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Neighborhoods 101: Why Midway Hollow — that neighborly 1950s community of Dallas — is having its moment

Though Preston Hollow gets most of the name recognition when it comes to neighborhoods in Northwest Dallas, an equally charming yet more affordable enclave exists — to the immediate east of Preston Hollow and due north of the Dallas Love Field airport — called Midway Hollow.

Living in Midway Hollow

Mature, towering trees create canopies of shade and vibrant green over most of the streets. Neighbors can be seen throughout the day enjoying the fresh air and strolling, jogging, cycling or walking their dogs and kids. And the neighborhood’s central location within the city makes Midway Hollow a highly sought-after community — especially in recent years, as house remodels and rebuilds have been on the upswing, increasing both the value and curb appeal for everyone.

Neighborhood

The luxury properties represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty as of August 2022 are in the $1,400,000 range — a healthy increase compared to just a few years ago. The average square footage for all homes in the neighborhood is 2,963, and the average year of construction is 1956. (Most older homes in Midway Hollow have been renovated or fully reimagined by now.) Also as of August 2022, the Harry C. Withers Elementary School in the area has a four-star rating from SchoolDigger and ranks higher than 80 percent of the elementary schools in Texas. Private schools are a popular option, too, for many families in the neighborhood. 

Transportation

Midway Hollow’s close proximity to Dallas Love Field airport and its daily flights to more than 120 destinations makes for an extremely convenient way to get started with a vacation or business trip, quickly. And, easy access to the Dallas North Tollway and other major freeways and roadways allows for reduced-hassle navigation throughout North Texas by car.

Shopping

Less than 10 minutes away, residents can access the world-class retailers, restaurants, services and amazing contemporary art collection of NorthPark Center or the shops and restaurants of Preston Center and neighboring shopping districts. 

Food and drink

Within Midway Hollow proper, residents have easy access — even walkable access for some — to several popular food destinations, including The Original Pancake House, Fernando’s Mexican Cuisine and the cozy foodie favorite Suze. An outpost of the high-end grocery chain, Central Market, tops the options for gathering ingredients for a delicious meal at home, with Target’s grocery section a close second for selection and proximity. NorthPark Center and Preston Center give locals an abundance of restaurant options, too, including many upscale national chains, such as Eataly, Seasons 52 and True Food Kitchen, but also some beloved local eateries including Malai Kitchen, Muchacho and Il Bracco

Neighborhood of Midway Hollow Dallas, Texas

Things to do

Though the neighborhood of Midway Hollow is primarily residential, it is close to several indoor escapes, such as movie theaters, and outdoor attractions that attract both fitness buffs and families. Bachman Lake offers a great place to fish, walk, bike, cycle, hike or picnic — and, for airplane fanatics, unfurl a blanket and watch the flights coming and going from Love Field. The recreation areas at the Elm Fork of the Trinity River offer more of the same, with an entirely different scenic backdrop.

To learn more about Midway Hollow and finding the perfect home there, contact any of the expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and ask to see homes in this quiet and increasingly popular section of Dallas.

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