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As an ever-expanding city, Dallas is full of great neighborhoods — each with its own personality and allure. There are über-ritzy areas, trendy shopping districts and flavorful artsy neighborhoods; it really depends what you are looking for. If you've come to the Big D to check out the thriving arts scene, look no further than the Arts District. Though this may be an obvious choice, you'll find works of art ranging from the Winspear Opera House to the Nasher Sculpture Museum. Connecting the Arts District to one of my favorite neighborhoods, Uptown, is the new Klyde Warren Park, which is a definite must-hit when you're in town. It's an expansive green space with all kinds of activities. Uptown is chock full of restaurants (Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurants Abacus, The Mansion Restaurant and Fearing's are here), boutiques and top-notch hotels (Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas and Hôtel St. Germain). It's also where a lot of the city's best bars are — though they're usually packed with college kids and young professionals. I'm also a big fan of Highland Park with its beautiful homes and amazing shopping; of course, I may be a bit biased considering that's where I went to college. Downtown is definitely being revitalized, so keep an eye on that in the coming years.
The one I live in, which is Bluffview. It’s the area in Dallas that has the steepest hills. It’s totally in a four-mile-by-four-mile area. It has true bluffs. Our neighborhood used to be a city park in the teens of the last century and for good reasons. It had these hills and cliffs, these bluff views that overlook what would then be the outskirts of Dallas.
I like the Arts District area. The restaurants there are not really thriving or doing killer business or anything like that, but I like the Arts District. That’s a cool, fun area. I like the Highland Park feel.