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5 top neighborhoods in North Texas

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The Elegant Life: Park Cities

Highland Park 2_BF_Neighborhood_Photos_HiRes Your neighbors are leaders in society, business and politics plus executives, influencers, pro athletes and generations of families  in these sophisticated cities. The quintessential American neighborhood, Highland Park was created to be a respite from the stresses of early 19th-century life. Rich in history and legacy, University Park is home to SMU, considered the Ivy of the South and a great place for kids to attend summer camps and athletic events. Located just a few miles from downtown Dallas, homes in the Park Cities range from quaint cottages to large estates all located within blocks of great local and global shopping in unique neighborhood centers.

Explore all that the elegant life has to offer and find your perfect spot in the Park Cities: 

Highland Park    /     University Park 

The Elevated Life: Uptown/Downtown Dallas

40_BF_Neighborhood_Photos_HiRes - Copy These areas are alive with young professionals, smart-sizers, artists and CEOs and anyone who loves the high-energy buzz of a city. This is the heart of Dallas music, cultural, event and art scenes, from the five-acre Klyde Warren Park to the renowned Arts District. If youre a foodie, youll love the award-winning restaurants and hip bars. Catch a ride on the historic McKinney Avenue trolleys and discover incredible local shops and luxury retailers. Here, its all about luxury high-rises, smart live/work spaces, sophisticated mid-rises and convenient townhomes home to people from all walks of life.

Explore the elevated life and find your perfect spot in Uptown/Downtown. 

The Energetic Life: The North

ja2photo-plano_frisco-011-3675459467-O copy Its one of the most desirable areas in the United States: safe, sophisticated and perfect for executives, professionals, young families and smart-sizers. There are award-winning schools, bustling city centers and vibrant green spaces  all within a booming business scene. Discover Plano, home to major corporations and boasting parks, ball fields and recognized schools, plus a wide array of shopping, dining and community organizations for every lifestyle. Frisco is home to professional soccer and the vibrant Frisco Square, filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment. Just 25 minutes from DFW and Love Field airports, homes in The North are spacious and gracious in architectural styles from traditional to tomorrow.

Explore the energetic life and find your perfect spot in The North: 

Plano     /     Frisco     /      McKinney

The Easy Life: Lakewood

There is an unmistakable vibe to Lakewood: Foodies, hipsters, yuppies, artists, grandparents and kiddos happily mix and mingle in this community known for outdoor activities and community support. Money magazine called it one of the top 10 best big-city neighborhoods in America and noted its beautiful setting on the rolling hills next to White Rock Lake. Lakewood is a community that embraces nature, with that sparkling lake and its 15 miles of trails and many tributaries serving as a giant playground to those who live and visit here. Many of the neighborhoods iconic homes were built in the 1920s mixed today with architecturally sensitive charmers and the occasional cool contemporary.

Explore the easy life and find your perfect spot in Lakewood.

The Educated Life: Southlake

11_Southlake-Westlake_Photos_HiRes (2) Just minutes from downtown Dallas, Southlake is known for its exemplary public schools and its Friday-night lights. Its a place where the whole town comes together in the fall to cheer on the Carroll High School Dragons football team, which has won the state championship multiple times. Ranked among the best neighborhoods for families with children by The Dallas Morning News, here you can hike, bike or fish at one of nearly 20 local parks or you can take the kids to nearby Milwaukee Joes Gourmet Ice Cream in the Southlake Town Square for a cone. From year-round golf to sophisticated shopping, Southlake is also a popular executive-relocation town, just minutes from DFW Airport and with easy access to all things Dallas. There is a home here for everyone, especially if you like new construction and custom-built traditional homes.

Explore the educated life and find your perfect spot in Southlake.

  Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty is a luxury brokerage headquartered in North Texas. Its award-winning agents achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The companys deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the Sothebys International Realty network, bring the extraordinary to every client.

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