Not long ago, North Dallas was considered a haven for suburban life. It contains numerous private schools and large homes with rolling lawns, artistic landscaping, swimming pools and two- or three-car garages.
Reflecting the good life of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, the homes are elegant and spacious, particularly the Preston Hollow Corridor between Preston and Inwood. Architecture buffs will appreciate the subtle style changes as they travel north -- into newer areas -- on Midway, Inwood or Preston.
East on some blocks of Walnut Hill and Royal, homes are built with as much as an acre between neighbors. Modern design is rare, while traditional homes are dominant in the area.
To accommodate this excusive area, the Park Cities and other prosperous neighborhoods, is one of the most successful malls in the country -- NorthPark Mall, which is anchored by Neiman Marcus and other fine fashion retailers.
NorthPark Mall, which has been continuously updated through the years, has a reputation for attracting many community-related special events.