Turtle Creek Real Estate Information

A small neighborhood in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, Turtle Creek, Texas, is a residential community that runs along the pathway of Turtle Creek and is adjacent to Turtle Creek Boulevard in Oak Lawn. It is in the uptown neighborhood and sometimes is used interchangeably to refer to Oak Lawn.

The area consists of the land bounded by Fitzhugh Avenue to the north, Maple Avenue to the south, Cole Avenue to the east and Oak Lawn Avenue to the west. The neighborhood is known as being the site to some of the finest properties in Dallas, as well as for its close proximity to premier shopping, dining and cultural activities. The area was officially named Turtle Creek in 1937.

The Turtle Creek neighborhood includes Lee, William B. Dean and Turtle Creek parks, the Katy Trail recreational footpath and various other outdoor green spaces. The old Missouri Kansas Texas railway was converted into a biking/running trail in 1992, and 2.25 miles of this is the Katy Trail, which opened to the public in 1999. It's a popular attraction with residents, who can bike, run, walk or in-line skate the trails along the soft-surface track.

Annual events held in Turtle Creek include Easter in the Park, a Pooch Parade, the Turtle Creek Home Tour, where visitors can view some of the neighborhood's best real estate up close, and the Turtle Creek Crawl, held once in the spring and once in the fall, when residents gather together to remove trash from the creek banks and scrub any graffiti from the bridges and boardwalks. The neighborhood also sponsors regular social hours and Culture on the Creek events, a series featuring educational and motivational speakers to spark discussion.