Oak Cliff. Likewise, there are condos in Oak Cliff but not as many as in Oak Lawn.

There are benefits to both areas and it really depends on what you're looking for.

I hope this helps. .

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Doris Barnett, Agent, Richardson, TX
Thu Jul 29, 2010
I understand the sense of community that you feel from where you live and perhaps the advice that I gave my daughter when she made a bigger move will help you too. When you choose to make a move out of your comfort area it is helpful to find the similar resources in your new area. For her that meant finding a church that she loves and getting involved with the young mother's groups. Getting her kids to the library for reading times to meet other young families in the area. You might feel more comfortable if you simply scout out your personal have to haves before you make a final decision. If you enjoy a certain grocery store or place of worship or meeting place-find where it is in the new location and go make friends. You are lucky to be close enough to visit and make friends in the new area now before you make the move. Best of luck and mayber there is a newcomers group. Have you looked at the link for things that you might enjoy doing and people of similar tastes?

Doris Barnett 972-907-0000
RE/MAX Abrams
Richardson, TX 75081
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Thu Jul 29, 2010
To each his own...but not sure why you think you would feel isolated.
There are groceries, bars, restaturants, shops in all parts of town.
Maybe more so in OL and Uptown than in OC.
There's perhaps more space and more trees in OC...more green.
OL and Uptown have more buildings, perhaps less green, higher people density.
It also might depend on your commute and hobbies.
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