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InTown Housing Explained!

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

Let’s be honest, budgets are stretched thin and sometimes rent is hard to swing when you start looking for an apartment in Dallas! With the summer approaching, prices are already starting to rise and get ridiculous!  We’re here to explain how you can live in a NICER place for LESS money!  InTown Housing is a program that allows people who make between $34,092 and $43,250/year to pay cheaper rent (for a studio, check below for other options)! You also have to make 3 times the rent as well to qualify. If you qualify for this program, there are about 13 properties in Dallas that offer InTown Housing units! These apartments go fast because there is a limited number but it is definitely worth it because you’re getting discounted rent AND a nice, up-to-date apartment! Here are some of our favorite properties offering InTown Housing units! MEDICAL DISTRICT You’ll have easy access to I-35 and the Dallas Tollway and also be close to Uptown and Downtown! You’re only a quick Uber from all of your favorite neighborhoods. If you happen to work for a hospital, you’ll be within walking distance to work, which is a huge plus! One bedrooms starting at $1,007. LAKE HIGHLANDS Live right by Lower Greenville while still being in touch with nature at White Rock Lake close by. Hello, fitness and nature! Plus, you’ll still be close enough to Lower Greenville to enjoy the nightlife and great restaurants! One bedrooms starting at $1,007. WEST DALLAS This location is super convenient…

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Walkable Apartments In Dallas That You Need In Your Life, Like Now

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

Oh hey, it’s Monday again. With the weekend still on our mind, we can’t help but think about all our plans for this week. Life is so much easier when you can live and play in your favorite neighborhoods. If living somewhere where you can walk to coffee joints, all the best food, and bars is important to you, keep reading… We found these hot walkable apartments that are ready for you right now! West Village Flats At The Sawyer If you want to walk to all your favorite stores and the good eats in West Village we have the perfect spot for you. These units are super sleek with lofty ceilings, wood floors, and dark granite counter-tops. You will definitely want to bring your food home and enjoy these gourmet kitchens. We are seriously in love with this place. Did I mention they’re pet friendly? With easy access to Katy Trail this spot is perfect for you and your furry friend. 1 Bedrooms starting at $1,488! Call or text: 214-586-0519. Uptown LTwo Apartments Guys. This place is solid. Being right in Uptown you’ll have access to practically everything. From food to drinks, there is no shortage!! We are gushing over the pool and fitness studio. Talk about luxury. You’ll want to have all your friends over, for sure. It just doesn’t get better than this location, and I have to mention that the units have gorgeous high ceilings. Everything you want or need. It’s here. Contact us for pricing! Call or text:…

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Where You Should Live Based On Your Fav Social Media!

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

You know what gets a bad rap? First, Kim Kardashian (but that’s a blog for another day), and two, social media. At this point, we all know social media is here to stay, and it’s pretty freakin’ awesome. We can all communicate, learn, and share with people all over the world through so many different avenues; and your preferred method may say a lot about you! We’re channeling Buzzfeed over here — here’s a list of the neighborhoods you should be living in based on your fav social media. This is a really scientific list, y’all. FACEBOOK Facebook was the hot sister of Myspace, but now she’s all grown up and really just mainly concerned with keeping in touch with family and staying at least a little on top of the latest news or memes. If Facebook is your main thing, then you’re probably too busy and don’t care too much to give people a regular play-by-play of your life. Like, you’re cool, but you’re past your raging days. We totally get it. North Dallas is probably the neighborhood for you, because you want to be in that happy medium between city life and suburban life! Our fav North Dallas property is in the perfect location because even though you’re more north of the city, you are conveniently located next to two major highways, so you can get downtown or to the ‘burbs in just a few quick minutes!  They even have some units with attached private yards, so hit us up if you have a pupper that would…

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Grab a Roomie, These Two Bedroom Apartments Are Legit!

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

With Dallas apartment prices getting higher and higher, a lot of people are buddying up and finding a lux place to share. From what we have seen, you definitely get more bang for your buck in a two bedroom. We know the struggle is real, so we decided to compile a list of hot Dallas two bedrooms and give them to you on a silver platter. If you want to live fancy, but your wallet tells you no, grab a roomie and check these out! ECHO Plank flooring, light grey granite countertops, modern track lighting, and glass backsplashes make these units a show stopper from the moment you walk through the door. You’ll definitely want to have friends over and show off your new place when you move here. With current specials, two bedrooms start around $850 per roomie, and it’s just a quick Uber to Downtown or Uptown!! ELAN CITY LIGHTS If you want to be close to all of the bars and nightlife that this area is famous for then you need to grab your roommate and move here now!! These units are practically brand new and have wood plank flooring, huge walk-in closets, and spa-style bathrooms with all granite counter tops! If you want to be in the heart of it all, these units start at $981 per roomie. MOCKINGBIRD FLATS This location is awesome because you can walk to SMU, the DART, shopping, and the grocery store! Best of all, this complex is right on top…

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Why We Love The Knox/Henderson Neighborhood

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas, Food

Let’s start with this, we love Knox/Henderson. Basically everything about it makes us happy. In case you didn’t know already, Knox/Henderson is a neighborhood right outside of downtown Dallas. An awesome one at that. There are so many things we could tell you about this area but let’s just stick to the highlights and the food! Walking Distance Knox/Henderson apartments have an average walk score in the 80’s. From restaurants to shopping, you’ll be close to it all. There is a great neighborhood feel to all of the establishments here. It’s affordable and it’s downright good. From grabbing a cup of coffee to grabbing a beer after work, you’re sure to see a friendly face. There is also a Sprout’s here for those of you that are into that healthy grocery life! Food and Bars Since we’re already on the topic of how close you are to some killer restaurants and bars, we figured we would give you some examples of our favorites. The Porch. Even if you don’t live over here, you need to go check out this place. It’s a gastropub with upscale food and a legit selection of wine, cocktails, and brews. (Photo Credits: The Porch Facebook) Henderson Tap House. When we said grab a beer after work, we meant here. This place has beer on tap, in cans, and bottles, as well as, some delicious bar eats. (Photo Credit: Henderson Tap House Facebook) Victor Tangos. This tapas style restaurant is a high-energy, upscale place that serves great cocktails…

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Smart City’s Secret To Saving Money This Summer In Dallas!

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

LEED-certified properties are a sweet deal when it comes to freezing cold winters and blistering summers (such as, oh I don’t know, every May through August in Texas). They’re also fantastic for saving the world and stuff, too. To sum it up, if a building is built after 2008, they are LEED-certified and you’re going to save money on your electric bills!  LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program that recognizes building practices and strategies that satisfy and earn points for certain prerequisites, and Dallas is full of ’em in the apartment realm. We’ve picked out a handful of properties in different pockets of the city, most of them fairly new and beautifully upgraded with luxury amenities. A key aspect of being LEED-certified, though, is that even though you might be paying a little more for rent at a new and upscale building in a cool area, you’ll still be cutting costs by having lower water, electricity and other bills. You will not only have green living initiatives, and therefore more affordable utility bills, but you’ll also live in a property that cares about our environment! We all know that here in Dallas, we don’t really deal well with cold, so don’t sweat cranking up the heater during these chillier months. The Standard: Upper Greenville   This stunning garden-style property was built in 2012 and includes a fully-equipped fitness center with premium cardio and strength training machines and free weights, a posh internet cafe, a resort-style swimming pool with a…

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You Get A Townhome And You Get A Townhome! (Oprah Voice)

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

You get a townhome and you get a townhome!! (Oprah voice.) Man, that would be the life. But on a serious note, if you’re looking for a more homey feel in your apartment, look no further than a Dallas townhome. Except this homey feel doesn’t come with bad carpet and old appliances. These townhomes are top of the line and boast some of the best features. Townhomes are great alternatives to a regular apartment unit because they are often split level apartments that have private yards or private garages. It’s like getting your own home without all the pressure. Who really wants to mow their own yard anyway? Plus, they are great for families or multiple roommates because they are spacious and laid out well. So if you’ve got the extra buck to spend and you don’t want to commit to buying a house, townhomes are definitely your calling. Here at Smart City, we know of the best townhomes in the city so check them out below! BRAND NEW TOWNHOME IN CITYPLACE Loft + Row was built in 2015 and is beyond beautiful. Conveniently located in central Dallas and built with the most beautiful details including granite countertops, wood plank floors, stainless steel appliances and LEED certified appliances. All of the townhomes come with attached two car garages, full size washer and dryers and islands in the kitchens. Some units even feature private fenced in yards! Go ahead and drool over the photo. Two bedroom townhomes starting at $2655 and…

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How To Choose A Dallas Apartment Locator!

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

Well, it’s that time of year again! Summer time and the livin’ is easy. What is not easy are those summertime prices. They are no joke! Luckily, Smart City is here to find you a sick deal and do all the work for you. Your best Dallas apartment locators are here to find you a sweet place to live! Fo’ FREE! The city of Dallas has repeatedly frequented a plethora of “Top Ten” lists, having been dubbed “Best City for Young Professionals” and “Best Place to Live.” Forbes even included Dallas on their 2013 list of “Best Cities for New Graduates,” with a listed median price of a one-bedroom apartment being $950! There is just one problem: Dallas apartment locating can be a huge, tedious obstacle for those with little time or knowledge about this giant metropolis. Moving itself is a huge stress, but add in apartment hunting for that perfect new home? Talk about a stressful situation. Not only this, but there are also a ton of Dallas apartment locators out there. How to pick your Dallas apartment locator: 1. They have to know their stuff and be super knowledgeable. Seriously.  All of our agents know Dallas like the back of our hands. We live and work in Dallas and are on the phones with properties every single day so we know where all the best deals are! We know which properties to avoid, which bars to have happy hour at, which communities have the best swimming pools, which properties to party at, and…

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Sweet Dallas Apartments Near DART Stations!

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

Remember when your parents used to complain about traffic and rush hour when running you back and forth to soccer and ballet classes? They may have seemed like whiney brats, but that shit is FOR REAL. And no on wants to deal with that nonsense! It’s time to man up and do what your parents were never brave enough to do. It’s time to move next to a DART station! Your parents may not have believed in reducing their carbon footprint, but you certainly do. Plus, if you’re a commuter and hate sitting in traffic on I-75 during rush hour then it’s really a no brainer. Here are our favorite apartments near DART stations in Dallas. You’re welcome. SWEET SPOT NEAR SMU AND MOCKINGBIRD STATION Attention commuters and SMU students. We’ve found the spot for you. It’s an insane location and you can run downstairs for late night Torchy’s Tacos. If you aren’t into that then you need to stop reading now. Mockingbird Flats has granite countertops, hardwood floors, high ceilings, washer/dryers, and over-sized closets. You’ll be a short walk to the Mockingbird Station DART so you can quickly get to and from work! With all the extra time on your hands, you will be able to hit happy hour at Milo Butterfingers! One bedrooms starting at $1318, two bedrooms starting at $1493, and three bedrooms starting at $2000. AWESOME DEALS IN THE CEDARS NEAR CEDARS STATION If you love to say you lived there before it was a cool gentrified…

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Hidden Dallas Gems For Summer Moves!

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas

Summer is seriously #struggles. For one, who really has a beach body already? Not us – I mean, how can we between NEW episodes of GAME OF THRONES?! And for two, you’re probably on the hunt for a new place right now. Summer is the most difficult time of the year to apartment hunt because everyone and their grannies are looking for a place. That means the pickings are slim and prices are ridiculously high! How are you supposed to balance budget stress with stressing over whether your favorite characters are going to make it through the season? #everyoneigetattachedtodies Uh, YOU DON’T HAVE TO! See, the reason we exist is to do all of the dirty work for you because we know you’ve got better things to do (it’s real hard balancing a full time job and binge watching TV). We are great at our jobs because we talk to the hundreds of apartment complexes in DFW on the daily! We can get you the most accurate pricing and availability, and we can negotiate with the apartments (and sometimes even grovel) for you. Make sure you are working with a locator this summer if you’re moving! You can cut out all the hassle and confusion easily with Smart City, plus it’s no cost to you! If you’re taking a break from your binge watching, take a look at some of the awesome deals we’ve managed to find this summer: 5 MINS TOPS Vue Live Oak is the perfect place to be if…

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