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Living in Downtown Dallas is more than a convenience factor. It’s an electrifying, Texas-size culture that embodies the Big D name.

Slightly more than a decade ago, downtown was a world-renowned business district by day and a ghost town by night. After workers clocked out and retreated to their suburban lifestyles, the streets of Downtown transformed from a bustling flow of energetic movement to sheer emptiness. But those days are long gone. Through a series of revitalization efforts and historic preservations – integrated with entertainment and development savvy – the migration began a shift toward the urban lifestyle. Today, owning a downtown condo or loft is not only a wise investment in prime Dallas property, it’s purchasing an exciting way of life that can only be described by the smiles on the faces of those who live it.

Though outsiders tend to associate downtown Dallas condos with big bucks, that’s simply an urban myth. In reality, properties come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges – from the most lavish penthouse suites to trendy, affordable Soho-style lofts. But the lifestyle amenities are the same for everyone – the comforts of home in a neighborhood filled with dining, shopping, and entertainment adventures as well as a spirit of community.

Like most neighborhoods, demographics in the downtown area range from young urban professionals  to retirees. Though all urban dwellers share a love for spectacular skyline views, some prefer fine dining, shopping at the Neiman Marcus flagship store, or Dallas Symphony performances while others are more into local cafes, trendy shopping venues, and live country or rock bands. But that’s the beauty of urban living, and Downtown Dallas has it all. We’ve already touched on a number of reasons to call this neighborhood home. Here are five more biggies:

American Airlines Center and Victory Park

This complex is synonymous with action-packed Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars games as well as major concerts and events. In addition to pro basketball, hockey, and music stars, Victory Park is a hotspot for upscale restaurants and shopping.

Dallas Arts District

This is the largest arts district in the nation where almost every art form imaginable is showcased within 19 contiguous blocks. Among the 13 venues here are the Meyerson Performing Arts Center, which hosts Dallas Symphony concerts as well as touring productions; the Nasher Sculpture Center; Dallas Museum of Art; Perot Museum of Nature and Science; and Dallas Black Dance Theater.

Prices at Live Oak Lofts, located on the edge of the Dallas Arts District, are comparable to medium-priced homes in the suburbs. Aside from luxury design features, residents enjoy an onsite gym and swimming pool.

West End

Located on the historic west-end of downtown, this area is laid back and funky. Aside from a large concentration of restaurants, the area includes a wide mix of unique shops that almost guarantee you won’t go home empty-handed. During the warm months, you can usually catch an outdoor concert while enjoying a snack and favorite beverage.

Residents at 1505 Elm Street are just a few blocks away from the West End.  This luxury high-rise that was built in 1957 as a bank building, with a 5th floor roof garden to enjoy the outdoors and city views.

Deep Ellum

Though this area actually centers on deep Elm, old timers – with a Texas drawl – commonly referred to it as deep Ellum. Over time, the name stuck. Along with a wide assortment of eateries, shops and art galleries, Deep Ellum is known for its nightlife and blues clubs.

Dallas Farmers' Market

The Dallas Farmers' Market is a great place to experience homegrown and homemade flavors from Texas farms. Here you can buy fresh fruits, veggies, jams, and jellies, but there’s also much more to do. Dine out in one of the adjacent restaurants, browse through an assortment of shops, or purchase plants directly from growers. If your pooch needs to socialize with other canines, the Bark Park is right across the street.

You'll find several townhome developments around here, including the Farmer's Market Square, a newer townhome development with rooftop decks.

Living in downtown Dallas has never been better. Instead of driving in from the suburbs to make a day of it, you can make a life of it. Contact us today, and let us help you find the right place for you!


Though not guaranteed, information and statistics in this article have been acquired from sources believed to be reliable.

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Last Updated: 2024-05-29 02:22:53