When the city’s well-heeled want to put down roots, they look to these affluent areas. From Highland Park and Preston Hollow—two longtime favorites of the rich and sometimes famous—to laid-back locales such as Southlake and Lakewood, there are a few Dallas-area ’hoods that will forever be classics. For the adventurers and pioneers among us, there’s buzzy, entertainment-rich Uptown and the brand-new Wander Wood, an 8.85-acre oasis now offering predevelopment pricing.
UPTOWN Luxurious, amenity-rich high-rises—such as The Victor (thevictordallas.com), coming soon to Victory Park—located within walking distance of restaurants, nightlife and cultural hot spots means there’s never a dull moment in Uptown.
PRESTON HOLLOW Preston Hollow is known for its tree-lined streets and multiacre lots. It’s also home to one past U.S. president, some of the city’s best private schools and two of the five most expensive houses on the market in Dallas.
WANDER WOOD Located off Wander Lane in Forest Lane Estates, Wander Wood (wanderwooddallas.com) offers eight exclusive residential lots starting at $1.125 million. Perks include mature foliage and yards that back onto a creek.
SOUTHLAKE There’s no shortage of green space in Southlake, which offers five community parks, numerous private airports and properties such as 940 W. Dove Road, situated on 4.7 acres and listed by Caroline Summers for $11 million. 214.597.7513, briggsfreeman.com
LAKEWOOD Lakewood draws nature lovers and architecture lovers alike thanks to its proximity to White Rock Lake and its iconic homes designed by the likes of Charles Dilbeck and Clifford D. Hutsell.
HIGHLAND PARK With a nationally recognized school district, easy access to upscale shopping and a plethora of multimillion-dollar mansions, it’s easy to see why pro athletes and top-level execs call Highland Park home.
Photography by: Highland Park Village photo courtesy of Highland Park Village; The Victor rendering courtesy of Hines; Southlake photo courtesy of Caroline Summers, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty; Preston Hollow photo courtesy of briggs freeman sotheby’s international realty; Wander Wood photo courtesy of Wander Wood; White Rock Lake photo courtesy of Dallas Park and Recreation Department