Deciding on the best place to live is never easy. There are housing costs to consider, job opportunities to think about, safety to worry about, and entertainment options to weigh up. If you’re a single person moving into Dallas, you’ll certainly not be short of options to consider. The city is packed with a huge variety of neighborhoods, all with their own unique appeal. If you need a helping hand in deciding which one to make your next home, look no further than our round-up of the ten best places to live in Dallas for singles.
10. Caruth Terrace
Niche ranks Caruth Terrace as one of the best neighborhoods in Dallas for young professionals. We’re not inclined to disagree. With affordable property options, a buzzing entertainment scene, a vibrant, lively atmosphere, and easy access to Downtown Dallas, it’s a fabulous place to enjoy the single life.
If you prefer the quiet life to the hustle and bustle of the inner city, it’s worth eschewing the center of Dallas for one of its more peaceful suburbs. Of all of Dallas’ suburbs, Irwin holds the most appeal for singles. Located just 20 minutes from the city, Irwin combines a laid-back, low-key vibe with an active, social center. In addition to over 400 dining options, it’s also got some great bars, clubs, and theaters. If you want to benefit from Dallas’ job opportunities and cultural activities while enjoying the relaxed appeal of suburbia, Irwin makes a great option.
8. Lower Greenville
Not all single people want to fill their nights with parties and bar hopping, but if you’re the kind that does, you’re going to love Lower Greenville. The area is known as the party hub of Dallas, with more bars and clubs per square mile than you’ll be able to visit in a year. There are also some great boutiques, galleries, and vintage shops to keep you entertained during the daylight hours. Thanks to the district’s location near both the freeway and Ross Avenue, it makes a great, affordable choice for young singles looking to balance their weekend partying with the weekday 9-5.
7. Preston Highlands
Preston Highlands has a lot to recommend it, including a small but diverse population of 4,300, a vibrant center packed with coffee shops, green space, bars and restaurants, great links into the rest of the city, and a fun, lively vibe. Other key attractions include a low crime rate, a very appealing median income, and property and rental prices that put it squarely in reach of those living on a single income.
6. Design District
According to Extra Space Storage, the Design District is one of the best places to live in Dallas for singles. Why? Maybe it’s the very attractive property prices, which puts the median monthly rent at $1440 and the median purchase price at $112,600. Perhaps it’s the fact that its streets are safer than 33% of the rest of Texas. Or it could be that it has the largest concentration of art galleries in the city, not to mention an abundance of upscale restaurants, breweries, and small boutiques. If you like neighborhoods that are welcoming, vibrant, and packed with things to see and do, the Design District could well be your ideal home.
Knox-Henderson is the kind of place that appeals to everyone. Whether you’re 9 or 90, single or married, you’re going to find a lot to love about the neighborhood. The accommodation options are vast, with plenty of options available on the ‘affordable’ end of the spectrum. As an average, you can expect to pay around $1,165 in monthly rent or $246,297 to purchase a property. The crime rate is so low as to be almost non-existent, the public transit services are exceptional, and Downtown Dallas is only a short drive away.
4. Oak Lane
Oak Lane is an upscale neighborhood with a youthful, vibrant vibe. Its streets are packed with chic boutiques, first-rate restaurants, karaoke venues, bars, clubs, and even a handful of old-school country and western dance halls. Thanks to its status as the LGBTQ capital of Dallas, there’s also plenty of great drag shows and gay bars scattered throughout the neighborhood. If you’re looking for some outdoor adventure, head for the gorgeous Oak Lane Park or Turtle Creek for some excellent hiking and biking opportunities.
Uptown is safe, pedestrian-friendly, has excellent walkability, and boasts a wide range of amenities for its residents to enjoy. Housing options are extensive and very affordable for Dallas – expect to part with around $233,466 if you want to buy a property or $1277 if you prefer to stick to renting. Its entertainment scene is outstanding, with a huge range of restaurants, bars, and clubs. The public transit services are excellent, while commuters are privileged with easy access to Hwy 75. Considering all its attributes, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn it’s one of the best neighborhoods for singles and young professionals in Dallas.
2. Deep Ellum
Deep Ellum used to be Dallas’ industrial center. These days, the factories have long gone. In their place is a plethora of cool bars, trendy restaurants, and more galleries, boutiques, and craft beer breweries than you’ll know what to do with. The neighborhood’s cool, edgy vibe has made it hugely popular with artists and festival lovers, with the result that residents are treated to a regular lineup of festivals and events, including The Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival and the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. Housing options are varied and, by and large, very reasonably priced – expect to part with around $819 per month if you want to rent or $183,362 if you want to buy.
1. Bishop Arts District
Rent.com has ranked Bishop Arts District as one of the best neighborhoods for singles in Dallas. It’s easy to see where the appeal lies. The eclectic, vibrant neighborhood is packed with restaurants, shops, bars, theaters, and galleries, making it one of the best spots in the city to be young, free, and single. Rent and property prices are very reasonable, with a great range of accommodation options to choose between. The crime rate is low (28% lower than most cities in Texas, to be exact), and the community is welcoming and diverse. If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy life to the full, it could well be your perfect home.