Dallas, Texas is a huge and famous southern city, known for big buildings, big oil, and big-league sports. With a staggering total area of nearly 400 square miles, it’s easy to find food, shopping, and entertainment to satisfy any lifestyle. Here’s a guide to just a few of the fun attractions near The Crosby, our luxury apartments near Downtown Dallas.

The Crosby is just a few blocks from one of Downtown Dallas’s most iconic neighborhoods—Deep Ellum. “Ellum” is a slang pronunciation for Elm, one of the main streets in this artsy district. Established as a neighborhood for newly freed slaves after the Civil War, it has a rich history in jazz and blues music as well as eye-catching graffiti. Plan to spend the day shopping for vintage clothing or trinkets in the outdoor market, feast on anything from BBQ to sushi at one of dozens of restaurants, and finish the day having a drink and a laugh at the Dallas Comedy House.

As the Dallas heat begins to lessen, you’ll know it’s time to check out the State Fair of Texas. Under the watchful gaze of Big Tex, the 55-foot cowboy, these nationally famous fairgrounds feature rides, games, and exhibits as well as livestock barns, an auto show, and, of course, tons of delicious and innovative food. When the Fair isn’t up and running, the Fair Park is still a thriving tourist stop, complete with museums, music venues, and the iconic Cotton Bowl stadium.

Dallas is a city that is steeped in Southern culture, and its musical history is no exception. In 2007, House of Blues opened its doors in Downtown Dallas, one of only twelve such clubs in the country. Built on the traditions of old school juke joints, it has become a popular tour spot for up and coming artists as well as established musicians. There’s even a metal box filled with Delta Mississippi mud welded to the underside of the stage to make sure that every performer has the roots and spirit of the South underneath their feet. With nightly shows, Sunday Gospel brunches, and an eclectic VIP menu, you’re guaranteed to find something to appeal to all your senses.

In a big city like Dallas, in a huge state like Texas, convenient and cost-efficient transportation is surely at the top of your necessities list. Fortunately, The Crosby is located just blocks away from the East Transfer Center of the DART—Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Using a clever combination of bus routes and rail lines, you can use DART as your main mode of transport around the city, or just use it for the occasional trip to the fair or zoo or airport. You can even purchase tickets or reload your GoPass card through an app on your phone!

As you can see, our apartments near Downtown Dallas are surrounded by a wide variety of exciting attractions and landmarks. You’ll enjoy the history and the pace of the city as well as the charm and sense of community only found in the South. Schedule a visit today and find your new home at The Crosby.

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