Dallas, TX 75204
Nestled in the heart of State Thomas, in the private Belvedere community, this spacious 1 bed 1 bath condo exudes style & sophistication. You are welcomed by a light-filled wall of windows, soaring ceilings, and an open floor plan. The kitchen is fit with granite countertops, ample cabinet space, SS appliances, pantry and breakfast bar opening to the dining & living areas. Set back off of the kitchen, you are met with a flex space with french doors, great as a private study, nursery or exercise area. The master suite boasts a spacious closet, separate full size laundry and sleek ensuite master bath. Indulge in turn-key living in this private community with 24 hr concierge, fitness center, resort style lap pool, BBQ area and a beautifully maintained courtyard! A stone's throw from shops and restaurants, the Katy Trail, Klyde Warren Park, West Village, McKinney Avenue Trolley, AA Center, Arts District, Love Field & DFW Airports and easy access to major roadways. See website & 3D tour for more!
The State Thomas area has its own unique restaurant and bar scene, including popular hangouts and currently representing the largest remaining collection of intact Victorian residential structures in Dallas.
Steps from some of our favorites...
UpTown Plaza: Pei Wei | Unrefined Bakery | Morton’s | Potbelly’s
The Crescent: Sixty Vines | Capital Grill | Shake Shack | Moxie’s
Griggs Park: Griggs Park is a historic 8-acre park located in Uptown Dallas that provides a safe, beautiful, and natural area for all ages including families and children. The park has newly renovated amenities for picnics, children’s playgrounds, areas for pets, groves of trees for enjoying reading, painting or quiet conversation, scenic views, and a moving historical memorial to the Park’s namesake, the Rev. A.R. Griggs and the State Thomas and Freedman’s community that preceded Uptown.
Klyde Warren Park: Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park is a highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to lecture series to outdoor concerts and films. The park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.
M-Line Trolley: The best way to tour Uptown is to take a ride on the M-Line or Mckinney Ave Trolley. The fleet of vintage trolleys, some which date back to 1909 runs on a hop-on-hop-off route and takes about an hour to complete. While you're there, take advantage of the conductor's knowledge of the Uptown area and ask about the fascinating backstories of the historic trolleys. The rides are free, but consider dropping a donation in to support their restoration and operation efforts when you leave.
Katy Trail: The Katy Trail in Dallas is a premier urban trail, linking the business district with recreational opportunities, shopping, and residential neighborhoods. The corridor is the perfect non-motorized route for families to commute between home and work or school, as well as to recreation and entertainment venues.
In addition to its paved surface, the 3.5-mile route includes an adjacent soft-surface track for runners and walkers. The pathway runs between Dallas' West End and the AA Center arena, traversing the city's urban core past Knox Street, Southern Methodist University, and the Mockingbird DART Station.
Katy Trail now links to the Ridgewood Trail & White Rock Lake Trails from the McCommas Boulevard area. Continue north crossing North Central Expressway via the McCommas Boulevard overpass & suspension bridge over Mockingbird Lane.
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Restaurants- Cafe Madrid :: Chuy's :: Doce Mesas :: Georgie's :: LaDuni :: Knox Bistro :: Le Bilboquet :: RH Rooftop :: Sur La Table :: Taverna :: Toulouse :: Village Baking Co. --
Origins: In the late 1860s, several former slaves began buying 1-acre plots of rural land in what began to be called Freedman’s Town, which would later become State Thomas. An explosion of railroads in the 1870s caused a surge in population and an economic boost, helping to create a thriving African American community.
Notable residents: William Sidney Pittman, notable architect and son-in-law of Booker T. Washington; Ollie Louis Bryan, the first woman to graduate from Meharry Medical College (Tennessee) and one of the first African American female dentists; William Elisha King, community activist of founder of The Daily Express (1892)
Notable landmarks: Freedman’s Cemetery, 2525 N. Central Expressway, a burial ground for some of Dallas’ first African American residents; Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1816 Routh St., founded 1873; Jacob and Eliza Spake House, 2600 State St., built 1890; largest collection of intact Victorian homes in Dallas
Today: Very few historic properties remain in State Thomas. Though a small portion of what was once Freedman’s Town was designated as a city of Dallas historic landmark district in 1986, many Dallasites are unaware of the rich Black history the area now known as Uptown holds.
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