City Living: Dallas

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Dallas is a city our Greystar residents love to call home. Known for tasty local eats, pubs where patios and extensive craft brew lists are standard fare, sensational shopping, a rockin’ music scene, swanky clubs and vibrant entertainment venues, the Big D is a big deal.  

Dallas offers a wide array of neighborhoods that range from funky and fun to luxe beyond belief. Here’s a brief breakdown of the trendiest neighborhoods in Dallas right this second. Each offers something different and draws a certain type of crowd. Search for your scene below:

Deep Ellum and Lower Greenville

Deep Ellum and Lower Greenville are where the locals go for dive bars, live bands and excellent eats at restaurants featuring expansive patios. Trees in Deep Ellum is the place for hot indie music, and nearby watering holes such as Work and Anvil Pub offer craft beers that make for the perfect after-show drink.

Lower Greenville boasts gems such as Granada Theater, an intimate concert venue with a neighboring rooftop restaurant and bar called Sundown at the Granada. That’s the real show-stopper. Locals go there to lounge on the rooftop patio beneath misting machines in the summertime while sipping on their cocktails of choice.

Blind Butcher Bar is a can’t-miss Lower Greenville locale. The restaurant is new to the Dallas dining scene, but its two-page beer menu, spacious patio and gourmet gastropub fare have made it an instant neighborhood favorite. Just around the corner, Truck Yard is another recently opened venue making its mark in the Dallas restaurant/patio scene. The 15,000-square-foot beer garden offers plenty of outdoor seating – but locals know to get there early for a coveted spot at the adult tree house. Its indoor bar features handcrafted cocktails and local brews, and a rotating selection of food trucks serve up an eclectic menu of no-muss, no-fuss foodstuffs. 


Uptown is where Dallasites go to shop, dine, drink and be seen out in the hottest nightlife venues in the city. West Village offers open-air shopping in the heart of Uptown and features excellent retail outlets alongside rave-worthy restaurants. Local favorite Mi Cocina keeps shoppers refreshed with its signature Mambo Taxis, a delicious mixture of margarita and house-mixed sangria.

Beer lovers in Uptown head to Katy Trail Ice House, a beer garden with an excellent patio featuring 50 taps. Patrons can choose to cool down with chilled Texas domestic drafts or an extensive variety of ice-cold imports.

When the sun goes down, Dallasites get dolled up and head to Uptown’s hottest restaurants, lounges and live music venues. Rosewood Crescent Hotel’s trendy Japanese restaurant, Nobu, serves up fresh, inventive sushi in a lounge-like atmosphere. Diners sit at the bar to watch expert chefs at work or dine at tables for a more intimate experience. 

Hotel Zaza’s rooftop pool is a popular place to unwind among Dallas’ elite. Glamorous socialites can sip on perfectly mixed cocktails while admiring the glittering Uptown skyline. A live DJ keeps the party going from early ‘til late.

Those in search of Uptown’s live music scene need look no further than The Rustic. This bar serves home-style dishes and offers an expansive back yard where local and regional bands regularly take the stage. 


Downtown Dallas is where major music and sports entertainment comes to life. House of Blues hosts an impressive lineup of local and national talent nightly, while the American Airlines Center offers an arena for crowd-pleasing concerts, Dallas Mavericks basketball games and Dallas Stars hockey matches.  After hours, Dallas Stars and Mavs regularly frequent Rattlesnake Bar at The Ritz. Locals don their finest duds and head to this downtown club to dance the night away while rubbing elbows with Dallas celebs.

During the day, downtown’s Klyde Warren Park is the place to throw around a Frisbee or grab a bite to eat from its many terrific food trucks. The urban park floats above a freeway and offers separate, dedicated spaces for kids and pets to play in that both boast water features. The park also hosts live local band performances.


Nature lovers can escape the concrete jungle by heading to Lakewood’s lovely neighborhood for scenic strolls around White Rock Lake. In the summertime, sailing and kayaking on the lake are popular pass times. If flowers are your favorite, Lakewood’s Dallas Arboretum boasts beautiful blooms in the spring and summer.

So, there you have it. A small sampling of all the excitement Big D has to offer. Come on and visit, y’all! We’d love to have you here.