Downtown Dallas isn’t what it used to be. That’s a very good thing. Ten years ago, there were few restaurants open after 3 pm, and there were even fewer green spaces. But the population has risen from 200 residents in the Central Business District — which includes everything within the freeway loop — to more than 8,000. Occupancy rates are holding steady at 94 percent. There’s retail, pharmacies, parks, and a grocery store. And there are housing options aplenty. Here are a few of our favorites. 

NameAddressBuiltRenovated# of UnitsSale or RentOccupancy RateDog OwnersPrice Per Sq.Ft.Parking
1505 Elm Condos 1505 Elm St. 1957 2002 68 Sale 100 percent 28 percent $1.50+ Garage rent door that certain residents access
Wilson Building 1623 Main St. 1904 2010 135 Rent 96 percent 50 percent $1.23 Assigned
Third Rail Lofts 1407 Main St. Three buildings. 1927-2008 2007 164 Rent 95 percent 40 percent $1.44-$1.96 Enclosed, controlled access
400 North Ervay 400 N. Ervay St. 1929 2011 78 Rent 97 percent 33 percent $1.82 Enclosed, controlled access
One Arts Plaza 1722 Routh St. 2007 New build 60 Sale 98 percent 35 percent $500–$700 Assigned