Where the spirit of the suburbs meets the conveniences of the city.
Situated along the western edge of White Rock Lake, this neighborhood northeast of downtown takes full advantage of the perks of lakeside living. Though many newer, larger builds are popping up, Lakewood’s many original homes, built from the 20s to the 50s, lend the area an anti–cookie cutter charm.
Suburban in feel but not far from the city’s center, the East Dallas / Lakewood area is bordered by White Rock Lake, a benefit that nature-loving locals take great delight in. Take your pick from new estates with considerable acreage, or cozier bungalows that date back to the 20s and 30s.
Rolling terrain and a plentitude of shops, restaurants, and dive bars.
Lakewood’s sleepy, shady streets may lure you into thinking you’re way out in the ’burbs, but it still has all the diversions a city dweller could want, including the historic Lakewood Shopping Center, the area’s retail anchor. While the no-frills Lakewood Landing is the locals’ revered dive bar, you can easily slip into adjacent Lower Greenville or Deep Ellum for more late-night options.
Active, outdoorsy, and committed to community.
Being in such close proximity to a sizable body of water means East Dallasites take their recreation seriously and can often be found communing with nature. Despite being somewhat sprawling, Lakewood still fosters a robust sense of connection among its residents, who get together for fun runs, block parties, school fundraisers, and an annual Fourth of July parade that is a particular point of pride.
A penchant for preservation and the arts.
Bordered by other neighborhoods that also have historic appeal, Lakewood’s iconic homes are a study in architectural integrity. The Landmark Theater and the Bath House Cultural Center are two of the area’s beloved thirties-era art deco standouts.
Established neighborhoods welcome a diversity of architecture.
From cozy cottages on modest lots to massive manors on plenty of acres, this is an area that embraces a wide range of architectural styles. Many of the shaded, gently sloping streets are along creeks.
Having White Rock Lake in your backyard.
The 1,105-acre lake is ringed by more than nine miles of walking and biking trails, dog parks, and boat ramps. Whether you prefer kayaking or sailing, picnicking or birding, you’ll have prime access to one of Dallas’s most visited green spaces. The 66-acre Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, on the lake’s southeastern shore, is known for its horticultural magnificence and kid-friendly activities.
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