Uptown Dallas Neighborhood Guide

Uptown represents hip urban living at its finest, attracting young professionals and city dwellers with its eclectic watering holes, chic mid-rises, and luxurious apartment homes.

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The hip neighborhood of Uptown sits in the heart of the city, just north of downtown Dallas. This lively spot is lauded for its cozy cocktail bars and global bistros, serving everything from French patisserie to Vietnamese to Moroccan fare. But, the “see-and-be-seen” atmosphere keeps people coming back for more. A strong social scene along McKinney Avenue, home to the free M-Line Trolly, anchors the neighborhood.


The highly walkable streets are filled with an array of spirited nightlife, fantastic shopping, and designer apartments and condominiums. Tree-lined townhouses farther north add privacy while still remaining close to all the action. Rentals on nearby Knox Street deserve a look as well.


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Neighborhood Vibe

The Uptown neighborhood is, in a word, lively. In this active, bustling area with lots to do and see, you can always attend a concert, tasting, or fun happy hour to mix things up, and you’ll never bore from the ever-changing crowd. From coffee shops to sports bars, to pubs and outdoor patios, Uptown is the place to be.

Our Favorite Places

A few can’t-miss dining options include Catbird, Monarch, and Kessaku, all conveniently located inside the posh Thompson Hotel. Fearing’s, a restaurant inside the Ritz Carlton, and Nobu Dallas are also favorites. Also, Uptown residents all enjoy watching a flick at the Magnolia Theatre, named "Best Theater in Dallas'' by the Dallas Observer and D Magazine.


Athletic folks like to jog the Katy Trail, a 3.5-mile paved trail spanning from SMU to Victory Park. Other notable attractions include Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre park connecting Uptown to Downtown, the Bivins Gallery for modern art, and The Rustic for drinks and live music with friends.

Things To Know

Something new and fun is always happening on McKinney Avenue. The trolley offers a unique, comfortable ride to all the best spots, but when pressed for time, walking might be faster. While 20 to 30-somethings flock to the area, it also attracts empty-nesters and anyone young at heart. Throw caution to the wind and embrace the hustle and bustle of Uptown y’all – you only live once!

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What is Uptown Dallas known for?

Uptown Dallas sits just above Downtown and is known for shopping, fine-dining, and as one of the city's main nightlife districts.

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