Nestled southwest of Downtown Dallas, Oak Cliff offers a collection of older neighborhoods with established character and style. Built on rolling hills and lush landscapes, North Oak Cliff offers a neighborhood unlike any other found in Dallas.
Oak Cliff offers individuals and families a large cross-selection of architecture; from Craftsman Bungalow, Tudor, Spanish Eclectic to early contemporary, modern and ranch style homes. Some of the more popular neighborhoods include Kessler Park, Kessler Woods, Winnetka Heights, Kidd Springs, Hampton Hills, Elmwood, and Wynnewood.
To accommodate the needs of this growing family-oriented community, early education has become a top priority. Rosemont Elementary is home to one of the strongest PTA programs in the city, RECPTA. Rosemont Elementary and Rosemont Primary both offer programs and activities that suit the interests of the students. The Two-Way Dual Language Program at Rosemont uses the Gomez & Gomez 50/50 Dual Language Instructional Model, allowing students to receive instruction in both English and Spanish.
North Oak Cliff has become home to some of the best and most highly acclaimed restaurants in Dallas: Lucia, Hattie’s, Mesa, Bolsa, Smoke, Boulevardier, Tillman’s Roadhouse, Gloria’s and more. Bishop Arts District has become the target of new restaurateurs, artists, and developers seeking this diverse area of town as the target for their next vision.
Community through comradery is what you will find in the heart of Oak Cliff, and as the locals say: Keep Oak Cliff Real
Anchored by West Village, Uptown Dallas is an urban community of exceptional beauty, sophistication, style and international prominence in the heart of Dallas. Defined by its unique blend of prestigious business and residential addresses, Uptown Dallas includes a wide selection in shopping, hotels, dining and entertainment.
Uptown includes the neighborhoods of West Village, State Thomas, LoMac, Oak Lawn and others. Here you will find many types of residences, from high-rise apartment living to luxury houses, townhouses and condominiums which include Ritz-Carlton, Azure and 1999 McKinney.
Uptown is home to award winning restaurants and Dallas’ hottest bars. Hop on the McKinney Avenue Trolley and explore shopping options, including local retail to national stores- all mall free. The neighborhood also connects to the Katy Trail, Arts District, the new Klyde Warren Park and American Airlines Center.
Boasting one of the most beautiful skylines in the country, Downtown Dallas produced a distinctive contemporary profile for the downtown skyline, influenced by nationally prominent architects. At the same time, the establishment of the West End Historic District in the 1980s preserved a very large group of late 19th century brick warehouses that have been adapted for use as restaurants and shops.
Downtown Dallas is now viewed as an interconnected grouping of dense and urban center city districts, that while unique in their own right, also share strong urban linkages to each other and collectively participate in their role as Downtown Dallas. Neighborhoods include Dallas Arts District, Dallas Farmers Market, Deep Ellum, Design District, Main Street District, Reunion District, Southside, Victory Park, and The Cedars; among others.
With the construction of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts in the Arts District of Downtown, Dallas will be the only city in the world that has four buildings within one contiguous block designed by four separate and distinguished Pritzker Architecture Prize winners. Downtown Dallas is the birthplace of Neiman Marcus, one of the most well known fashion homes for sought out designers. Restaurants, entertainment, museums and parks are all within walking distance or a trolley ride away.
Lakewood / East Dallas
From quaint bungalows to prestigious Tudor homes, Lakewood and East Dallas has become a popular neighborhood destination for individuals and growing families alike. Lakewood exemplifies the history and diversity of the Dallas lifestyle.
East Dallas is comprised of a special and timeless collection of neighborhoods. Mostly developed from the early 1900s to the 1950s, East Dallas features Lakewood, Lakewood Heights, Junius Heights Historic District (Bungalow Heaven), Parks Estates, Caruth Terrace, Wilshire Heights, Mockingbird Heights, Mockingbird Meadows, The Gated Cloisters, Hillside, Gastonwood-Coronado Hills, Hollywood Heights, and Belmont; among others. Commonly, people outside these neighborhoods group them together under the heading of Lakewood, The M-Streets, or Old East Dallas – which are overlapping regions in the near-eastern part of the city. Historic Swiss Avenue (Mansion Row) anchors the area towards Downtown.
To accommodate the needs of this family-oriented community, education has always been a priority. In addition to Lakewood Elementary School and J.L. Long Middle School, Woodrow Wilson High School has a reputation for graduating such outstanding leaders as philanthropist Ruth Collins Altshuler, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson, real estate magnate Trammell Crow and racing legend Carroll Shelby.
When it comes to entertainment, White Rock Lake is right in the middle of East Dallas, the city’s finest recreation destination, with over 9 miles of walking and bike trails around the lake. Closer in to the Downtown Dallas area, new townhome developments are springing up with nice views to the city skyline. Whether it’s restaurants and shops along Greenville Avenue and in the Lakewood shopping center, watching classic movies and concerts at the Lakewood Theater or enjoying the different exhibits at the Dallas Arboretum, you will find plenty to do in this special part of Dallas.
Known for its mature tree lined streets, stunning array of architecture, and a town infrastructure complete with all the necessities demanded by it constituents, Highland Park is widely recognized as the pinnacle of luxury living in Dallas, Texas. Established in 1907, Highland Park is comprised of 2.26 square miles in the heart of Dallas. The Town is widely regarded as one of the most desired neighborhoods throughout the country; home to Politicians, Socialites, Actors, Singers, Writers, and Professional Athletes from across the country. There is no shortage of luxury for Highland Park residents; The National Historic Landmark of Highland Park Village, the exclusive Dallas Country Club and the prized Highland Park Independent School District are a few of the amenities creating a community with nothing left to desire.
Being its own incorporated municipality, the Town of Highland Park has its own city infrastructure supported by its residents. From the cities police force, to the exemplary school district, the municipality is completely self-sustained. Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) consists of 7 schools; all award winning and ranked “Exemplary”, the highest possible ranking by the Texas Education Agency. In 2012, Newsweek magazine named Highland Park High School one of the top high schools in the country.
The quality, execution and style of homes offered meet the needs of any prospective purchaser, from palatial mansions on grassy acreages to modern architectural homes that stand alone as works of art. For those willing and able to call Highland Park home, a comfortable lifestyle awaits.
Home to a nationally ranked private university, Southern Methodist University (SMU), University Park has developed from early beginnings as a small assembly of homes adjacent to SMU and Highland Park, to a vibrant town of over 23,000 people. Much like its neighbor Highland Park, it is its own municipality. Not straying from its roots in stellar education, University Park has been recognized by many as the best-educated city in Texas regarding formal education.
University Park continues to grow in population and it is no wonder why. This enclave of homes offers an attractive array of retail and business centers providing a steady supply of traffic and commerce, such as: Plaza at Preston Center, Snider Plaza and mere steps away from famed Northpark Mall.
University Park is also the home of the 13th Presidential Library and Museum, the George W. Bush Library and Museum, a state of the art facility built on the SMU campus. There are a multitude of parks, recreation centers, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields all available for the exclusive use of residents. University Park, located only 5 miles north of Downtown, offers the amenities and lifestyle of much larger cities but with all charm expected of a small town.