Hang your hat in The Village
“The Village” is an oft forgotten area that’s just southeast of Greenville Avenue and Northwest Highway. It’s basically one big network of nice apartment complexes that’s laid out nicely with big trees and quick access to area parks and the White Rock Lake trail system.
It probably slides of the radar of a lot of Dallasites because there isn’t a lot of nightlife in the immediate area, although it is really close to Lower Greenville and Uptown and right along the DART Rail (driving is required to go to the nightlife hotspots). It also sits just north of the Old Town Shopping Center that has a smorgasbord of good (albeit mostly chain) restaurants and stores and is also right by Northpark Center and the Shops at Park Lane.
The big draw for living in The Village is the “country club” that’s right smack dab in the middle of the neighborhood. There are 18 village apartment complexes that offer their residents access to the club’s tennis courts, fitness center, driving and putting green and jogging trail. They also have their own flag football, softball and tennis leagues. All this helps foster a community that’s great for meeting people if you’re new to the area or single.
Image via The Village Apts
While some of the apartments are a little fancier (like The Dakota), rent is pretty reasonable and starts at a little under $700/month, with the cheapest 1 – 1 coming in at $629 (at The Cliffs in the Village). This makes the area a great place to live if you’re on a bit of a budget and amenities are more important to you than fancy interiors. In other words, while the complexes generally keep the units updated you may still be stuck with shitty apartment carpet instead of hardwoods or not-shitty apartment carpet.
There are also a few complexes on the fringe that aren’t associated with The Village if you’re looking for something really cheap that’s close to the city and in a decent part of town.