Renting an apartment in Oak Lawn Dallas, TX, puts you in an area of the city known for its artsy personality and upscale urban lifestyle. Generally, Oak Lawn is a 15-square mile area bounded by the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, the Central Expressway, Highland Park, Inwood Road and Harry Hines Boulevard. The area was originally developed in the 1920s as an upper-class residential and business district. Over the latter part of the 20th century it developed a reputation as a bohemian urban community. Oak Lawn includes a number of neighborhoods with something for everyone.
Over recent years, there has been a blurring of the borders of Oak Lawn. Although technically part of Oak Lawn, Uptown today is often considered a separate neighborhood. So when looking to rent in Oak Lawn, it's a good idea to narrow down the specific neighborhood where you would like to live before beginning your search. .
Oak Lawn Lifestyle and Entertainment
As an established neighborhood, Oak Lawn offers tree-lined streets that are perfect for strolling on a beautiful day. The community is filled with character, as well as restaurants, cafes, coffeehouses and clubs. The area also offers an array of boutiques and art galleries. And, you're not far from other popular areas like the downtown Arts District, the West End Historic District, Deep Ellum and many more.
The neighborhood has more to offer than great eating and shopping. The 3.5 mile Katy Trail is considered one of the city's favorite outdoor spaces for jogging, walking, biking and skating. The trail forms the western boundary of Oak Lawn along the path of the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (called the Katy). The Turtle Creek greenbelt also offers a respite from city life along this tributary of the Trinity River. Plus, the Kylde Warren Park, built on a deck over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, opens in 2012 adding more green space. The 5.2 acre public park will include a dog park, playground, trails and more.
The rental market for apartments in Oak Lawn varies from affordable to upscale. The community is popular with singles and married couples under 40, although people of all ages live in the area. Choices for apartments range from older buildings with architectural character, to modern high-rises with all the modern amenities. You also can choose from converted lofts, condos, townhomes and single-family homes. You can find one-bedroom units for as low as $500 a month and as high at $1,500 a month or more.
The Oak Lawn includes a number of neighborhoods Dallas. Commuting options include area freeways as well as the Dallas DART bus and light rail lines. The area is served by the Oak Lawn Branch Dallas Public Library. Learn more about the Dallas City Council and Dallas city government.
Zip codes serving the Oak Lawn area include: 75201, 75204, 75205, 75207, 75219, 75235