Spend A Day In The Harwood District, A Professional's Dream
What if an entire walkable neighborhood had the amenities of a contiguous campus? In the Harwood District, that is a reality for the daily influx of visitors, tenants and residents to the 18-block neighborhood. Harwood International developed the area from the ground up, with an eye toward modern comfort and international style. Starting with the Rolex building over 30 years ago, the district now consists of seven restaurants, seven office towers and one residential tower, and additional projects are under construction — including Bleu Ciel, the new Rolex Building and Harwood No. 10.
From the Monday morning grind to Friday night fun, Harwood District’s many amenities create both a playground and a haven for professionals.
It all starts with a daily cup of coffee that is anything but ordinary. At Magnolias: Sous Le Pont, early risers can grab fresh baked goods on the go and an artisanal cold brew coffee from a staff of friendly and creative baristas. From Dallas’ top influencers to entrepreneurs, Magnolias is a popular spot for checking out the latest art installation from Ro2 Art. For a morning with some Parisian flair, the nearby Mercat Bistro offers another enjoyable, yet different, experience.
In the lobby of each building, Harwood International’s team of concierges offers a greeting and a smile first thing in the morning. Tenants can contact their concierges to schedule shoeshines, car washes, dry cleaning delivery or any number of tasks.
When midday rolls around, the hungry lunch crowd can choose from Harwood District’s eclectic selection of restaurants. A popular spot for lunch is Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant is inside a historic Dallas landmark built in 1927 that served as Dallas’ first school for Hispanic children. Saint Ann offers a casual, yet refined, dining experience. Rain or shine, Saint Ann's garden patio feels like a hidden escape from the bustling city. After lunch, guests can head upstairs to visit The Ann & Gabriel-Barbier Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection. It is the largest private collection of samurai art and armor outside of Japan.
After lunch, tenants can unplug and soak up the sun in the 1.5 acres of gardens at Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens. The manicured gardens offer an ideal escape from the office, and tenants can stay productive while getting some much-needed fresh air thanks to the district-wide WiFi.
Beyond green spaces, wellness plays a significant factor in Harwood District’s design. The neighborhood boasts multiple fitness centers, yoga classes and twice-weekly Camp Gladiator boot camps. Camp Gladiator is offered at The Grove, Dallas’ urban backyard. Offering two volleyball courts, bocce ball and a traveling craft taco truck, The Grove is a great place for relaxing in the hammocks on the weekends or for enjoying a boozy snow cone with co-workers after work.
Harwood’s nightlife options invite guests to sit back, relax and enjoy. Catch up with friends or entertain business contacts at the Happiest Hour, Dallas’ largest patio bar and lounge. Featuring 12K SF of indoor and outdoor space, visitors can enjoy cocktails or one of the 50 beers on tap across expansive gardens and trendy seating areas. It is also close to the American Airlines Center, making it the perfect stop before a Mavericks game. For an elevated culinary experience, Dolce Riviera is an upscale coastal Italian restaurant that takes its design cues from cinematic classics like “La Dolce Vita,” transporting diners back to 1960s Italy.
While Harwood has a 92 walkability score, there is also a service to help transport tenants around the neighborhood. After reserving one of the district’s electric GEM cars, a driver will pick up riders and drop them off at their requested location. It is Harwood’s own private car-sharing service.
Harwood has a unique tenant mix. From large Fortune 500 companies to boutique law firms to global consulting groups, the district has a unique space for all business types. Twenty hours in Harwood only scratches the surface of what the district has to offer.
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