Dallas is vast metropolitan area stretching across several counties. It is a vibrant city that offers everything one could ask for. When choosing to live in Dallas there are several neighborhoods or areas to consider. Commute to work, home values and lifestyle vary greatly from area to area. Here's the more popular residential areas in Dallas. For a list of homes in these Dallas neighborhoods please contact one of our REALTORs, or click on the links below to simply browse the available inventory of homes in each area.
Located north of Downtown Dallas, Uptown encompasses the neighborhoods of State Thomas, Knox Park, West Village and Victory Park. Known as one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in Dallas, Uptown allows residents and visitors to ditch the car and instead stroll to their desired destination. From sidewalk cafés and unique boutiques to upscale restaurants and trendy bars, excitement in Uptown Dallas is only just a few steps away.
Lively McKinney Avenue, which runs through the center of Uptown Dallas, brings people directly to Dallas’ central business district, where a number of office, high-end hotels and retail venues are located. Residents here can jump on the McKinney Avenue Trolley and head over the West Village, where they can catch a movie or a bite to eat.
Klyde Warren Park, the 5 acre park being constructed over Woodall Rodgers freeway will soon connect Uptown Dallas to the Arts District. The park is expected to open this fall.
In the heart of affluent Uptown lies a genuine in-town neighborhood catering to the urban dwellers of Dallas. This is a place where bustling cafes, restaurants and lounges spill onto the streets. Sidewalks lined with trees accommodate the strolling shoppers. The classic American architecture offers a creative-edge and an enduring spirit. Since opening in 2001, the development has added two additional phases with its largest expansion yet to come. West Village is an evolving, walkable shopping and dining district.
Located a short distance from the trolley cars and bustling activity on McKinney Avenue is the residential neighborhood of State Thomas. Designed to resemble the Brownstones of Boston and the elegance of Park Avenue, this neighborhood also contains one of the largest collections of Victorian-era homes remaining in Dallas.
Some of the most interesting shops, antique galleries and restaurants in Dallas can be found in the Knox Park area. Located one block from prestigious Highland Park, this rejuvenated neighborhood offers many upscale condominium and townhome living opportunities, both for sale and lease. The neighborhood is north of Uptown and east and south Highland Park. It is centered around Knox Street, Henderson Street, McKinney Avenue and Cole Street. The popular Katy Trail-an urban hike-and-bike path built upon a former railroad line, runs through the Knox Park neighborhood.
Located near downtown Dallas, The M Streets neighborhood includes homes East of I-75 and West of Skillman St, South of Mockingbird Ave and North of Ross Ave. Popular for its close proximity to uptown and the lower Greenville area, it’s abundant with beautiful Tudor-style homes, and an amazing a neighborhood atmosphere.
Highland Park is the premier community in Dallas, with homes starting in the half a million range and pricing upwards of multi-millions. This community is known for its large beautiful homes and its exceptional school district. Arguably one of the best public schools districts in the US. Highland Park is located just north of uptown, south of Northwest Highway and in between I-75 and the toll road. Come take a look and experience luxury at its pinnacle.
East Dallas’ most prestigious area, with beautiful Tudor-style homes built in the 1930s through the 1960s. Lakewood offers a plethora of small restaurants, boutiques, and access to White Rock Lake. There are meticulously groomed cycling/jogging trails for those with a love of the outdoors, and gorgeous views of the lake.
Bishop Arts/Kessler Park:
Kessler Park is often referred to as Dallas’ hidden jewel of a neighborhood. Many Dallas observers, and media publications, have referred to it as perhaps the most beautifully situated residential area of the city, with attractive, hilly topography, old-growth trees, atmospheric beauty and impressive architecture that would be the pride of any city. Its close access to two interstate highways (I-30 and I-35E) makes getting from Kessler Park to any other part of the city a quick and easy process. The cohesiveness and amazing productivity sponsored and coordinated by its active neighborhood association (“KNU”), is unsurpassed in the City of Dallas.
The neighbors of Kessler Park, named for Dallas’ first City Planner, George E. Kessler, tend to be very proud of their homes, their streets, and their public spaces.
Dallas is home to five world renown major league sports franchises, many Fortune 500 companies, and made of the stuff that inspires TV series and a worldwide reputation of prosperity. As the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of more than 1.2 million. The ultra-modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas and one of the finest places in the world to live and do business. Dallas truly is the center of the country and with business-friendly municipal and state incentives as well as public-private partnerships to attract business, Dallas continues to attract new residents while retaining its natives who could never imagine life elsewhere.
In spite of its continual growth, Dallas remains the least densely populated major metropolitan area in the country. It offers a multitude of living options, including neighborhoods housing some of the highest net worth individuals in the nation, to numerous established and new master-planned family neighborhoods, as well as eclectic urban lofts and high-rises.
There’s nothing like living in the heart of it. Those who choose to live inside the Dallas city limits as opposed to its many suburbs do so in order to enjoy the convenience having virtually everything at their fingertips. Pocket neighborhoods throughout the city allow residents to live in their own little world within the bigger, bustling world that surrounds the City of Business that Dallas truly is; each one sports its own distinct personality. Dallasites are served by numerous city amenities, the crown jewel of which is its 60-acre Dallas Arts District. It’s bigger in Texas, alright! The largest urban arts district in the country includes multiple state-of-the art facilities for music, opera, theater and dance, as well as world class museums.
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