In recent years, the tech industry has fanned out from the nexus of Silicon Valley, establishing a strong presence in various other cities throughout the United States. One especially prominent urban area experiencing a major tech boom is Dallas-Fort Worth; as of July 2018, tech companies claimed responsibility for a full 30 percent of office space leasing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to Dallas News.
With the arrival of these companies and the emergence of Silicon Valley culture points in the Dallas business community, more and more Dallas workers find themselves with unconventional schedules and less-than-traditional workspaces. The freelance workforce in the area continues to grow, and these contractors require workspaces with amenities like high-speed WiFi, conference rooms, and networking opportunities. The solution? Coworking spaces, or large communal buildings with designated desks and work areas and all the perks needed for a freelancer to fully work to her potential. Small companies that prefer to avoid the high overhead of a separate office space can also benefit from the coworking model, with the bonus benefit of getting to know other small businesses within the same larger space.
Luckily for the freelance and tech communities of Dallas, the city contains an array of coworking spaces, with diverse options to fit a wide range of budgets. Here, you’ll find 16 of the best-equipped spaces in the Dallas area.
Located in the super-central business district of Deep Ellum, GeniusDen calls itself a “business incubator”. Specifically, the space and its curators look to provide resources for startups and early-stage businesses. GeniusDen offers a loaded schedule of speakers, workshops, and networking events to promote business growth and connect new company founders with experienced mentors, along with the classic coworking trappings of desk space, speedy internet, and office operations.
Location: 3106 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Price: $50/month for remote membership, $200/month for open desk access, $400/month for dedicated desk, $1000/month for private 4-person office, $1500/month for private 8-person office, $2000/month for private 10-person office
Perks: High-speed WiFi, executive suite rentals, conference room, meeting lounge, rooftop deck, networking events, event space rentals, corporate resources
Common Desk is a coworking space that prides itself on its excellent hospitality. They wish to make the Common Desk experience feel like a stay at an “cutting-edge boutique hotel”, and the space’s chic decor, abundant amenities, and tech-oriented clientele reflect that goal. Common Desk operates 4 facilities in the Dallas area, but for its most central location (and arguably the most popular), check out the Deep Ellum space.
Location: 3919 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Price: $150/month for nights and weekends access, $225/month for shared desks, $450+/month for dedicated desks, $900+/month for private offices, $7500+/month for elite private offices for 15-100 employees.
Perks: High-speed WiFi, free parking, dog-friendly policies, access to all Common Desk spaces, printing memberships, conference room rentals, complimentary coffee and beer, available treadmill desks
For a shared workspace with a holistic view on the intersection between career and wellness, check out GoodWork in Deep Ellum. This fresh and stylish space appeals to “creatives, freelancers, corporate leaders, early & mid-stage companies, and nonprofits” with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor work areas, fitness classes, and healthy dishes at the in-house cafe. Young professionals represent the bulk of GoodWork’s clientele, contributing to the venue’s lively atmosphere and commitment to green operations.
Location: 1808 S. Good-Latimer Expy, Dallas, TX 75226
Price: $99 for 10-day pass, $200/week for 5 hours of conference room use and access to events, classes, and workshops, $250-300/month for roaming desks, $350-450 for dedicated desks, $500/month for executive access to meeting room hours and guest passes, $750-800 for private table access, $800-850 for private offices for 1-2 people, $850+ for offices for 3-12 people
Perks: High-speed WiFi, bike share, movement classes, guest passes, cafe discounts, conference room hours, eco-friendly building, outdoor courtyard
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm for day pass holders; 24/7 for monthly members
A workspace positioned in the “Arts District” of Downtown Dallas and replete with mid-century aesthetic charm and modern amenities, Industrious wants to offer clients a hotel-esque experience, but with the supplies and conditions needed for productive work time. The building boasts a highly-central location right off I-75, and once you’re inside, Industrious makes you as comfortable as possible with a quaint cafe serving Dallas-made pastries and coffees, abundant conference rooms and meeting spaces, both private offices and shared-workspace desks, and a lively community eager to meet over drinks at Industrious-sponsored networking events.
Location: 1722 Routh St, Suite 900, Dallas, TX 75201
Price: $522/month for desks in shared workspace, $833-2466+ for private offices
Perks: High-speed WiFi, unlimited printing, coffee bar and lounge stocked with local bites, conference rooms, meditation rooms, complimentary beer and wine, networking events
The massive coworking juggernaut known as WeWork has numerous outposts in Dallas, but for the most centrally-located version, you’ll want to try WeWork Thanksgiving Tower, which can be found in the heart of downtown. WeWork features several membership tiers catering to different budgets and needs, from a “hot desk” to a dedicated office. WeWork locations nationwide claim a glowing reputation for customer service and impeccably-clean facilities, so you can expect the same high standards in the Dallas WeWorks, with an added dose of Dallas glam.
Location: 1601 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201
Price: $200/month for a “hot desk”, $350/month for a dedicated desk, $600/month for a private office
Perks: High-speed WiFi, unlimited printing, on-site IT support, complimentary office supplies, complimentary craft beers and micro-roasted coffees, bike storage, printer use, mail and package handling
Another workspace designed with easy downtown accessibility in mind, coLAB Workspace includes refurbished 100-year-old brick walls, high ceilings, and abundant windows bathing the space with natural light. Budget-conscious freelancers interested in renting workspace in the short term can try coLAB’s reasonable $20 day passes, while small businesses can rent individual office spaces, which entitle them to 24/7 building access. In addition to the Dallas location, coLAB has a second campus in Fort Worth, and monthly members can visit either location with the same pass.
Location: 2036 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201
Price: $20 for a single-day pass, $200/month for shared space coworking, $500/month for 1-person offices, $900+/month for 1-2 person offices, $2700/month for 10+ person offices
Perks: High-speed WiFi, conference rooms, open coworking space, dedicated suites, courtyard
Hours: 5:30am-7:30pm for open coworking space, 24/7 for dedicated suites
Novel Coworking makes its home in the Katy Building in Dallas’ downtown historic district, just steps from major city sites like JFK Memorial Plaza, the Convention Center, and the Dallas Courthouse. While freelancers and individual contractors can definitely rent desk space at Novel Coworking, the space specializes in businesses both large and small, and it offers a range of office suites to accommodate these groups. Private suites start at 800 square feet and go up to 2400, including office-specific kitchenettes. Novel members working in private offices also have access to the full assortment of coworking amenities, like conference rooms and common spaces.
Location: 701 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
Price: $99/month for free desks, $199/month for dedicated desks, $299/month for shared offices, $299-999/month for private offices
Perks: High-speed WiFi, complimentary craft beer and espresso, mail services, conference rooms, meeting spaces, event spaces
With locations spread across the United States, Serendipity Labs offers flexible, well-equipped office and coworking spaces suitable for single workers and companies alike. Their Dallas Arts District location places them within walking distance from cultural centers like the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with easy access to I-35 and I-345. The atmosphere at Serendipity Labs reflects the company’s ethos: “Serendipity Labs is in the hospitality business, not the office rental business.”
Location: 2323 Ross Ave, 1st and 17th Floors, Dallas, TX 75201
Price: $49 for 1 coworking visit/month, $199 for 5 coworking visits/month, $299 for 10 coworking visits/month, $399 for unlimited coworking visits/month, $499-2599/month for private offices
Perks: High-speed WiFi, conference rooms, complimentary coffee and snacks, ability to visit all locations for monthly membership fee, guest reception and concierge services
South Dallas residents looking for a coworking space that doesn’t require a downtown commute will find exactly that at Wax Space in Wynnewood North. Built in a former wax paper factory, Wax Space delivers plenty of vintage charm, balanced by modern conveniences like super-quick fiber internet. The space appeals to youthful professionals and creatives, with its in-house tire swing, loft-like environs, free yoga classes, and minimalist-chic decor.
Location: 1300 S. Polk Suite 295, Dallas, TX 75224
Price: $20 for single day pass, $200/month for open desks, $350/month for dedicated desks, private office rates based on size
Perks: High-speed WiFi, printers, complimentary coffee, yoga classes, community bar, conference rooms
Hours: 8am-5pm for day passes, 24/7 for monthly memberships
Spaces, a popular coworking space in Uptown Dallas, comes from a 10-year-old company with dozens of Spaces-branded coworking venues around the world, so they definitely know their stuff. The Dallas version enjoys a prime location just north of downtown, and the space is specifically designed to encourage communication between Spaces members, with a large and open common area filled with communal tables and breakout nooks. If your job requires travel, your Spaces membership grants you access to all Spaces locations both domestic and international.
Location: 1919 McKinney Ave, 100 and 200, Dallas, TX 75201
Price: $250/month for open desks, $375/month for dedicated desks, $650+/month for private offices
Perks: High-speed WiFi, conference rooms, complimentary coffee, outdoor courtyard, flexible rental terms, networking events
An Uptown coworking space specifically geared toward entrepreneurs and startups, Capital Factory has proven especially popular among the active tech community of Dallas. Co-founded by the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Capital Factory prides itself in its mentorship programs, partnering early-career business founders with experienced CEOs and investors, who offer advice on everything from fundraising to recruiting. Capital Factory also hosts regular community networking events, encouraging members to get to know each other and share their business successes and concerns.
Location: 3102 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 109, Dallas, TX 75219
Price: $250/month for open desks, $375/month for dedicated desks, $650+/month for private offices
Perks: High-speed WiFi, conference rooms, mentorship programs, VR lab, complimentary cold brew and beer, on-site gym, networking events, month-to-month rental agreements
From its low-key location in a church basement to its emphasis on studio spaces for artistic pursuits like textile weaving, dance, and sound engineering, The Mix caters to a community of creative professionals. This Little Forest Hills space offers flexible pricing and hosts frequent events showing off the handiwork of its members. Various private and semi-private spaces are available for meetings, and one of the six “creative spaces” will always be designated as a quiet area.
Location: 9125 Diceman Dr, Dallas, TX 75218
Price: $99 for 10-day passes, $150/month for open desks, $375/month for dedicated spaces
Perks: High-speed WiFi, complimentary coffee and snacks, conference rooms, free fitness classes, artist studios, outdoor space, fully-equipped commercial kitchen
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
Nōd, located in Far North Dallas, focuses its marketing efforts on startups and tech companies, fostering a strong community for networking within the tech industry. With flexible membership options, a founder with a personal investment in forging connections between members, and networking events designed to spur conversation and exchanges of ideas, Nōd is a strong choice for early-career tech professionals.
Location: 17290 Preston Rd, #300, Dallas, TX 75252
Price: $20 for day passes, $177/month for open desks, $280/month for dedicated desks, $635/month for private offices
Perks: High-speed WiFi, free parking, printer/copier/scanner/fax machine, conference rooms, complimentary coffee, equipped kitchen, networking events
Not sure whether a coworking space is a valid investment for your business pursuits? CityCentral, a venue in Far North Dallas, offers the opportunity to test the space out before committing to a monthly lease. The free coworking membership provides access to the space and invitations to member events, allowing for valuable networking possibilities. This budget-friendly option makes CityCentral a prime coworking spot for eager tech entrepreneurs just launching their careers.
Location: 17250 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75248
Price: $0 for 8 hours/month, $195/month for open desks, $220/month for dedicated desks, $450+/month for private offices
Perks: High-speed WiFi, meeting rooms, complimentary coffee and beer, free parking, on-site IT support, mail services, networking events
Hours: 8am-5pm for free and unlimited coworking, 24/7 for dedicated-desk and private-office members
HeadSpace, which can be found in the directly-north-of-Dallas suburb of Carrollton, markets itself as a haven for freelancers and small businesses from a variety of industries. The space provides a resource for the newly-booming tech industry in Dallas, allowing remote workers a comfortable, spacious, and well-equipped workspace with a strong collaborative spirit. HeadSpace also shares a building with LAUNCH, a major creative advertising agency, and LAUNCH makes itself available to HeadSpace members for marketing advice.
Location: 4100 Midway Rd, Suite 2120, Carrollton, TX 75007
Price: $99 for 10-day passes, $199/month for open desks, $299/month for dedicated desks, $399/month for dedicated desks with partitions and private storage, $999-1850 for private offices
Perks: High-speed WiFi, conference room, free parking, complimentary coffee and snacks, locker storage, fully-equipped kitchen, private phone lounge
If you like the idea of living where you work, Pie In the Sky’s residential coworking space can help you stay on-track and eliminate the need for a commute. This Carrollton building provides micro-apartments to interested members, with furnished sleeping areas, communal bathrooms, and a large shared kitchen. Pricing includes all utilities, boosting Pie In the Sky’s desirability and setting it forth as a great choice for early-career entrepreneurs looking for the chance to fully immerse themselves in their professional pursuits.
Location: 1111 S Main St, #1202, Carrollton, TX 75006
Price: $35/day, $209/week, $699/month
Perks: High-speed WiFi, printers, complimentary coffee, fully-equipped kitchen, micro-apartments