|1. Dallas Arboretum||4. Swiss Avenue||7. Trader Joe’s||10. Forest Hills|
|2. Lakewood Country Club||5. Lakewood Shopping Center||8. White Rock Lake Trail||11. White Rock Boat Club|
|3. Lakewood Theater||6. Whole Foods Market||9. Hollywood Heights||12. Corinthian Sailing Club|
The Lakewood Area, located a few miles East of Downtown, has been one of Dallas’ most desirable neighborhoods, especially for those with children, for quite a long time. With the growing trend toward more families opting to live Intown rather than go to the Suburbs, Lakewood’s popularity is stronger than ever.
As a part of this growing popularity, surrounding areas technically not a part of the district proper, are identifying themselves with Lakewood. Coupled with neighborhoods such as Hollywood Heights, Swiss Avenue, Forest Hills, and Belmont, the Lakewood Area offers a wide array of homes in Craftsman, Prairie-Four Squares, Tudors, Spanish and Mediterranean Eclectic styles, many of native Austin stone. The homes range from two-bedroom bungalows to massive estates on acreage. Some of the older homes are being torn down in favor of much larger, more expensive homes.
The Cornerstone of the area is White Rock Lake. Built in 1913 as a source of drinking water for the growing needs of Dallasites, it is now a much used recreational venue with its surrounding Parks and scenic Jogging, Hiking, and Bicycle Trail which stretches some 9.4 miles around the lake. While motorized boats are not used on the lake, sailboats are common operating out of the White Rock Boat Club and Corinthian Sailing Club.
One of the most visited destinations on the lake is the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens which occupies over 60 acres of shrubs, trees, flowers, seasonal events, and displays for all ages. Much of the land was originally the DeGolyer Estate and the family’s 21,000 sq ft home is now open for tours.
The shopping needs of area residents are served by a wide variety of national and local merchants. Given the demographic of Lakewood, it’s no surprise the grocers such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Trader Joe’s have stores here. Lakewood’s numerous Shopping Centers offer a wide selection of dining experiences; and no trip would be complete without a visit to the Historic Lakewood Theater that first opened back in 1938. The Lakewood Country Club has served the golfing and social needs of its members since its founding in 1912.
Intown offers a wide variety of Homes both For Sale and For Rent in Lakewood, and across a wide spectrum of style, size, and price. If you are looking for a Quality Home in a Family Centered Neighborhood, then Lakewood might be an excellent choice.
Check out the Listings below to preview some of Lakewood’s most desirable Homes; and then call an Intown Associate to see first hand.
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