Wow thanks for all the responses haha, wasn't expecting that many. Maybe I'm just used to the people up here! From the research I tried to do, I definitely want to live in the North Dallas area (?). I heard McKinney Ave was a good place to start from one of my drivers when I went for my interview.
The shops at legacy, is that the complex around all of the corporate offices?
As for who asked where I am coming from, I am coming from outside Boston in the Framingham area. Not too close to Stoneham. That's north of the city whereas I am coming from west of the city.
Kind of what I'm hoping for is an area suitable for a single mid-20s guy coming from a new city (I feel we're all on the same page here ) where I can walk to a lot of places. My current commute to work is 25-30 min so I can definitely stick with that range. Would Addison and McKinney or that place near the AAC fit those?
Again, thanks for all the responses! I've noticed so far a lot of Texans are certainly very helpful and nice. Definitely more so than I'm used to up here!
McKinney Ave is great. It will be pricey but it has a lot to offer. Close to the heart of Dallas which makes it easy to get anywhere. Walk ability is okay for bars/high end restaurants and minimal shopping at west village. Closest mall is Northpark Center, upscale mall.
Shops at Legacy is located right off Dallas North Tollway at Legacy. It has various restaurants and an arts movie theater. Walk ability is limited to only the shops themselves. It's about 15-20 minute drive to downtown during non rush hour. There are a lot of corporate offices located around there such as JCPenney, HP formerly EDS, Dr Pepper/snapple group just to name a few. Closest mall is Stonebriar Mall, nice mall in Frisco.
Money aside, if everyone in this thread was in the 24-27 age range as a single guy in a new city (will not know anybody) that wants to be in the middle of it all, which of these areas would you choose:
McKinney Ave (if so, where exactly on this Ave is the best?)
Thanks again everyone for your help. It's so hard to decide not knowing the area at all
Taking into account your age, work location, and want for scene
1. Addison. 15-30 minute drive at worst to Plano regardless of traffic, reasonably priced, good scene, in between Uptown/McKinney Ave and Plano meaning it isn't much of a trek to go out in any area,
2. Uptown/McKinney Ave/Downtown/Oak Lawn. Expensive, Will take you 30 minutes with no traffic to get to work and up to 1h+ with traffic, best scene
3. Shops at Legacy. Won't have to worry about commute or traffic, cheaper than the other options, decent but smaller scale bar scene
I live in Frisco, which is the town that borders Plano to the North. From experience, I hardly ever go down to McKinney Ave because it is a 45 minute drive for me with no traffic. This kinda sucks if you don't have a DD or a place to crash. A cab ride from McKinney Ave to Plano will be expensive. I also enjoy a more low key bar scene, which McKinney Ave/Uptown is not.
If you truly want to be "in the middle of it all" and don't care about price or commute time, I guess McKinney Ave is the way to go, but that would be my last choice. If I were you, I'd go with Addison. I'd personally rank them 1. Addison 2. Shops 3. Uptown
Agreed Addison, but then again I already said that
I lived there for a while before I went back to school and I LOVED it. It was central to everything. Let me preface that I loved living there during the week, Addison is only about 4.5 square miles but it is packed with restaurants and bars so naturally everyone comes to Addison on the weekends so it gets a little crowded but as a resident I highly recommend living there.
Anyone have any experience with the Post Properties apartments in Addison Circle? From my research it looks like the best place for me to try to be around in Addison is the Belt Line/Midway area.
I haven't ever lived in a Post properties place but Addison Circle is where you will want to be and from looking around town previously the Post properties usually look pretty nice but I can't say anything to their management.
looking to come into town at the end of the month for the games on the 29th and 31st.. the club seats in the lower level centers, are those really all inclusive with all inclusive beer too?
whats the deal with those seats?
I think I sat in those seats once, it was Valentine's Day and my boyfriend at the time (now husband) surprised me with those seats, I may or may not have been a little more than tipsy by that point, but there was someone who kept coming to wait on us and take orders and such, but yes I believe it was all-inclusive.
If you are on twitter @thesports007 is a Stars ticket rep/sales person and you could always ask her.
Coming this weekend to First (Home) Stars Game: Advice?
Good afternoon Stars fans,
Having finally put the Thrashers behind me before this season (good riddance), I have welcomed back into my heart the team that first brought me my love of hockey, and, hopefully, won't leave me for a frozen truck stop on the Canadian Prairies.
So, with my bags soon to be packed and girlfriend in tow, I will be making the 5 1/2 hours drive west on I-20 Friday morning to Dallas to spend the weekend bar hopping, and attending my first game at AAC.
I've already purchased tickets off of ebay (section 112, row H), and have a hotel right downtown. My question to you guys is, what do you suggest I do Friday and Saturday night to maximize my trip?
I was in Dallas last September for the Alabama game, and had a great time. However, I wasn't able to go out to the bars Friday night, because I had to pick someone up early Saturday morning. Besides the Loon of course, what are some great bars around McKinney (or near it) that are a "must see?"
As for the game Saturday, I want to have the full gameday experience. Are there tailgates, or is the plaza really the go-to for drinking and Music.