Dallas is the 9th largest urban center in the US, covering 343 square miles with a population of over 1.2 million. This beautiful southern city also boasts a large international population, providing many opportunities for cross-cultural ministry. Although the city’s size may seem a bit intimidating at first glance, realizing the DFW area is a mix of different cities and suburbs next door to each other makes the task much more manageable. Students find they are soon navigating like locals.
Restaurants and Coffee Houses
Dallas is populated with great restaurants and coffee shops, many of which are open late (which is a huge advantage around mid-terms and finals!). Authentic and unique restaurants that serve Vietnamese, Thai, and Mexican food, as well chain restaurants like Schlotzsky’s, Starbucks, and Jimmy Johns, are within walking distance of the campus. Local favorites such as Twisted Root Burger Co., Two Sisters, Stackhouse Burgers, Sammy’s BBQ, the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park, Houndstooth Coffee, and Crooked Tree Coffee are just a short drive away.
Students do not have to go far to find weekend attractions for a study break. Criswell is located just blocks from Downtown and Uptown, which is home to the Dallas Museum of Art, American Airlines Center (home of the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, and regular concerts), the Majestic Theater, NorthPark Center, and more. From shopping to entertainment, sporting events to family-friendly activities, our neighborhood offers something for everyone.