When it comes to buying or selling your home, choosing an agent who knows the neighborhood makes all the difference. The Rhodes Group takes pride in being experts in the areas in which they sell homes. With extensive knowledge about and experience in the Park Cities (Highland Park & University Park), Preston Hollow, Devonshire, Greenway Parks, Bluffview, Briarwood, and East Dallas (M-streets & Lakewood), The Rhodes Group knows your neighborhood. Only an agent who knows the area has the ability to identify good value, price property correctly, market listing effectively, and inform clients about “off-market” properties. Can you afford to work with an agent who doesn’t know your neighborhood?
Park Cities :: Highland Park & University Park
Park Cities is a term commonly used in reference to two adjoining municipalities: The Town of Highland Park and The City of University Park. These neighboring cities are largely affluent and contain some of the highest per capita incomes in the DFW area (as well as the state of Texas). The Park Cities is known for an exemplary public school system, a small-town feel within the larger Dallas metroplex, exceptionally low crime rates, and convenient shopping and access to business centers both in downtown as well as to the north. Homes in the area have an average sale price of approximately $1M+. The neighborhoods are dotted with various parks, creeks, and green spaces.
Located approximately one mile north of Downtown Dallas, Highland Park is a “city within a city” and consistently considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the country as well as Dallas. Its lush, tree-lined streets and vast landscape are a result of the original town plan developed by renowned landscape architect Wilbur David Cook, who also designed Beverly Hills, California. The neighborhood has extremely desirable public schools and excellent shopping and dining. There are also wonderful parks, public tennis courts & swimming pool, and a public library. The highly involved residents and families create a neighborhood environment that many families feel is unmatched in the city.
Immediately north of Highland Park and five miles north of Downtown Dallas, University Park enjoys the same hallmarks of Highland Park: excellent public schools, convenient shopping, public tennis courts & swimming pool, and beautiful parks. As with Highland Park, it is a separate town with its own schools and delightful family personality. The neighborhood shares a love of the community and numerous families grow up in “U.P.,” and choose to raise their family within blocks of their family home.
Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) is a consolidated school district, serving residents in both Highland Park and University Park. The district includes four elementary schools, one middle school, one intermediate school and Highland Park High School. It is recognized as one of the best public school systems in Texas and in the United States with more than 95 percent of the district’s students attending college after graduation.
Well-known and coveted for many years as one of Dallas’ premiere neighborhoods, Preston Hollow is renowned for its tree-lined streets, winding “country” roads and beautifully built pre-war and new homes featuring heavily treed lots. The newer section of Preston Hollow has well-built homes from the 1950s as well as many exceptional homes and estates built in the past ten years.
The mixture of old prominent Dallas estates with the resurgence of young families building and renovating homes in this neighborhood has created an environment where excellent private schools, close knit, active families and a very short commute to downtown Dallas combine for a highly prized neighborhood and family-focused way of life.
Preston Hollow is bounded by Forest Lane to the North, Northwest Highway to the South, Inwood Road to the West and Hillcrest Road to the East.
75209 :: Bluffview, Greenway Parks, Devonshire, Briarwood, & Shorecrest
Developed from what had been a 215-acre dairy farm, the land that is now Bluffview is punctuated by 50-foot bluffs that run along Bachman Creek. John P. Stevens, who was also responsible for Stevens Park in Oak Cliff, bought the farm in 1924 and divided the property into one-acre parcels. The lots are distinctive for their terrain features, many of which were formed from Bachman Creek’s streams and tributaries.
Bluffview is bounded by Northwest Highway to the north, Midway to the west, Lovers Lane to the south and Briarwood to the east. Bluffview is near shopping, restaurants, hotels, and Dallas’ busy in-town airport, Love Field.
The area’s distinctive features and large lot sizes have attracted numerous prominent families. Bluffview pioneers in turn hired highly acclaimed architects to design their homes. Many of the original homes have been restored and refurbished and are very much in use today.
A stone’s throw from its Park Cities neighbors, Greenway Parks is one of the most unique neighborhoods in Dallas. Most homes in Greenway Parks back up to wide, private green belts. Strictly-enforced deed restrictions, a strong homeowners association, and a deep-seeded neighborhood pride have helped keep the area and its 300 or so families faithful to their roots for the better part of a century. Architectural styles are diverse and homes are extremely well kept and maintained.
The neighborhood enjoys a prime location, with the Dallas North Tollway bounding the property on the east, Inwood Road to the west and University Boulevard to the north, while Mockingbird Lane forms the southern boundary. In addition, Dallas’ bustling inner-city airport, Love Field, is close by.
Devonshire, Briarwood, & Shorecrest
Within the same zip code, Devonshire, Greenway Crest, Briarwood, & Shorecrest offer the same location conveniences as Bluffview and Greenway Crest, but at a more affordable price. Each neighborhood has its own personality, but all maintain an excellent pride of ownership. With a healthy mixture of young professionals and budding families, these areas offer a great starting point for many who want to live close to Dallas in an established neighborhood.
East Dallas :: Lakewood & M-Streets
East Dallas occupies an area in the city of Dallas bounded by Central Expressway to the west, Mockingbird Lane to the north, Loop 12 to the east, and Fair Park to the south. East Dallas has many smaller neighborhoods; most notable are the M-Streets and Lakewood
Neighborhoods throughout East Dallas are well established and consist entirely of well-kept single-family homes. Residents like the area just the way it is and are committed to maintaining a distinctive neighborhood character that traces its roots to the early 1900’s. From the old-timers whose families have been in the area for several generations to the newcomers who move in on a regular basis, residents of East Dallas recognize each other with one important term – neighbor.
One of Dallas’ oldest and most venerable neighborhoods, Lakewood was established in 1882, only a few decades after the city itself was founded. In Lakewood proper you will be amazed by some of the historic homes that have been intimately maintained. Located adjacent to White Rock Lake, this neighborhood offers convenient amenities not matched by other areas.
Uptown & Oak Lawn
Uptown is the area directly north of downtown Dallas and encompasses the McKinney Avenue corridor, historic neighborhoods, and accesses the popular Katy Trail. Revitalized and booming, the Uptown / McKinney Avenue corridor is a long-time hot spot – reborn.
Take a short stroll from the bustling activity on McKinney Avenue, you will discover the historic residential neighborhoods. Designed to resemble the Brownstones of Boston and the elegance of Park Avenue, this is Dallas urban living at its best.
Today, some of the finest dining and nightlife in Dallas is within walking distance in the Uptown area. Uptown is also home to traditional plays, experimental theater, movies and music and the nearby Arts District is home to more museums and the symphony.
Northeast of Uptown proper is an area known as Oak Lawn. With its northern border adjacent to Highland Park, this area has been revitalized in decades past and many of the properties there have been either remodeled or razed to build new properties. Like Uptown, Oak Lawn is urban living but with a bit more “neighborhood.” You may also want to check out the stores and restaurants on Cedar Springs for a more eclectic experience.
Lake Highlands is loosely defined as an area from Central Expressway and LBJ to just west of Jupiter Road, and north of Northwest Highway. The outstanding schools are just a part of the appeal to this truly family oriented neighborhood. Just north of White Rock Lake with numerous parks, a newly built YMCA, and great shopping, Lake Highlands is a neighborhood that appeals to people wanting comfort and a community feel.
Recognized as one of the most respected and charming areas of Dallas, Lake Highlands enjoys a splendid location and a special ambiance that accrues, in part, from its proximity to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. In addition, the school system in Lake Highlands is highly rated and has become a sought after area for young families seeking a good education for their children.
Kessler Park is often referred to as Dallas’ hidden jewel of a neighborhood. With its beautiful skyline views, Kessler Park demonstrates what can be achieved when an urban plan is thoughtfully implemented with graceful architecture and large residential lots.
Home buyers can choose from a wide variety of architectural styles featuring charming brick, stone, and stucco cottages, English Tudors, Prairies, Mediterranean homes and stately mansions with distinctive architectural integrity. With its proximity to Stevens Park Golf Course, Methodist Hospital, the Central Business District, sporting and cultural centers, and panoramic views of downtown Dallas, this area is arguably the most beautiful historic neighborhood in the City of Dallas.
The Trinity River Project and the planned Santiago Calatrava bridges will be a major force in bringing additional improvements to this area, i.e., economic, recreational and transportation. Located immediately southwest of downtown Dallas off of I-30, Kessler Park is and convenient to the Bishop Arts District, Downtown, Uptown, Oak Lawn, Lakewood, Park Cities, Bluffview, Arlington and the Mid-Cities.
Many have referred to it as perhaps the most beautifully situated residential area of the city, with attractive, hilly topography, old-growth trees, atmospheric beauty and impressive architecture that would be the pride of any city.