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Deep Ellum: A Rich and Storied History

The Mitchell Lofts, located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, TX, inherit a rich cultural, musical, and artistic legacy. Today, Deep Ellum is a bustling neighborhood of boutique shops, niche grocery stores, and music venues. But in its beginning, it was one of the first commercial districts for African-Americans and European immigrants. It played host to famed jazz and blues musicians like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Robert Johnson, and Bessie Smith. The neighborhood changed as the years wore on, but it never lost sight of its artistic beginnings. Now is the time if you have ever wanted to live in a community brimming with possibilities. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our complex and explore the neighborhood yourself.

What Lies in Store for You in Our Neighborhood

We know how important it is for our residents to have things to do in the neighborhood. In many cases, you can enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment within walking distance. Even if you have to drive, you won’t have to venture far to find something to do. Deep Ellum’s appeal includes:


Buy a new wristwatch at Breda before heading over to Crossroads Trading, where you can buy new threads to wear on a date or a night on the town. The shopping district includes essentials like corner markets and more.


It wouldn’t be Dallas without savory BBQ and zesty Tex-Mex cuisine. Deep Ellum plays host to a range of outstanding dining and drinking establishments. And as a bonus, many of them have regular live music nights.

Arts & Culture

From Kettle Art to Deep Ellum Art Co., there is no lack of options for those who adore paintings, sculptures, and more. Deep Ellum also hosts the Latino Cultural Center, where you can immerse yourself in a rich culture.


You will never lack live music in Deep Ellum. The neighborhood has retained its notable musical history over the years. There are numerous live venues in the area, playing all genres – from country to indie rock.

A loft apartment with the Dallas skyline

Living the Loft Life in Deep Ellum

The loft style of living in Deep Ellum east of Downtown Dallas is a dynamic and rewarding experience full of opportunities. The immense growth of the Deep Ellum neighborhood continues to intensify, with large, open, and stylishly eclectic lofts spread throughout this vibrant residential destination. Established in the 1870s as one of the first commercial districts in Dallas, Deep Ellum is rich with culturally diverse history, and the neighborhood’s most significant notoriety stems from its widely-renowned arts and musical landscape. To this day, Deep Ellum is celebrated as the live music capital of North Texas and one of the most prominent entertainment districts in the state. The loft lifestyle in the thriving neighborhood of Deep Ellum will give you direct access to unique and exciting amenities, breathtaking views, and everything the city has to offer.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Deep Ellum

With dozens of easily accessible shops, boutiques, award-winning eateries, and entertainment venues, there’s always something to do within the close-knit community of Deep Ellum, seven days a week. The neighborhood is brimming with shopping options featuring clothing and footwear shops, home goods and jewelry boutiques, gift shops, consignment stores, vintage goods, bookstores, culinary and art shops, and so much more. There are plenty of diverse dining spots to choose from among the vast number of barbeque joints, seafood spots, sandwich shops, street eats, international cuisine, Cajun restaurants, and pizza. The nightlife is a bustling experience with more than a fair share of cocktail bars, unique pubs, nightclubs, eclectic dive bars, indoor and outdoor live music and event spaces, and performing arts venues you simply won’t find anywhere else in the country. In Deep Ellum, you’ll discover just how accessible all your entertainment options really are.

Deep Ellum – The Dog-Friendly Destination

Along with the fenced-in dog park exclusive to our pet-friendly apartment community, there are nearby dog parks you and your beloved canine will enjoy. Bark Park Central is a 1.2 acre urban, off-leash dog park in the heart of Deep Ellum. There’s also Meadows Dog Park, which offers an open, fenced-in space for dogs to roam free. Main Street Garden Park’s pristinely maintained grounds feature a fully-fenced dog run measuring just under 2 acres. You’ll also be in the vicinity of The Upper Paw, a store just down the street dedicated to pet supplies. There are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants and bars, as well, located within walking distance and all throughout Downtown Dallas.

Neighborhood Art Festivals and Galleries

Deep Ellum has a vibrant, creative culture known for its arts and music scene. The neighborhood hosts its annual and internationally recognized Deep Ellum Arts Festival, one of the region’s largest festivals celebrating visual and performing arts, where all are welcome to attend for free! Art shows by local artists are presented at The Mitchell Gallery right here in our apartment community. And throughout the neighborhood, you’ll discover all the lively murals, sculptures, public art, and art galleries that contribute to Deep Ellum’s creative essence.

Catch Live Music Within Walking Distance

Deep Ellum is commemorated for its distinctive musical heritage. With more than 30 live music venues in the neighborhood, music lovers of all lifestyles will have direct access to the live entertainment they crave. There are classic venues such as Club Dada and Trees, The Bomb Factory and Canton Hall for big name acts, the historic ballroom at Sons of Hermann Hall, country music at Adair’s Saloon, the intimate setting at Allgood Cafe, the eclectic atmosphere at DoubleWide, jazz and blues at The Free Man, and so much more.

Dine at Local, Award-Winning Eateries

The thriving culinary landscape in Deep Ellum is full of exciting and adventurous dining options. Start the day off with breakfast at BuzzBrews Kitchen or Cafe Brazil. Enjoy American favorites at Elm & Good, Local at the historical Boyd Hotel, Stirr, and Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop. If you’re in the mood for pizza, there’s Cane Rosso, Mama Mia, and Serious Pizza. Cajun options include The Free Man and Bucky Moonshines, authentic Mexican cuisine at Maracas Cocina Mexicana and Revolver Taco Lounge, and Japanese favorites at Deep Sushi, Hibiki, and Ichigoh Ramen. No matter your tastes, there are so many places in Deep Ellum that’ll hit the spot.

The Famed and Friendly Deep Ellum Neighborhood

Your stylish new home at The Mitchell Lofts puts you in close proximity to the many famed and friendly accommodations the Deep Ellum district has to offer. The neighborhood hosts a weekly event at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market to promote local businesses and artists. Deep Ellum Urban Gardens offers the opportunity for residents to grow food and create a productive, social environment. Foundation 45, a group of local artists and friendly neighbors, funds group counseling and provides many emotional support services. Deep Ellum is a unique community that exudes warm friendliness and Southern hospitality, offering many opportunities to get involved and improve the neighborhood. Contact us today to explore our floorplans at The Mitchell Lofts and discover your new home in the heart of the world-famous Deep Ellum.

Contact The Mitchell Lofts Today

The Mitchell Lofts is proud to call Deep Ellum home. We have worked tirelessly to create a welcoming and enriching environment for our residents. From lavish amenities to spacious floorplans, we have it all. Whether you choose to spend a night in or one on the town, you can be certain to find fun, comfort, and lifelong memories. If you’re interested in moving to our lofts, then contact us today.

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