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Downtown Dallas comprises 20 square blocks and is spread over a vast 68 luscious acres.

Welcome To Downtown

An oasis for those who appreciate the arts

Downtown Dallas comprises 20 square blocks and is spread over a vast 68 luscious acres. This walkable neighborhood is the artistic hub of the city, filled with creativity, museums, and galleries. Set against a background of skyscrapers, this downtown community is an urban and lively place.


Downtown Dallas has a rich history that can be traced back to when the city was formally incorporated in early 1856. Dallas was an industrial city and remained so until the city opened the Dallas Art Association in 1903 when the atmosphere began to shift. The city slowly continued to transform into a megacenter for the arts.


As a historic district, there is a mix of old and new homes in the area. Single-family ranch homes, mid-century modern, and Craftsman are some of the more popular styles here. High-rise condos, lofts, and townhouses also frequent the area.

What To Love

  • Soak up the sunshine at Klyde Warren Park
  • Enjoy fine dining at CBD Provisions
  • Appreciate art at an array of cultural institutions

People & Lifestyle

Known for its artistic and creative personality, Downtown Dallas is an artistic hub. It’s filled with posh museums, performing arts venues, award-winning galleries, and intricate murals. Therefore, this community is the place to be for those who appreciate the arts and crave a more laid-back environment. The majority of residents who live here are working professionals who also work in the area.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Downtown Dallas has something for everyone. For a refined night out, visit the Winspear Opera House. This elegantly designed opera house is a 21st-century reinterpretation of the traditional opera house resembling a “horseshoe,” ensuring a high-quality experience. Reunion Tower is another unique attraction. This observation deck offers stunning panoramic views of Dallas, showing you another side of this dazzling city.


If you’re on a mission to revamp your closet or simply enjoy window shopping, NorthPark is the place to go for all of your shopping needs. Here, you will find over 235 unique retailers, restaurants, and acclaimed department stores, ensuring a luxury shopping experience.


If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, then head over to Tei-An for Japanese fine dining. For a more laid-back experience with delicious comfort food, Ellen’s is the place to be.

Things To Do

Since first opening its doors in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art has quickly grown into one of the largest art museums in the nation. Located in the heart of the city’s arts district, the museum features an expansive 24,000 works spanning over 5,000 years of history. An afternoon here will enlighten you about different cultures and impressive pieces of work.


The Dallas Farmers Market has been around since 1941 and remains one of the most popular markets in the city. Open daily, the market has a plethora of things to peruse—produce, meats, dairy, eateries, and shops. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick bite or strolling between vendors, this market is an experience you don’t want to miss.


Situated between Downtown and Uptown, Klyde Warren Park is a 5-acre deck park. This beautiful oasis is located in the heart of the city yet provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The park hosts frequent activities, including fitness classes, food trucks, and family-friendly events.

Schools

Downtown is committed to excellence in education and is home to several stellar schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • George Bannerman Dealey Montessori, PK-8
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 9-12
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