The Enclave at Ash Creek | Estates at Forest Hills is a small, gated neighborhood of 66 homes located entirely on two streets that lies to the east of White Rock Lake in east Dallas, TX near the intersection of Ferguson road and Lakeland drive.  The neighborhood was developed by David Weekley Homes.  The neighborhood is smaller but quite similar to the neighboring Enclave at White Rock, which was also developed by David Weekley Homes. In 2012, the neighborhood HOA changed its official name from The Enclave at Ash Creek to The Estates at Forest Hills, although the legal name of the subdivision as well as the name on the monument at the gated entrance to the neighborhood still remains “Enclave at Ash Creek“.

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History of Enclave at Ash Creek | Estates at Forest Hills

Seeing a need for newer homes in a private, gated community in east Dallas, builder David Weekley developed the Enclave at Ash Creek in 2000 and 2001.  The home styles and lot sizes are very similar to the neighboring development of Enclave at White Rock, which is another David Weekley development that lies further west on Lakeland drive closer to White Rock Lake.

Playground in Enclave at Ash Creek

Playground in Enclave at Ash Creek

Enclave at Ash Creek | Estates at Forest Hills Homes and Neighborhood Characteristics

  • Home Styles - Traditionally styled homes constructed of brick veneer built on slab foundations.
  • Floor Plans - Most homes are three bedrooms with two or two and a half baths, with the largest homes having as many as four full bedrooms and three full baths.  About a third of the homes are one story and the remaining two-thirds are two-story homes.  All homes have at least a two car attached garage with a select few having three car garages. A select few homes also have pools, but they are not common in the neighborhood due to the small lot sizes.
  • Home Sizes - The average home has around 2,500 square feet.  Floor plans range from a low of just under 2,000 square feet to a high of just under 3,000 square feet.
  • Lot Sizes - Almost every lot ranges between .10 to .16 acres, with a few select premium lots on the two cul-de-sacs measuring just over a quarter of an acre.
  • Age of Homes - All homes were built in 2000 and 2001.
  • Building Restrictions - Subject to city of Dallas zoning restrictions and the restrictive covenants of the Estates at Forest Hill’s Homeowner’s Association.
  • Home Sales Per Month - Since the neighborhood  only consists of 66 homes, only a handful of homes come up for sale each year.  It’s not uncommon for months to pass with no homes coming up for sale. In fact, there were no home sales during the entire year of 2011 in the neighborhood.  The highest number of sales in any month for the last 13 years was three.  Most off-season months see no sales, while there may be one or two sales per month during the spring and summer.
  • Other noteworthy characteristics - Enclave at Ash Creek | Estates at Forest Hills is one of only a very small handful of newer, gated subdivisions that exists in East Dallas.

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Enclave at Ash Creek | Estates at Forest Hills Lifestyle

Why do home buyers choose to live in Enclave at Ash Creek | Estates at Forest Hills?

  • Recreation and Proximity to White Rock Lake – The neighborhood has its own small children’s playground and has some common areas that are heavily treed.  Also, White Rock Lake is just a short drive down Lakeland Rd. to the west.
  • Location – The neighborhood is only a few miles from downtown Dallas.
  • Affordability – The Enclave at Ash Creek | Estates at Forest Hills is a bit more affordable than the other similar neighborhoods in the area since it’s a bit farther from White Rock Lake.
  • Privacy – It’s one of the few gated communities of newer homes in East Dallas close to White Rock Lake. The neighborhood also has a metal fence around its perimeter.
  • Newer Homes – Homes in the Enclave were built in 2000 and 2001, which is much newer than the average home in the area.  They are more like a traditional “suburban-style” than the typical home in East Dallas.

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Enclave at Ash Creek Neighborhood Homes

Estates at Forest Hills Homeowner’s Association

Homeowners in the The Estates at Forest Hills are subject to the by-laws and restrictions of the Estates of Forest Hills Homeowner’s Association, and are required to pay quarterly dues.  As of the date of publication of this article, the HOA dues were approximately $250 per quarter and are subject to change each year.  Dues cover various items such as common-area maintenance and repairs/maintenance of the gate and entry system.

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Enclave at Ash Creek | Estates at Forest Hills Schools

Elementary School (Grades K-5th) – Alex Sanger Elementary School - Located at 8410 San Leandro Dallas, TX 75218 | Ph (972) 749-7600

Sanger Elementary is one of the few schools in DISD that has a dual language Spanish Immersion program and allows students in this program to remain at the school through eighth grade.

Middle School (Grades 6th-8th) – W. H. Gaston Middle School - 9565 Mercer Dr. Dallas, TX 75228 | Ph (972) 502-5400

W. H. Gaston has a host of various academic, athletic, and arts specialty programs, including a STEM and robotics program, dance, choir, theater, and orchestra.  Students at Gaston have achieved some of the highest TAKS scores in the district, and the students, school, and faculty have won many various awards.

High School (Grades 9th-12th) – Bryan Adams High School - 2101 Millmar Dr. Dallas, TX 75228 | Ph (972) 502-4900

Bryan Adams has 20 advanced placement courses and also has a collegiate academy in partnership with Eastfield College which allows students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credit hours or an associates degree by the time they graduate high school, and this program is tuition-free.  Adams also has several athletic programs in sports such as baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, football, track, swimming, and cross country.

DISCLAIMER: It is the home buyer’s responsibility to verify all school attendance zones with DISD prior to purchasing  a home as they are subject to change.  All school boundary zones listed here were current as of the date of publication of this article and author assumes no liability for errors.  Please visit DISD’s School Finder Tool to view an interactive map of school attendance zones and to look up the assigned school attendance zone by address.

Common Area Enclave at Ash Creek

Common Area Enclave at Ash Creek

Enclave at Ash Creek | Estates at Forest Hills Real Estate Market and Charts

Since Enclave at Ash Creek is such a small neighborhood with very few sales per year, it is challenging to accurately convey the state of the market with charts.  These charts have been programmed to show 12 month moving averages for most metrics.

For more information on the methodology of and data contained within these reports, see our About Market Reports page.

Enclave at Ash Creek Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes (12 Month Moving Average, compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Enclave at Ash Creek Median Price per Square Foot for Single Family Homes (12 Month Moving Average, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)


Enclave at Ash Creek Average Days on Market (12 Months Moving Average, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

The average number of days between the listing date and the date a written offer is executed.  The actual time it takes transactions to close is NOT factored into this calculation. All-cash transactions may close in as little as one to two weeks, while transactions involving mortgage financing may take between three and six weeks, perhaps longer in some cases.

Enclave at Ash Creek Percentage of Original List Price Received for Single Family Homes (12 Month Moving Average, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Enclave at Ash Creek Months Supply of Single Family Home Inventory (Monthly, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

0-6 Months = “Seller’s Market”  |  6-8 Months = “Neutral Market”  |  8+ Months = “Buyer’s Market”

Enclave at Ash Creek Single Family Homes for Sale (Monthly)

The inventory of active listings in the neighborhood for any given month.

Enclave at Ash Creek New Listings of Single Family Homes (Monthly)

Enclave at Ash Creek Pending Sales of Single Family Homes (Monthly)

Pending sales are homes under contract where the buyer’s option to terminate the contract has expired.  In some cases, these contracts may not close for various reasons and some of the homes may return to the market as active listings.  The number of pending sales in one month is often a good indicator of expected closed sales for the following month.

Enclave at Ash Creek Closed Sales of Single Family Homes (Monthly)

* Charts powered by 10K Research.  All data contained herein is provided by NTREIS and is considered reliable but not 100% accurate.

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