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Swiss Avenue Historic District

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Address: along Swiss Ave. between La Vista Dr. and Fitzhugh Ave, Northeast of downtown, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone Number:
+1 214-821-3290

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Nice historic residential sectoin but not alot of people walking around enjoying it

I am a big fan of residential architecture and of nice manicured neighborhoods with awesome curb appeal. I like going through this part of town, but maybe I am just visiting at... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I don't really get this being an attraction. There are some beautiful old houses but that is all. It's not much fun, kinda boring.

Thank Runnin26
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The area showcases some of the most beautiful homes in Dallas. Great for a Sunday afternoon excursion.

Thank Karen B
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's a pretty street not very long and surrounded by gentrifying streets. The homes are historic. You can drive it.

Thank misanu33
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684 reviews
403 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

I am a big fan of residential architecture and of nice manicured neighborhoods with awesome curb appeal. I like going through this part of town, but maybe I am just visiting at the wrong times of day? I never see a lot of people walking around or actively enjoying this cool neighborhood.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Swiss Avenue Historical District comprises about a 1 mile stretch of Swiss Avenue. Swiss Avenue itself is twice that length so if you go, make sure you find the right part. The historical district is unmistakable in that in has very large old restored homes on both sides of the street, which is itself a beautiful tree-lined boulevard. Several... More 

Thank mark j
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

A bubble of history with amazing estates right in the middle of Dallas - nestled between downtown and White Rock Lake. A must visit.

Thank bizliketraveler
Peru, Indiana
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We love seeing this type of architecture; especially knowing the love and effort that this type of restoration requires. A wonderful area to walk along (or drive when it's too hot). Kudos to Dallas for saving some of its history and beauty.

Thank RICART75
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

this is a long street with numerous homes around 100 years old. lots are in incredible condition. this is what your home looked like if you were incredibly wealthy. went to an estate sale there, at a silent film stars home. they are sometimes open to public

Thank steve s
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The pride in the history of Dallas is apparent as you follow the shaded street of Swiss Avenue and enjoy imagining the lives of the founders of the city while viewing the lovely homes. However, Swiss Avenue homes were not always as lovely as they are now as there was a time when they were turned into tenement housing. It... More 

Thank Candytxn
Dallas TX
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Many parts of any city are well lighted with Christmas decorations but few are as well lit up as the Swiss Ave historic area. If you cruise the neighborhood just before dark and when all the lights are still off and you circle back around and come thru after dark you get two different pictures. All the beautiful large old... More 

Thank DonJancauskas

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