I Got A Residence!

October 27, 2009Devon 2 Comments »

After apartment hunting for days, I found one. Get this; I was looking for apartments online around $600/month. All the apartments for that price were either outside loop 635 or in west Dallas (over 10 miles from my work, which is just north of the Medical District in east Dallas). I really wanted to find something relatively new and urban. Something with stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors (something stylish). I want to live like the urban modern metro professionals. I mean, come one, I am a new professional working in Dallas!

Alexan SouthwesternI was loosing hope of finding my dream apartment — until I went by a new (built in April new) multi-use apartment complex just 2.3 miles form my work. I drove by it on my lunch break my first day of work (it has a Thai restaurant and a Jimmy John’s on the first floor). I just went in to see how much something I dreamed of would run in Dallas. Let me explain what they told me:

  • Two Bi-Level Resort-Style Pools with Infinity Edges/Tanning Pools
  • Garden Courtyards
  • Entertainment Lounge with 50″ Hi-Def Flat Screen/Internet Cafe
  • Fully-Equipped Fitness Center
  • Arcade with Pool Table
  • Gourmet Kitchen (Granite Countertops, Mahogany Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances)
  • Faux Hardwood Floors in Kitchen and Bath
  • Full-size Washer and Dryer in Every Unit
  • High-speed Internet Access
  • Gated 4-Story Parking Garage

Alexan-Southwestern-StudioAfter they showed me the studio apartment — which I instantly feel in love with — we went back to the leasing office and looked at prices. She said the rent was $650. I looked at her and said, “a week?” She laughed and said, “No, a month.” Then she said that they were having a deal that if you rented before October 31st, you got November rent free! I said, “I’ll take it!” I signed a 12 months lease. Because of the economy and that they are only 30% occupied, they have low rent and good deals. I am so excited. I get the keys October 30th — I will fully move in November 1st.

Alexan-Southwestern-PoolI cannot believe I found this apartment. Everything I was looking for: price, near my work, hardwood floors, new appliances (w/ washer/dryer), pool, fitness center, near downtown, near upscale grocery store, near urban center, and soon to be on the green/orange DART public transportation lines. I am glad it is small too — this way I only need a bed, night stands, sofa, side table, and TV stand. Now I am even more excited! I wanted to see how far things would be from my new place, so I did some research:

I cannot wait for people to come visit me once I am settled in. Which you must — consider this your invitation!

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