Greenway Parks

About Greenway Parks

The inviting layout for this unique, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood was originally brought to life by Texas architect David R. Williams, who discovered the English-style "common green" concept on his travels to Europe in the '20s. Local journalists began reporting on his work elsewhere, which caught the attention of subdivision developers F.N. Drane and J.P. Stephenson, and pretty soon the dirt was flying.

The official "entrance" into Greenway Parks is through one of two triangular parkways on Mockingbird Lane. They eventually merge into a central boulevard that continues north to the other border, University. The streets in between, named mainly using Native American descriptors, are dotted with parks and private greenbelts. But what gives this arrangement perhaps its ultimate appeal is that many of the homes, ranging in style from postwar Bauhaus to ranch to Tudor, face these luscious greenbelts and not the streets. It is truly unlike anything else in Dallas so much so that in 2003 the City made Greenway Parks a Conservation District at the behest of many of its original families. The Texas Society of Architects also named it one of Texas' 25 Best Places.

Other Greenway Parks highlights include:

  • Close proximity to the North Dallas Tollway (its eastern boundary), Love Field Airport and luxury retail center Highland Park Village; only 10 minutes from downtown
  • Large lots punctuated with mature trees and transected by community walkways, which are perfect for riding bikes, walking pets and being neighborly
  • An HOA that maintains common areas and community website, provides security and enforces Conservation District restrictions

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