FAR NORTH DALLAS
Developed by local real estate icon
Trammell Crow, Far North Dallas is bordered by I-635, Addison, Carrollton,
Plano and Richardson. With its own skyline, retail and commercial businesses,
office buildings and shopping centers,
many of the “techie” residents here find
little reason to venture downtown except
for the occasional meeting.
Most homes are considered “recent vintage” and lot sales (when available) are
brisk because of the area’s location and
proximity to the Richardson Independent
School District, one of the state’s highest
academically ranked districts.
The lengthy strip of road that comprises
the Greenville Avenue neighborhood
traverses a broad cross-section of residences, restaurants, nightclubs and
retail establishments. Located northeast
of downtown, Greenville Avenue begins
near Garret Park and stretches all the
way past LBJ Freeway to Richardson.
Mockingbird Lane is the boundary
where Dallasites divide the street into
Upper Greenville and Lower Greenville.
Lower Greenville Avenue is home to tiny
shops selling antiques, resale clothing
and furniture and Mediterranean and
health food stores. Needless to say, it
appeals to the bohemian, alternative
crowd. Upper Greenville is more posh,
with swanky restaurants and nightclubs
and a more upscale crowd.
Forbes once named Lake Highlands one
of the top three best neighborhoods to
buy a home – and it’s no wonder. Tree-lined, rolling streets give this mostly residential area a homey feeling, and many
residents consider Lake Highlands to be
a small town within a big city.
Residents have easy access to Garland
to the east, Richardson to the north and
North Dallas to the west. Most of Lake
Highlands is located within the popular
Richardson Independent School District,
while a small area located mainly south
of Northwest Hwy is served by Dallas
Independent School District. Homes in
Lake Highlands consist mostly of single-
family homes, and is a natural choice
for active families because of its proxim-
ity to White Rock Lake.
Lakewood is popular with families and
young professionals – and that’s not surprising. Bordered on one side by the
western shore of White Rock Lake,
Lakewood is bounded by Mockingbird
on the north and Gaston-Country Club
to the south, and the area is only a short
distance from downtown Dallas – yet
has maintained its small town charm.
Many of the homes in this old-fashioned
neighborhood were built from the
1900s to the 1950s, and there are
many historic and conservation Districts
There are also a wide variety of housing
options here, from two-bedroom starter
homes and quaint cottages to large mansions on sprawling acreage, plus duplexes, fourplexes and apartments. A number
of architectural styles are reflected here,
too, including Craftsman, Prairie-Four
Squares, Tudors, Spanish, Mediterranean
Eclectic and Early Ranch.
Considered by many Dallasites to be one
of the best areas in the city for quality living,
North Dallas extends north of NW
Highway and is bordered by I35-E, Central
Expressway (I- 75) and I-635 (LBJ Freeway).
Five major thoroughfares are just blocks
away, providing easy access to downtown, the West End and the northern
suburban areas. Dallas Love Field,
home of Southwest Airlines and
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
are only a short drive away.
Among North Dallas’ most popular residential areas are the communities of
Preston Hollow, an affluent and established Dallas neighborhood, and Bent
Tree, known for its large, spacious
homes. The landscaped neighborhoods
are mostly single-family homes of traditional styles, but there’s also a zero lot
line and garden homes, duplexes,
apartments, condominiums, high-rises
and retirement centers.
At more than 150 years old, Oak Cliff is
Dallas’ oldest established neighborhood.
Located in southwest Dallas and bordered
by the Trinity River on the north, Interstate
35E to the east, Clarendon Road on the
south, and Hampton Road on the west,
Oak Cliff is approximately 200 square
miles and houses a diverse population of
more than 300,000. Physically separated from the rest of the city by the Trinity
River, Oak Cliff is an independent
enclave of Dallas, and maintains its own
identity and history.
Well-known for its landscaped neighborhoods, exceptional land and housing values, excellent transportation, and award-winning educational facilities, Oak Cliff
also has a variety of cultural and recreational activities that allow for a high quality of life. Oak Cliff is also popular with
those who work in nearby downtown
Dallas because of the short commute.
Oak Cliff is also the birthplace of 7-11
convenience stores, so named because at
that time they were open from 7 a.m. to
11 p.m. In fact, all 7-11 convenience
stores can trace their heritage to a tiny
circa-1927 icehouse on the corner of
Edgefield and Twelfth Street in Dallas.
Organizations such as the Old Oak Cliff
Conservation League have helped
maintain the beauty of the area, and
other neighborhood organizations have
won historic district designation for areas
like Winnetka Heights.