Deep Ellum is my favorite part of Dallas for several reasons. Here's a few-
One: Everything about it is quirky.
Two: The murals and sculptures and other forms of personal expression all throughout the area are more than just art. (You need to take a good look around to understand what I mean.)
Three: The people-watching never gets old.
Four: It's socially acceptable to push a tutu-wearing pig around in a child carrier.
Although being developed in the early 1800's, one of Dallas's favorite entertainment and art scenes didn't even become what it is today until, well... today. Originally developed as a commercial neighborhood until becoming an industrial business hub in the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Deep Ellum didn't become an entertainment hotspot until the 20's. Even still, it wasn't until the 80's that the city allowed a handful of artists to graffiti on some of the walls.
But lo and behold, Deep Ellum has become a big ol' chunk in the right side of Dallas' brain. The unconventional, lively, idealist sermon of Deep Ellum is one that never gets old to its congregation. Each stroll down Elm street provides a new found inspiration; there's always something you didn't notice before.