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Old Jan 22, 11, 11:15 pm   #16
  
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Since it sounds like you might prefer to be in a suburb, you may want to check this out: http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/D_Maga...in_Dallas.aspx
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And just a note that you won't see all of the Fort Worth suburbs in that report. They list the ones to the west of Dallas (east of Fort Worth) but not some of the others you might think of like Crowley, Burleson, Aledo, Saginaw.

You really might want to look at some of the neighborhoods directly IN Fort Worth though that function much like suburbs. I live in Arlington Heights (and I know of at least one other FTer who does too... another lives in Fairmount nearby) and it has a very suburban feel directly in the neighborhood despite being geographically directly in the middle of the city. We have nice tree-boulevards, parks, sidewalks, and that small town feel.

Here are links to some of the neighborhoods where you'd be most likely to find rentals (either apartments, duplexes, or small homes) with people in their 20s:

http://arlingtonheightsna.com/Blog/

http://www.historicfairmount.com/

http://www.mistletoeheights.com/index.html

http://www.myppna.com/

http://www.nhmna.com/

http://www.universitywest.org/

http://www.paschal.biz/

I have friends in their 20s/early 30s who are single and live in every one of these neighborhoods. There are a few other good neighborhoods that don't have websites too.

I figure since you want a more suburban feel, these might be a good compromise to being "near" things but still having a "neighborhood".
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And just a note that you won't see all of the Fort Worth suburbs in that report. They list the ones to the west of Dallas (east of Fort Worth) but not some of the others you might think of like Crowley, Burleson, Aledo, Saginaw.

You really might want to look at some of the neighborhoods directly IN Fort Worth though that function much like suburbs. [B] I live in Arlington Heights (and I know of at least one other FTer who does too.[/B].. another lives in Fairmount nearby) and it has a very suburban feel directly in the neighborhood despite being geographically directly in the middle of the city. We have nice tree-boulevards, parks, sidewalks, and that small town feel.

Here are links to some of the neighborhoods where you'd be most likely to find rentals (either apartments, duplexes, or small homes) with people in their 20s:

http://arlingtonheightsna.com/Blog/

http://www.historicfairmount.com/

http://www.mistletoeheights.com/index.html

http://www.myppna.com/

http://www.nhmna.com/

http://www.universitywest.org/

http://www.paschal.biz/

I have friends in their 20s/early 30s who are single and live in every one of these neighborhoods. There are a few other good neighborhoods that don't have websites too.

I figure since you want a more suburban feel, these might be a good compromise to being "near" things but still having a "neighborhood".
That would be me, techgirl is referring to. These are all great areas she's recommending, in the center of the city but with true neighborhood vibes.

I've lived in Arlington Heights for 15 years, and can't think of a single neighborhood in FW I'd rather be. The only real drawback, if it's important to the OP, is that this isn't much of a "walking" neighborhood, in terms of going to restaurants, bars, or shopping. You pretty much need to drive to anywhere from Arlington Heights, other than maybe going to a 7-11 or Walgreens/CVS for minor shopping.
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www.city-data.com/forum/dallas

city-data.com is the Flyertalk of locations - they have active Dallas and Fort Worth forums that offer many opinions about exactly where to live
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That would be me, techgirl is referring to. These are all great areas she's recommending, in the center of the city but with true neighborhood vibes.
And empedocles USED to live in Arlington Heights (in fact, right across the street from me) but he's in Fairmount now.

Let us know when you get to the area... sounds like a good excuse to throw a DFW FT gathering since we haven't had one in forever!

NotDuncan is right about the walking although it depends on what end of Heights you live on what you can walk to. I have friends on the eastern end of the neighborhood that always walk when we go out around W. 7th. But on my end (closer to the western part) I have a few restaurants (Luciles, The Original) that I can walk to... but I'm still lamenting the loss of my Starbucks.
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And just a note that you won't see all of the Fort Worth suburbs in that report. They list the ones to the west of Dallas (east of Fort Worth) but not some of the others you might think of like Crowley, Burleson, Aledo, Saginaw.

You really might want to look at some of the neighborhoods directly IN Fort Worth though that function much like suburbs. I live in Arlington Heights (and I know of at least one other FTer who does too... another lives in Fairmount nearby).
Some excellent advice by techgirl in several posts. I think she works for the FW Chamber of Commerce

Seriously, I'm back in Dallas after being away from Fort Worth for 15 years, and miss living in FW dearly. I'm long past 30, so this may not apply, but I like being outdoors and just love FW's bike paths and just the vibe in general.

One of the neighbourhoods left out in the discussion is Ryan Place (just south of Fairmont), though there are no apartments there and house rental may be more expensive.

One other thing, many of my co-wokers commute from the Mid Cities (yes, they are called that, and DFW as a whole is referred to as Metroplex) commute via Trinity Railway Express.org/ - if there's a stop near your work, you could live in Dallas - methiks Uptown is very livable, and parts close to downtown are close to the TRE.

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Some excellent advice by techgirl in several posts. I think she works for the FW Chamber of Commerce
No... my mom used to be a Realtor/relocation specialist so I think I picked it up by osmosis. And I just really love my hometown.

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One of the neighbourhoods left out in the discussion is Ryan Place (just south of Fairmont), though there are no apartments there and house rental may be more expensive.
I didn't mention Ryan Place or Park Hill or Crestline or Monticello because I thought all four might be out of price range for a new grad. Heck, they are out of price range for a lot of established professionals I know! But all are gorgeous neighborhoods with stately homes, rolling lawns, and lots of old wonderful tree cover. The OP might be able to find a garage apartment or carriage house in one of those neighborhoods though. When I was looking at houses three years ago, everything I looked at in those neighborhoods came with a back "rental" property, many with their own waiting lists for likely tenants. Being networked definitely helps!

I can't say enough how glad I was that I chose to move back to Fort Worth three years ago. It has been one of the best decisions of my life.
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I’m being relocated to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area, closer to Ft. Worth though, and will need to find a nice area to stay. Any help, tips, hints, suggestions are really appreciated.
Seriously .... best bet is to live in Austin and commute.... think of all those segments and bonus miles!
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