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Amazing Views & Endless OptionsMy Dallas Story

Name: Arman and Anett Chowdhury

City: Dallas

Neighborhood: Downtown

Company/Title: Jacobs, Senior Designer, Architecture (Arman) / Photographer (Anett)

When did you move here? From where?

Where else have you lived?
I’ve also lived in Toronto and New York.

What made you Say Yes to Dallas?
The move was initially for a new work opportunity. We were a bit hesitant initially, but as we researched more into Dallas, we were thoroughly impressed. The Dallas Region is the fourth largest economy in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing markets. And the weather is gorgeous, especially compared to the north east!

How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region?
We didn’t choose – downtown choose us! Because we weren’t familiar with the neighborhoods, we selected downtown for its proximity to work. The decision could not have been better; we have fabulous views, great eateries and walk-able destinations. We absolutely love Klyde Warren Park.

How has your opinion of the Dallas Region changed since moving here?
We’ve had such a wonderful experience. People here are extremely kind and friendly, and will help you in any manner they can. So many random people give us friend greetings when we are out just because. We’ve also been pleasantly surprised by the diversity that we see in Dallas.

Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different?
Downtown Dallas gives us amazing views and endless options. We are exploring our city each weekend, from the Art District, to Deep Ellum, to Uptown, to the Katy Trail, to all of the great museums around Downtown Dallas.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to move here?
Fly here for a weekend trip and check it out. You will be surprised to see the urban grit and diversity here in the Dallas Region.

What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it?
Arts, Design, Photography. Anett is a photographer. She spends hours outdoors on her photo excursions – this city photographs well. Love at first click!

What would you miss most about the area if you had to leave?
The view of the grand city from our apartment.

Tell us about the work environment here.
People are supportive at work and have great team spirit; everyone wants their colleagues and team members to succeed. It comes through obviously that success of the team is success for oneself – and everyone believes it.

Where do you go on weekends or days off?
We are slowly exploring the region. Our latest excursion took us to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. The African Serengeti animals come up to your car window and eat directly from your hand.

We also enjoy taking a free ride (donations accepted) on the McKinney Avenue Trolley. Nothing beats experiencing the city in a wooden decor trolley cabin.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Still exploring… but Fogo de Chao is our current favorite.

Where do you like to shop? Why?
NorthPark Center and the Galleria. Both have a varied collection of a shops.

Video Credit: Anett Alek