Coworking Spaces: Writer’s Trek Reveals the Attraction

D Magazine's S. Holland Murphy equates finding the right coworking space to matching up with a compatible significant other.


North Texas is filled with freelance, contract, startup, and self-employed workers looking for a place to call their work home, other than their actual home.

Writer S. Holland Murphy of D Magazine, a former at-home freelancer herself, decided to take a look at the coworking spaces in the Dallas area to see what she’s been missing.

“What I learned was this: coworking is like dating.”
S. Holland Murphy

“What I learned was this: coworking is like dating,” Murphy wrote. “You won’t know what you like until you spend a little time together.”

She noted that the DFW area will have hundreds of thousands of square feet of coworking space by the end of the summer — some of it home grown and the rest from national and even global brands.

We’re talking about such places as WELD, Dallas Makerspace, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, The Grove, Common Desk, and WeWork among others.

Murphy’s journey took her to more than a dozen sites, and her account is a fun read about her adventure.


The Dallas Entrepreneur Center is in the Dallas West End. [Photo via the DEC by Saltbox Film Co.]



Check out our interactive map highlighting all things innovative in the North Texas region, including coworking, accelerators and incubators, innovation centers, makerspaces, and executive offices. The growing ecosystem led to the creation of the maps by the Dallas Regional Chamber in collaboration with Dallas Innovates

Each tab represents different areas of the ecosystem. The maps will be updated as more resources become available and will remain an active source of information for North Texas.

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