Nestled between Uptown, Lower Greenville Avenue and the town of Highland Park, lies the trendy Knox-Henderson neighborhood, a pedestrian-friendly area named for the two primary roads that connect over U.S. Highway 75. Filled with shops, bars and eateries that radiate out in all directions, the neighborhood manages to maintain a cozy vibe despite its central Dallas location.
See & Do
If strolling along the Knox-Henderson corridor isn't enough to get your heart beating, then you can get your body moving on the Katy Trail, an old railroad route that was transformed into a landscaped, 3.5-mile paved path. The trail winds its way through the city's urban core, from Airline Road (near SMU) to downtown's American Airlines Center and West End. Whether you're running, walking, biking or inline skating, the trail is a terrific place to enjoy the outdoors and get in some prime people watching.
The Knox-Henderson neighborhood offers a dizzying array of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. The Porch is where to go for epic burgers, Cafe Madrid is the best place for Spanish tapas, and Tei Tei Robata dishes up stellar sushi. You'll also find three of Dallas' best restaurants, Hibiscus, Gemma and Abacus, located here. And the sidewalk tables are always buzzing at Cafe Toulouse, a bistro known for its Belgium-style mussels and French specialties.
If you thought Knox-Henderson was bustling during the day, you should see it after the sun goes down when the entire area comes alive with late night revelers. From posh dance clubs like The Travis and the Candleroom to popular gastropubs like The Old Monk and Henry’s Majestic, (which also boasts a hidden speakeasy)–there's plenty of action to keep night owls rollicking into the wee hours.
If it's shopping you're after, the Knox-Henderson neighborhood offers plenty of places to empty your wallet. On the Knox side, you'll find home furnishing shops like Restoration Hardware and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, as well as designer boutiques like Kate Spade and Forty Five Ten. The AppleStore is also here. Over on the Henderson side there's everything from Mexican imports at La Mariposa and French antiques at The Whimsey Shoppe to retro fashions at Vintage Martini.