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Uptown Dallas
Looking east along Blackburn Street in Uptown
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas
City Dallas
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,091
ZIP code 75201, 75204
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972

Uptown is a PID (public improvement district) and neighborhood in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, Texas, (USA). Uptown is adjacent-to and north-of downtown Dallas, and is bordered by US 75 (Central Expressway) on the east, N Haskell Avenue on the northeast, Katy Trail on the northwest, Bookhout Street and Cedar Springs Road on the west, N Akard Street on the southwest and Spur 366 (Woodall Rodgers Freeway) on the south.[1]



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.[2]


Uptown is one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in the city of Dallas. 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.

The district is one of the most dense in Dallas and is home to a wide variety of establishments, including office buildings, residential towers, apartment complexes, retail centers, nightlife strips and hotels. This mixed-use development practice lends to what many people identify as a very urban lifestyle, unlike the compartmentalized social structures of suburban bedroom communities and office parks. The majority of Dallas and its surroundings are compartmentalized due to the style of mid-20th Century American urban planning and so Uptown stands out in its surroundings as an alternative to the norm. This makes Uptown very popular with younger professionals.



Dean Foods is headquartered in Uptown. On June 8, 2009 the company announced plans to move to Cityplace Tower in the Cityplace district in Uptown in first quarter of 2010.[3]

Haynes and Boone is headquartered in One Victory Park in Uptown Dallas. On October 27, 2008 Haynes and Boone moved into one Victory Park.[4]


First Baptist Academy

Public (Dallas ISD)

Zoned secondary schools

Zoned elementary schools

  • Houston Elementary School
  • Milam Elementary School

Magnet schools

Private Schools


Major Highways

The McKinney Avenue Trolley


Stop sites along the route include: The Gallery Walk Shopping District, Stanley Korshak (at the Crescent), West Village, Hotel Zaza, four historical cemeteries and The Dallas Museum of Art.


Light rail

Art Galleries


  1. ^ Uptown Dallas Association - [1]. Retrieved on 15 March 2010.
  2. ^ Davidson, James M., et al., Remembering North Dallas/Freedman's Town: First Steps Towards Public Archaeology within an African-American Community in Dallas, Texas Paper given to the 2004 meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology as a part of the "Can Archaeology Save the World" symposium, Jay Stottman organizer. (c) 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-04. Note: Marked "DRAFT: Do not cite without permission of ..."
  3. ^ Hethcock, Bill. "Dean Foods to relocate corporate office." Dallas Business Journal. Monday June 8, 2009. Retrieved on August 2, 2009.
  4. ^ Watt, Chad Eric. "Haynes and Boone rethinks the corner office." Dallas Business Journal. Friday November 17, 2006. Retrieved on January 17, 2010.

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