Tucked away in East Dallas lies the historic neighborhood Hollywood Heights and its sister subdivision, Santa Monica. I discovered this area of town because my boyfriend lives in Lakewood which is practically down the street from this quaint neighborhood. There are often days when I yearn to move out of my rented apartment in busy and fast paced Uptown and move somewhere more secluded, green, and quiet. Hopefully one day I will own something that I can call my own and I think Hollywood Heights would be the perfect starter house for me. Each house has so much character and history to it. This adorable neighborhood has large lots and beautiful landscaping making it a very sought after place to live in Dallas.
Most of its houses were built around the 1920′s-1930′s in the Tudor style and are comprised of Austin stone and brick. The houses in this area have been designated a conservation district by the city of Dallas- which preserves the homes and keeps them looking historic. They range anywhere from $300-600,000 and remind me of little gingerbread houses! Within a few minutes from Hollywood Heights is Dallas’ beautiful White Rock Lake, the Aboretum, and Lakewood Theatre. This is really the neighborhood for anyone who loves the outdoors, biking, canoeing, and a friendly, relaxed, family oriented atmosphere.
As I drove by the heights today after brunch in Lakewood, I snapped photos of some of the most unique houses I came across….and these are in fact unique! You don’t see houses like this in the newly developed parts of Frisco, Allen, and McKinney. You can’t find these cute little historic homes just anywhere!
I love how all of the doors and shutters of these houses are painted really funky colors…some turquoise, some purple, some bright pink!
And here’s the purple!
You don’t even feel like you are in Dallas anymore with this one…England perhaps?
I love the ivy growing over the house…I want my own little cottage!
This one looks a little bit more Spanish..and I actually found this one randomly on a realtor’s site- it’s for sale for around $450.
I had to post this one because it looks almost identical to the house I grew up in and the one that my parents still live in today!
Then as you go further into the Lakewood area towards the Lakewood Theatre lie the larger mansions… these houses have lots of character but were almost too big and sat too far away for my camera to get a good glimpse of them! Just a little out of my budget and my camera died..so I decided to stop at this one before I got really sad that I still live in my little 1200 sq ft apartment…once my camera gets up and running again, there will be more to come on Dallas’ most historic neighborhoods…stay tuned!