12 Facts About Downtown Dallas


Downtown Dallas is the central business district of Dallas, Texas, United States, located in the geographic center of the city.

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Downtown Dallas is viewed as an interconnected grouping of dense and urban center city districts, that while unique in their own right, share strong urban linkages to each other and collectively participate in their role as Downtown Dallas.

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Downtown Dallas achieved notoriety on November 22,1963, with the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

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Downtown Dallas has gained more recent national attention for the 2016 shooting of police officers and the 2019 courthouse shooting.

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Downtown Dallas has undergone a series of important changes that city officials believe will drastically improve the city's core.

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Currently, the river runs in an artificially straight line a large distance from any part of downtown, but Dallas is in the process of returning the river to its natural course, creating two large lakes to border the downtown area, and has commissioned two large cable-stayed bridges to be built across the river and new lakes.

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The Omni Downtown Dallas Hotel is a new, 23-story, convention-center hotel that opened in 2011.

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Downtown Dallas announced in 2008 that it was moving from the northern suburban areas of Dallas to Fountain Place due to high gasoline prices and the revitalization of Downtown Dallas.

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Downtown Dallas is surrounded by a major highway loop composed of, from the north and clockwise, Spur 366, unsigned Interstate 345, Interstate 30, and Interstate 35E.

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Downtown Dallas is served by the Dallas Independent School District.

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Almost all of Downtown Dallas is zoned to Ben Milam Elementary School, with a small section zoned to Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary School.

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All residents of Downtown are zoned to Alex W Spence Middle School and North Dallas High School.

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