What are the best neighborhoods to buy a home in Dallas?
Dallas has many neighborhoods and districts that can be broken down into three main regions: East Dallas, South Dallas and Central Dallas. Uptown is another popular area of the city.
East Dallas is home to Deep Ellum, a fashionable and popular arts and entertainment district. The Lakewood neighborhood — which hosts the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens — can also be found here. Lakewood Heights, Lower Greenville, Junius Heights, Hollywood Heights, Bryan Place and family-friendly Wilshire Heights are also part of East Dallas. Notably, the region has many Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired, prairie-style homes.
This part of the city has a more diverse population and is popular with a wide variety of homebuyers, boasting different types of properties. Neighborhoods such as Cedars (popular among artists and musicians), Oak Cliff and the Bishop Arts District (famous for its shopping opportunities) can all be found here. Highland Park is one of the most attractive and affluent places to live in the city. Homes in the eastern part of the region tend to be more affordable.
Downtown Dallas, along with Oak Lawn and uptown, is the beating heart of the city, buzzing with entertainment options. The West End Historic District, the Arts District and the City Center business district are also part of this area. Because this part of the city is famous for its entertainment and nightlife, along with its financial center, it’s no wonder that some neighborhoods tend to be expensive — both for buying and renting. A wide range of properties can be found here, from apartments and condos to low-rise properties.
Uptown is situated north of downtown and is regarded as the most pedestrian-friendly area in all of Texas. The upscale neighborhood is known for its exciting bar and restaurant scene and is mostly popular among young professionals. Mixed-use developments are also the norm here, and prices are competitive.