Popular Neighborhoods in Dallas, Part 2

Dallas is a big city, and with that size and extensive history comes a rich and diverse range of cultures. No one neighborhood in Dallas is alike, and chances are that you can find a spot that suits your personality and preferences. Here are some of the best neighborhoods to settle down in Dallas.


Casa Linda


One of Casa Linda’s biggest selling points is the sense of generational community the neighborhood offers. First established in 1939, many of the residents have been here for decades, and that multi-generational feeling extends to the design and architecture of the neighborhood as well. Vintage homes dominate the neighborhood, and their large lawns and towering trees evoke a time before developers began trying to pack as many houses together as possible. Casa Linda is also near White Rock Lake, making it an ideal choice for those with a passion for the great outdoors.


Hollywood Heights and Santa Monica


While Hollywood Heights and the adjoining region of Santa Monica may not be the most famous neighborhoods to bear those names, they’re well regarded as some of the best places to live in Dallas. The Tudor-style architecture that first found footing during its development in the 1920s has been preserved well, and there’s a real sense of community that’s reflected in the frequent festivals and events – both formal and informal. Lakewood Elementary services students in the district, and its high rating makes it an appealing prospect for young families looking to settle down.


The Park Cities


Despite consisting of two separate suburbs, Highland Park and University Park, these self-governed suburbs have become some of the most venerated areas to settle in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. That self-governance combined with the high wealth of its residents means that community projects are well and generously funded. Combine this with an impressive school system and upscale dining and shopping experiences, and you have a neighborhood appealing to singles and families alike. A highlight is Highland Park Village, a town square that’s been designated a National Historic Landmark.


Glen Abbey


Chances are you won’t find a neighborhood more exclusive than Glen Abbey. First developed in the early 2000s, this gated community is home to roughly two dozen residents. Sequestered away among bright green hills, most would never imagine that it’s located conveniently in the heart of Dallas. The close proximity of Bent Tree Country Club provides opportunities to socialize without even having to get in your car, and White Rock Creek is right around the corner as well.




The biggest and most obvious draw of Kiestwood is the presence of Kiest Park. Sprawling out over 248 acres, it’s one of the most striking and scenic stretches of greenery inside the Dallas city limits. The neighborhood consists of over 400 homes tucked away from the hustle and bustle of big city life, but that doesn’t mean that the greater Dallas area isn’t accessible. The Bishops Art District is right around the corner, and downtown Dallas is just a short commute away.


Originally posted at AlvinHopeJohnson.org

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