Modern city, Dallas attracts more and more expats. In addition to hosting large French groups such as Safran, Essilor or Airbus, the purchasing power of its inhabitants is strong because of high wages and low cost of living compared to other major US cities. Dallas and neighboring Fort Worth, forming the Metroplex, are also popular for their central location that allows for easy travel. Here are the residential neighborhoods to focus on.
A young, trendy and chic neighborhood: Uptown Dallas
Uptown is the modern district, living by excellent and popular young expatriates. Its main street, McKinney Avenue, and its numerous restaurants and lively bars attract. In this area, you can easily walk or use public transport such as Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) or the historic trolley, which runs to Downtown. Olivier Sebag (real estate agent for Nathan Grace Real Estate) affirm that "Rental prices range from $ 1,000 to $ 2,500 for an apartment in a residence that has all the services (gym, pool, etc.). For sale, more luxurious apartments would cost between $ 350,000 to $ 500,000. "
Budget neighborhoods but close to downtown: Downtown Dallas and Oak Cliff
Like Uptown, Downtown offers the opportunity to get around without a car thanks to public transportation. The majority of the key places are concentrated there, like the Art District and its numerous museums (Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center) and the Klyde Warren Park. It is a large green space in the heart of the city: summer and winter, there are family activities and concerts. He is also known for his driveway of food trucks.
Stephanie Vermenouze, real estate agent at United Real Estate, says it can be found "Apartments at attractive prices. Nevertheless, the buildings are old and not very bright. For $ 2,500, you can rent a two bedroom apartment on Commerce Street. "
Located twelve minutes from Downtown and further south, Oak Cliff is a "Neighborhood very fashionable for a while," says Olivier Sebag. Nicknamed "the Dallas Brooklyn" he Especially welcomes the artistic and hipster youth within the Bishop Art District. "One can find homes to buy around $ 250,000 and rent around $ 1,200. " says the real estate agent.
Family neighborhoods: Richardson, Addison, Plano and Frisco
For families looking for accommodation near a good school, North Dallas and surrounding areas are often chosen because of Dallas International School. This school offers a French education of pre-Kindergarten at 12th Grade.
Stephanie Vermenouze recommends her, Plano and Frisco. " The houses are spacious, well equipped, accessible in terms of budget and always located in secure residences. There are large parks with BBQ areas for families. The other advantage is the proximity to the shops; Plano has been growing a lot in recent years thanks to Legacy Hall, a commercial area. The west of Plano also includes good public schools. "
Olivier Sebag advises Richardson and Addison as they "Are close to public schools that are particularly well rated as Brentfield ElementaryPark Hill Junior High and J.J Pierce High School. These neighborhoods are also appreciated for their services and green spaces. "The price of houses for sale oscillates on average between $$ 425,000 to $ 600,000. For rentals, it's around $ 2,800 to $ 3,500, He says.