Oak Lawn is a neighborhood that is a
virtual mish-mash of architecture and lifestyles. Nightlife is a vital part of this area
of town, which offers plenty of restaurants,
clubs and pubs. Oak Lawn is also adjacent
to the Dallas Design District, and so much
of the area has great appeal for artistic
types. Shopping here is as interesting as it
gets anywhere in the city, with the Quadrangle, numerous art galleries, boutiques
and antique shops.
Oak Lawn is also one of the wealthier
neighborhoods in Dallas. Located in the
heart of Dallas, Oak Lawn is home to many
young, single professionals who inhabit the
variety of condominiums, apartments and
hardwood-floor duplexes. A wide variety
of housing options are available here, from
upscale townhouses to condos to apartments
and duplexes – as well as established older,
Grand and majestic, Preston Hollow is an
established, prestigious North Dallas neighborhood that sits north of the Park Cities
area, south of the LBJ/635 Expressway,
east of Midway Road and west of Central
Expressway. Preston Hollow was originally
incorporated as its own town in 1939, and
then joined with the city of Dallas in 1945.
Preston Hollow is an extremely desirable
location, and the list of famous and influential residents that live here is a virtual “Who’s
Who” of Dallas society, including Dallas
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, billionaire
Ross Perot, and former Dallas mayor Laura
Miller, among others. Homes here have large
lots and a mix of homes that range from
ranch-style homes to mansions.
WEST END HISTORIC DISTRICT
The West End Historic District is part
and parcel of the original city of Dallas.
Downtown Dallas eventually moved east,
giving the West End its name. The West
End then became an industrial factory
and warehouse district, only to be reborn
later into a 20-block area of more than 100
specialty shops, restaurants and nightclubs
in restored, century-old buildings.
Just southwest of downtown, the West End
is bound by Market Street, Pacific Avenue
and Woodall Rogers Freeway, and a short
walk from Dealey Plaza and the Old Red
Courthouse. Urged on by the growing
demand for urban living, developers have
converted red brick warehouses into beautiful lofts and condominiums. Examples
of building projects that have recently been
repurposed are the historic six-story Purse
Building, the Interurban Building and the
upscale urban Market Grocery and eatery.
Uptown is a thriving neighborhood popular
amongst the Gen Y and Gen Xers. New
developments for urban living and the development of thriving retail stores and a vibrant
restaurant and nightlife makes Uptown ideal
for those who want to be close to the action.
Uptown is adjacent to Oak Lawn and runs
from downtown along Highway 75 up to
Highland Park. Hotel ZaZa, the Crescent, the
Ritz-Carlton and lots of trendy places “to see
and be seen” populate the area.
Uptown is also home to the trendy West
Village shopping/retail/residential development and features high-rise living along
McKinney with units for sale and for lease.
Buildings here feature 1930s-style architecture with modern interiors.
Uptown has three shopping districts, and
all are accessible on the free trolley shuttle
line. The historic Gallery District has many
of the finest art galleries, antique dealers,
Highland Park and University Park are
surrounded by the city of Dallas, and are
separate, incorporated cities with their own
government systems, police force and fire
departments. Highland Park and University
Park form the fabled “Park Cities” area, and
those who live here include old money society
leaders, corporate CEOs and arts patrons.
The Park Cities are bounded on the east by
Central Expressway (US- 75) and on the west