Knox-Henderson is one of Dallas' most popular areas and one the city's oldest shopping spots. The area is named for the two streets that cross the Central Expressway. It is a long-established neighborhood that has pushed an influx of city-dwellers into its territory for the past ten years. Many of the buildings in the area have been renovated over the last few decades to bring a modern vibe to the neighborhood. Despite the renovations in Knox-Henderson, buildings remain true to their 1920's historical Dallas roots. The area is located North of downtown and is a short commute to the heart of the city. Locals who live in the area choose Knox-Henderson because of its proximity to the city center, eclectic environment, lively bar and restaurant scene.
Fun nightlife, great dining, and quirky shopping options make the Dallas area of Knox-Henderson one of the most frequented in the city. Knox-Henderson attracts people from all parts of Dallas, and because the neighborhood is a walkable one, tourists and locals of the area ditch their cars and walk from venue to venue. The area is filled with antique galleries, unique furniture stores, gardening shops, and a variety of restaurants and night spots. The Knox-Henderson area is widely known for its selection of vintage stores. Places like Pandemonium Limited and Froggie's 5 & 10 sell items like vintage clothing, lunch boxes, retro-inspired costumes, and other quirky vintage items that would not be found in other parts of Dallas. There are various chain stores on the two streets as well such as Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and Crate & Barrel. The popular chain restaurant The Cheesecake Factory can also be found there.
Knox-Henderson is a restaurant-intense area of Dallas and many of the restaurants on the two streets always have an overflow of patrons. A popular place in the area for locals is called the Toulouse Cafe and Bar, located on the 3300 block of Knox. The cafe is modeled after a Parisian cafe decorated with marble-walnut tables and a warm ambiance. French and Belgian cuisine is served at the cafe. Toulouse Cafe and Bar has a variety of expensive dishes designed for the discerning palates in Knox-Henderson. On the Henderson side of the street sits Hector's on Henderson. It is a stylish restaurant that serves upscale comfort food in a cozy romantic setting. There is a piano in the restaurant where music lovers can find both dinner and entertainment in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood. Outdoor dining can be found in Knox-Henderson as well.
The housing in the area is as diverse as the restaurants and nightlife. More Dallas residents are becoming attracted to the Knox-Henderson area because of the diverse housing options the neighborhood has to offer. Knox Henderson is full of single-family homes, duplexes, townhouses, and condos. Knox-Henderson is always in the process of developing urban luxury townhouses and high-rises. The neighborhood is considered upper-middle class due to the home prices and amenities. The close proximity to other upscale areas of Dallas and downtown make Knox-Henderson a desirable place to live.