If you want to live in a Dallas neighborhood with great recreation options, fun shopping and restaurants, and a nice sense of community, Lakewood is one of your best bets. This quasi-suburb has lots of historic single-family homes that give Lakewood a sense of historic connection to Dallas’ early days.
Lakewood is located right next to White Rock Lake, one of Dallas’ best places to jog, cycle, fish and sail. The lake is a municipal water source so swimming and power boats are prohibited.
Lakewood is also home to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, a lovely place to browse through native flowering plants in the springtime.
If you’re a movie buff, you’ll love the Lakewood Theater, where classic films are shown. They also hold live performances. The streets around the theatre are where the neighborhoods’ most popular restaurants and shops are located.
Housing in Lakewood includes many single family homes as well as apartments. Neighborhoods like Lakewood on the Trail boast of their easy access to the walking and jogging paths at White Rock Lake.
Families are the most common residential unit in Lakewood, but you’ll find plenty of young singles and couples here, too. The wholes community gets together in July for a popular parade and celebration. You can also run into your neighbors any old time for brunch or lunch at the historic Dixie House Café.
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