Welcome to Dallas! If you are going to be working for PwC downtown Dallas office, this information will be helpful to you in selecting an area to live, either for full time work or even for internships. It will also give you guidance in picking from the PwC Dallas apartment options that might be available.
Many new college grads starting with PwC Dallas will be coming from cities in Texas and in neighboring states at times, like Louisiana, etc. PwC has offices in most major cities, but if you are like many others, you may have a choice in selecting the office you will start your career. Whether you are working in the Audit Dept, Tax or Consulting, choosing the Dallas office makes sense because of the amount of business focus that is in Dallas. Translate this: There are a LOT of major corporations here in the area or have recently moved here, or are planning on moving here! Everyone seems to be moving to Texas, and if you are not going to be working with an oil/gas company, many of the corporations are locating in Dallas!
Let’s start with giving you a quick feel of many of key neighborhoods nearby the PwC Dallas downtown office. So, if you are working in downtown Dallas, which neighborhood makes the most sense? Here are some thoughts that might help you decide for a better fit for your life in Dallas:
Live/Work “HOT SPOT” Areas are popular
In Dallas, areas that allow you to LIVE and then SOCIALIZE in the same area are popular. Another word for this is HOT SPOTS…it just makes life convenient, especially if much of your time is taken up by work. You need life to be easy and convenient when you come home. That is exactly what these Hot Spots do for you. And, if it is in close driving distance to work…it is a big bonus! And, once you arrive home from work, you should be able to leave your car at home and enjoy a great social life!
The HOT SPOT areas of Dallas, in order of popularity, are: Uptown Dallas, Shops at Legacy, Addison and Las Colinas. There are other hot spot areas as well developing, but they don’t compare well yet. Of those 4, the one that is going to be the most popular with your peers at PwC Dallas and other Big 4 or consulting firms will be Uptown Dallas. Uptown Dallas is connects directly to Downtown. In fact, because of the Dart Rail and the Uptown Dallas Trolley system, you can live in Uptown Dallas and then simply take the free trolley to work. That’s important, because it means you won’t have to pay for the downtown monthly parking spaces ($100 to $200 a month avg). Uptown Dallas is also the most concentrated area of young professionals in Dallas, in walking distance. Being that close will open up opportunities to meet many people from all of the Big 4, not just Deloitte … but also many other people from other firms like Boston Consulting Group Dallas , McKinsey & Company Dallas, Bain & Company Dallas, AT&T HQ in Dallas, etc.
Calculate OVERALL costs and convenience, NOT JUST rent costs, to properly determine where to live.
It is common to look at just the cost of rent and make a decision on where to live. That makes sense, but the overall cost of living at a place can be much more than just a monthly rent. For example, if a a PwC Dallas apartment choice costs $100 more a month in rent, but you can save the costs of paying $150 a month in parking costs in downtown Dallas, it may make more sense to pay the higher rent to save money overall (by lower parking, etc.).
And, if you live in walking distance to entertainment and groceries, that is another huge convenience factor and a TIME saver. And a gas saver as well.
Commute is also important: Not just for the reasons above (to save money), but being close to work means you will bump into more people that work with you and help you make connections in OTHER companies as well. Also, a shorter commute time will get you precious time you can use to advance your career more quickly. That extra hour or 90 minutes in the car can be used to get more work done and stand out more as you begin your career at the PwC Dallas office in Downtown Dallas. Now, for the NEIGHBORHOOD to choose...here are some quick thoughts!
Roommate Match – If you want to enjoy Dallas on a budget, you might consider finding a roommate. We provide a private information exchange for roommate matching that can help you. Reach out to us by email or chat. For a more comprehensive recommendation list of PwC Dallas apartments, just reach out to us by email or chat. We will put together a custom set of recommendations for you that will ease the stress on your new career and provide great opportunities to meet other college grads from Big 4 firms as well as others in Uptown. Have a great day…and welcome to Dallas!
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NEIGHBORHOODS near the PwC Dallas Downtown Office
The following areas are popular with PwC Dallas new hires and interns, and are popular for obtaining PwC Dallas apartments.
Uptown Dallas: 80% of your peers are going to be living in Uptown Dallas. It’s just ultra convenient and makes life easy and quick for work. Most areas of Uptown are near the Free Uptown TROLLEY, making life very convenient, because the Trolley ends near your work…so you can get to office without even needing a car. There is such a high concentration of professionals here in their 20s…it is an amazing place for making connections not only with other PwC Dallas colleagues, but also with many other similar colleagues at other firms (Deloitte Dallas, KPMG Dallas, Ernst & Young Dallas, AT&T, etc.). If you live more in the north portion of Uptown, you might have a quieter experience and would definitely have more to walk to in quick walking access, like the Katy Trail, groceries, the West Village, and more. And, you can still take the Uptown Trolley to get to work here as well, and also to get to night spots in the south that you may want to enjoy.
Downtown Dallas: Downtown Dallas is typically where you might think to locate, like other cities that have a high concentration of young professionals (NYC, Chi, etc.). But, unlike other cities, Downtown Dallas isn’t where young professionals hang out in Dallas. Things are actually pretty quiet at night and on the weekends in Downtown Dallas. It does have some great lofts present, but it may not be your best choice on where to live. – EAST or WEST of 75 – Areas that WEST of 75 just tend to be safer overall. Areas that are EAST of 75/Central need a lot more research because there are unsafe pockets all around. That doesn’t meant to ignore areas east of 75, but they are just going to need more diligent research to determine if these areas are good for your future.
The areas that are near Downtown Dallas have slightly lower housing (in the south most portion of Uptown Dallas). You would probably spend a bit less here and the location overall is good. But there is also a trade off of apartments being less polished and very limited guest parking…and even more important, you live next to night clubs, which can get loud.
Medical District Dallas: There is an area just north west of Downtown Dallas that is around several of the major hospital and medical schools, called the Medical District Dallas. There are several more recently built residences here, and this is popular with medical employees. It is going to be a little lower cost to rent here and not too far from work either. The disadvantage is that there aren’t any “walk to” areas here, and there is not a high concentration of business professionals here as well.
East Dallas & Lakewood & The Village Dallas: This is east of 75, so see what I mention above. There is something you should know about being EAST. These areas east of 75/Central WILL have a bit lower rent than Uptown. But, they won’t have the concentration of Uptown for professionals. They also won’t have the “walk to” neighborhoods with a large concentration of shops/restaurants and night spots in walking distance. There are some areas that have a FEW stores/restaurants, but not as popular or compact (many places in a quick walking distance) as Uptown Dallas. So, you would pay a bit less rent, but you would have a longer commute (which costs you time and gas). And, you wouldn’t have the convenience of being able to walk to see other colleagues, as well as walk to night life. These areas just don’t have that concentration of young professionals as Uptown Dallas.
Addison: This is about the farthest that you might want to explore North. This is going to mean a 20 to 30 minute commute on average, and can differ depending on how deep you are in Addison. Rent can be lower here, which is a definite advantage. There are some terrific live events here (KaboomTown, etc.) and live music/night life. But, Addison is very spread out and you can’t walk to as many things quickly, you will have to drive. I am an Addison fan, definitely, but if you work in Downtown Dallas, you may feel isolated being that far north.
SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS for PwC Dallas Apartments
Now that you have seen the more popular areas for living near the PwC Dallas office, we invite you to reach out to us to help with your housing. We can provide you with the apartment and area that best meets your lifestyle and budget requirements. We can also provide you with the most recent information on which residences near the downtown Dallas PWC office are most popular with your PwC Dallas colleauges. Use the GET HELP NOW link on the top right of this website to reach out…we can help you with making your transition here smooth and easy.