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 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…

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 Guide: Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn has long been the center of Dallas’ gay community (which is the BIGgest in TX and one of the largest in the US). The neighborhood bars and clubs draw big crowds each weekend, as does the annual Dallas Pride parade down Cedar Springs Road. But there are plenty of quieter streets of charming…

Neighborhood Guide: Lower Greenville

Lower Greenville has a rich history and has always had some of the best restaurants, bars and music all in one place. About 15 years back, it used to be primarily a night-time destination minus a healthy lunch crowd, but it has evolved over the last 10 years to become one of the most walkable…

Neighborhood Guide: Downtown Dallas

Downtown Dallas has gone from a healthy business-district that turned into a ghost-town after 6pm weekdays and weekends into a lively live-work-walk-shop-eat-drink neighborhood at all times of the day.

Neighborhood: Dallas Arts District, Downtown

Love the arts? — Well, 18 minutes north of Main St happens to hold the largest contiguous Arts District in the country.  The Dallas Arts District 18 min walk / 6 min drive