When seeking out the best neighborhoods in Texas, set your sights on Dallas-Fort Worth for some of the most livable country youll ever dream of calling home. Like a supergroup of expert matchmakers, the agents of Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty can help you find exactly what youre looking for in both a home and its surrounding community. Below, youll discover seven of the hottest neighborhoods and cities in the DFW metropolitan area.
1. Colonial Hills
Whether youre an avid golfer or you simply enjoy the lush settings of an immaculately manicured golf course, youll fall in love with charming Colonial Hills, just five miles southwest of downtown Fort Worth. Filled with flourishing green spaces ideally suited for leisurely walks with the dog, cycling or simply enjoying the fresh air, its a quiet neighborhood that is close enough to the amenities of a major city, yet secluded enough to feel worlds away.
Tucked away near University Park, this 1950s-era neighborhood bursts with classically styled homes on large lots shaded by majestic trees. Located a short drive from the world-class shopping of NorthPark Center and within blocks of numerous dining options and local merchants in Inwood Village, Devonshire is a community mostly of young professionals and families, as well as longtime residents whove witnessed the surrounding area truly blossom.
3. Greenway Parks
Youll find plenty of history (and modern reinterpretations of classic styles) in this gorgeous area near Highland Park that dates back to the 1920s. Marked by private parkways, mature trees and active residents enjoying the seclusion of their neighborhood, Greenway Parks flourishes as part of a conservation district to ensure the integrity and cohesiveness of the homes. Within blocks, youll find luxury retailers, spectacular dining, a movie theater and a gourmet market at the lovely outdoor Highland Park Village, nearby.
4. Lake Highlands
Sunsets at White Rock Lake draw nature lovers to its shores each evening, making it a frequent destination for residents of nearby Lake Highlands, just minutes away from numerous recreation opportunities and the abundant beauty of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Located far enough from major freeways (yet close enough to downtown and popular entertainment districts throughout the city), the neighborhood feels like a well-kept secret nestled among canopies of trees that have been on these grounds for decades. Several of the top supermarket brands can be found in almost any direction, while restaurants and retailers skew local.
5. Mira Vista
Privacy and security offer added peace of mind to residents of this gated community served with 24-hour guards. In addition to spectacular views of the sprawling Texas landscape, Mira Vista boasts magnificently designed, spacious homes and the luxurious amenities of the on-site members-only Mira Vista Country Club, including a championship golf course, tennis center and resort-style pool.
One of the most popular neighborhoods in the heart of Dallas continues to grow and change. A favorite place for young professionals to call home, Uptown offers a never-ending supply of entertainment, dining and recreation options, all mere steps from its abundant high-rises, condominiums and (the slightly more rare) single-family homes. Klyde Warren Park, which straddles the borders of Uptown and the Dallas Arts District, draws crowds daily and nightly with stunning skyline views, buzz-worthy restaurants and laid-back food trucks, as well as close proximity to the many museums and performance venues.
As the name would suggest, the community of Westlake sits to the west of a lake Grapevine Lake, to be exact on the rolling hills of former ranchland. Several highly rated public schools, including the nationally acclaimed Westlake Academy, make the neighborhood especially sought-after among young families. Homes range from sprawling estates to cozy condominiums popular with single professionals and downsizers alike.
Pictured at top: A beautifully renovated home in Greenway Parks at 5539 Montrose Drive Dallas, Texas is available for $2,225,000.