Neighborhoods: How They Got Their Names

Those who live outside of Dallas tend to define us as, other than what we are. Those of us who live here, however, tend to make “what to do while you’re here” recommendations based an what visitors like/dislike about other cities, and we can direct you straight to a neighborhood that will make you feel…

Neighborhood: The Cedars

Just 5 minutes by car and 20 minutes by foot, the Cedars is another neighborhood phoenix. Although it’s been healthily populated for the last decade by businesses, recording studios, dive-bars, musicians and artists, in the last 2 years, more single-family housing, lofts and all the amenities that go with those things have found their way into the…

Neighborhood: The West End

Just at the west end of downtown Dallas, you’ll find, wait for it, The West End. It’s a historic district and is a popular destination for tourists with more than 7 million people visiting the 3×3 block neighborhood each year.  As one of the leading tourist attractions in the city of Dallas, the district is comprised of century-old…

Get Around

Besides your feet or Lyft/Uber/Taxi/friend-with-a-car, here are some options for travel around DFW.

Neighborhood: Knox-Henderson

At the northern edge of Uptown is Knox/Henderson – which is a stretch of restaurants, bars, shops in strips going from the west side of 75/Central to the east, all the way to Ross Avenue. Popular among most crowds, it’s a beast to park and not as accessible via bus/rail. So best to take a Lyft. Notable:…

Neighborhood: Old East Dallas

To the east of downtown is what we call “Old East Dallas,” and it’s salt-and-peppered full of gorgeous old houses of various styles and sizes in the Swiss Avenue Historic District, next to apartments and shopping strips. The restaurants and bars in this area — although popular among locals, still feel undiscovered. Probably because of the…

Neighborhood: Uptown

An area of Dallas ripe with beautiful 20-somethings with good jobs, Uptown is known as one of the most walkable live-work neighborhoods in Dallas proper. Note – the area has a lush amount of 5-star restaurants, bars and some of the best shopping in the city, but it’s probably one of the most douchey neighborhoods as well. Uptown…

Neighborhood: Design District

One of the most recent neighborhoods that has risen up out of refurbished mid-century modern furniture warehouses, home-decor showrooms, contemporary art galleries and photo studios is Dallas’s Design District.  Don’t let the bougie title fool you though, the Design District hails some laid-back brew joints, taco stops, BBQ joints and southern diners that’ll never get displaced, a dive-y bowling alley alongside the art…

Neighborhood: Deep Ellum Expo Park

Deep Ellum and Expo Park are two neighborhoods to the east of downtown Dallas, with an attitude and bravado unlike the areas right around it. It’s one of the oldest night-life-geared neighborhoods, and like much of America, went through a slump right after 9-11, and most recently has seen itself revitalized into another lively neighborhood…

Neighborhood: Lakewood

Lakewood Dallas, Texas is a dream. Honestly. It’s one of the most laid-back, liberal neighborhoods in Dallas proper. It rides on the cusp of Dallas the city, Dallas suburbia and where the residents are highly involved in Dallas business but still Facebook regular #resist-ance posts. Super friendly. Super scenic. Super authentic. Lots of great food, drink,…