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All About Lakewood…. The best place to live and buy in Dallas?

Been thoroughly enjoying this Spring market of 2012 and I have especially enjoyed and spent most of my time with clients in Lakewood.

This area of Dallas has so much culture and such a different community feel than any neighborhood in Dallas that I know of. People in Lakewood are passionate about their home neighborhood, the restaurants, White Rock Lake, the shops and the nightlife. The majority of my clients who have been looking in Lakewood have been either first-time home buyers, or buyers who are looking to make at least a 5 year commitment to start a family in at least a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a fenced in yard for a dog, or for kids to play!

When I work with home-buyers, whether it be first-time home buyers, or buyers who are looking to make a smart purchase that is good for resale and they ask me what neighborhood I like… Lakewood is the mainstay. My Mom has been in the business for over 12 years and she and the majority of some of the most business savvy professionals at our office will tell you the same thing. We all agree that Lakewood is here to stay. Not only is it a beautiful neighborhood with so much to offer, but it is up and coming, here to stay and over all, just a smart place to buy. We see nothing but good things for the future of this wonderful neighborhood. With Stonewall Jackson and Lakewood elementary schools, it is such a smart choice for buyers. You can’t go wrong in Lakewood.

I love so many areas in Dallas; Devonshire, Bluffview, Turtle Creek, Uptown, Highland Park, but Lakewood is on the rise like no other. A wonderful investment.

Here is a bit more info about this East Dallas neighborhood. Lakewood is a large neighborhood with so many facets. Check out this map and I have made this list, which will be helpful  is great because it talks  more about the subdivisions and little parts that make up the entirety of Lakewood.

Lakewood Neighborhoods:

Coronado Hills/C-streets
Great, quiet Dallas Lakewood Neighborhood. Located just south of Gaston Road and just west of East Grand. These 5 or 6 cute streets that are often known as the “C streets” and border Lakewood country Club on the East side. Most of these Lakewood homes were built in the last 1930’s through the 1950’s. This area also attends Lakewood Elementary which is one of the premier elementary schools in the Dallas School district.
Probably the most popular of any area in Lakewood. The” Mstreets,” which they are commonly known as. It a great neighborhood South of Mockingbird, along Greenville Ave, and US-75/Central Expressway. The neighborhood mainly consists of Tudor homes built in the 1920s and 30s. It is considered to be one of the premier places to raise young children and start a family. Stonewall Jackson is the elementary school and is considered to be one of the best elementary schools in Dallas.

Hollywood Heights

This great quaint neighborhood borders East Grand and is located just south of Lakewood Country Club. It is dominated by Tudor homes. It a great old neighborhood that has become very popular in the past couple of years. Lakewood elementary is the school district.

Junius Heights

A great historic neighborhood. This neighborhood is made up of older bungalow style homes with a few Victorian style homes mixed in. It is a very affordable neighborhood, starting ar around 140,000 dollars, yet it still has all the style and character that the rest of Lakewood has.

Lakewood

This is Lakewood tradition. “Lakewood Proper,” if you will. It is located on the east side of Abrams, all the way to White Rock Lake. GORGEOUS. It is dominated by large homes. It is the most expensive area of Lakewood. This area is a wonderful and an amazing place to live in Dallas.

Lakewood Heights

Great neighborhood located just off of Abrams. This is also a great neighborhood to thrive and raise a family.

Lower Greenville

Lower Greenville is known for its night clubs and restaurants. This Street/Strip runs through the Mstreets and Lakewood Heights. Lower Greenville is also one of 2 areas in Lakewood that has townhomes. This is a trendy area with a ton of character and personality and attracts tons of young professionals.

Munger Place Historic District

Munger Place is one of the most Historic areas of Dallas. Munger place contain most of Dallas’ huge Victoria style homes with its borders and is definitely a place with character. If you are wanting a large historic home with a bit of work or something that you want to make your own, this is the neighborhood for you. It borders Junius Heights and is one of the most southern areas of Lakewood.

Swiss Avenue Historic District

Swiss Avenue is one of most highly coveted streets in Dallas. The large two street… street with its grand homes was once lined with the most expensive homes in Dallas. It is definitely worth a drive down or bike ride, if not to just look at the huge, magnificent and historical homes.

Ridgewood Park

Ridgewood park is one of the new areas of Lakewood. Located to the north of Lakewood its homes were built in the 1940 and 1950s. It’s winding streets and beautiful creek make it wonderful place to live. It is also a very affordable place to live, with homes starting in the 200’s It might not have as much character as the rest of Lakewood but it is still a wonderful place to raise a family.

Vickery Place

One of the older neighborhoods in the Lakewood area. This Lakewood home area has old-style homes like bungalows and Tudors. This is a great neighborhood that is affordable and cute place to buy a home. Conveniently located close to Henderson Avenue restaurants and bars and just West of Greenville Avenue. Also close to 75.

Wilshire Heights

Located between Abrams and Greenville, this neighborhood consists of homes that were built in the late 1940’s and 50s. It is a great place to raise a family.

University Terrace

Located Just south of Northwest highway. This neighborhood is the furthest north neighborhood of the Lakewood area. It is a cute and quiet neighborhood. With homes starting in the low 200s. This affordable neighborhood is just blocks from white rock lake.

Forest Hills

This neighborhood has large lots and large homes. Located on the south side of the lake, this neighborhood is known for its large homes.

Notice a recurring theme here? Sorry to be so repetitive, but these neighborhoods really are, “great places to raise a family” 🙂

Check out this map of beautiful White Rock Lake… The best place to go bike riding, hiking, or walking in Dallas! If you live in Lakewood, or near the lake, go get yourself a bike. You will thank me! Especially while this Spring market and weather is so great.

For more information on Lakewood homes, please email me at bbesserer@briggsfreeman.com,

Or, check out our listings at www.briggsfreeman.com

I will be posting our new listing on McCommas, coming on the market soon. It’s the cutest.

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