Pristine yards, quiet streets, and gorgeous homes are just a couple of the reasons that people flock to this town-within-a-city. And while houses in this neighborhood are pricey, many view its proximity to downtown and its many amenities to be worth the price tags. The neighborhood also has its own fire, police, and luxurious pool. Those with a coveted University Park address also benefit from an exemplary public school system that starts at kindergarten and continues through high school.
Preston Hollow is one of Dallas’s most elite neighborhoods. Located in North Dallas, but inside the LBJ/I-635 loop, the neighborhood stretches north from Northwest Highway to Royal Lane and east from Inwood Road to Hillcrest Road, offering easy access from LBJ/I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. This is a neighborhood for Dallas’s civic and business leaders, a power center for some of the city’s best-known names. And Preston Hollow is where former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, relocated when he left office.
With its leafy, tree-lined streets and darling homes dating as far back as the 1920s, the M Streets continues to be a popular neighborhood for couples and young families who want to be close to downtown and near White Rock Lake. Homes have high-gabled roofs, interesting stonework and masonry chimneys. Some still include decorative leaded-glass windows. The neighborhood officially stretches east of North Central Expressway to Greenville Avenue and north of Vanderbilt to McCommas, though locals often use the M Streets term more generally to refer to homes in the area immediately adjacent.
Located north of Northwest Highway and east of North Central Expressway, Lake Highlands is a popular neighborhood for families or young professional couples who want to have a Dallas address while living in the attractive Richardson school district. Schools are an important community gathering place here. Lake Highlands is also attractive for its easy access to both downtown and job centers in Richardson and Plano. The western part of Lake Highlands has easy access to the city’s White Rock Creek trail system, which winds through several Dallas parks to connect to the trail around White Rock Lake and is popular with bicyclists, joggers and rollerbladers.
Anyone with an affinity for White Rock Lake has to be familiar with this iconic neighborhood just moments from downtown. It is known for its laid back luxury and impressive homes both old and new. Families flock to this neighborhood to send their children to the award-winning Lakewood Elementary. And while this neighborhood is not new, it has new life as the kids who grew up in this area are now returning with families of their own. Lakewood feels like a small town, the proximity to the lake lends itself to an active lifestyle.