The Uptown area, just north of downtown, is the most pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in Dallas. Uptown is full of trendy bars, Uptown Dallas apartments, a huge variety of retail establishments and some of the most popular casual and fine dining restaurants in Dallas. The M-Line, a free shuttle operating vintage electric streetcars, connects Uptown to the Arts District and Cityplace DART rail station. The area encompasses West Village, State Thomas and The Quadrangle, bordered by Turtle Creek to the west and SMU and Highland Park to the north.
Construction of several mixed-use developments featuring modern apartments above retail and restaurants has made the area very popular for young professionals. Exclusive high-rise apartment communities appeal to more established residents, empty nesters, and professionals that prefer the services of a concierge, valet and bell captain. Additionally, first-time apartment dwellers will find some affordable options in Uptown.