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Filled with culture and creativity, Deep Ellum is primarily made up of arts and entertainment.
Welcome To Deep Ellum
Artsy and creative are just a couple of words used to describe this growing neighborhood
Filled with culture and creativity, Deep Ellum is primarily made up of arts and entertainment. With a thriving music scene, this Dallas neighborhood is the hub of live music in the city. Located near downtown in East Dallas, Deep Ellum lies directly east of the I-45/US 75. Many art-based businesses, photographers, tattoo artists, gallery owners, and recording studios contribute to the trendy scene here.
Established in 1873, Deep Ellum served as a residential and commercial neighborhood. The town was originally called Deep Elm, but the residents at the time pronounced it as “Deep Ellum.” By the 1920s, this district was a hub for early jazz and blues musicians. Over the next 30 years, nightclubs, cafés, and shops grew at a rapid pace. Deep Ellum has remained transitional and ever-changing as it continues to evolve into the city’s most eclectic community.
The homes within this neighborhood include many historical styles, including Neo-Classical and Victorian. However, lofts have become increasingly popular, particularly with working professionals.
What To Love
- A thriving hub for art and creativity
- Start your morning jogging on the Santa Fe Trail
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People & Lifestyle
In a place filled with creativity and culture, Deep Ellum is one of the hottest and trendiest up-and-coming areas in the city. On every corner, there are quirky art galleries, colorful street murals, and warehouses that have been transformed into concert venues. With its laid-back and friendly atmosphere and artistic personality, Deep Ellum is home to many young professionals and residents looking to live closer to the music and nightlife.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy happy hour, grab Sunday brunch, or celebrate a special occasion, Stirr is the place to be. This restaurant and bar offers a creative spin on American food in a posh and welcoming environment. After dining at Stirr, head over to Anvil Pub. This Irish pub is known for its over-the-top Bloody Marys and quirky atmosphere. All Good Cafe is another spot that is beloved by locals. Stop by for some of the best Tex-Mex in the neighborhood while enjoying an evening of live music. Texas is known for its top-notch barbecue, which you can experience at Pecan Lodge, the city’s most award-winning barbecue joint.
The Door is one of the hippest places in the city where you can enjoy live music from up-and-coming bands. For a unique experience, stop by Louie’s Dueling Piano Bar. These two pianos promise an interactive evening that’s sure to get you singing along.
Things To Do
When it comes to festivals, Deep Ellum has plenty—including the annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival. This beloved festival started in 1994 as a one-block street party but has since expanded to encompass more than 100 musical acts, food and beverages from 30 local restaurants, and visual artists.
Spend a Sunday afternoon admiring the artworks at Deep Ellum Art Company. You can even enjoy a bar, an indoor-outdoor hangout, and food trucks here. If you want to get your heart rate up jogging or simply enjoy the sunshine, the 5.3-mile Santa Fe Trail connects White Rock Lake with Fair Park and Deep Ellum.
Deep Ellum is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Uplift Charter School, 6-12
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