The Downtown Dallas, TX population has grown tremendously in the last 15 years. In 1996, the downtown area was home to less than 200 residents. Now its estimated population is around 30,000, with more than 138,000 working in the area each day. Downtown Dallas, TX has undergone a transition; many residential building conversions and Dallas, TX high rise condos have been built in the area.
Downtown is located in the geographic center of the city, bounded by most major highways that run through the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It has many neighborhoods including: The Arts District, City Center District, Convention Center District, Dallas Farmers Market, Government District, Main Street District, Reunion District, and West End Historic District. Downtown Dallas also includes the Design District, Victory Park, Uptown, State Thomas, Bryan Place, Deep Ellum, Fair Park, and Cedars.
Many major corporations call downtown Dallas, TX home, including: AT&T, Comerica Bank, Ensco International, Tenet Healthcare, Blockbuster Video, Belo and A.H. Belo, 7-Eleven, Energy Future Holdings Corporation, Greyhound Bus Lines, The Dallas Morning News, Neiman Marcus, KPMG, and Which Wich.
Victory Park, which is located in the downtown area, is home to the American Airlines Center. The American Airlines Center hosts the games of the Dallas Texas Mavericks basketball team and the Dallas Texas Stars hockey team. Victory Park has also had new condo construction with West Dallas Residences, The Terrace, Vista Apartments, The House by Starck and Yoo, and Cirque.
The Arts District is home to many great venues to see and hear great performances in Dallas, TX. It is home to 13 facilities and organizations, including: AT&T Performing Arts Center, Annette Strauss Artist Square, City Performance Hall, Wyly Theatre, Winspear Opera House, Dallas Museum of Art, Meyerson Symphony Center, Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. The district is 68 acres and is home to some of Dallas Texas’ most significant cultural landmarks.
The West End District was made a Historic District in June 1976. The area is home to The Sixth Floor Museum, The Conspiracy Museum, John F. Kennedy Memorial, Old Red Museum, Dallas World Aquarium, and the Dallas Holocaust Museum.