What Are The Hottest Neighborhoods in Dallas? Dallas Real Estate News

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Lake Highlands? Shorecrest? Highland Park? Peninsula? Park Cities? Preston Hollow (my vote!)? Lake Highlands? Midway Hollow? Kessler Park? Bishop Arts? Ravinia? The Cedars? Junius Heights Historic District? Far North Dallas? Richardson? Southlake? Colleyville? Arlington? The other day I was waaaay out in Benbrook,wowzers, beautiful community!

I want to hear what you like and why you like it — the neighborhood, that is. Comment away and let it all hang out. Thanks!

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Brian Davis says

    I am in love with Oak Cliff! Not only is the hilly topography among the prettiest in Dallas, but we’re one Interstate exit from the Dallas CBD. We have the nicest and newest public golf course in the area, an historic spring fed pool, countless chic dining venues in the Bishop Arts District, and diverse and fascinating retail options lining Jefferson Boulevard. Our neighbors are as friendly and as helpful as they come, the kids play in the streets and actually wave and say hello, and people genuinely care about each other. We have a little bit of everything, and that’s better than anything.

  2. Brian Davis says

    I am in love with Oak Cliff! Not only is the hilly topography among the prettiest in Dallas, but we’re one Interstate exit from the Dallas CBD. We have the nicest and newest public golf course in the area, an historic spring fed pool, countless chic dining venues in the Bishop Arts District, and diverse and fascinating retail options lining Jefferson Boulevard. Our neighbors are as friendly and as helpful as they come, the kids play in the streets and actually wave and say hello, and people genuinely care about each other. We have a little bit of everything, and that’s better than anything.

  3. Kevin Obregon says

    I have lived in Little Forest Hills, Junius Hts., Lakewood and finally – North Oak Cliff. I have to say I love North Oak Cliff (Tyler Davis Art District is where my art studio is located). Being a community activist, local arts advocate and professional artist, I appreciate that I can be a revolutionary here. Like-minded, proactive community leaders here (along with the aid of a very supportive city council member, Delia Jasso) are able to lead a charge to create culture – not merely "consume" it. Here, you can ride your bike through hilly areas to amazing taquerias, art galleries, art studios, fine restaurants, mom & pop gift shops and cultural institutions. You will find a full blend of nationalities here, assuring racial tolerance, cultural exchanges and in the end, a realization that we are more alike than different and celebrate them both in many ways that if you were our neighbor, you'd feel not only included, but a part of something beautiful and real.

  4. Kevin Obregon says

    I have lived in Little Forest Hills, Junius Hts., Lakewood and finally – North Oak Cliff. I have to say I love North Oak Cliff (Tyler Davis Art District is where my art studio is located). Being a community activist, local arts advocate and professional artist, I appreciate that I can be a revolutionary here. Like-minded, proactive community leaders here (along with the aid of a very supportive city council member, Delia Jasso) are able to lead a charge to create culture – not merely "consume" it. Here, you can ride your bike through hilly areas to amazing taquerias, art galleries, art studios, fine restaurants, mom & pop gift shops and cultural institutions. You will find a full blend of nationalities here, assuring racial tolerance, cultural exchanges and in the end, a realization that we are more alike than different and celebrate them both in many ways that if you were our neighbor, you'd feel not only included, but a part of something beautiful and real.

  5. Cynthia from Oh So Cynthia says

    What kind of Parkie would I be if I didn't throw my vote in for Park Cities. I love living here because it's like living in a small Mayberry-esque town, that's plopped right in the middle of a big city. Sure everybody is all up in your business but as a Mother, it's your best secret weapon against bad behavior! We have one of the best public school systems in the Country (don't take my word for it – national pubs like Newsweek say so every year!) . Not only do you actually know your neighbors but there are organized block parties to celebrate holidays! Social life centers around Friday night Scots games – and high-profile charity events. We have many small, locally owned boutiques and world renown designer stores. Great people, great shopping, great restaurants, great schools, great location…. It's the best of all worlds. Which ones you participate in, is entirely up to you. But isn't it nice to have so many choices!

  6. Cynthia from Oh So Cynthia says

    What kind of Parkie would I be if I didn't throw my vote in for Park Cities. I love living here because it's like living in a small Mayberry-esque town, that's plopped right in the middle of a big city. Sure everybody is all up in your business but as a Mother, it's your best secret weapon against bad behavior! We have one of the best public school systems in the Country (don't take my word for it – national pubs like Newsweek say so every year!) . Not only do you actually know your neighbors but there are organized block parties to celebrate holidays! Social life centers around Friday night Scots games – and high-profile charity events. We have many small, locally owned boutiques and world renown designer stores. Great people, great shopping, great restaurants, great schools, great location…. It's the best of all worlds. Which ones you participate in, is entirely up to you. But isn't it nice to have so many choices!

  7. Shareese Rowland says

    My vote is Lake Highlands~ It is great for our family in our life stage. We have 4 little boys (9, 6, 4 & 2). Lake Highlands is an amazing community to live in~ has a small neighborhood feel but in Dallas and South of LBJ. Close to White Rock Lake, great parks, great schools, old trees, hills, etc…but most of all I would say I love Lake Highlands because of my neighbors.

  8. Shareese Rowland says

    My vote is Lake Highlands~ It is great for our family in our life stage. We have 4 little boys (9, 6, 4 & 2). Lake Highlands is an amazing community to live in~ has a small neighborhood feel but in Dallas and South of LBJ. Close to White Rock Lake, great parks, great schools, old trees, hills, etc…but most of all I would say I love Lake Highlands because of my neighbors.

  9. Stephen says

    I'm going to say North Oak Cliff. I live in East Kessler, on the side of a hill, with 100+ year old trees towering overhead. The neighborhood feels like it's in the country, but I can see Downtown and the Calatrava from my patio and from various points in the house. There is a hike and bike trail that gives me plenty of friendly waves and conversations throughout the day. I also second the comments about restaurants, retail, and shopping. Davis and Jefferson are like stepping back in time. And one can still get all of this for a very reasonable price!

  10. Stephen says

    I'm going to say North Oak Cliff. I live in East Kessler, on the side of a hill, with 100+ year old trees towering overhead. The neighborhood feels like it's in the country, but I can see Downtown and the Calatrava from my patio and from various points in the house. There is a hike and bike trail that gives me plenty of friendly waves and conversations throughout the day. I also second the comments about restaurants, retail, and shopping. Davis and Jefferson are like stepping back in time. And one can still get all of this for a very reasonable price!

  11. critic says

    Heck, all these neighborhoods averaged a HOT 86.8 degrees these past 60 days
    Still too hot for tolerable living, but we sure have nice weather now.

  12. critic says

    Heck, all these neighborhoods averaged a HOT 86.8 degrees these past 60 days
    Still too hot for tolerable living, but we sure have nice weather now.

  13. TK says

    Isn't this kind of a cop out post…..I mean everyone is going to say where they live as opposed to some good insight on what actually IS the hottest neighborhood based on sales/trends. That'd be more interesting than people just saying they like their neighbors, parks and restaurants down the street – Any actually facts on what neighborhoods are trending with popularity based on new construction, sales, or anything along those lines?

    I'd like to think that the area around Lakewood CC/Whole Foods/Lakewood Theater is trending up, but that's where I live. Based on the good schools that are in the area, the bonding over Lakewood, White Rock, restaurants, bars, shops, etc. – I'd think that people would see some of the value in areas such as the C-Streets, Junius Heights, Brookside, Hollywood Heights. Much more affordable than north of Gaston, same amenities, big lots – but haven't seen the development in our area – wonder why?

  14. TK says

    Isn't this kind of a cop out post…..I mean everyone is going to say where they live as opposed to some good insight on what actually IS the hottest neighborhood based on sales/trends. That'd be more interesting than people just saying they like their neighbors, parks and restaurants down the street – Any actually facts on what neighborhoods are trending with popularity based on new construction, sales, or anything along those lines?

    I'd like to think that the area around Lakewood CC/Whole Foods/Lakewood Theater is trending up, but that's where I live. Based on the good schools that are in the area, the bonding over Lakewood, White Rock, restaurants, bars, shops, etc. – I'd think that people would see some of the value in areas such as the C-Streets, Junius Heights, Brookside, Hollywood Heights. Much more affordable than north of Gaston, same amenities, big lots – but haven't seen the development in our area – wonder why?

  15. Maureen Farmer says

    I love Lake Highlands and the White Rock Lake area – Lakewood. Lake Highlands is such a great neighborhood. I love driving into it at the end of the day and seeing the kids playing ball and neighbors walking their dogs and bikers and runners. Very friendly place – for old and young alike. The best neighborhood in Dallas. Of course I live their.

  16. Maureen Farmer says

    I love Lake Highlands and the White Rock Lake area – Lakewood. Lake Highlands is such a great neighborhood. I love driving into it at the end of the day and seeing the kids playing ball and neighbors walking their dogs and bikers and runners. Very friendly place – for old and young alike. The best neighborhood in Dallas. Of course I live their.

  17. smeyers says

    Downtown Arlington, specifically the tree streets (Oak, Pecan etc) in the historic district. It is definitely trending up. Babe's Chicken House, Mellow Mushroom etc, have moved here in the last few months. Its the most walkable part of Arlington and has historic charm. UTA is also adding new construction. Prices are very, very affordable and it also has the added bonus of being near Cowboys Stadium. The downside is the homes are older stock and need more work…and the homeless shelter is very near…but it adds to the heterogynous nature of the neighborhood.

  18. smeyers says

    Downtown Arlington, specifically the tree streets (Oak, Pecan etc) in the historic district. It is definitely trending up. Babe's Chicken House, Mellow Mushroom etc, have moved here in the last few months. Its the most walkable part of Arlington and has historic charm. UTA is also adding new construction. Prices are very, very affordable and it also has the added bonus of being near Cowboys Stadium. The downside is the homes are older stock and need more work…and the homeless shelter is very near…but it adds to the heterogynous nature of the neighborhood.

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