Neighborhood Spotlight: Dallas, Texas

by Washington Federal Team on May 29, 2012

Dallas, the center of the largest metropolitan area in the Lone Star state, is a hub for culture, transportation, education and sports. This growing metropolis boasts some of the nation’s best weather and consistently ranks high for quality of life and economic activity. Along with Fort Worth, the area is known as the Metroplex.

Dallas is home to the world famous Dallas Cowboys as well as several major universities. The largest hub for American Airlines connects Dallas with destinations around the world. With diverse neighborhoods such as Highland Park, Downtown’s Main Street District and the Munger Place Historic District in East Dallas, this Texan metropolis earns its place as the number one visitor and leisure destination in the state.

Highland Park

An independent enclave within the city of Dallas, Highland Park is home to some of the most affluent residents of the Metroplex. It is one of the nation’s richest municipalities with a population of more than 1,000 residents. It is probably best known as the setting and filming location for the popular television series Dallas. With adjacent University Park, home of Southern Methodist University, the area is known as the Park Cities, and is located about four miles from the center of the city.

Main Street District

Downtown Dallas’ Main Street district offers an abundance of activities, including nightlife, restaurants and performing arts. The new Main Street Garden Park sits at the area’s east end. Residents in their 20s and 30s fill the district’s apartment and condominium buildings to take advantage of the best that urban living has to offer.

Munger Place Historic District

Located in East Dallas, Munger Place attracts visitors and locals alike to admire one of the original suburbs of Dallas. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, the neighborhood houses the highest concentration of prairie-style homes in the United States. Residents of Munger Place enjoy the ambiance of an American small town with quick and easy access to one of the country’s biggest cities. The neighborhood’s annual festival is a draw for local, regional and national artists as well as architecture and design enthusiasts.

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