Public Transportation in Uptown Dallas
Does it exist? YES. Dallas is still not quite as advanced as other cities in terms of having public transportation widely serving all parts of the suburbs, etc. But, it has made significant changes recently. And, in the Uptown Dallas area, it actually is an option to have a life without a car!
OPTION 1: DART RAIL stops in UPTOWN DALLAS at WEST VILLAGE DALLAS
If you want to work in Downtown, but live in Uptown, you can take the DART RAIL to your work from Uptown Dallas. This is a very quick method that runs continuously. Monthly passes are available. http://www.dart.org/maps/printrailmap.asp You can catch it at the CITYPLACE Station in the West Village.
You can also work in other areas of the city (East Plano, East Dallas, Irving, etc) and still take the newest DART lines to Uptown.
OPTION 2: THE FREE UPTOWN DALLAS TROLLEY
There is also the wonderful UPTOWN TROLLEY. This is a FREE system that runs throughout Uptown and empties into the north part of Downtown. Thus, you would have free transportation from Uptown to Downtown. This trolley is extremely convenient not only for work, but even if you want to visit night spots in Uptown and feel uncomfortable driving afterward.
Living close to the TROLLEY is more important than living close to the Dart Rail. Here’s why: The Trolley is free! And, it goes through midnight on the weekends. Can you say FREE TAXI?
You can also use the Trolley to connect directly to the Dart Rail mentioned above.
Another GREAT fact about using the free Trolley: It drops off in downtown Dallas, in the north part. Working or living in Downtown Dallas unfortunately means you have to pay $100 to $200 a month or more for parking. But, if you use the Trolley, you can skip the monthly parking fees!
OPTION 3: DART BUS
There also is a Dart Bus that goes through Uptown Dallas. Check the Dart site for more info. It runs the least often of all of the three options.
BEST OF ALL WORLDS – CAR OPTIONAL LIVING!
If you plan your choice of residence well, you can pretty much get by without needing a car at all. That’s true if you live in the most north part of Uptown, especially the West Village area. Living here puts you within 7 minutes walking distance to two grocery stores: Kroger and Minyards. And, living in south most portion puts you in close distance to the new Whole Foods.
If you live near the Trolley, and near a grocery story, you can take the free trolley anywhere through Uptown Dallas. The key to a car-free (or car optional) life is to LIVE NEAR THE UPTOWN TROLLEY.
So, when you begin your search of Uptown Dallas Apartments, make sure your apartment is near the Uptown Trolley! This gets you the ultimate convenience and saves money as well.