Dallas is a cosmopolitan city that’s a mixture of vibrant neighborhoods, each as diverse as its population.
If you’re interested in moving to Dallas and living in one its popular neighborhoods, we’re here to help.
We combed through Google data using generic keyword lookups and combined those results with the most searched Dallas neighborhoods on ApartmentGuide.com to determine the top five popular neighborhoods with renters.
Our data found the most popular Dallas neighborhoods include a mixture of traditionally sought-after areas and locales that have become trendy in recent years. These neighborhoods mostly appeal to young professionals and empty nesters looking for walkability, restaurants, and green spaces.
Here is a quick overview of the neighborhoods and what you’d expect to pay for rent in each area.
Downtown is considered the epitome of history, culture and entertainment, attracting those seeking urban green spaces, skyline views and a bustling dining and entertainment scene. It’s home to the largest urban arts district in the U.S. with 20 square blocks of museums and art venues.
This area is also the central hub for the area’s public transportation, making a car-free lifestyle achievable for those who live and work in the area. But, it will cost you – rental prices are higher than the city average.
Uptown is what many locals tout as the “live, work and play” area of the city in large part to its variety of entertainment and dining options. The neighborhood has more than 400 restaurants, bars and shops accessible by the McKinney Avenue Trolley. Victory Park provides front door access to sports fans looking to see the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars arenas. Rent here isn’t as high as in Downtown, but it’s still higher than the Dallas average.
Oak Cliff is one of Dallas’ largest and hippest neighborhoods, centered around The Bishop Arts District. Here, you can find families noshing on food at one of its many rustic restaurants or college students from the two area universities taking in a show at the historic Kessler Theater. Oak Cliff is popular for its walkability and lower-than-average rental prices.
This upscale neighborhood is home to Dallas’ LBGTQ community. The Turtle Creek corridor – 80 blocks filled with 90 acres of green space and luxury townhomes and apartments – runs through the area.
There’s no shortage of hip restaurants and boutique shops in Oak Lawn. This coupled with a vibrant nightlife scene makes the neighborhood an attractive option for those looking to live Uptown without the higher rental prices.
Lower Greenville used to be considered a Dallas’ sometimes-rowdy entertainment district, but recent upgrades have transformed the area to a laid-back casual neighborhood known for shops and eateries for all party levels. Revelers still flock to Lower Greenville annually for the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade and block-party in the Southwest.
Though close to the pricier Oak Lawn neighborhood, rents in Lower Greenville are less than Dallas averages.