Neighborhood Spotlight: Lake Highlands/East Dallas

Welcome to Lake Highlands-East Dallas

Family-oriented suburban living with ample outdoor recreation.
One trip around the Lake Highlands-East Dallas area, and you’ll see why residents adore living here. With highly-rated schools, tons of year-round activities, and a friendly, family-oriented vibe, it is no wonder that locals have so many good things to say about their neighborhoods.
Whatever your interests, this eclectic part of town is sure to meet your needs. Those who have a passion for nature and outdoor recreation will especially enjoy this part of Dallas. From its world-class arboretum to its hiking trail that spans across town, there is no shortage of ways to stay fit and active.
Homes in Lake Highlands-East Dallas are mostly on par with bordering neighborhoods in price and style. While the median home price sits right around $437,000, you can find properties that meet a wide range of budgets and space needs.

What to Love

  • Amiable people and a family-oriented vibe
  • Home to The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation

People & Lifestyle

Arguably, what residents love most about Lake Highlands-East Dallas is the convivial, small-town feel. Beautiful suburban neighborhoods and quiet roads are key characteristics of this lovely region. Throughout the year, it is common to see people going for their daily run, children playing outside, and friends and family gathering together for memorable celebrations.
Although the area is known for its peace and quiet, it is also near important conveniences. The brilliant design of Lake Highlands-East Dallas makes it so that residents can feel tucked away yet close to everything they could need — including fantastic shopping, dining, entertainment, and local services.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Lake Highlands-East Dallas takes a balanced approach to its offerings. On one hand, you’re minutes away from top establishments. On the other, the city doesn’t feel overloaded with too many commercial properties.
As you search for your new favorite places to shop, swing by The Store in Lake Highlands. This boutique features handcrafted bath and body products, fashion for women and children, accessories, and much more. For the perfect gift or floral arrangement, look no further than the experienced team at Lake Highlands Flowers.
Get ready to have your mouth water from all of the delicious choices for local dining. At Pecan Lodge, order your favorite smoked meats, sides, and desserts. In the mood for Italian food and a glass (or two) of wine? Since 1966, Jimmy’s Food Store has been a must-visit. Other top restaurants include Shady’s Burgers, Andy’s Frozen Custard, and Vector Brewing.

Things to Do

Outdoor enthusiasts: Get ready to be surrounded by some of the best fitness and nature activities in all of Dallas. Families also love the endless number of family-oriented things to do in Lake Highlands-East Dallas.
Seasonally, you’ll find plenty of fun events. At the end of November, get in the holiday spirit with Light Up The Highlands, the area’s family-friendly tree lighting event. If you are a runner, be sure to register for Run The Highlands, hosted by the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League. The event also features a family trail walk.
Named one of the top botanical gardens in the nation by USA Today, The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a top attraction. When the weather is pleasant, enjoy the walking trails and playground at Flag Pole Hill. For more outdoor recreation fun, check out the Lake Highlands Trail, the Lake Highland Tennis Courts, Lake Highlands North Park, White Rock Lake, and outstanding offerings from the Lake Highlands North Recreation Center.


Lake Highlands-East Dallas is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:





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