KPMG Dallas New College Hires – Welcome to Uptown Dallas!
So you are a recent college grad, possibly from out of state and have landed a job with KPMG, one of Dallas’ Big 4 Accounting and Consulting Firms. Congratulations! As you probably are aware, you are in for a life of long hours, working weekends and challenging assignments.
But you know, life doesn’t have to be exclusively about corporate audits and tax provisions or long term out of town assignments. Really! It is true that along with certain careers come a list of sacrifices that must be made. For example, if you are in audit, you will be most likely in town working hard for a corporation and with a team. Your hours will be long and you will need to maximize your time to get a work life balance. The same thing applies if you are in consulting with KPMG Dallas, maybe even more so.
Often you are traveling on the road four days a week and have very limited time when you come home to get that work-life balance, reconnecting with friends; you want to maximize your opportunities for relaxation and well deserved down time. You know what they say about “all work and no play.”
Choosing the right place to live can actually have an impact on your work performance. Think about it. Wouldn’t it be smarter to live closer to the office, in a centralized location with easy access to everything you need to live, work and socialize? You wouldn’t be stuck in traffic for hours every day. Living in Uptown Dallas, you are a couple minutes free ride on the Trolley from home. No parking fees to pay parking your car downtown. No long commute. Less wasted time means more quality time, both at work and at play. It’s time to seriously put that degree to work and do some figures analysis.
Living in Uptown Dallas just makes sense. That’s why you should think very seriously about locating in UPTOWN DALLAS. The KPMG DALLAS offices are located downtown on Harwood at the KPMG Centre. One block northeast of you is a McKinney Avenue Trolley stop at San Jacinto and Olive. One block and you have a free ride to anywhere in Uptown Dallas. The Trolley also goes to the Cityplace/Uptown DART Station, from which you can get on the DART Rail or DART City Busses and get anywhere in the Dallas Metropolitan Area. If you have to drive to a client’s office in north Dallas or Plano, your drive home at the end of the day would be against the flow of traffic coming out of downtown, which makes that drive all the less stressful. Driving north out of downtown to go home at the end of the day is a traffic headache.
Living in Uptown is extremely convenient, and it is designed specifically for professionals just like you, who eat, sleep and breathe their work but want to have a life as well. In Uptown Dallas, you will find the majority of residents are in exactly the same situation as you: young, upwardly mobile professionals; 22-28 years old; single and extremely career focused but also highly sociable. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to live among other people who work and live as you do? People who understand living in a high performance culture but still interested in a social life? In Uptown Dallas, you would have no shortage of that; most of your peers from KPMG Dallas and the other Big 4 Accountants probably already live here. Uptown Dallas is the one area in Dallas that literally has everything an urban professional could want or need:
- Centralized location
- Easy freeway access
- All the amenities you need to live including housing, food markets, shopping, and some of the best dining and nightlife Dallas has to offer
All you need to live, work and socialize is located within a 2.2 square mile area, mere minutes from your downtown office. Uptown Dallas is quite possibly the key to the ultimate work-life balance you’ve been searching for. Budget So Uptown Dallas has everything you need and is in the perfect location for a downtown professional like you. There certainly are other places in the Dallas area you could live, maybe even a little bit less expensively. But consider this. Finding someone in Uptown Dallas to share rent with might be easier than you think. We can help with that, let us know if you would like help. Uptown Dallas has several features you need to be aware of:
- The McKinney Avenue Nightlife – where there is endless dining, drinking and entertainment every night of the week. Singles flock here after work to unwind. Try The The McKinney Avenue Tavern, or Bread Winner’s, or the Kung Fu Saloon for starters. You won’t regret it.
- The Katy Trail – where everyone goes to run, cycle, inline skate and walk their dog. The Katy Trail is also the perfect place to meet people, especially if you are fitness-conscious. There are entrances to the Trail conveniently located at every major street, so you can even take it as a short cut if you want to avoid the higher traffic areas. The Katy Trail is immensely popular with the residents of Uptown. It is beautiful, well maintained and highly convenient.
- The West Village – The West Village district of Uptown offers upscale shopping, dining, spa services, unique living spaces and entertainment, all with plentiful parking and extremely easy Trolley access. This is also home to the Magnolia Theater and Bar, where you can take your cocktail and gourmet concessions into the theater with you and enjoy the latest film. Awesome? Absolutely.
Summary KPMG Dallas is one of the top consulting firms in Dallas, and you want to advance in your career just like everyone else. Give yourself an awesome advantage by living in close proximity to the KPMG Dallas office. Living in Uptown Dallas you can work those long hours and still have a life; now that is hard to beat! Even if you work weekends, you can still take an hour or two and enjoy a brunch with your friends before hitting the office again. Or choose a restaurant or café with free WiFi, as most here offer it, and work from there over coffee. Just because you work for a power house doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a life outside of the office. It is possible to have both. Succeed at work and enjoy a great life harmoniously. The next time you find yourself in the break room at work, strike up a conversation with some of your co-workers about Uptown Dallas. You are likely to get some pretty enthusiastic responses. People who live in Uptown Dallas love it. People who work downtown but live further away will say they hate the commute and that they wish they had the same conveniences Uptown Dallas has to offer. You may work in a concrete jungle, but don’t let that dictate how you live your life. Choose Uptown Dallas. It’s the best decision you can make.