I lived in Uptown Dallas for three years when I first moved to Dallas. I LOVED IT! I was a newlywed who had moved from South Carolina to New York and wound up in Dallas a year afterwards. I knew nothing about the city I was moving to and I was pretty sure Dallas...like I presumed the rest of Texas...was full of cowboy hats and spurs. How wrong was I? I think Dallas, in particular, Uptown Dallas is currently one of the best kept secrets in the world (yes friends from Oak Cliff, M Streets, HP and UP your posts are coming). It is a fantastic urban area stashed in the middle of the country with a low cost of living. You can find apartments, condos, town homes... and even a few houses if you are lucky. It is also an area where you can find great bars, restaurants, a few clubs and people who like to be a part of the scene. The best part though...is that you can actually WALK to them! These great places are just outside your doorstep...and are closer than any grocery store. Hey, isn't the fridge just for left overs anyway?
The Dallas Trolley. A nice ride if your feet need a break...and...it's FREE!
The Katy Trail
Magnolia Theater - Want to watch a new release with a cocktail in hand? This is the place to go!
A great bar for nice weather! Excellent patio...and if it is a bit chilly they have outdoor heaters
The Ginger Man - A great afternoon watering hole! As laid back as Uptown gets!
Nick and Sam's - Best Steak in Dallas and it's in Uptown! Bar scene is very much a scene and somewhere you could have found the Rat Pack hanging out back in the day.
These are just a few of my favorites! Would love to hear about your Uptown Favorites!