6.9 out of 10

Oaklawn

32.7940143161113 -96.8079420832991
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  •  

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great place for young, urban professionals"

Located just west of the town of Highland Park, Oaklawn is in the central part of Dallas, and while it is know by most as a predominantly gay and lesbian community, it is one of the wealthier parts of the city with many urban professionals and upper middle-class families haven taken up residence here. Dwellings in this part of Dallas mostly consist of upscale condos, townhouses, apartments, and duplexes.

Oaklawn is well-known in the Dallas area for having some of the finest dining in the city. Some of excellent choices here include Sal's Pizza and Restaurant, Thai Lotus Cafe, and regional chains such as the Black-Eyed Pea. Downtown Dallas is only minutes away by car or Dallas Rapid Transit System bus and to the east are the beautiful mansions and tranquil creeks of Highland Park, the ideal place for a picnic or to take a cruise during the holidays to view the spectacular displays of Christmas lights. There are several bars in the area that cater to the lesbian and gay community such as the Round-Up Saloon and the Liberty Bar.

Oaklawn is a great place to live for singles, gays and lesbians, or anyone who appreciates being close to their livelihood in the city while living in comfort.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
  • great place for a cruise in the convertible
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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