In the West Village neighborhood, bustling cafes, lounges, and restaurants spill onto the streets. There are gorgeous roads and sidewalks lined with trees and classic American architecture. The architecture and outside cafes that are located in the area are meant to provoke a European ambiance. West Village is constantly evolving and becoming one of the most walkable districts in Dallas for shopping, dining, and general entertainment. The West Village developers market the area as being like Soho in New York or Chestnut in San Francisco, but West Village is different. There are areas of the Village that are well planned and offer excellent amenities but the area lacks the character of a Soho or Chestnut.
Downtown Dallas in and of itself does not have an urban shopping center where residents from all over the city come to purchase items. Instead, the city has various villages and districts for residents and tourists who want to shop, eat, or be entertained. The West Village neighborhood is one of those places where people can do all three. Residents of West Village are easily connected to the arts, culture, and surrounding entertainment districts in Dallas which is why many of them call the area home.
The West Village has an urban and creative edge that keeps crowds of people flowing into the area all year long. The McKinney Trolley also runs through the West Village creating easy access to the neighborhood by public transport. The neighborhood attracts upper-middle class residents who desire to live in a walkable, upscale, and clean environment close to the downtown area, however, people from all over the city of Dallas enjoy the West Village neighborhood. The area is considered one of the safest in Dallas due to the constant activity at all times of day and night.
West Village is crowded with dozens of places to shop like Sunglass Hut, Tommy Bahama, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Gap, Brooks Brothers, and many more. West Village shoppers can find clothing, accessories, perfume, home accents, electronics, and books all within walking distance. Just over a dozen dining options are available in the West Village; Crue Wine Bar, Mi Concina, Tom Tom Asian Grill, Taco Diner, The Fish, and The Village Burger Bar. Of course, no trendy neighborhood is complete without a local Starbucks.
The West Village is most proud of The Magnolia which is a five-screen theatre that offers independent films that are not shown in any other theatres in Dallas. Big-screen mainstream movies are also shown at the theatre. Screenings from local filmmakers, festivals, and other events are held annually at The Magnolia.
West Village is located between the intersection of McKinney and Lemmon avenues. It is the perfect location for urbanites and professionals who want an easy commute into downtown Dallas. The neighborhood is also located next to prestigious areas like the Art District, Turtle Creek, and the Katy Trail. The convenience of being located next to Katy Trail is a bonus for those who want to live in the city but have an open green space as an option to their lifestyle. Overall, West Village is a vibrant new neighborhood in Dallas with a lot to offer.