Discover Dallas

Several neighbourhoods boast grandiose developments and themes which stake Dallas’ claim to luxury fame.

Mixing flashy prosperity with a distinct Southern charm, the Texan giant brims with exciting cultural discoveries, which are best explored through the city’s various bustling neighbourhoods.

The Big D is famous for having one of the best art scenes in the USa reputation largely cultivated by the Dallas Arts District. 30 years in the making and comprising 19 city blocks, the Dallas Arts District is an artistic mecca, saturated with museums, concert halls, churches, and restaurants. Take a self-guided tour through the district, following the Public ArtWalk Dallas past 30 pieces of outstanding art and architecture.

Art is also firmly in the spotlight just east of downtown in Deep Ellum. Abuzz with galleries, nightclubs and entertainment venues, the area is renowned as the city’s live music and visual arts headquarters, and carries a vibe similar to New York City’s Soho. Walk along Elm or Commerce Streets to experience Deep Ellum’s distinct creative character.

Nearby, Fair Park is a history buff’s wonderland, home to one of the world’s finest collections of art deco architecture, plus several museums dedicated to the preservation of Texas’ history. Marvel at the impressive statues and motifs of the Hall of State.

The West End is Dallas’ most historical hub. Home to beautifully preserved buildings, the Old Red Courthouse, The Grassy Knoll (from where JFK is believed to have been shot) and Wild Bill’s Western Store, the West End offers visitors a window to the past. Step back in time with a horse-drawn carriage ride along the hub’s oak tree-shaded streets.

While the city yields clichés of cowboys and the days of yore, The Big D also boasts a glitzy, glamorous and well-earned reputation for luxury and modernity. Several neighbourhoods boast grandiose developments and themes, which stake Dallas’ claim to luxury fame.

Home to palatial mansions, couture boutique and gourmand dining,  Highland Park is regarded as the “Beverly Hills of Texas”. Shop for high-end designer labels at Highland Park Village.

Resembling a neighbourhood in character and size, NorthPark Center must be seen to be believeda luxe hotspot named one of the Seven Retail Wonders of the Modern World. Peruse legendary department stores amid acclaimed 20th and 21st century art, award-winning architecture and extraordinary landscaping.

Rounding out the city’s extraordinary enclaves, Greenville Avenue is one of Dallas’ oldest and most popular of neighbourhoods. Split into two distinct areas  the suburban Upper Greenville and eclectic and alternative Lower Greenville  Greenville Avenue offers something for everyone. Experience Dallas’ thriving bar scene along Lower Greenville Avenue, or enjoy a family-friendly day out on Upper Greenville Avenue.

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Words by Alice Nash - Published 20 January 2014
Quick Facts 
Population Approx. 1.2 million
Time Zone CMT -6
Languages English (official), Spanish, Native American
Currency American Dollar ($USD)
Electricity 110v - 60Hz
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