Top 3 Dallas Neighborhoods with a Big-City Feel

Top 3 Dallas Neighborhoods with a Big-City Feel

May 16, 2014 | Best Cities and Neighborhoods, Best Neighborhoods

Part of the fun of living in a city is the atmosphere. The tall buildings, the hustle and bustle of millions of people, and the sounds of cars and trains all create an energy.

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If you’re looking for a Dallas neighborhood with a big-city feel, you’re in luck. There are plenty of places for you to find your home.

Lakewood

This eclectic Dallas neighborhood sits near White Rock Lake and has parks and gardens. By day, you can run, hike or bike the trails. By night, head over to one of Lakewood’s local restaurants, go shopping or to the theater. Ranked in the Top 10 Best Big City Neighborhoods by CNN Money, Lakewood gives you the best of both worlds.

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There are a variety of apartments in the area and a very low crime rate. In fact, it ranked third for safety, families with children and quality per dollar by CNN Money. As an older neighborhood, Lakewood has a mix of residents from young professionals to single families. The grade schools are highly regarded, though there is not much in the way of public transportation.

Your Dallas apartment in Lakewood would afford you opportunities to hang out downtown, which is just ten minutes away, or stay in the neighborhood and have a big-city atmosphere without paying big-city costs.

West Village

This up-and-coming Dallas neighborhood has the feel of a big city with the heart of a small town. People are friendly in West Village, whether you’re stopping into a local restaurant or are going out on the town.

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If you choose West Village for your Dallas apartment, you have the option of autonomy or jumping into the community. Every Sunday night, cycling enthusiasts meet up for a leisurely bike ride through town. They stop at several pubs along the way as a communal end to a great weekend.

Like any big city, West Village offers a variety of entertainment options, including a number of unique dining experiences. From wine bars to Tex-Mex, you’re sure to find something you like. For a movie night, locals choose the Magnolia Theatre.

West Village has been growing rapidly since it was first established and has broken ground on its fifth expansion. By fall 2014, the district will have a gross leasable area of 250,000 square feet.

Knox-Henderson

A mix of modern and vintage, Knox-Henderson walks the line of big city and tight-knit community. This neighborhood is highly regarded by locals for its diverse dining and entertainment choices, and the architecture is just as eclectic as the food.

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Boston-style row homes, converted loft warehouse apartments and new houses fill the Knox-Henderson neighborhood, lending to a transformed urban feel. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities, shopping or nights on the town, this district has something for you.

Like West Village, Knox-Henderson is currently undergoing some neighborhood beautification. When you move into your Dallas apartment, you’ll be able to experience new bike lanes on the roads, great city lighting and clean sidewalks. Knox-Henderson has easy access to downtown which is why many locals choose to call it home.

 

 

[Image Source: Rent.com - Lakewood On The Trail,101 N. Brookside Drive, Dallas TX 75214]

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