White Rock Lake has been called the The Gem of Dallas, The Soul of Dallas, and an Urban Oasis. This beautiful area not only provides a natural habitat for flora and fauna, but it is also Dallas´ playground for many recreational activities. The White Rock Lake area has eight wonderfully unique neighborhoods. “White Rock Mike” provides a detailed description, photo gallery, and quick home stats for each neighborhood. You won’t find this kind of information anywhere else. Mike has not only worked as real estate agent for over 20 years in the White Rock Lake area, he is also a longtime resident.
Lots from a half acre up to a few at 3 acres. Deed restrictions allow a resident to have 2 horses per acre. The neighborhood has a country feel but also a very short drive to downtown Dallas. It has beautiful mature trees and a multitude of architectural styles such as modern contemporary, traditional ranch, Greek revival, Spanish colonial, and minimal traditionalist.
Diverse architectural styles accent this neighborhood including Tudor, Victorian, traditional ranch, Georgian, Spanish Colonial, Italianate, Greek revival, Prairie school, and Mid-century modern. They have a very active neighborhood association with activities including a 4th of July parade, garden club, neighborhood police patrol, Memorial day barbecue, garden tour, and Easter egg hunt and picnic.
The Lake Highlands community is by far the largest neighborhood served by White Rock Lake. The boundaries are Northwest Hwy on the south, East of Central Expressway, South of Walnut Street and West of LBJ freeway. Although located in Dallas, Lake Highlands is primarily served by very highly rated Richardson schools. There are 55 separate neighborhoods and 28 different neighborhood associations.
Lake Park Estates neighborhood adjoins White Rock Lake park and is close to the Northeast corner of Buckner Boulevard and Garland road behind Casa Linda shopping center. The architectural style is typically Traditional Ranch, with a fairly large population of Mid-century modern and some Greek revival. The street names, with the exception of Tranquilla, are named after Irish locations or themes.
The Lakewood neighborhood is on the west side of White Rock Lake. Architectural styles include English Tudor, Mid-century modern, Spanish Eclectic, Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, and French Eclectic. They have an active neighborhood association, Crime Watch, and annual events including 4th of July parade, Lakewood Stock at the Lakewood Village shopping center, the Chicken coop tour, and White Rock Artist Studio tour.
Architectural styles include Minimal Traditional, Modern, Ranch, Tudor, and other eclectic styles. The slogan for Little Forest Hills is “Keep Little Forest Hills Funky” and has a mix of singles, artists, young professionals, seniors, and families. If you want to live in a neighborhood where you will be invited to join in the fun and get to know your neighbors, then Little Forest Hills is for you.
Old Lake Highlands has primarily traditional ranch style homes with a few Tudors, Mid-century modern, and Colonial revival style homes. It has a very active neighborhood association and a strong sense of community, which sponsors Volunteers in Patrol (VIP), local elementary school fund raisers, an Adopt-A-Shoreline group for White Rock lake, and a yard of the month award.
The neighborhood has access to the Bathhouse cultural center, which offers local theater, art gallery, the White Rock Lake museum, and other cultural events. Architectural styles include Mid-century modern, Minimalist traditional, Colonial, Greek revival, Ranch, Tudor, Craftsman, and Prairie school. You will be within easy walking distance to the fun and relaxation of White Rock Lake.