Turtle Creek

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About Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek is a bucolic, pastoral pocket in Dallas that is considered a part of Oak Lawn. In some ways it defies description; there are mansions on multi-acre lots here, but much of the area is dominated by commercial and business developments. There are fine hotels and great restaurants, office buildings, and upscale shopping with both pricey boutiques and quaint gift shops. It has some of the trendy appeal of both Oak Lawn and Uptown, and also some of the most spectacular natural beauty still left in Dallas. Turtle Creek Parkway is a beautiful boulevard winding through the urban neighborhood, but busy Lemmon Ave. also bisects the area. The Katy Trail runs through Turtle Creek, and much of the public land is like a park even if not officially designated as parkland. Finally, several of the iconic old streets that loom large in Dallas history run through Turtle Creek, including Cedar Springs, Maple, Routh, Fairmount, Wycliff and Douglas Ave.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $220,000 to $2,799,000

Closed Prices: $139,000 to $5,795,000

Median Sale Price: $361,245

Average $ per sq ft: $319

Association Fee Ranges: $585, $300 to $688/quarter, $467 to $5500, $0, $0 to $4494/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1925 to 2016

Sq. Ft.: 522 to 7238 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 6 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 3 acres

Getting Around Turtle Creek

Around Turtle Creek

If you'd love to live in a fine, old estate, you might be able to find it here. Some are public, while others are nestled behind hedges or walls. There are also tall condominium buildings, modern architecture turned into living spaces, vintage townhomes, and a smattering of smaller homes, all within walking distance of shopping, entertainment, and offices. This is a neighborhood that has it all!

The Mansion on Turtle Creek is a revered restaurant in a classic old hotel -- white glove service and a very special ambience have made it a favorite for special celebrations for at least 35 years. But there are plenty of other places to satisfy your food cravings, from fine dining to neighborhood bistros. Head on over to The Quadrangle on Routh where you'll find everything from Thai to Tacos, Italian to ice cream! There are mom and pop cafes and chain favorites, and you're sure to enjoy yourself, whether you stop for a coffee by yourself or join a large group for a night out on the town.

Well-dressed business people, locals with dogs, nannies with baby carriages, trendy teenagers, serious shoppers, and serious sightseers are all common sights in Turtle Creek. This is a neighborhood that encompasses a wide range of activities, which appeal to young and old alike. And, because of its location between two of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city, Turtle Creek is never dull. Within minutes you can be in Downtown Dallas or on an expressway headed out of town.

Getting out for fun is easy. Catch a foreign film at the Magnolia Theatre, enjoy a performance at Theater Three at the Quadrangle, ride the M-Line trolley just for fun or to get Downtown, meet friends for a drink at a score of popular bars and clubs, or enjoy a meal at any one of dozens of restaurants. Find arts and culture, sports, music, or special events by heading in any direction out of the neighborhood as well.

The best Sundays are spent taking in the beauty of the area, and there are many places to do just that. Lee Park and the stunning two-thirds replica of the Custis-Hall Mansion in Arlington, Va. will take your breath away. Or follow the trails that wind along Turtle Creek itself. Take to the Katy Trail for a brisk walk or jog, or sit and read at tiny, privately-owned Dragon Park.

Locals Love

  • Lee Park
  • The neighborhood vibe
  • Turtle Creek and the Katy Trail
  • Turtle Creek's azaleas in the spring

Locals Don't Love

  • Being lumped in with surrounding neighborhoods
  • Traffic on Lemmon Ave.
  • Traffic on Turtle Creek Parkway

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