The Best Places to Live in Dallas, Texas

Because high-rises are hot throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, what property is right for you? Let the personality of each part of town be your guide to finding the best place to live in Dallas, Texas.

Uptown: a haven for bright young things

Modern architectural elegance combines with a resort-style ambience in the heart of “walk-the-life” Uptown. The 375 foot blue-tinted glass condominium tower will rise from a dazzling azure pool. Julie Morris, president of Harwood International, promises “the James Cheng-designed luxury residences will be architecturally significant – a jewel on the skyline.” Azure offers residents decadent details like floor-to-ceiling glass walls, breathtaking views from the “tea for two” tub and built-in Sub-Zero wine chillers. “It’s the only property with private terraces with gas burning fireplaces and G2 garages,” adds Morris.

The Arts District: culture, culture, culture

The Museum Tower
This much-anticipated project breaks ground at the end of the year. “It’s just an amazing location,” says Robbie Briggs of Briggs-Freeman Real Estate. “The tower will be nestled among the Nasher [Sculpture Center], the Meyerson [Symphony Center] and the Belo Mansion. Residents will be able to walk to the Arts District and enjoy all kinds of entertainment.”

Turtle Creek: an unquestionably prestigious address

The Renaissance on Turtle Creek
Combine an enviable lifestyle with services found only in luxury hotels and you have truly easy living. The Renaissance sits close to the Katy Trail and Lee Park for a perfect synthesis city glamour and recreation in green spaces. “You can’t beat the combination of the Turtle Creek address and the affordability,” says Crescent Heights project manager Barry Jones. “We offer comparable amenities to the other high rises, plus high-tech features like pre-wired surround sound and automatic drapes, with a much more affordable HOA.” It gives the beauty, style, comfort and convenience, plus million-dollar views at a fraction of the cost.

Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs: cultural diversity, bustling metropolis

The Centrum Tower
“The Centrum offers a true urban location,” says developer Steve Levin. “It’s like New York City, with restaurants and retail right at street level.” The 34 residences on floors 12 through 19 will have terraces with more than 2000 square feet of living space and an extraordinary view of the city.

Downtown: Restoration and revitalization

The Metropolitan
The outdoor views are the largest draw at The Metropolitan, set to open later this year. “Downtown is going through an amazing revitalization,” says senior sales manager Elizabeth King. “The Urban Market is great for groceries downtown. New businesses keep coming in and it’s great to see the older ones restored.” The property will provide a rooftop pool with unmatched vistas. “We’re already seeing a mix of buyers,” notes King. “They are drawn by the various sizes and prices. We have cozy condos without balconies and large corner units with corner terraces.”

Mockingbird: way beyond student housing

The Residences at Hotel Palomar
Called an “urban resort,” Palomar has been getting a lot of attention from professors, students and parents. “Why shouldn’t the parent gain equity while their kids are in school?” asks Allie Beth Allman. “They also know [that the kids] will be in a really nice, secure place.”

North West Fort Worth: Boomtown in the making

Lone Star Tower
“What used to be ‘the boonies’ now has an incredible number of rooftops,” says John Eschberger of the Lone Star Tower. These luxury condos have something other areas just can’t provide – an exciting view of the Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile NASCAR and Indy track.

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