Best Place for Young Professionals in Dallas

Asked by Brett Gardner, Chandler, AZ Tue Jul 9, 2013

I'm moving to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and am looking to buy in a good neighborhood for mid-to-late 20's young professionals. I'd like the following as much as possible:

- Close to DFW (Preston Hollow is pushing it, Richardson may be too far)
- Access to freeways and transit
- Close to restaurants, bars, recreation, etc.

I know I probably won't be able to have all three and still be able to afford a home (I'm looking in the 300k range) but any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Addison will be a good choice, it's quite convenient with easy access to Dallas Tollway, lots of restaurants, bars, even belly dancing and comedy club. Los Colinas and North Irving can be another choice, and depending upon what you like (new home, older home, square footage etc) in your price range you'll likely get a townhouse especially in Addison.

Let me know if you need help in your home search or you can check my website at http://www.dfwdreamhomes.net.

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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Want a home or a town home.
Townhomes I'd say lower Greenville area...Uptown...Oak Lawn.
Homes...maybe Las Colinas or Addison.

You can check out some examples here:
http://www.metroplexhomesalesinfo.com/listings/areas/23487,23578…

We normally like to spend a little more time with you and find out how often you are in town, what type of home you want, do you want yard or no yard, trees or no trees, what type of recreation, how many beds and baths you need, what age you can live with, what style, etc. You have a lot of different options.
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Liz Renfro, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
As many have said before, there are a lot of options. I agree that the east Dallas area is awesome, (I am a life long native of the area) and there are other great places as well. Your price range will open up lots of opportunities. Feel free to give me a call if you are wanting to interview agents. I would be happy to help you. As a buyers agent, you pay nothing. You can check out some of my referrals on Trulia and Zillow.

Liz Renfro
William Davis Realty
214-924-9676
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Diane Briggs, Agent, Irving, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Hey Brett!

As mentioned by others, you definitely have a LOT of options with your criteria here, and a lot of great areas to check out! I think your best bet would be to interview some realtors, and select one of your preference that can provide their undivided attention to you. That way, they can focus on providing you proper real estate guidance, as well as sending you properties available for sale to preview, to get you into your most desirable home.

Let me know if you're interested in meeting with me, I'd be happy to help! I can provide exclusive buyer representation at no cost to you, feel free to tour my website at http://www.NeedMyHomeSold.com, and contact me for an interview at anytime, thanks!

Diane Briggs, REALTOR®
Asset Realty
(214) 289-0093
http://www.NeedMyHomeSold.com
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Kyle Baugh, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Hey Brett,

You have several options in the 300s. I live in east Dallas in the M-Streets area. It is great if you are looking for unique houses with decent yards very close to uptown and downtown. I love it and work in the area. It's close to White Rock Lake, Mockingbird Station and you can also walk to restaurants and bars on Greenville. Very close drive to uptown.

If you are single or looking for more of the urban feel uptown is the place to be. You are mostly looking at townhouses or condos in this price range to be in uptown. The best bars, singles and nightlife is in uptown.

Knox Henderson area is the up and coming artsy, trendy area across from 75 from uptown. It has a little cheaper home price than M Streets but is just south of it. Cochran Heights is a neat neighborhood with similar home styles as the M Streets but just a bit cheaper. The area just north of Henderson is a transitional neighborhood and home prices are increasing.

As suggested by others, Bishop Arts/Oak Cliff is a great new trendy spot in south Dallas. It offers great new restaurants and trendy spots. However, be prepared to be a good drive away from uptown, downtown or greenville. It is across 35 and about 15 minutes south of the city. Great new up and coming neighborhood though.

I think these areas fit you the best. I am in the exact same age range and situation so I can relate. I would like to talk to you further about your search. Call or text me at 817-312-6034 or you can email me at kyle@loganwaller.com. In the meantime check out my website at kyle.wallergrouphomes.com
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Kyle Baugh, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Hey Brett,

You have several options in the 300s. I live in east Dallas in the M-Streets area. It is great if you are looking for unique houses with decent yards very close to uptown and downtown. I love it and work in the area. It's close to White Rock Lake, Mockingbird Station and you can also walk to restaurants and bars on Greenville. Very close drive to uptown.

If you are single or looking for more of the urban feel uptown is the place to be. You are mostly looking at townhouses or condos in this price range to be in uptown. The best bars, singles and nightlife is in uptown.

Knox Henderson area is the up and coming artsy, trendy area across from 75 from uptown. It has a little cheaper home price than M Streets but is just south of it. Cochran Heights is a neat neighborhood with similar home styles as the M Streets but just a bit cheaper. The area just north of Henderson is a transitional neighborhood and home prices are increasing.

As suggested by others, Bishop Arts/Oak Cliff is a great new trendy spot in south Dallas. It offers great new restaurants and trendy spots. However, be prepared to be a good drive away from uptown, downtown or greenville. It is across 35 and about 15 minutes south of the city. Great new up and coming neighborhood though.

I think these areas fit you the best. I am in the exact same age range and situation so I can relate. I would like to talk to you further about your search. Call or text me at 817-312-6034 or you can email me at kyle@loganwaller.com. In the meantime check out my website at kyle.wallergrouphomes.com
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Dixon Wong, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Hi Brett,

There are a few area you can look into.

The first area is Lakewood/Mstreets area. You have lower greenville and on the other side of uptown (5-10 mins away).

You can search for homes in this site here - http://www.findyourtexashome.com/lakewood/

And you can also look at uptown which will be mainly town home. - http://www.findyourtexashome.com/uptown/

Another area is N Oak Cliff which you have Bishop arts and very close to downtown about 8 mins away...http://www.findyourtexashome.com/kessler-park/


You can reach me at dixondfw@gmail if you want to discuss more of your needs and I would be happy to help you to find a home in Dallas!

Dixon
Realtor
http://www.findyourtexashome.com
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Vanessa Bamb…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Uptown (condos) and East Dallas/White Rock area. I live in Preston Hollow and it's amazing, but will be difficult to find something in the $300K's. If you decide you want to lease a highrise, townhome, etc. I can help you. It's a free service. Vanessa Bamback Haute City Living 214-564-4548 VanessaBamback@gmail.com
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Beau Beasley, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
I think Irving. There are a lot of very nice newer condos and townhomes there in the $300k range. Also some in Uptown. You could also get a nice single family in the Kessler area if you like older remodeled homes. There's lots of young professionals there, but starting to skew towards families.

I'm here to help if you need it.

Beau Beasley
Coldwell Banker Lakewood
Cell# 214 966-2100
beau@beaubeasleyhomes.com
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Andrea Brooks, Agent, Plano, TX
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Uptown/M streets area is where you'll want to be! Let me know if you'd like some help with your home search -

Andrea Brooks
469-450-1326
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