Highland On The Creek is a small neighborhood on the east side of White Rock Lake in East Dallas.  Highland on the Creek is a very popular neighborhood in East Dallas due to its close proximity to White Rock Lake, its wide array of unique home styles, and the fact that homes in the neighborhood are newer than many homes in the East Dallas area (mostly between the late 1980s and early 2000s).  The neighborhood consists of a little over 100 homes on just six streets and cul-de-sacs.

History of Highland On The Creek

Highland on the Creek Entrance

Entrance to Highland on the Creek in East Dallas, TX

Homes in the Highland on the Creek neighborhood were all built by various custom-home builders, including Sovereign Homes and Westwood Homes. Residential development in the neighborhood began in 1987, and the majority of homes were built in the mid 1990s.  A small number of homes were built in the early 2000s.

Although the entrance to the neighborhood is not gated, there is only one entrance/exit in and out of the neighborhood and there is a fence enclosing the perimeter.

Home styles in the neighborhood are predominately newer, traditional styles, but include a few Mediterranean, contemporary/modern, French, and Tudors.

Life in the Highland On The Creek Neighborhood

Home owners in Highland on the Creek enjoy all the benefits of being in close proximity to White Rock Lake as well as some of the best shopping, entertainment, and night life that East Dallas has to offer!

Recreation in and around Highland On The Creek:

Highland on the Creek

Park / common Area in Highland on the Creek in East Dallas, TX

The neighborhood has a small island in the middle of White Rock Lake is the recreational focal point of East Dallas and has miles of jogging, biking, and hiking trails, two sailboat marinas, fishing piers, and is host to a variety of marathons and races each year.  White Rock Lake is walking distance from Highland on the Creek; residents only have to walk a short distance from the entrance of the neighborhood and walk across a pedestrian-protected crosswalk to arrive at the main trail.  The Santa Fe Trail – a newly-constructed jogging and biking trail which runs all the way to the southeast side of Deep Ellum – branches off from the White Rock Trail just a short distance from Higland on the Creek.

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Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment close to Highland On The Creek:

  • Cane Rosso – located just a short distance from Highland on the Creek at Gaston and Garland roads
  • Fresh Market – a 24,000 square foot European-style specialty grocery store located on Gaston just west of Garland road.
  • Casa Linda Shopping Center – located a short drive north on Garland road, this art-deco-themed shopping center features dozens of restaurants and specialty stores.
  • The Lot – A family-friendly restaurant located on the east side of Garland Road at Gaston, the Lot features an abundance of outdoor space for children and adults to play while enjoying some of the best food and drinks East Dallas has to offer! Located just off the Santa Fe trail, so bikers and joggers can stop in and enjoy a drink.
  • Lakewood – located approximately two miles west on Gaston road, the Lakewood Shopping Center has a variety of original restaurants, specialty stores, and bars.

Highland On The Creek Homeowner’s Association

Home owners in Highland On The Creek are required to become members of the Highland On The Creek Homeowner’s Association.  Dues vary based on the size of the lot and home, and are paid annually.  The HOA has annual board meetings that are open to all owners.  The HOA maintains the common areas of the neighborhood.

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Highland On The Creek Schools

Highland on the Creek lies in the Dallas Independent School District.  Children of Highland On The Creek residents also have the option of applying to attend one of DISD’s many specialized magnet programs, and a there are many choices of private schools available close to the neighborhood as well.

The elementary school that serves the neighborhood is Alex Sanger Elementary, located at 8410 San Leandro in the adjacent neighborhood of Forest Hills.  Click to view ratings and comments on Greatschools.org about Alex Sanger Elementary.

The middle school that serves the neighborhood is Gaston Middle School.  The school is located at 9565 Mercer Drive in the Casa Linda area which is a short drive from . Click to view ratings and comments on Greatschools.org about WM Gaston Middle School.

The high school that serves the neighborhood is Bryan Adams High School. It is located at 2101 Millmar Drive which is a few miles from Highland on the Creek.  Click to view ratings and comments on Greatschools.org about Bryan Adams High School.

NOTE: Attendance zones are subject to change.  It is the buyer’s responsibility to verify attendance zones through the DISD address search feature or their attendance boundary maps.

Highland On The Creek Real Estate Data and Charts

Characteristics of homes in Highland on the Creek taken from NTREIS sold data over the last 10 years:

  • Floor plans range from three bedrooms and two bathrooms up to four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
  • Almost every home has a two car garage.
  • Homes that sold were built between 1987 and 2002.  The average home was built in 1994.
  • Homes range in size from 1,996 square feet up to 4,321 square feet.  The average home that sold was around 2,700 square feet.
  • Lot sizes ranged .06 acres to larger lots measuring up to .40 acres.  Lot dimensions ranged from small, zero-lot sized to as large as 126′ X 112′ Many homes on the south side of the neighborhood have views of the creek that runs behind the subdivision.
  • Almost every home that sold has a slab foundation.
  • Many homes in the neighborhood have swimming pools.

Highland On The Creek Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes (Rolling 12 Months, compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Highland On The Creek Median Sales Price of Single Family Homes by Number of Bedrooms (Rolling 12 Months)

Highland On The Creek Median Price per Square Foot for Single Family Homes (Rolling 12 Months, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Highland On The Creek Average Days on Market (Monthly, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Highland On The Creek Average Percentage of Original List Price Received for Single Family Homes (Rolling 12 Months, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Highland On The Creek Months Supply of Single Family Home Inventory (Monthly, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Highland On The Creek Single Family Homes for Sale (Monthly)

Highland On The Creek New Listings of Single Family Homes (Monthly)

Highland On The Creek Pending Sales of Single Family Homes (Monthly)

Highland On The Creek Closed Sales of Single Family Homes (Monthly)

DISCLAIMER: Charts powered by 10K Research.  All data provided by NTREIS and are deemed reliable but not 100% accurate.

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John Jones, Realtor

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

6301 Gaston Ave. Ste. 170

Dallas, TX 75214

 

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