Oak Lawn was once a magnet for the counterculture movement in the late 1960s due to its inexpensive apartments and its proximity to Lee Park. Today it’s one of the wealthier areas of metropolitan Dallas, attracting many urban professionals and empty-nesters seeking to downsize. Sandwiched between glitzy Uptown and tony Highland Park, Oak Lawn definitely has an identity of its own. It’s a diverse and inviting community, comprising older single-family homes and duplexes, loft conversions, newer apartments, luxury condominiums, high rises, restaurants and businesses. Incidentally, retail and residential get along famously around here. The area is but a few minutes away from Downtown, the West End and the Arts District, with all they have to offer. Also close by is the Dallas North Tollway, Central Expressway, American Airlines Center, and McKinney Avenue with numerous restaurants and clubs.