My best friend in high school got accepted into Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and throughout our college years, I would visit her on every school break and spent the summer before my senior year in Dallas with her.

It was so difficult to leave and come back to Ohio after each visit that upon college graduation, my best friend invited me to share a place with her while I did some job hunting in the area. First order of business was to check out some Dallas Uptown apartments as my friend’s current apartment was just too small for the two of us to live for any length of time and my back could only take so much sleeping on the battered futon in the middle of her living room. Continue reading