“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Uptown used to be outside the city's borders and was the place to send people who weren't welcome. It was the site of Dallas' Freedman's Town, a neighborhood for former slaves, and Little Mexico, the city's oldest barrio. Today Uptown is an upscale neighborhood with burgeoning residential developments and nightlife. For trendy retail and dining, visit the West Village shopping center. Take a free tour on the vintage streetcars of the McKinney Avenue Trolley, or stroll through the beautifully landscaped Klyde Warren Park. This 5.2-acre deck park spans a section of the Woodall Rogers Freeway, seamlessly connecting Uptown to the Arts District. West of Uptown, Victory Park sits over a reclaimed brownfield site and now boasts one of the greenest developments in the United States. With over 70 acres of upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment choices, the vibrant neighborhood also houses the American Airlines Center, a premier sports and performance venue.