M Streets Manifesto

By: Ashley Bryan

M-StreetsDallas is home to neighborhoods of all kinds – some eclectic, others endearing, a few charming – each with its own personality and signature hot spots. I’m a happy resident of the M Streets, a 20ish block neighborhood east of 75 and bound by Mockingbird Lane to the North and Henderson Avenue to the South. Just about every street starts with the letter M, hence the clever neighborhood title. Why did city planners start all the streets with the letter M? I really have no idea, although I have some emerging theories.


We M Streeters reside in Tudor-style houses steeped in character and charm (that’s code for aging and quirky), situated on blocks lined with huge overgrown trees and dotted by the occasional pink flamingo or tire swing. I moved to the M Streets because I love the quietly vibrant feel of the neighborhood, the diversity of its residents, and its close proximity to all my favorite things, namely: concerts at the Granada, margaritas at Blue Goose, movies at the Angelika, yoga at American Power Yoga, and cupcakes at Society Bakery. In a city with lots of cars, this area is refreshingly walkable and is conveniently positioned next to a DART station for folks looking to access public transit.


Whether you swing by for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Dallas Marathon, Christmas lights, or company with neighborhood residents, come visit! My door’s always open.