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A little about Uptown/Oak Lawn
Uptown is one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in all of Texas. It is largely "new urbanist" in scope; the majority of facilities considered "Uptown institutions" are relatively new and were created during the late 20th and early 21st Centuries' new urbanist urban planning movement. Popular with young professionals, multi-use development is the norm and an increasingly pedestrian culture continues to thrive. Oak Lawn is home to diverse nightlife and activity from the high-brow nature of The Mansion at Turtle Creek to fun local dives there is always vitality in the area. Home to urban professionals with amenities to make it a true neighborhood.
The history of Uptown/Oak Lawn
The now-upscale Uptown area was originally outside the city limits of Dallas, and was home to those not welcome in the city. The west side, near present-day Harry Hines Boulevard, once hosted a large Hispanic neighborhood known as Little Mexico. The east side, now anchored by Cityplace Center, was the site of the Freedmen's Town established by freed African-American slaves. Very little of this working-class history remains, with the Hispanic west being turned into high-rise buildings, and the African-American east being destroyed by the construction of Central Expressway and Woodall Rodgers Freeway. All that remains of Freedmen's Town is the Freedmen's Cemetery, which gained national recognition when Central Expressway reconstruction revealed over 1,100 graves beneath existing and proposed roadways.
Businesses in Uptown/Oak Lawn
Here is a collection of Uptown/Oak Lawn businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.
Bisous Bisous Patisserie
A French-style patisserie offering delicious pastries
The Spa at The Crescent
Haircare / Spas
An quietly opulent 22,000-square-foot spa facility