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Which Dallas Neighborhood Is Right For You?

Picture of Kristin Hess
Updated: 6 October 2016
Dallas is one of the most thriving and up-and-coming cities in the U.S. Filled with culture, entertainment, and amazing dining options, you can find something for any personality in this city. Take an inside look into five popular neighborhoods in the city and see which is the best match for you.



Uptown is bordered by highway U.S. 75 and North Haskell Avenue, just north of Downtown Dallas and filled with young business professionals and post-graduates. The main street that runs through this bustling neighborhood is McKinney Avenue, with numerous bars and restaurants. Many locals enjoy the ‘summer beer’ on the patio of Katy Trail Ice House after jogging through the popular Katy Trail. Catch rides to downtown using the trolley or take a short walk to Klyde Warren Park for yoga, food trucks, and mini golf.

Perfect for people who: own a dog, enjoy bar hopping and only wear pastels

Average rent for 1/bedroom: $1,238


Deep Ellum

If you enjoy art and music this hub is the perfect fit for you. Deep Ellum is located near east Downtown Dallas, which you can’t miss from the beautiful sculptures that surround it. When you walk down the streets of Deep Ellum you’ll smell the heavenliness of Cane Rosso pizza and Pecan Lodge BBQ, pass gorgeous graffiti buildings and even sight the motorcycle gang that gathers at Anvil Pub. This Dallas neighborhood also hosts the Dallas Farmers Market packed with fresh produce, local sweets, green plants, artwork and more. Stop by for a cold IPA at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, hop over and see a show at Trees, then sweat it out with a game of volleyball at Sandbar.

Perfect for people who: love unique eats, craft beer, need a tattoo touch-up and are a concert frequenter

Average rent for 1/bedroom: $1,120


Bishop Arts District

Bishop Arts is a small village in north Oak Cliff, Dallas. Though the historical neighborhood is only a few streets wide, it’s packed with over 60 independent boutiques, charming food establishments, trendy bars, and unique art galleries. Whether it is a handmade sculpture from Artisan’s Collective or a slice of ‘Lord of the Pies,’ from Emporium Pies, you’ll always find something that will catch your eye in this quaint district.

Perfect for people who: like wines and ciders, antique hunting, exotic soaps and own their sweet tooth

Average rent for 1/bedroom: $800


Park Cities

Park Cities is made up of two Dallas communities: the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park. Park Cities is one of the most upscale areas in the city with beautiful homes, a lavish country club and elite shopping. Families are attracted to this area due to the top-notch school districts, activities and the overall feeling of security. Take your children to a day of fun at Top Golf or treat yourself to an elevated meal, top shelf margarita and cigar at Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano.

Perfect for people who: have a family, enjoy high-end shopping, indulging in gourmet meals, and drive the newest Range Rover

Average rent for 1/bedroom: $1,300



Need a break from the city but still wanting city amenities? Addison is a 25-minute drive directly north of Downtown, Dallas. Addison is a bit more secluded yet still has the thriving feel of downtown. This neighborhood is home to nationally acclaimed events, firework shows, and a thriving Oktoberfest. Experience festivals from Taste Addison, Vitruvian Lights, 5k’s, Shakespeare Dallas and much more.

Perfect for people who: attend local events, partake in sport leagues and have self-battles over which Instagram filter to use

Average rent for 1/bedroom: $925



By Kristin Hess