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Lakewood/Lake Highlands

Pair of Old Dallas neighborhoods full of nature and nostalgia.

Welcome to Lakewood/Lake Highlands

Pair of Old Dallas neighborhoods full of nature and nostalgia

Nestled along with the waters of White Rock Lake and only minutes from the heart of the city are a pair of laid-back neighborhoods full of Old Dallas charm. These neighborhoods have some of the best green spaces in Dallas, and it begins with the quaint tree-lined streets. The lake is a huge draw, and there are many parks and trails that wind their way through the neighborhoods.
 
Lakewood and Lake Highlands are mirrors of each other in many ways. They are connected by their dedication to preserving their history, their location, and their connection to White Rock Lake. Lakewood’s history is tied to the lake itself. The Lakewood Country Club was built in 1921, just before the lake was filled, and suddenly Lakewood seemed like a paradise in the city. Lake Highlands is a younger neighborhood but still maintains the tight-knit feel as if they’ve been around forever.
 
The architecture of Lakewood and Lake Highlands is diverse, with everything from charming bungalows to new constructions of many different styles. There are many conservation and historic districts in the residential areas here, keeping the nostalgia and charm of Lakewood and Lake Highlands fresh for a new generation of homebuyers.

What to Love

  • White Rock Lake
  • Excellent schools in two districts
  • A close-knit community

Local Lifestyle

Lakewood and Lake Highlands have an urban appeal, with lots of great amenities and proximity to the heart of Dallas, but they’re also some of the most nature-filled areas of Dallas. Residents here range from young families and professionals to retirees. It truly has something for everyone with excellent schools, a caring community, and streets full of history.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Lake Highlands is full of smaller shops and restaurants with a more neighborhood vibe, whereas Lakewood has more gathering spaces like the Lakewood Shopping Center. However, both neighborhoods have great options for live music, such as The Balcony Club in Lakewood and Lake Highlands’ White Rock Coffee.

On the edge of Lake Highland, Shops at Park Lane offers designer brands and big-name stores. Favor the Kind is a boutique store full of handmade fare and eco-friendly finds. Lakewood Shopping Center is full of service-based stores and delicious eateries. 
 
Mi Cocina serves delicious tex mex and legendary margaritas. Lakewood Smokehouse is a laid-back neighborhood with delicious barbecues and deserts. For an authentic Vietnamese experience, visit the highly-rated Mot Hai Ba. Lakewood and Lake Highlands are on the quieter side, but those seeking a night out on the town are close to Lower Greenville’s bustling nightlife.

Things to Do

These tight-knit communities have lots to offer when it comes to events and fun, but the real attraction is outside. Thanks to their abundance of nature, Lakewood and Lake Highlands have some of the best outdoor activities in Dallas.
 
Lakewood Country Club and Royal Oaks Country Club offer incredible golf courses and amenities such as tennis courts and swimming pools. The Dallas Equestrian Center is a small but mighty place to take lessons and enjoy an equestrian show, while Harry S Moss Park Trail has over 5 miles of off-road bike trails. White Rock Lake is one of the most beloved parks in Dallas, with almost 10 miles of trails, rental facilities, and bird watching areas. 
 
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden are also located along the shores of the lake. The arboretum is full of history and beauty and is home to many wonderful events, including a concert series and cooking classes. Every year, the community comes together for several major events, such as the Lakewood Fourth of July Parade and Celebration and the Lakewood Home Festival.

Schools

Lakewood and Lake Highlands are served by both Dallas Independent School District and Richardson Independent School District, as well as excellent private schools.

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