Turtle Creek Neighborhood Guide

A picturesque creek, the Katy Trail, and easy access to Uptown make this hidden gem of Dallas a tranquil place to live.

Lush · Secluded · Jogger- and Pet-Friendly


Close to everything, yet quiet and secluded, this picturesque Dallas neighborhood runs alongside a natural creek by the same name. Oak Lawn and Uptown border this established, tree-lined community, affording residents easy access to amenities, restaurants, and bars, as well as two premier entrance points to the Katy Trail. The Turtle Creek neighborhood is one of the most scenic in the city and ideal for dog walking and jogging along the creek.


You’ll often see people enjoying time outdoors in the many lush parks, including Reverchon Park and Recreational Center, a 46-acre park along Turtle Creek with ball courts, fields, a playground, and recreational facilities. Additionally, Turtle Creek is widely known for architecturally significant estates, as well as luxurious mid-to-high-rise condos and apartments with private, gated entrances. The area attracts ambitious, high-powered professionals as well as singles, couples, and families alike. Big businesses like the historic five-star Rosewood Mansion On Turtle Creek also call this neighborhood home.



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Neighborhood Vibe


Turtle Creek’s unique mix of upscale dwellings and picturesque greenspace creates a

quiet, stately, and high-end vibe. Towering trees, azalea-lined streets, and private, gated condominiums and apartment buildings generate a posh and exclusive atmosphere that attracts residents who desire ultimate privacy without sacrificing on luxury or location. If you are searching for a green escape, but still want to live just a mile from downtown, Turtle Creek is worth a look.

Our Favorite Spots


Every local and visitor alike must dine alfresco and sample haute cuisine at the historic Rosewood Mansion in Turtle Creek. The sun-soaked patio and exquisite architecture alone make the trip worth it! To get a feel for the Turtle Creek neighborhood in the best way possible, take a stroll through its many gorgeous parks.

Things to know


In reality, Turtle Creek is the unofficial nickname for Oak Lawn, and is, in fact, located in the Oak Lawn district. However, it occupies its own niche with its own distinct character. The neighborhood offers miles of scenic trails and spans all the way from north of Curtis Park down to the Trinity River. Stone bridges, walkways, and tidy sidewalks with impressive creek views shape this neighborhood’s character, and all the parks are easy to get to and free for anyone to enjoy. Expect to find birds, blooming flowers, and lush trees everywhere, further contributing to its storybook feel.


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