Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown Dallas

Posted by on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 4:19pm

Image Credit: www.flickr.com/photos/flygraphix/4881079263/Most known as a business district, Downtown Dallas is an interesting neighborhood. It used to be home to only businesses, but some of the historic buildings have been converted into residential units.

Over the past fifteen years, the Downtown Dallas area has been transformed into a place with far more than just businesses. No longer is it just a place for working during the day. Downtown now has all types of shopping options, plenty of nightlife, a number of restaurants and many new residents.

Location

Downtown Dallas is found between Central Expressway on the east, I-35E on the west, I-30 to the South and Woodall Rodgers Freeway to the north. This location provides easy access to the entire downtown area and works great for those trying to avoid the commute to work.

Most of the residential units found in downtown are condominiums. These building come with plenty of amenities, such as hot dubs, pools, fitness centers and more. They can start as low as about $130,000 for a one-bedroom unity, while two-bedroom units start around $215,000. Larger units are also available, but a bit harder to find.

Many different schools are found in Downtown Dallas. The area is served by the Dallas Independent School District and a handful of private school options.

Shopping is plentiful in downtown with many options. Residents enjoy shops, such as Neiman-Marcus, Jos A. Banks and many trending boutiques found on Main and Commerce. Along with mainstream shopping options, the Downtown Dallas neighborhood is home to the Dallas Farmers' Market and the Urban Market.

Restaurants and nightlife are found all throughout the area with many well-known night clubs and restaurants throughout. Deep Ellum is nearby and provides some of the best live music venues in the DFW area. Residents can also enjoy top restaurants, such as Stephan Pyles and the French Room.

Overall, Downtown Dallas provides convenient access to all types of attractions. Many museums and art galleries are found nearby and both the Dallas Stars and the Dallas Mavericks play near the neighborhood.

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