Oak Lawn has roots that date back to the late 1830s when it was a picturesque early settlement called Cedar Springs. Today, it’s adjacent to downtown and part of Dallas’s bustling urban core.
NEAR DOWNTOWN | DIVERSITY | NIGHTLIFE | RESTAURANTS | COSMOPOLITAN
Social and cultural diversity, high-end restaurants, and gritty dives.
Welcoming, eclectic, and social, with a penchant for late nights.
The ultimate block parties.
A variety of homes along both lively stretches and quieter pockets.
The cosmopolitan charisma.
East to West Boundaries:
East: Oak Lawn Ave
West: Inwood Rd and Maple Ave
North to South Boundaries:
North: W Mockingbird, Hawthorne, Wycliff, and Armstrong Ave
South: Harry Hines Blvd
DFW Airport 24m by car
Love Field Airport 10m by car
Downtown 9m by car
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OAK LAWN: Upscale city living just beyond downtown.
Though it matches neighboring Uptown in liveliness, Oak Lawn is funkier and more established. While there are a number of traditional single-family homes of every size and age on well-shaded streets, contemporary townhomes and sleek apartments predominate.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Social and cultural diversity, high-end restaurants, and gritty dives.
A swirl of traditions and lifestyles converge here alongside quirky shops, dive-y watering holes, and restaurants that top critics’ best lists.
THE LIFESTYLE: Welcoming, eclectic, and social, with a penchant for late nights.
Oak Lawn’s inhabitants are thoroughly urban and balance work with play, making for a buzzy social scene. The many bars and clubs, particularly those along Cedar Springs Road, draw out the night owls. The Legacy of Love Monument that was installed at the intersection of Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road, in 2006, stands as a symbol of the neighborhood’s spirit of inclusion.
UNEXPECTED APPEAL: The ultimate block parties.
Cedar Springs Road is popular with bar-hoppers year-round, but it’s swarmed with revelers from all parts of the city (and beyond) during the annual Halloween Block Party and the Dallas Pride Parade, which is one of the country’s largest.
THE MARKET: A variety of homes along both lively stretches and quieter pockets.
From quaint older duplexes and stately villas to fashionable townhomes and upscale condos, Uptown’s offerings run the gamut. A lot of the city’s new construction is happening here.
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH: The cosmopolitan charisma.
Though you can find tranquil pockets throughout Oak Lawn, it’s the neighborhood’s innate electricity and embrace of a melting pot of experiences that makes it so distinctive.
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