Downtown Dallas is experiencing an incredible revival. Old buildings are new again, revived as condos, lofts, and apartments. Some are even a combination of residences, businesses, and shopping, making living downtown more convenient than ever! Which neighborhood should you choose? It all depends on which lifestyle suits you!
If you've lived in the Dallas area for any length of time, you'll recognize Oak Lawn as being the absolute best place to live if you're looking for luxury, an alternative lifestyle, and friendly shopping and dining. Located on the northern portion of downtown, also known as Uptown, it's also known for being dog-friendly and family-oriented. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is nearby as well as Reverchon Park, where hiking and bicycle trails help you get back to nature. Apartment homes and lofts in both new and refurbished historic buildings are available at reasonable prices. With quick access to the Dallas North Tollway and I-35, you'll love living here!
Southwestern Medical/Design District is exactly where you need to be. Convenient to DART buses and light rail stops, and home to some of the best apartment and condo living in the city, these two areas boast unique and independently owned shops, and bountiful dining, you'll never want to leave! What's more, living here doesn't have to be expensive. Apartments with hardwood flooring, marble countertops, and top-of-the line appliances are competitively priced.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Deep Ellum was the place to be for clubbing and alternative music. It had a vibrant street art and independent music scene, and Elm Street was often packed with young folks with wild hair and colorful clothes. Nowadays, the club scene has waned, but you can still sense an energetic and bohemian atmosphere as well as places to enjoy music. In 2009, The DART light rail system opened a station in the neighborhood, paving the way for this once again, vibrant and eccentric neighborhood. A new cultural arts center has gone up, giving the community a new place to meet, mingle and learn about the arts. The great news? Deep Ellum is still relatively inexpensive as compared with the rest of the down town area. Enjoy the eclectic feel of the city and live in Deep Ellum!
The West Village is located at the intersection of McKinney and Lemmon Avenue. It's got a little bit of everything, from museums and dining to the beloved Magnolia Theater, one of the oldest movie houses in the city. You'll enjoy screenings from local and independent filmmakers, revisit your old favorites, and catch the latest release here. This little neighborhood has an edgy, artistic flair, with lots of independent shops as well as national chains. For an added historic touch, the neighborhood has a fully functioning trolley that operates along McKinney Avenue. Live in one of the gorgeous, trendy loft apartments that were once financial and business buildings, and you'll feel giddy with delight as you view the cityscape from your window!