Dallas & Collin Counties
Cyndie Gawain
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Little Forest Hills Real Estate Analysis

The area is bounded by Garland Road, Old Gate Lane, Eustis Avenue and Lakeland Drive, and is close to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum.  There is a much more expensive neighborhood nearby named Forest Hills with bigger homes, hence the name Little Forest Hills.  It was developed in the early 1920’s.  Most of the homes are small cottage type houses built from the 1920’s to the 1940’s.  Many are wood-frame.  The square footage ranges from 700 to a really large house of 3000 square feet..  The lots are not huge but the architectural character makes up for that.

The subdivisions that make up this area are Shamrock Shores, Lakeland Terrace and Lake Crest.  There are approximately 1000 homes.

The characters in the neighborhood are also what make Little Forest Hills such a fun place to live.  There are probably more artists and art studios in this neighborhood than anywhere else in the DFW Metroplex.

When trying to get certification as a conservation district, their moto was “Keep Little Forest Hills Funky”.  If you are an Austin type person, you will LOVE this area.  I grew up outside of Austin so this neighborhood feels like home to me!

The neighborhood was in a 2007 documentary about urban sprawl entitle Subdivided Isolation and Community in America.  The documentary was critical of tear down construction and master planned subdivisions.  It was featured on KERA and applauded by the Dallas Observer.

The reason residents love this neighborhood is its proximity to White Rock Lake, the Arboretum, Botanical Gardens, The Bath House Cultural Arts center, jogging trails and bike paths,  the towering trees, rolling terrain, unique architecture, friendly people, outdoor recreation and homey feeling.  There is a very active neighborhood association.  It is near Casa Linda Shopping Center and Lakewood and just 15 minutes from downtown.

Barbecs is perhaps the most infamous restaurant in the area.  They are famous for their beer biscuits and friendly service. I have had breakfast there after an early morning bike ride around the lake.  It was great!

 

near White Rock Lake. Known for beer bisquets and great service

near White Rock Lake. Known for beer bisquets and great servicestreet scene 1 clittle forest hill white rock lake white rock2 white rock3 little forest hills house

 

Walk Score for Little Forest Hills, Dallas



Little Forest Hills, Dallas School Data

Dallas School Districts

Texans Can Academies
9-12
http://www.texanscan.org
Pegasus School Of Liberal Arts And Sciences
K-12
http://www.pegaususcharter.org
Uplift Education
PK-12
http://www.uplifteducation.org/northhillsprep
Houston Can Academy Charter School
n/a
http://www.texanscan.org
Dallas Independent School District
PK-12
http://www.dallasisd.org
Highland Park Independent School District
PK-12
http://www.hpisd.org
Lumin Education
PK-3
Academy Of Dallas
PK-8
Children First Academy Of Dallas
PK-7
Trinity Basin Preparatory
PK-12
A W Brown-Fellowship Leadership Academy
PK-8
Focus Learning Academy
PK-12
http://www.focusacademy.org
Lynacre Academy Charter School
4-12
The School of Liberal Arts and Science
PK-10
http://www.schoolliberalarts.net
A+ Academy
PK-12
http://www.apluscharterschools.org
Nova Academy (Southeast)
K-8
http://www.NovaAcademy.org
Inspired Vision Academy
PK-12
http://www.apluscharterschools.org
Gateway Charter Academy
PK-12
http://www.gatewaycharter.schoolfusion.us
Fort Worth Can Academy
n/a
http://www.texanscan.org
San Antonio Can High School
n/a
http://www.texanscan.org
El Paso School of Excellence
PK-8
http://www.epsoe.com
Golden Rule Charter School
PK-12
St Anthony School
K-8
Nova Academy
PK-3
http://www.NovaAcademy.org
Academy For Academic Excellence
3-12
http://www.dallascounty.org
KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth
PK-8
http://www.KIPPdfw.org
Uplift Education – Peak Preparatory
K-12
La Academia De Estrellas
PK-8
http://www.academiadeestrellas.org
Richland Collegiate High School
11-12
Cityscape Schools
PK-12
http://www.cityscapeschools.org
Uplift Education – Williams Preparatory
K-12
Uplift Education – Hampton Preparatory
PK-12
Uplift Education-Summit International Preparatory
K-12
Ume Preparatory Academy
K-12
http://www.umeprep.org
Legacy Preparatory
K-12
http://www.legacypca.com
Legacy Preparatory
n/a
Trinity Environmental Academy
PK-12
http://www.triea.org

Dallas Schools

Dallas Can Academy Charter
9-12, charter
http://www.texanscan.org
Dallas Can Academy Charter-Oak Cli
9-12, charter
http://www.texanscan.org
Pegasus Charter High School
K-12, charter
http://www.pegasuscharter.org
Uplift Education-North Hills Prep
6-8, charter
Mckamy Elementary School
PK-5, public
Long Middle School
6-8, public
Sheffield Primary School
PK-2, public
http://www.cfbisd.edu
Sheffield Elementary School
PK-5, public
Harry Stone Montessori Academy (Es
PK-5, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/Page/2464
A Maceo Smith New Tech High School
9-12, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/newtech
Bryan Adams High School
9-12, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/Page/23035
W High Adamson High School
9-12, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/adamson
Birdie Alexander Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/alexander
Gabe P Allen Charter School
PK-5, charter
http://www.dallasisd.org/allen
Arcadia Park Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/arcadiapark
Arlington Park Community Learning Center
PK-5, public
William Hawley Atwell Law Academy
6-8, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/atwellacademy
Bayles Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/bayles
W A Blair Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/blair
Annie Webb Blanton Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/blanton
James Bowie Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/bowie
T W Browne Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/browne
John Neely Bryan Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://dallasisd.org/bryan
Harrell Budd Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/budd
Rufus C Burleson Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dallasisd.org/Domain/483