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 proximity 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
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 apart-
ments. A number of architectural styles are
reflected here, too, including Craftsman,
Prairie-Four Squares, Tudors, Spanish, Medi-
terranean 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
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
184, 154. 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.