Oak Lawn

A Lively Neighborhood
A lively and vibrant, upscale district just north of Downtown Dallas lies Oak Lawn. This neighborhood, proud to embrace diverse lifestyles, is adorned with tree-lined avenues, grand old homes, and offers easy access to Interstate 35 and the Dallas North Tollway. A vibrant and busy nightlife boasts notable spots like Station 4, a multi-level dance club with light displays and friendly patrons. Other bars and cafes the residents love to socialize in include Crickle's and Co., The Mansion Bar, WineTastic Wine Bar, The Round-Up Saloon, and Ill Minster Pub. Parks in the area include Reverchon Park, Turtle Creek Parkway Park, and Dragon Park Gardens - which all offer residents a lovely place to stroll and spend a restful afternoon. Oak Lawn is known for hosting annual Halloween Block Parties on Cedar Springs Road, which is one of the city's most elaborate costume events.

The restaurant scene is also great at Oak Lawn. Places residents highly recommend include Paul Martin's American Grill, The Mansion Restaurant, and Hunky's Old Fashioned Hamburgers. There are numerous grocery stores in the area, which include two Kroger Fresh Fares and two Whole Food Markets. Oak Lawn offers exciting entertainment options along with a friendly community feel.
What Oak Lawn Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.7
value
7.6
amenities
7.0
social
7.5
management
7.5
Median rents in Oak Lawn
Studio
$
1,315
1 Bedroom
$
1,525
2 Bedroom
$
2,050

Living in
Oak Lawn

Great Location
Very Safe
Plethora of Parks
Restaurants and Bars
Vibrant Neighborhood
Very Walkable
Grocery Stores
Station 4
Oak Lawn — 8.9/10 Rating (based on 27 neighborhood reviews)
Perfect neighborhood. There are two bars on McKinney that a lot of SMU students love. Most of the bars are on Henderson across 75 and easily walkable too. It’s a very safe area where I feel comfortable walking my dog alone at night as a girl in my early 20s. So nice to live close to the Katy Trail and less than a mile from SMU.
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10
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Knox Heights
Pros:
-Within walking distance of a few bars/restaurants
-Relatively quiet during the day -Some areas are safe -Beautiful parks close by Cons: -Quite a bit of construction around the area -Lots of traffic during peak traffic times -Grocery store is ~10 min away, not as easy to get to as I'd like
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10
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Gables Uptown Trail
The complex is in the medical district, an area that is getting a re-vamp right now. Kroger is close, and a CVS was just built. The Inwood DART station is in the back yard. Love-Field is also about 3 miles away. So super noisy when trains arrive and planes are over head. Good luck if you are talking outside when a plane happens to fly over.
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6
/10
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Alta Maple Station
Living in Uptown is great for people who like to go out at night, try different places to eat, and be in a city environment. Even though Uptown is very walkable (I walk to and from the bars when I go out), there is also a free trolley that runs throughout the day and most of the night. It is a little more expensive then living in Plano, but there are a ton of young people and there is always something going on. It can get noisy, but if you choose your apartment location well, you will not have to deal with that when you are going to bed. There are many grocery stores throughout Uptown and for the most part it is pretty safe. However, Uptown is far from work - my commute in the morning is usually about 40 minutes and after work it takes me between 45 mintues to an hour to get home. While this can be annoying, the commute is well worth living in a great neighborhood.
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9
/10
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McKinney Uptown
Oak Lawn is an overall great area in terms of access to the tollway, numerous grocery stores, and entertainment districts. Walkable during the day, although at night it can be somewhat sketchy alone. Nice area close enough to walk to McKinney, Cedar Springs, etc. without living in the thick of it.
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6
/10
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Marquis at Turtle Creek
Uptown is very walkable with all sorts of amenities nearby, from bars to a new Whole Foods, parks, plenty of restaurants, and free transit on a heritage streetcar system. It is a very safe, well-kept area near downtown.
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10
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State Thomas Ravello
Oak Lawn offers a lot of restauants and bars and is also walking distance to Uptown and the Katy Trail. The Western area of Oak Lawn can be a bit sketchy, but East of Oak Lawn is perfectly safe.
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7
/10
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Marquis on Cedar Springs
Nice, lots of young people. Close to campus and easy to get to other parts of town.
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7
/10
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4411 Gilbert Ave
Walking distance to west village
Close to grocery store
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10
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THIRTY377
Lots of restaurants and bars that are easy to walk to!
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8
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The Mondrian
Love this area! Safer than most of dallas, close to medical district and near lots of bars and restaurants!
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9
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Marquis on Cedar Springs
We love living in Oak Lawn because it is close to everything but doesn't have the crazy Uptown prices.
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10
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Alexan Fairmount
Right next to highland park. Nice.
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10
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Eden At Avondale
Location is great
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10
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The Marquis of State Thomas
This apartment is close to the West Village - lots of shopping and restaurants!
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10
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The Monterey by Windsor
The West Village area has everything a young professional needs. You're walking distance to many of the stores you have to go to the mall to have access to (Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, The Gap, etc.) and you even have access to a local movie theater. When you throw in bars, restaurants, and a large Starbucks...you have a solid spot. I highly recommend the area.
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10
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Gables Turtle Creek Cityplace
Uptown is the place to be, especially if you're young and single. I know dozens of friends within walking distance of my apartment, and I really enjoy living there not only for the bars, but for the general culture of uptown. The only downside is the commute, but by working out after work, I seldom sit in traffic.
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9
/10
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THIRTY377
Tons of stuff nearby - shopping center across the street with food, movies, clothing from cheap/casual to black tie, groceries walking distance, great nightlife a mild walk or minimum far uber ride away, about a tenth of a mile from a running trail (1.5 miles on the trail gets you to downtown at the AAC where the Mavericks/Stars play and many other events are hosted). Is a bit far from the office. Depending on whether or not there is an accident, which there usually is, the drive is about 45 minutes to an hour each way.
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9
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Gables Turtle Creek Cityplace
The apartment and parking garage are gated, so it feels very safe. So many things are within walking distance, including the Katy Trail, the Quadrangle, and tons of other bars/restaurants. It's a great place to live if you like the Uptown scene!
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9
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Post Vintage
Seriously cannot say enough good things about Oak Lawn - it is THE best spot for young professionals to rent. You are a 5 minute uber ride from anywhere you want to go, and rent is cheaper than a lot of other places.
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9
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Berkshire Medical District
Oak Lawn has really grown in the past few years. They have some of the best restaurants and bars Dallas. As well as some of the best parades! Overall, its a really fun area to live in.
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10
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Gables Turtle Creek Cityplace
The apartment is in walking distance to the Katy Trail, Minyard's, and just 3-5 min from my gym LA Fitness. We feel safe walking around Uptown, as it is well-lit.
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9
/10
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Carlisle On The Katy Trail
Very close to public transport and hospitals. Some of the surrounding neighborhoods can be a little scary. Overall, I have never felt unsafe or in harms way.
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6
/10
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Colonial Reserve at Medical District
Uptown seems to be full of people in their 20's. Lots of restaurants, bars, access to Katy Trail. Very walkable!
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9
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Gables Uptown Trail
Great neighborhood near bars, coffee shops and restaurants. So close that commuters could walk to downtown.
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9
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Manchester State Thomas
very walkable, bars, restaurants, starbucks, whole foods, etc.
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10
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Gables McKinney Ave
Overall the neighborhood is nice.
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9
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Windsor Turtle Creek


Getting to Know
Oak Lawn

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Inwood Rd to N Central Expy
North to South Boundaries: Armstrong Ave to Woodall Rodgers Fwy
dining
Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Hunky’s
Nick & Sams Grill
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille - Uptown
Yutaka Sushi Bistro
grocery
Minyard
One Stop Market
The Fresh Market
Walmart
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
fitness
City Surf Fitness
LA Fitness
Octagon MMA
Performance Group Xercise
parks
Dragon Park
Griggs Park
Lakeside Park
Reverchon Park
Robert E. Lee Park
Travis Dog Park
coffee
Atrium Cafe
Starbucks
Zaguan Bakery & Cafe
bus
027 (bus)
031/521 (bus)
rail
BLUE/ORANGE/RED (light rail)
GREEN/ORANGE (light rail)
GREEN/ORANGE (light rail)
M-LINE (other)
parking
Metropolitan Parking Hall Art's Green Garage

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