The area around Mockingbird Station has built up quite a bit since the DART light rail station opened in 2001. Downtown Dallas is eighteen minutes away on the DART light rail, opening up a world of possibilities for working, dining, and entertainment.
Mockingbird Station proper is bounded by Central Expressway, E. Mockingbird Lane, Worcola Street, and Twin Sixties Drive. It lies at the boundary between the Upper Greenville and Lower Greenville areas.
Lofts are located in the station area and start at $990 for a one-bedroom or two-bedroom. The prices reflect the view and floor level as much as square footage and layout. For houses, cross the street into the Greenville neighborhood where a one-bedroom condo goes for $39,000 and single family homes go for $180,000.
Children living at Mockingbird Station will go to Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, J. L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School. Southern Methodist University is just across I-75 and the Mustang Express will take you right there.
Restaurants and Nightlife:
Several restaurants have set up in Mockingbird Station, including Cafe Express, Cold Stone Creamery, Gelato Paradiso, Margarita Ranch, Reikyu Sushi and Bar, Rockfish Seafood Grill, Spike Global Grill, Starbucks, Trinity Hall Irish Pub, and Urban Taco. Mockingbird Station is also near the popular nightspots on Greenville Avenue.
Just a quarter mile from the station is a Kroger Signature grocery store at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue.
Shopping is almost exclusively upscale and trendy, with both major chains and locally-owned boutiques. A full-service salon, a Bath and Body Works, and other niceties are tucked between the latest fashions.
Recreation and the Arts:
The Angelika Film Center with its eight screens and cafe and bar (where you can take your food and drink into the theaters) is a great place for lovers of independent film. The Angelika and Spike Global Grill offer a "dinner and a movie" special that is quite affordable. Glencoe Park is a quarter mile away and has tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and plenty of green space.
With both DART's Red and Blue lines stopping at the station, destinations as varied as downtown Plano with its antique shopping, the American Airlines Center with its concerts and sporting events, and downtown Fort Worth are easily accessible.
A post office is at 5606 Yale Boulevard, a half-mile away from the station and within easy walking distance. An ATM is located in the Mockingbird Station Office Tower and a mile away at Mockingbird Lane and Abrams Road, there is a cluster of banks, including Washington Mutual, Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.