If Dallas is considered a city full of arts and culture then the Deep Ellum neighborhood in is the epic-center of that culture. The neighborhood is 177 acres and located only three blocks east of downtown Dallas. The neighborhood is composed of five main roads, Gaston, Elm, Main, Canton, and Commerce. Deep Ellum is a neighborhood that is filled with art galleries, live music venues, and opera houses. Deep Ellum is a renovated warehouse district with a rich history of being home to many Dallas artists. Today, it is still a place where artists emerge and has become a popular spot for new bands to step into the Dallas music scene. People from all over Dallas come to the area to hear live music in the genres of jazz, rock, latin, blues, or new alternative.
The neighborhood was established in the 1920's and quickly became the place to go for Jazz in the city. Jazz musicians who were gaining notoriety in the 1920's came to Deep Ellum to play in the clubs that were slowly transforming the neighborhood into an artistic scene. The jazzy artistic roots that helped develop Deep Ellum are still evident in the eclectic vibe of the neighborhood.
A plethora of restaurants grace the streets of the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Places like Deep Sushi, Twisted Root Burger, Crustaceans, and Angry Dog provide diners with everything from Japanese to Cajun soul food. The trendy neighborhood would not be complete without the large range of cafes and restaurants of different cultures to offer the world-class vibe that confirms its deep rooted history.
The nightlife is also an aspect of Deep Ellum neighborhood that keeps it bustling and attractive to locals and tourists. Club Dada, Velvet Hookah, and the Art Bar gives three separate experiences to patrons all looking for something unique in the neighborhood. Artists and musicians are not the only people attracted to the area. Deep Ellum has transformed into an area of young professionals who are searching for a place to both play and work and families are thrilled with the educational aspect the area offers. The school district in the Deep Ellum neighborhood is one of the best in Dallas. There are numerous public schools within the neighborhood that have proven to be exemplary. There is also a broad option of excellent private schools that are available for parents who desire for their kids to go to a school that offers stringent curriculums.
Local residents of Deep Ellum are so passionate about their area that they have formed an organization made of property and business owners that live in Deep Ellum. The organization is called the Deep Ellum Association. The Deep Ellum Association focuses on bringing organizations that are popular among local residents to the forefront. Organizations such as Life In Deep Ellum bring together art, music, commerce, and community for spiritual advancement.
Deep Ellum is a prominent district of entertainment in Dallas which has brought an onslaught of nightclubs and after-hours nightspots. The strong influx of clubs opening in the year 2002 and 2003 brought about a crime wave to the area that concerned and baffled local residents. With City Council and police cooperation the security problems in the area were eventually brought under control.