Outdoor Adventure in UptownMy Dallas Story

Name: Aaron Throneberry

City: Dallas

Neighborhood: Uptown

Company/Title: Dallas Cowboys, Special Events Sales Manager

When did you move here? From where?
2014, from Conway, Arkansas

What made you Say Yes to Dallas?
Because Dallas is only a six-hour drive from where I grew up, I have taken vacations and work trips to the area many times. I chose to live here because Dallas is thriving with innovation and entrepreneurs, which is inspiring.

How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region?
Being in the heart of the city where I could experience the big city life was important to me. I did my research online and with my friends, and Uptown, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville and Bishop Arts were all contenders. I ultimately chose Uptown for its proximity to everything — food galore, parks and trails, nightlife and other young professionals. Not to mention that it was only a 25-minute commute to work.

Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different?
I like Uptown because everything you need is within walking distance. Klyde Warren Park is my go-to — it has a dog park, food trucks, free concerts and entertainment, yoga classes and more. My favorite restaurants in the area are Savor, Uchi and Next Door.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to move here?
If you’re considering a move to Dallas, do your basic research and make sure your commute to work is opposite of the rush hours.

What would you miss most about the area if you had to leave?
I would miss that there is always something fun, entertaining and usually free to do.

Where do you go and what do you do on the weekends or days off?
I am constantly exploring the city. As an avid outdoorsman, I spend my time at the trails on White Rock Lake, and the Dallas Arboretum is a must-see. I scored a deer and duck hunting permit, so I will be spending a lot of time on Lake Grapevine and Lake Lewisville, both of which are only half an hour away. 

What is your favorite outdoor activity, and where is your favorite place to do it?
Elm Fork Shooting Sports is the most impressive gun range and skeet course I have ever seen.

What is your favorite festival/event?
Dallas’ hugely popular annual St. Patty’s Day Parade on Greenville Avenue is my favorite for people watching.

Do you travel often? Is it easier or harder to do here?
Traveling from Dallas is a huge bonus to living here! DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field are close and have extremely affordable flights out of Dallas.