Thinking About Moving Your Family to Dallas?

The Dallas side of the metroplex is a huge city with many family-friendly neighborhoods and suburbs. Most of these neighborhoods have a distinctive character and offer a range of different amenities – schools, parks, entertainment, shopping etc. If you’re planning to buy a home for your family in the beautiful city of Dallas, this is a list of the top five neighborhoods which are definitely worth considering:

1. Lakewood

The Lakewood neighborhood was established back in the 1990s and comprises mainly of Lakewood, Park Estates, Lakewood Heights, Whilshire Heights, Belmont, Hollywood Heights and Gastonwood-Coronado Hills.

Lakewood has something to offer to all kinds of families, those on a budget as well as those looking to splurge. The starting price of homes in this neighborhood is below $200,000. However, the price could easily cross $1,000,000 depending on the location, area, size and type of home. This neighborhood is highly recommended for young families with kids since it is very safe and has a lot of families already living here. Also, one of the most sought-after schools in Texas, Lakewood Elementary.

2. University Park

University Park along with Highland Park is considered to be among the most respected neighborhoods of Dallas. It houses the Southern Methodist University and is the most educated area all over Texas. It is one of the most highly recommended neighborhoods for young families that have children. Almost 40 percent of the households in University Park have children and education rates here are extremely high. The neighborhood also offers a range of different amenities to its residents.

3. Preston Hollow

Preston Hollow is considered to be among the most influential neighborhoods in Dallas and is located specifically in North Dallas. Here, you will find majestic estates with beautiful oak trees. There are still some vintage homes in this neighborhood of Dallas. These are one or two storey buildings that were constructed in the 1930s. However, many of the old constructions have been renovated and converted into new modern homes. Most homes occupy an area of 6,000 square feet (or more). The residents of Preston Hollow are found shopping mostly at Preston Road (State Highway 289). Neuhaus Café is a favorite lunch place for a lot of people living in Preston Hollow.

Preston Hollow is an excellent neighborhood choice for young families with children. It has some very elite private schools including the Hockaday School, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Episcopal School of Dallas and others. Many business and civic leaders reside in the neighborhood of Preston Hollow and it is home to some of the best-known names in the city.

4. Plano

While technically not “in” Dallas, Plano is close enough and offers so much for families that it had to be included on this list. In 2016, the CNN Money magazine rated Plano as the #3 area to live in all of Western America. The neighborhood has top-rated schools, safe streets and a very low rate of poverty. For young families looking to move to Dallas, Plano might be one of the best options to consider. The DART light rail transport system connects Plano to Dallas. Downtown Dallas is also within comfortable reach of Plano. It is among the largest suburbs in Texas and has houses to suit all kinds of budgets. It is also one of the fastest growing areas in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with numerous industry headquarters located in the area.

5. Lake Highlands

Lake Highlands can be found located on the northern side of Northwest Highway and is a very popular family neighborhood. In fact, it is also highly recommended for young working couples looking to shift to Dallas. Who wouldn’t want to live in the beautiful Richardson school district that includes the area? In Lake Highlands, schools are considered to be an important place for community gatherings. Another great feature of the Lake Highlands neighborhood is that it offers easy and quick access to downtown Dallas as well as the job centers located in Plano and Richardson.