Five Fantastic Dallas Neighborhoods

Author: Alecia Pirulis

Downtown Dallas

When I think of Dallas, I think of big hair, big hats, big belt buckles, and cowboy boots. But that isn’t all this Texas city has to offer. In fact, Texas cities constantly rank high among best places list, including’s recent list of the Best Places for Businesses and Careers. Dallas was number 26 on the list, with San Antonio at 16 and Austin at number 10. If you are also considering this powerhouse city, begin your apartment search in one of these five popular neighborhoods:

The Historic District – This trendy neighborhood contains amazing restaurants (including the famous Spaghetti Warehouse), great shops and boutiques, and beautiful historic architecture. If you enjoy a quaint, walkable neighborhood, this is the perfect destination for you. Tourists love this section of Dallas, and there’s always something happening here.

Oak Lawn – Fashionable and upscale, this is a wealthy Dallas neighborhood with five-star restaurants, exclusive shops, and hip nightlife.

East Dallas – With many homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this sprawling neighborhood is a collection of unique locations, parks, and businesses. Step back in time and enjoy this laid-back area.

Arts District – A thriving community filled with all things art, this amazing location always has something happening. Public art, museums, and performing arts centers line the streets, making this one of the best places for art lovers. Enjoy the Dallas Museum of Art, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Annette Strauss Artist Square, and even the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

M Streets – This highly desirable neighborhood is located in the heart of Dallas and the urban feel permeates the neighborhood. In a nod to the slightly quirky, every street here begins with the letter M.