Hello KPMG Dallas New Hires and Interns and welcome to Dallas! You have made a great decision to go with KPMG – they are a fantastic firm to start your career with! This article is going to give you a great overview of your new city! I’m going to give you my best info so you can understand the areas near your office, the best attractions and apartments to consider for your new place!
It can take a lot of time to research the areas here and even schedule visits to come see in person! But that may not be an option for you due to time constraints or other obligations.
So I have created CITY VIDEO TOURS for you of these Dallas areas, attractions and even apartments – all on high quality video segments! You can use these videos to get a great neighborhood feel and check out apartments in detail. There’s plenty of great things included here and in a lot of detail so you can get a GREAT feel! Read on below and make sure to click the videos! 🙂 The videos are hosted on my YouTube channel (I invite you to subscribe!) but also on our sister website at uptown101.com.
SO let’s start finding out more about the areas you could live here!
Areas To Live that are SUPER CLOSE to the KPMG Dallas Office
The KPMG Dallas Office is located in the Dallas Arts District of Downtown Dallas. This area is gorgeous and has so many attractions like the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Symphony and more. This is also the most north part of Downtown Dallas, so it’s super easy to get into and out of the area when you go into the office. It’s also very clean and safe!
The office also has a huge perk -it’s in walking distance to Uptown Dallas, which is THE most popular area for young professionals! So let’s talk a bit about Uptown Dallas!
Uptown Dallas has several neighborhoods, each with a distinctive feel. And all of them can by either a quick walk or via the free Uptown Dallas Trolley. If you live near that Trolley, you can use it to get dropped like 2 minutes walking from the KPMG Dallas Office – on the days you go into the office.
KPMG Dallas Office – This is YOUR NEW OFFICE!! This is what the outside of YOUR office looks like and the nearby neighborhoods. What a great area…you will love it!
Uptown Dallas Pearl Area – This is the area closest to work. It’s very nice! There are actually several videos of this area…watch them all!
Victory Park – You definitely should check out this very popular area for enjoyment and for potentially living here. This is an absolutely fantastic area that has a LOT of all new restaurants, apartments and attractions. This is where the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas stars play. There’s always something going on here! There are actually several videos of this area…watch them all! And watch Victory Park 2!
Uptown Dallas West Village – This is area of Uptown Dallas that has the most restaurants and shops in quick walking distance. There are actually several videos of this area…watch them all! Part 2 and Part 3
McKinney Avenue – This is the main street that goes through Uptown Dallas. It’s famous for restaurants and night life. You will want to know more about it!
Turtle Creek – This is actually an area directly west of Uptown Dallas but it has an Uptown feel. It’s very green and quieter, but with great access to Uptown Dallas.
Popular Apartments to Consider
There are BEAUTIFUL apartments in all of these areas I mentioned above! And a wide variety too – including mid rise apartments, high rises, traditional “old school” apartments and even old style lofts! We went and filmed over 40 apartments in the nearby areas that are popular with young professionals. We have a handful of some of the best ones below! Make sure to sign up for our service to find the perfect ones for you!! ‘
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NOTE: Each apartment has MULTIPLE Videos – watch them all to get a great feel of each apartment on our Uptown101 YouTube channel.
AMLI Quadrangle – this is a pretty place that is super close to the office. And has a gorgeous kitchen!
McKinney Uptown – if you want to be in the middle of the fun, this is a superb location!
2660 Cityplace – this is a very fun and walkable apartment with a Kroger next door, Target across the street and at a great price.
Victory Place – this is a very fun high rise in Victory Park!
Skye of Turtle Creek – This is another fun high rise with a direct gate to the Katy Trail. It’s typically much cheaper than other high rise apartments.
THE VILLAGE – This is not only an area to consider, but it also has about 18 different apartment complexes to choose from! Our video shows their common amenities, so no matter where you live in The Village, you would have free access to the gym, pool, golf, etc!
Prices change all of the time for these and these may not be the best for your situation. We have literally hundreds of apartments to help find your best place! So make sure to sign up for our 100% Free Apartment Locating Service.
Cool Attractions Near the Office!
We also filmed some of the best attractions nearby your office! We’ve got a few of these listed below!
Klyde Warren Park – This is a VERY fun park that is in between Downtown and Uptown Dallas. It was built on top of a freeway! Great place to relax and even try out a great food truck or two. Watch part 2 also!
Katy Trail in Uptown Dallas ! – this is an incredible running trail that starts in Victory Park and goes throughout Uptown and even north of it. It’s a great way to get a workout and a fun social scene too. Watch part 2 and part 3 too!
Katy Trail Ice House – this is a very popular eating place and night spot that is right off the Katy Trail.
McKinney Avenue – this is the main street that goes through Uptown Dallas. Lots of restaurants and night life here.
Whole Foods in Uptown Dallas – hey, Whole Foods is a big deal around here! Here’s the one on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas
Tom Thumb in Victory Park – And they are a big deal here too! This is the one in Victory Park!
Additional Areas to Live Nearby
There are also other areas nearby the office that are popular. While they are not as close to the office to walk to, they are also worth considering:
The Village – this is a SUPER POPULAR AREA! It’s about 12-15 minutes from work. It’s like a self contained small city, with a super cool coffee bar, 2 story fitness center, amazing pool and more. Great place to work from home when you aren’t in the office – they have quiet areas.
Lower Greenville – This is a large area that is basically northeast of the office (east of 75). It has some great pockets to enjoy and has good restaurants and night life along Greenville Avenue.
Trinity Groves – This is a revitalized area that is west of downtown that has a lot of newer apartments.
Downtown Dallas – Downtown is also always an option. There tend to be more older buildings here (lofts) and also some newer mid rises.
Design District/Oak Lawn – these are areas that are north west of Downtown Dallas. They do have some recently built apartments as well.
Apartment Search Tips!
Finding an apartment in Dallas lately is quite challenging! I’ve put some tips below to help make that process easier for you!
- Start your search as early as possible – even 6-9 months in advance!
- Extend your search area focus to be wider than normal, to include multiple areas.
- Be ready to apply early to lock in better rent values for your move in date.
- Consider having a roommate to reduce costs. The cost per bedroom is cheaper for 2 bedrooms vs. a one bedroom.
- Use an apartment search service to save time and remove stress.
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