Just east of Downtown, Deep Ellum lofts are spread throughout Dallas' historic warehouse district. With an abundance of buildings converted into residential lofts, Deep Ellum is known as the dwelling place for the artsy and eclectic. Deep Ellum lofts are surrounded by a variety of music venues that have been the birthplace of many local bands. Over the past several years, the neighborhood has experienced tremendous growth with new restaurants, neighborhood bars and retail. In addition, TNT's remake of the "Dallas" series often uses the streets of Deep Ellum as their location for filming.
Deep Ellum, which has always been considered an arts and entertainment district, was at one time the blues capital of the South. Since the 1960's this area has attracted artists, musicians and creatives because the large open warehouse lofts can be used as photography studios, live work spaces, and art studios. With the addition of the DART green line in late 2009 the area immediately became more accessible, with stops at Baylor Hospital and Fair Park.