- Lakehill Preparatory School
The charming neighborhood of Lakewood is known for its great public and private schools, historical homes, community and parent involvement plus outstanding natural amenities including White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. One of Dallas' oldest and eclectic neighborhoods, Lakewood was established in 1882, only a few decades after the city itself was founded.
Its overlapping neighbors; Hollywood Heights, the “M” Streets, Forest Hills, Historic Swiss Avenue, East Dallas and more, group themselves under the title of Lakewood. All enjoy the quiet small town feel that’s nestled east of dynamic Downtown Dallas. The area is privy to many popular restaurants and stylish shops, specifically in Lakewood Village, Mockingbird Station and Casa Linda Shopping Center.
Neighborhoods throughout Lakewood are well established and consist entirely of well-kept single-family homes. Residents are committed to maintaining its distinctive neighborhood character. From the old-timers whose families have been in the area for several generations to the newcomers who move in on a regular basis, residents of Lakewood recognize each other with one important term - neighbors.
Lakewood occupies an area in the city of Dallas bounded by Central Expressway to the west, Mockingbird Lane to the north, Loop 12 to the east and Fair Park to the south.
Here are some of my favorite areas of East Dallas....
Munger Place and Junius Heights
Many native Dallasites don't even know about the historic neighborhoods centered around Munger Avenue, Swiss Avenue, and Gaston. These very walk-able neighborhoods are filled with beautiful historic homes that were built in the early 1900's. Many have been updated but there are still gems out there that remain untouched since the day they were built.
C Streets / Lakewood Hills
Located south of Gaston, East of Lakewood Country Club, North of Santa Monica and West of Grand this quaint neighborhood is pipping hot! Many new construction single family homes have popped up in the past 10 years because of the lack of restrictions (not historic) and the fact that it's located in Lakewood Elementary - a hot elementary school in East Dallas.
Santa Monica / Hollywood Heights
An absolute hidden gem in East Dallas, this neighborhood is located in the very sought after Lakewood Elementary while still keeping the historic charm of the 1920's and beyond. So very cool homes can be found here along with mature trees and some hidden curvy streets. The heart of this neighborhood is Lindsley Park which always has a crowd on a sunny day!
Just north of White Rock Lake with numerous parks, a newly built YMCA and plenty of wonderful shopping, Lake Highlands is a neighborhood that appeals to people starting new families, buying first homes, moving closer into town, even downsizing. Outstanding schools which are in the Richardson School District are just a part of the appeal to this truly family oriented neighborhood. Two major hospitals are minutes away. Miles of paved bike and jogging trails (one trail leads all the way to White Rock Lake), Royal Oaks Country Club and hidden creeks and ponds create a haven for outdoor enthusiast. Lake Highlands is loosely defined as an area from Central Expressway and LBJ to just west of Jupiter Road and north of Northwest Highway.
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens