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Dallas, Texas, Dallas County, DFW, The Big D. This city is known by many names. The actual city on Dallas County covers 385 square miles. The metroplex of DFW was developed to combine Dallas and Fort Worth and all the connected cities into one metropolitan area. The main link to the two cities is our shared airport, DFW International Airport.

Dallas shares many other amenities, such as the famous Dallas Cowboys football team, Texas Rangers baseball, Dallas Mavericks basketball, Dallas Stars hockey, Six Flags Over Texas amusement park, Fair Park (Home of the Texas State Fair), and the American Airlines Center, just to name a few.

While Dallas is large geographically, our diversity of neighborhoods provides for a great small-town feel.  The crowning jewel of the downtown district is Dallas’ Arts District where you can go to find art exhibits, museums, concerts and symphonies, Broadway-level musicals and plays, shopping, and so much more! The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Mort Meyerson Symphony Center, Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theater for the Performing Arts attract hundreds of thousands of patrons to Dallas’ downtown arts district each year.

Downtown | Uptown

Downtown, Uptown, State Thomas, Oak Lawn and Knox Park affords its residence a vibrant inner-city lifestyle. Housing ranges from high rise condos with breathtaking views of Turtle Creek. The close proximity to the Downtown Business District, Baylor Hospital and Southwest Medical Center adds to the appeal. Walk to many trendy restaurant, night life and shopping.

Meandering through Dallas’ neighborhoods is Turtle Creek providing tree-shaded grounds to relax and enjoy outdoor life. The Katy Trail begins just north of the American Airlines Center and ends at Central Expressway to provides active residents living in the densest part of the city with 3.5 miles of trail and 26 linear acres of linear park – 3.5 miles not enough for you? Well, Katy Trail also connects to the 7.8-mile long Northaven Trail, the Cottonwood Creek Trail, the Preston Ridge Trail, and many more trails and parks along the way.

Vickery Plaza, adjacent to the AA Center, has a Times Square feel filled with trendy eateries. West End gives visitors a taste of Dallas with long-standing restaurants. A popular way Dallas has retained its history is by renovated loft buildings. State Thomas contains a mixture of Victorian homes and newer condo/townhome communities adjacent to Uptown and in the shadows of the trendy ZaZa Hotel, European-inspired Crescent Court Hotel, and opulent Ritz Carlton Hotel and Condos.

Whether you’re looking for entertainment, nightlife, shopping, culture, or just a coffee and a rest on a bench, we highly recommend spending time exploring Dallas’ Downtown and Uptown neighborhoods as they provide some of the most dynamic attractions the city has to offer.

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Bluffview

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East Dallas

The East Dallas area has long been considered a special gem in Dallas’ landscape. This area has the largest number of historic homes in the city. Munger PlaceSwiss Avenue, the M Streets, Greenland HillsVickery Place, Santa Monica, Hollywood Heights, Lakewood, Gastonwood, Junius Heights are just some of the sought-after neighborhoods in tucked into East Dallas. White Rock Lake serves as the centerpiece of East Dallas and is the only recreational lake in the city of Dallas. White Rock Lake is a natural habitat and is even home to wild parrots on the southwest shore. If you find yourself around Whiterock Lake we highly recommend planning time to visit the Dallas Arboretum, the Boat House, the Cultural Center, Winfrey Point, and the first area Dog Park. Whiterock Lake features a 10-mile bike and jogging trail studded with beautiful mansions with expansive front lawns and historic homes tucked into the trees. Shopping in this area offers both a unique boutique experience as well as larger shopping centers to handle the everyday errand run to grocery stores, hardware stores, and dry cleaners.

Lake Highlands

Lake Highlands is a special neighborhood bordered by White Rock Lake and Flag Pole Hill and is located in the Northeast quadrant of Dallas. This is the only neighborhood south of 635 to be included in the sought-after Richardson School District, making Lake Highlands a wonderful family-oriented neighborhood. Flag Pole Hill, one of the largest parks in Dallas, is located in Lake Highlands and is home to long-distance races and yearly outdoor concerts performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The White Rock bike and hike trail also runs through this area. Lake Highlands is a wonderful combination of 1950’s to 1980’s homes as well as newer construction homes dotting the landscape. Some of the most notable neighborhoods found in Lake Highlands are White Rock North, Merriman Park, Moss Farms. If you’re new to Dallas, put Lake Highlands on your list to visit – you’ll quickly find it’s no secret why this is one of Dallas’ favorite neighborhoods.

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Lakewood

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North Dallas

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Preston Hollow

West Dallas

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Oak Cliff

Oak Cliff is as diverse an area as Dallas itself. Oak Cliff has turn-of-the-century and mid-20th century housing, many parks. Its’ close proximity to the central business district of downtown Dallas makes it a great place for Dallas workers to live. Bishop Arts District is a wonderful area to spend weekend days with numerous restaurants and art filled shops. You do not want to miss the view of downtown Dallas from the outdoor terrace of the historic Belmont Hotel. You cannot mention Oak Cliff without talking about the neighborhoods of Kessler Park and Stevens Park. The renown Stevens Golf Course splits these two areas. Beautiful Cliff Park is the gateway to the area. Methodist Hospital and the Dallas Zoo are also found here.

Oak Lawn

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