Downtown Dallas Neighborhood Guide

History, business, and culture meet in the timeless treasure known as Downtown Dallas.

Historic · Refined · Cultural · Reinvented


Big business, rich history, and incredible nightlife make Downtown Dallas a cut above. Reunion Tower, an iconic sphere-shaped tower topped with an observation deck that showcases sweeping views of the bustling downtown business district below, marks the neighborhood at its heart.


Filled with corporate headquarters by day and lively happy hours by night, it always buzzes with life. In fact, three major districts make up the Downtown Dallas landscape: the West End, Arts District, and Farmers Market. Notable landmarks include the original Neiman Marcus department store for upscale shopping, the historic Majestic Theatre for performing arts, and the JFK Memorial Plaza, honoring the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.


You will also find top-notch art galleries, urban green spaces, and the Booker T. Washington arts magnet high school here. One of the most vibrant spots is Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre green space dotted with food trucks, fitness classes, social events, and more. The park connects top Dallas neighborhoods to the Downtown Dallas core, forming a centralized location for generations of Dallas residents to enjoy.


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Neighborhood Vibe

Downtown Dallas lives by the adage that variety is the spice of life. Due to its eclectic mix of business and pleasure, the vibe is buttoned up during the workday, but come nightfall, the scene unfolds with friendly faces and the perfect pour.


Thanks to a flood of investment, older buildings undergo transformation all the time with new mixed-use developments that allow residents to live, work, and play like never before. From Tex-Mex to craft cocktails, movies in the park to the latest cultural exhibit at the Crow Museum of Art, something is always brewing in Downtown.


Our Favorite Spots

If you find yourself in Downtown Dallas, don’t miss the West End attractions, including the Dallas World Aquarium, Sixth Floor Museum, and Dallas Holocaust Museum. Choose from plenty of award-winning boutiques and restaurants too, from Forty Five Ten to Wild Bill’s Western Store. Margaritas on The Woolworth patio are a must, as is the brunch at Ellen’s Southern Kitchen, which dishes up their famous Grits Benedict daily.


For an evening well-spent, head to the Y.O. Steakhouse Restaurant dubbed by the Food Network as “one of the nation’s finest steakhouses.” Moreover, for fresh produce, nothing beats hitting The Shed on the weekends for open air shopping. Lastly, for a truly unique experience, walk the Pioneer Plaza to see the 49 bronze longhorn sculptures on display in one of the most photographed spots in the city.


Things To Know

Getting around Downtown Dallas couldn’t be easier thanks to its relatively car-free lifestyle. Public transportation options abound as the central hub for the DART light rail and bus systems are located right here. You can easily walk to tons of places too since Klyde Warren Park connects several major neighborhoods. Renters looking to make a move Downtown will discover a nice mix of tree-lined apartment homes and others with an industrial edge, offering something for everyone.

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What can you do in Downtown Dallas?

There are so many things to do in Downtown Dallas, here are a few of our favorites: - Visit the Dallas World Aquarium - Visit the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum - Pioneer Plaza - check out the 49 longhorn statues - Hang our in Klyde Warren Park - Chow down at Chop House Burger

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