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The heart of the metroplex, Dallas, is an area of numerous communities and neighborhoods. The phrase “North Dallas” is also sometimes used to include any suburb or exurb north of Dallas proper within the metropolitan area. Dallas generally includes areas of Dallas north of Northwest Highway, along with areas of Dallas north of IH-635 known as Far North Dallas. The area has strong social and economic ties to the Dallas enclave of Park Cities, and two inner suburbs of Dallas, Highland Park and University Park, It is the wealthiest part of Dallas, but also has its adjacent, yet scattered rough parts as well.
As Dallas has grown over the last several decades the concept of “North Dallas” has changed from the area just north of downtown, along Central Expressway (where North Dallas High School is located), to the far northern reaches of Dallas proper and the suburbs to the north of the city.
Addison is in far north Dallas, along the Dallas North Tollway, outside the 635 loop and is highly populated with commercial and restaurant properties. There are few residential subdivisions, condominiums and apartments. It could be called the restaurant capital of Dallas.
Addison Executive Airport is located in the heart of the North Dallas Business District, close to Downtown Dallas, Plano Legacy Corridor, Richardson and Frisco. ADS is home to more than 700 based aircraft with 90,000+ annual operations. Serving the general-aviation public with two exceptional FBOs; an FAA control tower; 24-hour Customs services; no landing fees; over 70 aircraft-related businesses on the field and hospitality that is second to none, you will find a pleasant experience dealing with Addison Airport.
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Most notable architecture in Dallas is modernist and postmodernist. Iconic examples of modernist architecture include I.M.Pei’s Fountain Place, the Bank of America Plaza,Renaissance Tower and Reunion Tower. Examples of post-modernist architecture include the JPMorgan Chase Tower and Comerica Bank Tower. Several smaller structures are fashioned in the Gothic Revival and neoclassical styles. One architectural “hotbed’ in the city is a stretch of homes along Swiss Avenue, which contains all shades and variant shades of the architecture from Victorian to neoclassical.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden was founded upon the dreams of a few visionaries with a passion for preserving both history and nature. Though the gardens themselves are comparatively young, the work that went into creating the current gardens began long ago.
More than 978,000 visitor from all 50 states, as well as 70 countries, came through the gates in 2014. The Arboretum has been listed among the top arboretums in the world and the number of honors is so extensive it is listed on their website: www.dallasarboretum.org. The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Ground-breaking horticultural research conducted in the Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally.
Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum’s 66 acres include a complete life science laboratory with endless potential for discovery. It has a 75 member Board of Directors, 120 full-time paid staff members, 50+ part-time staff members, and more than 273 active volunteers.
Because the Arboretum is younger than many of the nation’s botanic gardens and arboreta, there is still considerable room for growth and development of the gardens as well as its research and education efforts. The arboretum is now completing an update of its 2001 Master Plan for the development of the remaining undeveloped spaces at the Arboretum. The Master Plan also provides for an extension of the tram path to encompass the entire area.
The Art District
The Arts District of downtown is home to several arts venues, both existing and proposed. Notable venues in the district include the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center. In 2009, the AT&T Performing Arts Center was completed, which includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, the Annette Strauss Artists Square, and the Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park. The recently constructed City Performance Hall was completed in September 2012. The Arts District is also home to Dallas Independent School District‘s Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
The Majestic Theatre is a historic theater in the City Center District that has been restored for use as a performing arts facility.
Deep Ellum originally became popular during the 1920s and 1930s as the prime jazz and blues hotspot in the south. Artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, and Bessie Smith played in original Deep Ellum clubs like The Harlem and The Palace. Today, Deep Ellum is home to hundreds of artists who live in lofts and operate in studios throughout the district alongside bars, pubs, and concert venues. One major art infusion in the area is the city’s lax stance on graffiti, and thus several public ways including tunnels, sides of buildings, sidewalks, and streets are covered in murals.
The Cedars is home to a growing population of studio artists and an expanding host of entertainment venues as well. The area’s art scene began to grow in the early 2000s with the opening of Southside on Lamar, a Sears warehouse converted into lofts, studios, and retail. Current attractions include Gilley’s Dallas and Poor David’s Pub. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban purchased land in the area near Cedars Station, and locals speculate that he is planning an entertainment complex. The West End Historic District of Dallas, Texas, is a historic district that includes a 67.5-acre area in northwest downtown, generally north of Commerce, east of I-35E, west of Lamar and south of Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Take a carriage ride through the area or check out the many historical sites within walking distance. Stand on the Grassy Knoll at Dealy Plaza. Visit the Sixth Floor Museum.
The Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff is home to a growing number of studio artists living in converted warehouses. Walls of buildings along alleyways and streets are painted with murals and the surrounding district is home to many eclectic restaurants and shops and is presently a community engulfed in renovation and revitalization stages.
Dallas Morning News is the large Metroplex newspaper that feeds news to all the suburbs and outlying areas.
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