I LOVE Dallas! The City of Dallas has southern charm, sophistication, and offers a wonderful variety of architectural styles within its many incredible neighborhoods. I have highlighted some of them for you.
Highland Park, located approximately three miles north of downtown Dallas, is often referred to as “a city within a city” and is one of the most prestigious, upscale towns in the country. The stellar schools, beautiful parks, and tree-lined streets make this an especially quaint area. The historic Highland Park Village shopping center has some of Dallas’ finest retail boutiques and restaurants.
The city of University Park sits just north of Highland Park, and serves as the home of Southern Methodist University. Characterized by beautiful homes and gorgeous lawns, this charming area has been home to generations of families.
The exemplary Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) is a consolidated school district that serves Highland Park and University Park, and is recognized as one of the best public school systems in Texas and in the country. It has four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school.
Now booming with nightlife, Downtown Dallas is more vibrant than ever. This eclectic (electric) area is home to many salons, boutiques, and some of the greatest dining the city has to offer. The Uptown residential and commercial area sits due north of downtown along the bustling McKinney Avenue corridor. Luxury high rises, lofts and contemporary condominiums make this Dallas’ best spot for contemporary urban living.
Turtle Creek, the popular Katy Trail, Reverchon Park and a vintage trolley line are just some of the highlights of this popular area.
The Arts District, which connects downtown and Uptown, is home to nationally-acclaimed museums, the Winspear Opera House, the Wyly Theater, and the Myerson Symphony Center, as well as the new Klyde Warren Park which bridges downtown to Uptown.
The city of Plano is located 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, and is well known for its corporate community, including the corporate headquarters of JC Penney Co., HP, and Frito Lay. Plano is a nationally-recognized suburb with acclaimed public schools, parks, swimming pools, and athletic facilities. are just some of the reasons so many families choose Plano.
Willow Bend Estates, Gleneagles and Lakeside on Preston are some of Plano’s hottest neighborhoods.
Lakewood proper is defined as the area in the city of Dallas that surrounds West of White Rock Lake, North of Mockingbird Lane, East of Abrams and South of La Vista.
This charming area is best known for its historical homes, public schools, and sense of community, with residents committed to maintaining it’s character. Lakewood is one of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods, and is home to the Dallas Arboretum and Lakewood Village Shopping Center.
Adjacent neighborhoods include popular Hollywood Heights, “M” Streets, Forest Hills, and historic Swiss Avenue. All of these neighborhoods are east of downtown Dallas and enjoy a quiet, small town-feel.
Lake Highlands is also more loosely defined as an area from Central Expressway and LBJ Freeway to just West of Jupiter Road and North of Northwest Highway.
Lake Highlands, just North of White Rock Lake, attracts first-time home buyers, young families, and those who want a suburban neighborhood closer to downtown. Served by the Richardson School District, Lake Highlands has paved bike and jogging trails, creeks and ponds, and easy access to White Rock Lake.
Located immediately Southwest of downtown, Kessler Park is characterized by large lots, magnificent trees, and rolling hills. Truly a hidden gem and one of Dallas’ most respected historic neighborhoods, this area has proximity to the Bishop Arts District, Lakewood, and Oak Lawn.
The Trinity River Project and the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge will be major influences to this area of town.
Located in the heart of North Dallas, this urban retreat is about 2 square miles in size with a great intimate feel! Just north of LBJ Freeway, the neighborhood offers a variety of home styles from ranches to Cape Cods, fabulous trees and an understated, down-to-earth feel. The area was developed beginning in the 50’s and you will find many of the homes on ½ acre lots. One of my favorites!
Located right off the North Dallas Tollway, just North of Royal Lane in the heart of Preston Hollow, this neighborhood location can’t be beat! Situated minutes from many private schools, it has a fabulous ambiance. Most of the ranch homes are situated on ½ acre lots and are built on pier and beam foundations and offer generous square footage. Most of the homes have been remodeled with very few tear-downs. A fabulous area if you want to acquire a one-story home on a well-treed lot with underground utilities. One very special place!
Located just West of Midway, and North of Northwest Highway, this area has experienced great growth in values over the last 10 years, attracting young families who wish to be near the area’s private schools. Most of the 1950 houses are pier-and-beam brick ranches and offer high quality construction. The area is also in transition with new construction. Its proximity and ease of access to Las Colinas, Love Field and DFW Airport also make this a great neighborhood.
Preston Hollow is one of Dallas’ premier neighborhoods, located in the center of the city. This area is well populated by young families and business professionals. It is well known for its new construction and renovations. The quality of life cannot be beat with Preston Hollow’s very central location and short commute to downtown Dallas. Many magnificent homes and sizable lots make this a fabulous area to call home!