Neighborhood Spotlight

Bishop Arts Neighborhood Took North Oak Cliff Full Circle

By Deb R. Brimer / June 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

What a difference a century makes. Generations of real estate developers have banked on converting North Oak Cliff’s stunning countryside into the most affluent residential area of Dallas. After all, nothing said success more than a sweeping three-story Queen Anne mansion on a hill surrounded by limestone cliffs, natural springs, and lush native greenery. In […]

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Lake Cliff: The Gateway to Oak Cliff Has a Colorful History

By Deb R. Brimer / May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lake Cliff may have the most colorful history of any neighborhood in Oak Cliff. It was once part of the original township of Oak Cliff that Dallas annexed in 1901, and it has been the gateway to Oak Cliff since the 19th century. Named after the small freshwater lake created by the exclusive Llewellyn Country […]

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Oak Cliff’s Kiestwood Neighborhood is Pure Midcentury Cool

By Deb R. Brimer / May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

  If you long for a quiet, idyllic, Leave it to Beaver-style neighborhood, check out Kiestwood in Oak Cliff. Between hilly tree-lined streets, shaded front yards, and Midcentury upper-middle-class homes, you’ll expect to see Wally, the Beaver, and Eddie Haskell stroll down the sidewalk at any minute. Built from 1950 to 1965 during the post-war building […]

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Sunset Hill: From Oak Cliff Farm to Urban Charm

By Deb R. Brimer / May 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Sunset Hill Addition may have been the last thing John Merrifield wanted to crop up on his circa 1843 farm. A telling indication was the purchase he made of another 1,000 acres before his death in 1873, which helped prevent encroachment from the new Hord’s Ridge development near the farm’s eastern side. Nevertheless, progress […]

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Stevens Park Village: One of Dallas’ Most Hidden Neighborhoods

By Deb R. Brimer / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Stevens Park Village may be nestled off-the-beaten-path between Colorado Boulevard and the edge of North Oak Cliff, but the amazing Dallas skyline is in plain sight from hilltops in the hidden neighborhood. That’s one of the many advantages that villagers enjoy. The location, just a stone’s throw from Interstate 30 and downtown, is another one. […]

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Hampton Hills: Oak Cliff’s Ideal Home Place

By Deb R. Brimer / April 10, 2019 / 3 Comments

Hampton Hills is still living up to its 1924 branding campaign. When developer Alf W. Sanders kicked off his new home building venture 95 years ago, he ran an ad in the Dallas Morning News touting the small neighborhood “Oak Cliff’s Ideal Home Place.” His slogan not only attracted the middle management and tradesmen market […]

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