Blog Home

Hidden Gems: Cultural and Artistic Experiences for Seniors in Dallas

The Answers: The Ewings. The margarita machine. The largest state fair in the country. A knock your socks off urban art district. Mild weather and plenty of sunshine – an average of 234 days a year if you’re counting.
The Question: What are things to love about Dallas?
And the follow-up question - with the possible exception of the Ewings, but definitely including the margarita machine: What are just a few of the long list of reasons seniors are flocking to Overture’s senior living apartments in the Dallas area?
Strategically located in Plano, Fairview, and Arlington, the cream of the Dallas suburban areas, Overture’s 3 premier senior living apartment complexes outside of Dallas offer the perfect blend of city and suburban life. Each location is overflowing with its own attractions and vibe. And when the spirit moves you, the bright lights of Dallas are but a stone’s throw away. It’s the best of all retirement worlds, y’all.

Overture Highlands

With easy access to Interstates 20, 360, and 287, and over 30 restaurants within a one-mile radius, Overture Highlands in Arlington is the ideal place to call home. Arlington, the seventh largest city in Texas is a vibrant, sophisticated metropolis that oozes its own brand of charm. Home to the University of Texas at Arlington, it offers both continuing education opportunities and an infectious youthful energy.
  • AT&T Stadium
    • Arlington is home to the AT&T stadium, one of the most spectacular sports complexes in the world. The massive multipurpose facility, and home of the Dallas Cowboys, is the largest NFL stadium ever built. Huge video boards, a retractable roof and luxury amenities provide the ultimate fan experience for both sporting and entertainment events.
  • Six Flags
    • Six Flag’s original park opened in 1961 just outside of Arlington. Known as Six Flags Over Texas, this Texas landmark attracts visitors from all over. Once you unpack your boxes at Overture’s senior living apartments in Arlington, your thrill-seeking grandkids will be booking their flights.
  • The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
    • Next time you’re sipping cocktails with your buddies at an Overture Arlington Happy Hour, suggest a visit to the region’s premier sports museum. Dedicated to preserving bowling’s 5000- year tradition, this interactive museum is filled to the brim with memorabilia and history.

Overture Plano

Repeatedly mentioned on the list of the top 100 places to live, Plano is a Texas gem. From upscale shopping destinations to an outstanding art district, to thousands of acres of green spaces and unlimited dining opportunities, Plano is a little city with a huge appeal. And Overture Plano is the senior living community with 16,000 square feet of resort-style amenities to enhance your active adult lifestyle.  
  • Shops at Legacy
    • Conceived as both town hub and shopping mecca, the Shops at Legacy is filled with trendy boutiques, restaurants, coffee houses for people watching, bars for drinking – and people watching, and multiple entertainment venues, the Shops at Legacy is the Plano community’s unifying landmark. When you’re not in the mood to shop, just take a stroll down Shawnee Trail, the former route for the Texas longhorns’ northern journey. Instead of cattle, you’ll see fabulous, life-sized sculptures of cowboys and cattle.
  • Plano Balloon Festival
    • Every September, the Plano Balloon Festival transforms the skies above into an enchanted spectacle.  More than 45 colorful, whimsically shaped balloons hover over Plano, taking those who dare on a magical ride. The 3-day event features balloon rides, parachute jumpers, inflatable rides for the kids, live music and dance, martial arts exhibitions, and plenty of food and drink vendors.
  • Green Spaces
    • With over 150 miles of biking trails and about 100 miles designated for walking, Plano Texas offers the perfect venue for exercising or just enjoying the great outdoors.
  • The Crayola Experience
    • It’s a good idea to wait until you’ve settled in before telling the grandkids you are living around the corner from the Crayola Experience. You can bet as soon as they hear the news, they will be on their way. Featuring attractions like the 4-D Coloring Adventure and the Live Crayon Manufacturing Show, the Crayola Experience is 60,000 square feet of a colorful, magical experience.

Overture Fairview

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Dallas when you’re in the mood and then come home to the peaceful serenity of Overture Fairview. Filled with outdoor hiking and biking trails as well as plenty of shopping and dining opportunities, Fairview is all about relaxation, convenience, and quality of life.

Members of the Overture Fairview community enjoy 13,000 square feet of dedicated world-class amenities, including a game room, theater, outdoor pool and hot tub, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, and on-campus salon. To mix and mingle with the larger Fairview community, Fairview Town Center, a shopping, dining, and event center, is the place to see and be seen.
Keep in mind, if you decide to rightsize into one of Overture’s premier 55+ senior apartment communities near Dallas, you may not actually see JR or any of the other Ewings. But you will definitely experience active adult retirement life at its absolute finest. Book a tour now.
Don’t forget your cowboy hat - and your unbridled enthusiasm. Yee Ha.