What to Know Before Moving to Dallas
Dallas is a BIG place (seriously, the DFW metroplex is larger than the size of Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island combined), and there’s a lot to consider before packing up and moving here. If you set your sights on Dallas as a future residence, you’ll want to follow these steps to make your move as easy and successful as possible.
Feeling overwhelmed and need help? Use AptAmigo’s concierge services to find the perfect apartment in Dallas.
How to Move to Dallas
1. Research the Area
You can’t go wrong with an all-knowing internet search. Check out the different sections of downtown on a micro level, or branch out wide to include all the suburbs. Look for city-sponsored websites and local neighborhood blogs, which can help you get a vibe for each area of town. Local Facebook groups can show you where events that match your interests happen.
Tip: If this will be your first place on your own, learn about how to budget for an apartment after college and add that budget to your to do list.
2. Decide on a Neighborhood
You can choose from plenty of neighborhoods in Dallas, and each possesses its own personality, benefits, and drawbacks. It’s important to balance your needs with a neighborhood vibe that matches your personality. Once you narrow it down to a few neighborhoods, let AptAmigo know so you can start your apartment search in Dallas with the free help of a rental expert.
3. Visit DFW
You really can’t know a place until you experience it for yourself. For your next step, book a trip to Dallas and do some touristy activities. Once people move here, they often don’t think of themselves as “visiting” the city in which they already live, so imagine yourself as really living here as you explore. Walk around each neighborhood and ask yourself where you might hang out, or what amenities you like.
4. Hunt for an Apartment with AptAmigo
In between taking in the sights and exploring the neighborhoods, you can use AptAmigo’s concierge services to visit your future dream apartment. Let us know your availability and preferences, and we’ll send you a list of potential buildings ahead of time based on your requests, and then you pre-choose 5-8 that interest you. We can set up tours and appointments based on your schedule, so you can avoid the hassle of calling around. We’ll even Uber or Lyft you there — on us. We truly offer the best way to find an apartment in Dallas!
5. Sign, Move In, and Unpack
After your visit, it’s time to weigh the pros and cons of your tours and pick your new Dallas apartment. Once you sign a lease, AptAmigo receives a commission from the building, which allows us to provide our services to you completely free. Now, you just need to move your boxes (you can call our partner Bellhop for that) and unpack at the new place we helped you find.
6. Explore and Meet People!
Now that you live in Dallas, it’s time to go out and explore everything this great city has to offer. You can join a local sports league, hit up a new brunch place, or explore the hidden gems right outside your front door. Welcome to Dallas!
Reach Out to AptAmigo to Get Started!
Now that you know what steps to take in order to move to this fast-growing city, it’s time to take advantage of all it has to offer. Remember, you don’t have to go through the process alone. AptAmigo will help you find and visit the perfect apartments in Dallas at no cost to you. Contact us today to experience an easy, seamless apartment-hunting process that will leave you ready to move to your ideal place in no time.
Jeanette Smith is a writer, editor, and freelancer based in Dallas, Texas. Find out more at JeanettetheWriter.com.