About Preston Hollow
You don't expect to find a "hollow" positioned squarely in the middle of a large metropolitan city proper. Which is exactly why Preston Hollow is such a delightful surprise to all who happen upon this North Dallas treasure for the first time.
Like a hollow's definition suggests, this roughly three-square-mile neighborhood actually does contain a "heavily wooded area" punctuated with rambling tributaries (from Bachman Creek) and gently rolling hills. No wonder so many of Dallas' oldest and most notable families settled here. They understood what prime real estate it was – and would be for decades to come. Local lore holds (and some city records confirm) that in its earliest days, this former Texas town was the site of cotton fields, dairy farms and even buffalo hunting. It was annexed by Dallas in 1945 to take advantage of much-needed city services, but has retained many of its original town-like qualities despite the meteoric rise of North Dallas around it.
A drive down any street in Preston Hollow offers newcomers an instant glimpse into its unique makeup. Before you even meet a resident, the variety of architectural styles gives you much of the information you need to know about the kinds of people that call this esteemed North Dallas neighborhood home. Sprawling 1950s ranch-style homes dwell side by side with recently constructed modern marvels and more traditional mansions that can't be seen from the road. As you meander the often curbless streets, passing young families out riding bikes and empty nesters walking dogs, the vision starts to become more clear. And you picture yourself living your new life here.
Many of these current residents were drawn to Preston Hollow homes for the same reasons you will be:
- The location is unbeatable. It's essentially bounded by Northwest Highway, Inwood, Hillcrest and Royal, and split by Preston Road. The Dallas North Tollway and US-75 (Central Expressway) are easily accessible. And shopping centers Preston Center and Preston Royal, along with the Southwest's most renowned mall, NorthPark, are less than 10 minutes from anywhere, making "quick trips" truly quick.
- Generously sized lots with mature, well-cared-for landscapes provide endless hide-and-seek and exploration opportunities that stick with young minds well into adulthood. A smattering of city parks indulges any other needs for recreational outlets.
- Local public schools, including the highly-ranked Preston Hollow Elementary, and an abundance of nearby private schools give additional options for building a solid educational foundation.
There is also a palpable pride of ownership that entices future residents to consider Preston Hollow real estate. Living among like-minded homeowners means the traditions of excellence started by Preston Hollow's founders so many generations ago, will be passed on to the many generations to come.
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Nearby Private Schools
- The Hockaday School
- St. Mark's School of Texas
- Ursuline Academy
- Cistercian Preparatory School
- Episcopal School of Dallas
- Greenhill School