Strategically situated on the Platinum Corridor between downtown Dallas and Plano, Addison is a leader in “live, work, and play.” With nearly 200 restaurants, endless year-round events and activities, an abundance of shopping, and top employers like Mary Kay Cosmetics, Concentra Health Services, and Bottle Rocket packed into 4.4 square miles, Addison is at the center of it all.
Addison was considered an urbanism pioneer when the vision for Addison Circle became a reality twenty years ago. Today, Addison Circle is considered a Dallas-area classic with its emphasis on walkability, tasteful architecture, and green spaces. It manages to be simultaneously cutting-edge, cool, and comfortable. The new heart of the city, Addison Circle offers charming red-brick sidewalks, public art, and fountains, and all the amenities needed to make this contemporary gem a covetable place to call home. And, in 2022, Addison Circle will also boast a light rail station with service directly to DFW airport on DART’s new Cotton Belt rail line.
On the southern edge of Addison lies a newer, but equally as impressive, urban venture. Less than a decade ago, the Vitruvian Park mixed-use development was born. Along with the namesake green space—home to everything from volleyball leagues to outdoor concerts to the magnificent Vitruvian holiday lights—this desirable destination includes restaurants, retail, and a doggie daycare that rivals even the best youth summer camp. With plans for four distinct developments, this neighborhood is a model for metropolitan living with plenty of room to grow.
Planning for the Future
With a proven track record of developing sustainable mixed-use properties, Addison now turns its eye to 60 acres along Inwood Road just south of Belt Line, an important gateway to the community. New plans for the area focus on creating a memorable urban village. Implementing the principles of new urbanism—pedestrian friendliness, diverse uses, and human scale—the city will redefine the area with retail, restaurants, and a variety of residences. And at Addison Airport, a third fixed-base operator will start construction on new corporate hangars in a couple of months. With the right partners, Addison will continue to lead the region in creating beautiful, unique, and complete neighborhoods.