2 DESTINATION DFW – SUMMER | FALL 2017
Grier E. White
Senior Vice President-Investments
Robert V. Augustus Riley, Jr
EX PER IENCE
Put Your Trust
2500 Legacy Drive, Suite 200
Frisco, TX 75034
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC | Member DINRA/SIPC
Downtown urban living is enjoying a new
renaissance of appeal among a number of
people, from those who desire a fast-paced life-style near all the action to recent retirees and
empty nesters who want the fun and freedom
that accompanies a high-rise with a concierge,
round-the-clock security and a convenient
location. Note The Trinity River Project is
another big transformation for downtown.
This city-funded public works project will be
the largest urban park in the United States,
with facilities that will include an equestrian
center, lakes, trails, sports fields, nature centers
and other recreational facilities.
East Dallas, once a separate town, retains an
FAR NORTH DALLAS
individual character and is home to urban
pioneers and young professionals with an
appreciation of stained glass windows, arched
doorways and frame homes. Architectural
styles in East Dallas vary greatly and reflect
every taste, much to the relief of those who
shy away from “cookie cutter” neighborhoods.
Variety is the spice of life and it certainly spices
up the area’s architecture, including Prairie,
Tudor, Mid-Century modern, French Eclectic,
Victorian and Spanish Revival.
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
The lengthy strip of road that comprises
the Greenville Avenue neighborhood
traverses a broad cross-section of residences,
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 bohe-
mian, 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