You’re moving to Dallas! Or at least… you’ve thought about taking the plunge to become a Dallasite. No matter your situation, here are a couple of handy tips and tricks to help you smoothly transition into becoming a Dallas resident.
At first glance, choosing a place to live when moving to dallas is not simple.. AT ALL. One of the hardest parts is selecting from one of the many neighborhoods in Dallas to settle down in. If you don’t know anyone currently living in the area or don’t know anything about Dallas before your move, it can be especially difficult.
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Uptown Apartment Locators is here to help you embark on your journey of moving to Dallas so that you can focus on the bigger fish to fry: attaining proper registration for your car, getting settled in at work, finding all the local hangouts, and meeting new people in your new city.
If no one has told you yet, be ready for a wide range of temperatures. Texas weather perfectly embodies Katy Perry’s hit single “Hot N Cold”. There’s no predicting the weather here, so always be prepared to endure a storm, a heat wave, or any other natural phenomenon.
If you are moving to Dallas during the summer months, get ready. Texas likes to bring the heat. Temperatures can soar upwards of 100 degrees fahrenheit during the peak summer months.
This heat is also something you should keep in mind when searching for an apartment in Dallas. If you are an out-of-towner, being asked whether you would like central A/C in your new home may seem like a “duh!” question. However, not all units in the Dallas area are equipped with a central cooling system. If this is something that you feel you can not live without, let your apartment locator know and we will get you matched with the right apartment that meets your needs!
No conversation about Dallas would be complete without mentioning the good old traffic. While you’ll of course experience an overall uptick in traffic during rush hour, there are a couple of things you should consider when planning your travel throughout the city – whether you’re off to work or to check out the best local spots.
If you have the option to adjust your working hours, try to avoid excessive travel during the hours of 7:30 AM – 9 AM, as well as 4:30 PM – 7 PM. During this time the main highways such as I-35 and I-75 can become locked. If you can’t change your commute times, look for alternate routes that avoid grid-locked highways (AKA: all of them).
Although you may never plan on having your tires grace the tollway, there is a very high chance that while in Dallas, you will find yourself on a tollway. While there are only a couple of toll roads in the area, they are very useful when trying to avoid the hassle of Dallas traffic. Getting a toll tag may be the best way to help you navigate these roads well and keep your finances on track at the same time!
There is certainly no shortage of good eats in Dallas! If you’re moving to dallas, be prepared to eat a ton of great food!
The Pecan lodge boasts some of the greatest bar-b-que in Texas! However, be prepared to arrive early. By lunchtime on a typical Saturday, the line to get inside can be wrapped around the block!
Looking for some of the best burgers and shakes, or a little something to abate your sweet tooth? The Twisted Root has a Peanut Butter & Brownie milkshake that will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings.
When moving to a new city, It can be easy to jump right in to your job and never fully take advantage of all that Dallas has to offer. Here are a couple of things that should make your must-do list for your first month in Dallas:
The Dallas Arboretum offers beautiful gardens that are decorated specifically to match the different seasons!
The Dallas Farmer’s Market is a must-stop on the weekend. Boasting of some of the best local food vendors in Dallas, you won’t want to miss out on this gem!
Making the transition to Dallas can be made easy if you have the right help. Our Team at Uptown Locators is dedicated to making the move to Dallas as seamless as possible. Contact us today to get started finding our next home!