Oak Lawn Information
Oak Lawn is a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas (USA), defined in Dallas City Ordinance 21859 as Planned Development District No. 193, the Oak Lawn Special Purpose District. It is located immediately north of downtown. The district is generally bounded by Woodall Rogers Freeway, Central Expressway, the City of Highland Park, Inwood Road, and Harry Hines Boulevard.
Oak lawn is one of the wealthier parts of Dallas, with many professionals and urban types living in upscale townhouses, condos, apartments, and duplexes. Along the Uptown portion on McKinney Avenue and along Turtle Creek Boulevard, there are many new high-rise condominiums and apartments. It is also a very diverse neighborhood with well established areas of older, single family homes.
Oak Lawn is known for its good restaurants, as well as its many bars and clubs. Running through the center of Oak Lawn from downtown to Love Field is Cedar Springs Road.
It is known for being the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex’s center for gay- and lesbian-themed entertainment. The area boasts a host of Dallas’ most renowned gay bars and nightclubs, including Station 4, The Brick, Woody’s, J.R.’s, Sue Ellen’s, and the Roundup, most of which are located along Cedar Springs Road. Oak Lawn is contiguous with the Dallas Design District, and so much of the area conveys a very “artsy” and upscale feeling. The area possesses gay-themed coffee shops, bookstores, and restaurants, among other establishments.