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TIF Affordable 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! We’re here to explain how you can live in a NICER place for LESS money! The TIF Affordable Housing Program, previously known as InTown Housing, helps people making between $36,540 and $46,550/year 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 8 properties in Dallas that offer TIF 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 TIF 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 $1,165. 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 $1,165. WEST DALLAS This location is super convenient because it’s easy access to downtown, I-30 and I-75. You’re minutes…

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Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Austin, Houston and Dallas

By | Dallas

When you stop to think about it, there isn’t another holiday like Independence Day. Rather than exchanging gifts, caroling or gathering for elaborate meals, Americans throughout the country let their hair down and, to put it honestly, party hearty. If you question whether Americans enjoy having fun on the Fourth of July, consider the following: The Fourth of July is the holiday during which Americans drink the most beer, with beer sales exceeding $1 billion in 2017. Adults in the U.S. spend more than $568 million on wine in celebration of the Fourth of July. About 16,000 formal fireworks displays are held in the United States on July 4, not including unofficial, “backyard” displays. Americans spend more than $825 million on fireworks for the Fourth of July. Americans consume around 150 million hot dogs during the Fourth of July weekend every year. They also spend an approximate total of $6.9 billion on food for Independence Day. About 62 percent of Americans will participate in a picnic to celebrate the Fourth of July. With so much partying to do this July, you won’t want to miss out on the action. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best Fourth of July celebrations across the Lone Star State in 2019. Fourth of July Celebrations in Austin While tens of millions of people usually travel at least 50 miles from home over the Fourth of July weekend, you don’t need to follow their lead. That’s because there’s plenty to do in and around…

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4 Ways to Stay On Track With Your Fitness Goals This Summer (While Still Enjoying Yourself)

By | Dallas, Dallas Healthy Food, entertainment, fitness, Food, health and wellness, Healthy, Healthy Eating, summer, tips

In the spirit of connecting you with a space to be yourself, we wanted to push past your apartment walls and connect you with some awesome members of the community. We’ve recently partnered with Territory Foods, a local meal prep service working hard to make eating healthy easy for everyone. Not only are they crafting some expert, health conscious content for our blog-viewing friends like you, but they’re also working with us to give away three, $50 Territory Foods gift cards! The giveaway, hosted on Instagram, begins May 10th and ends May 13th. So be sure to pop over to Instagram to enter, and checkout @territoryfoods while you’re at it. Without further ado, here’s some expert advice on sticking to your health goals this Summer! Summertime means longer days, more pool time, frequent parties, and lots of grilling. All of these are fun, but can also have a negative effect on your fitness goals if you aren’t careful and intentional with your choices. Most people think they have to choose between having a good time and achieving their summer bods, when in reality, you can absolutely have the best of both worlds with a little extra thought and preparation. Today I’m giving you 4 key ways to stick with your goals while still enjoying all the fun that the summer months have to offer. photo by Nadine Primeau via Unsplash 1: Offer to bring a dish when you get invited to a party As someone who is health-conscious and who…

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Top 9 Dallas Resources for a First-Time Renter

By | Apartment Locators, Apartments, Dallas, Decorating, renter resources, Renting, resource, tips, Ultimate Guide to Renting

Kara here, from Dallasites101. With Dallas-Fort Worth leading the nation in people relocations, there’s an average of 246 people moving here every day! Plus the graduation season is here, which makes for a lot of possible first-time renters. We all know that Smart City Apartment Locating can help you find an awesome apartment and lease it at a great deal! Yet, beyond locating and leasing your apartment, there are a slew of stressful actions that renters need to take care of. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with our top 9 resources to help first-time renters! 1) Nickson Living Did you get a great deal on your lease with help from Smart City Apartment Locating? Still, furnishing an apartment is expensive. There’s no way to get around it – you need a bed, couch, kitchen table and chairs, and kitchenware. Plus, you probably want more than just the necessities to furnish your apartment so it feels like home! Lucky for you and your budget, Nickson Living can custom-design and fully-furnish your apartment with just one click. Plans start at $199 per month with 30-day free cancellations. You complete a survey to let Nickson know where and when you are moving, as well as your preferences for design. By furnishing your apartment with Nickson, you do not need to compromise on getting everything you want to make your apartment a home. Nickson will exceed your expectations by including artwork, TVs, mirrors, an Amazon echo, clothing hangers, and even that marble…

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Dog-friendly neighborhoods in Dallas

By | Dallas, Dog Park, Drinks

Fun fact: Dallas is home to more than 600,000 cats and dogs! We knew when we moved here, that Dallas was a pet-friendly city, but that number is crazy given that our population in Dallas is about double that. So essentially, every other person in the city owns a pet! Dog owners are a special breed of pet parent. They love showing off pictures and bringing their companion on all kinds of outdoor adventures, but finding a place to live that allows dogs, isn’t as easy as finding a beer garden that does! So, if you’re new here or need some help deciding where to settle down and explore with your furry friend, we have the hook up on the most dog-friendly areas in the Dallas area! WEST VILLAGE West Village takes the top spot for one main reason: Mutt’s Canine Cantina. Mutt’s is both a bar and a beautiful dog park, that has both a small dog and big dog park, so your dog is safe to play with others his or her own size! And you can grab a cold one and hang by the yellow picnic tables and socialize will you wait for your dog to release every ounce of energy. Or mix it up from Mutt’s and hang at the outdoor patio of Village Burger Bar or Mi Cocina. Apartment recommendation: The One Oak Grove is right across the street from Mutt’s and comes with its own mini dog park area and a full dog wash…

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7 Apartment-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Environmental Footprint

By | Apartments, Dallas, Earth Day, Environmental Footprint

Conservation has become a pretty big buzzword in the last decade, especially in fast-growing, highly-populated cities like the big Texas metros. As more and more people pour into our cities, local infrastructures begin to feel the strain and environmental impact of the increased population, thus creating a need to conserve our local, natural resources. Here are seven quick tips on what you can do to help live smarter, reduce your carbon footprint, and save a little money at the same time. 1. Install LED Bulbs & Fixtures Photo by rawpixel.com via Pexels One simple way to become more energy efficient is to install LED light bulbs in your apartment. Alternatively, if you’re not big on overhead lighting or replacing existing light bulbs in your unit, think about adding lamps with LED bulbs to utilize when you’re home instead. They’ll help conserve energy, while also providing varying kinds of artistic lighting–win/win! However, if you do go the route of swapping out the bulbs, make sure to stash the bulbs you’re replacing, so you can take your LED bulbs with you at move-out. Most LED light bulbs last around 50,000 hours, which equates to 11 years if used for 12 hours a day (so, pretty much forever). Plus, you paid for them, so keep them! 2. Utilize Black-Out Curtains Photo by Jon Tyson via Unsplash Black-out curtains are dual-purpose and vampire approved, since they’re essential to creating a great sleeping environment and they help your energy bill. According to the U.S. Department…

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3 Ways To Improve Your Health Without Leaving Your Apartment

By | amenities, Apartments, Dallas, fitness, Food, health and wellness, tips

Let us ask you this, are you somebody who: Is passionate about health + fitness? Is constantly on-the-go? Values efficiency in your life? Wants to look + feel good without spending hours on workouts & meal prep? We get it. Everyone strives to look and feel great, but driving to the gym, going to the store, meal prepping and hitting 10,000 steps takes up a ton of time that we don’t have, or would rather be spending on things like relaxing, being with friends/family and binge watching the latest Netflix Original. Never fear, because we’re sharing three easy strategies to improve your health and fitness that doesn’t require you to go anywhere outside of your apartment complex. Image by Bruce Mars via Unsplash 1: Home/Gym Workouts Apartment gyms and home workouts are severely underutilized and underrated. You can get your blood pumping without leaving the property! Sure, there are pros to attending a fun studio class or working out with a group, but if you really want to maximize your time, or just don’t feel like venturing out, you can still get a fire workout at home. Here’s a sample workout you can do at your apartment gym or in your living room that’s quick, easy and effective: 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 (rep counts go down every round) Burpees Air squats (or you can add some weight by using dumbbells) Jumping lunges Pushups (here are some modified versions) This workout is easy to warm up for, requires little to no exercise equipment, and…

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Cut The Commute: Apartments Closer To Work In The Dallas Metroplex

By | Apartments, Closer to work, Commuting, Dallas

“I LOVE TRAFFIC!” – said no one ever Despite the stress of a long commute, most people in Texas have to drive to and from work, going head-to-head with menacing rush hour traffic. Spoiler alert: Dallasites are going to spend an average of 9.41 days commuting to and from work in 2019 according to a study published by educateddriver.org! And because time behind the wheel can feel wasted, we’re determined to help get your days back. Take a peek at these beautiful apartments in local neighborhoods people often commute to, and let’s talk about getting you closer to work so that you don’t have to!   DOWNTOWN | LTV Tower | starting at $1,538 Downtown is an epicenter for both work and play. Walk, bike or catch a train at Akard Station to get to the office with ease and then grab dinner or hit up happy hour at the surrounding bars and restaurants on your way home. Located a mile away from Victory Park and the American Airlines Center, so you can catch a game or concert and never have to pay for parking (or wait 30 minutes for your Uber to show up) again! Image source Image source Image source   PLANO | The Kincaid at Legacy | starting at $1,515 Brand new and located in the cross hairs of West Plano business and pleasure. Surrounded by shopping and dining and within a couple miles of varying corporate offices and headquarters, including Lexus USA, PepsiCo Inc, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Intuit…

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Go-To Dallas Hot Spots According To Dallasites101

By | Apartments, Bishop Arts, Dallas, Downtown, Drinks, entertainment, Food, Knox Henderson, Lower Greenville, Uptown

Hey guys! It’s Lily and Kara from Dallasites101! We are super excited to announce that we will be working with Smart City Apartment Locating to put out a new blog every month in an effort to get you even more connected with the Big D! To kick it off, we want to take you around to our go-to spots. These are the places that have been longtime favorites, even before Dallasites101 existed, and the spots that we always take an out-of-town guest who’s never been to Dallas. So what are they? Let’s find out! EL COME TACO This hole-in-the-wall taco spot was one of the first places we ever tried tacos in Dallas, and it has stuck with us for five years now. It’s centrally located on Fitzhugh and pumps out some of the best authentic street tacos in Dallas! Make sure to order the Pollo a la Mexicana. THE RUSTIC We love taking out-of-towners to the Rustic – it’s the best taste of what people not from Texas, think of Texas, that you can find right in the heart of Dallas. You get your live music, your Texas decor and your massive patio bar fix, all in one spot! KATY TRAIL ICE HOUSE Katy Trail Ice House was probably the first place we ever heard about when moving to Dallas. We were told we “had to go” and we of course, came to find out it is the quintessential patio bar and gathering place for happy hours, big sporting…

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Vehicle-Friendly Apartments In Dallas

By | Apartments, Dallas, DFW Metroplex, Vehicle-friendly apartments, Vehicles/Cars

In a city like Dallas, having access to a vehicle is a must. But being a responsible vehicle owner isn’t always simple, especially when living in an apartment. Crowded apartment parking spots provide an increased chance for door dents, and the act of keeping your car clean can be a headache without a dedicated space. That’s why we compiled some of the most vehicle-friendly apartments in Dallas, so you know your car will stay clean, protected and ready for the next drive. Lofts at Mockingbird Station 5331 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206 – East Dallas Photo Credit: Lofts at Mockingbird Station If you’re looking for a luxury view from the clouds, Mockingbird Station features loft-style living just minutes away from Downtown Dallas. Keep your car out of the sun or rain in the privately gated resident parking garage. Reserved parking spots are also available for those looking to park their vehicle in the same spot daily. When it comes time to clean your car, the on-site car wash and detailing services make it simple for you to enjoy life while keeping your car clean! Car-Friendly Resident Features at Mockingbird Station: Gated Resident Garage Reserved Parking Available Car Wash & Detailing Services Available On-Site   The Caruth Premier Townhome Apartments 5445 Caruth Haven Ln, Dallas, TX 75225 – Uptown/Park Cities Photo Credit: The Caruth If townhome living is your thing, The Caruth boasts a high-end living experience with fast access to shopping at Northpark Mall and The Shops at Park…

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