Dallas is a city of over a million people making it the 9th largest city in the US. It is a rambling city covering over 300 square miles with more than 150 neighborhoods all with their own flavor and vibe. Here are two fascinating Dallas neighborhoods to consider.
Oak Lawn is an older established neighborhood that is popular because of its excellent location in relation to downtown and its affordable housing prices. You will get more house for your money in Oak Lawn than you will in other areas of Dallas. It is just a short drive north of downtown.
Oak Lawn has a thriving Gay community and you will find more gay and lesbian bars in this area that any other area in Dallas. It is also home to a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, it is an area rich in the arts. One of the most famous hotels in Dallas is also located here, the Historic Warwick Melrose Hotel.
There is a large Hispanic population in Oak Lawn and many of these families have lived in this area for generations. Along with the population comes an equal amount of Mexican restaurants and culture.
Oak Lawn is culturally diverse and popular with anyone who wants to live in or visit an area where there is plenty to do, see and eat. You can find it all here and home prices range anywhere from right around $100,000 to over a million.
If you are looking for a Victorian neighborhood in Dallas, Uptown is as close as you can get. In the midst of this historic area you will also find high rise office buildings and apartments. This is an area for shoes as residents can walk to everything they want or they can hop on the McKinney Avenue Trolley and take a trip into the past.
Uptown is a new name for an old area. If you are looking for antiques. The Quadrangle which is located on a former vineyard, has galleries and shops enough to keep you busy enjoying what they have to offer for quite some time.
One perfect way to get a feel for this neighborhood is to take a tour of Greenwood Cemetery. History comes alive here and you can learn about eight of Dallas’ former mayors.
Uptown is also very contemporary with lots of art galleries, restaurants, entertainment venues and music. This is a great neighborhood to live in or to visit. If you are looking for a place to stay in the area, Bailey’s Uptown Inn is the perfect combination of chic and comfort in a great location.
These are just two of the amazing neighborhoods that Dallas has to offer residents and visitors alike. If you haven’t visited before it is about time you did and take the opportunity to find the neighborhood that fits you to a tee.
I have been an Internet writer for more than 16 years. While I specialize in travel, I write on a variety of subjects. I love genealogy, food, and fashion. I have 10 grandchildren so family travel is something we often do.