The charming neighborhood of Lakewood is known for its great public and private schools, historical homes, community and parent involvement plus outstanding natural amenities including White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. One of Dallas’ oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods, Lakewood was established in 1882, only a few decades after the city itself was founded.
Its overlapping neighbors; Hollywood Heights, the “M” Streets, Forest Hills, Historic Swiss Avenue, East Dallas and more, group themselves under the title of Lakewood. All enjoy the quiet small town feel that’s nestled east of dynamic Downtown Dallas. The area is privy to many popular restaurants and stylish shops, specifically in Lakewood Village, Mockingbird Station and Casa Linda Shopping Center.
Neighborhoods throughout Lakewood are well established and consist entirely of well-kept single-family homes. Residents are committed to maintaining its distinctive neighborhood character. From the old-timers whose families have been in the area for several generations to the newcomers who move in on a regular basis, residents of Lakewood recognize each other with one important term – neighbors.
Lakewood occupies an area in the city of Dallas bounded by Central Expressway to the west, Mockingbird Lane to the north, Loop 12 to the east and Fair Park to the south.
Just North of White Rock Lake, Lake Highlands is a picturesque neighborhood known for it’s aesthetic appeal. Tree lined streets, mature landscaping and proximity to White Rock Lake and White Rock Trail, make this neighborhood ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. In the city of Dallas, but located in Richardson ISD, this neighborhood is a haven for families looking for exemplary public schools within an easy commute to Downtown Dallas.
The Town of Highland Park is located approximately three miles north of downtown Dallas. “A city within a city”, Highland Park is considered one of the most prestigious towns in the country with approximately 8,900 residents. Its lush, tree-lined streets, colorful gardens and richly landscaped public parks are a result of the original town plan developed by renowned landscape architect Wilbur David Cook, who also designed Beverly Hills, California. The neighborhood offers stellar public schools – the nationally recognized exemplary school district, Highland Park Independent School District. Some of the finest in shopping and dining, including the stylish and historic Highland Park Village, are minutes within reach. The area’s most beautiful waterway, Turtle Creek, runs throughout this quaint city which features its own public library, swimming pool and tennis courts. The highly-involved local residents and active families create a neighborhood environment that many feel to be unmatched in Texas.
Immediately north of Highland Park and five miles north of downtown Dallas, University Park is also served by the renowned Highland Park Independent School District and enjoys other hallmarks as Highland Park, including public tennis courts, beautiful parks and the family friendly “U.P.” swimming pool. The city is the home of Southern Methodist University and its north-central location provides easy access to a broad range of cultural, fine dining, recreational, shopping and business activities. The neighborhood shares a strong bond among the community. There are a refreshingly high percentage of generations of families that reside in University Park yet newcomers are embraced with true southern hospitality, common throughout this charming area.
Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) is a consolidated school district, serving residents in both Highland Park and University Park. The district includes four elementary schools, one middle school, one intermediate school and Highland Park High School. It is recognized as one of the best public school systems in Texas and in the United States with more than 95 percent of the district’s students attending college after graduation.
Revitalized and booming, Dallas’ Downtown, Uptown and McKinney Avenue corridor is a long-time hot spot – reborn.
Downtown Dallas with its contemporary way of life, numerous lofts and creatively designed condominiums appeals to any urban palate. Both young and seasoned professionals enjoy the close proximity to their offices and abundant night life. With the active Downtown Dallas Arts District and the new Klyde Warren Park seamlessly connecting downtown to uptown, the community is more vibrant than ever. The Klyde Warren Park is a five acre, public, tree-lined green space deck over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway. It hosts many venues and has brought new excitement to the center of Dallas.
Uptown, Dallas’ hottest office and residential area is directly north of downtown and encompasses the McKinney Avenue corridor. Here you will discover the finest array of dining in the city, with offices, boutiques and salons creating an electric atmosphere, day and night.
A few short strolls from the bustling activity on McKinney Avenue there are lovely historic residential neighborhoods alongside the finest examples of contemporary living. Many of the new developments were designed to resemble the brownstones of Boston and the elegance of Park Avenue. Luxury high rises, sleek condominiums, gated communities are just a few reasons this is Dallas’ urban living at its best.
Most of all the fine dining and vibrant nightlife in Dallas is within walking distance in the Uptown area. And if you choose to ride, a free run on a vintage trolley car is a delight. The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority connects downtown to uptown, running from the Arts District and stopping at various hot spots along McKinney Avenue. The area is also home to traditional plays, experimental theater, movies and music. The nearby Arts District is home to nationally acclaimed museums and The Dallas Symphony.
Residents have many naturally beautiful areas to enjoy that are unique to this area. The paved and popular Katy Trail, Reverchon Park and Turtle Creek are just a few of the urban landscapes to enjoy.
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