Built up during a housing boom in the 60s and 70s, this sprawling northeast Dallas neighborhood is quite straightforwardly named for both its proximity to White Rock Lake and elevated topography.
WHITE ROCK LAKE | GOOD SCHOOLS | COMMUTER-FRIENDLY | SUBDIVISIONS
Established subdivisions with big backyards mixed in with shopping strips and office developments.
School-centric with an emphasis on the great outdoors.
The many trails and parks along White Rock Creek.
Dozens of subdivisions reate a chain of communities.
Having both the city and larger suburbs close at hand.
East to West Boundaries:
note: very jagged western edge
East: White Rock Creek and TI Blvd
West: Forest Ridge Dr. Plano Rd, Chairman Dr, Sander Dr, Jupiter Rd, Hackney Ln
North to South Boundaries:
North: Walnut St and Buckingham Rd
South: 244S, Lanshire Dr
D/FW Airport 29m by car
Love Field Airport 26m by car
Downtown 21m by car
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LAKE HIGHLANDS: This sprawling, close-in suburb quite literally rises above the city.
Taking up significant square mileage in northeast Dallas, Lake Highlands is broader and farther out than most Dallas neighborhoods (and largely perched on higher elevation) but still feels like a cohesive community not far from the city’s excitements. Richardson ISD schools, which serve most of the community, are a big selling point for new buyers as is the multitude of parks.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Established subdivisions with big backyards punctuated by shopping strips and office developments.
The feeling throughout Lake Highlands is that you’ve stumbled into a humble hometown that happens to be in a big city. The Hill, a revamped shopping center, is bringing exciting new tenants to the area.
THE LIFESTYLE: Family-focused with an appreciation for the finer things in life.
Parkies, as the locals are called, prize their town’s serenity, safety, and award-winning public schools. Families fill their calendars with lacrosse practices, tennis matches, charity lunches, and rounds of golf at the Dallas Country Club.
UNEXPECTED APPEAL: The many trails and parks along White Rock Creek.
Sizable White Rock Lake, just south of the community, is a beautiful playground for paddleboarders, sailing enthusiasts, and kayakers. So too does the 7.6-mile White Rock Creek trail and its surrounding greenbelt attract walkers, joggers, and bicyclists who make use of a succession of linked parks, including popular Flag Pole Hill.
THE MARKET: Dozens of subdivisions create a chain of communities.
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH: Having a both the city and larger suburbs close at hand
With Dallas’s vibrant urban core to the south and rapidly growing suburbs like Plano and Frisco to the north, Lake Highlanders get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Interstate 635, also known as the LBJ Freeway, runs right through the area and is a convenient thoroughfare to many parts of the Metroplex; commuters can also take the DART light rail into downtown.
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