Old Lake Highlands is a neighborhood located in the East Dallas, TX area to the north and east of White Rock Lake just south of the area commonly known today as Lake Highlands.  According to the Old Lake Highlands Neighborhood Association, the neighborhood boundaries are Northwest Highway to the north, Callsen, Van Dyke and Buckner Boulevard to the west, and Lake Highlands drive to the east.

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Old Lake Highlands – Neighborhood and Homes

The neighborhood of Old Lake Highlands was established in 1946 and consists of approximately 1,700 homes, most of which are one and two story ranch-style homes and cottages built on pier and beam foundations.  Many of the homes still have their original hardwood floors.  A few homes in the area were built as early as the late 1930s with rapid development beginning in the late 1940s to early 1950s and lasting until the mid-to-late 1950s.

Park and view of downtown Dallas from Peavy east of Buckner in Old Lake Highlands

Park and view of downtown Dallas from Peavy east of Buckner in Old Lake Highlands

Some newer homes have been built on lots in the neighborhood that replaced older homes that were torn down, but Old Lake Highlands mostly still consists of original homes.  The pride of home ownership and life in Old Lake Highlands is reflected in how people care for their homes in the area.

Most homes in Old Lake Highlands have between two and three bedrooms, but a select few have four or even five bedrooms.  Two bedroom homes with one to one and a half bathrooms are quite common, as are many with three bedrooms and one and a half to two bathrooms.

Some homes have one car garages while others have garage space for two cars.  A few homes do not have garages but some of the older styles have carports.  The size of homes varies greatly in the area; some homes have less than 1,000 square feet while a select few have over 4,000 square feet.  Most of the larger homes are not original homes.  Home prices tend to vary greatly depending on many variables, especially location and view.  A few areas of Old Lake Highlands have impressive views of downtown Dallas and White Rock Lake.  The western side of Old Lake Highlands is one of the few areas in East Dallas where the elevation is high enough to view downtown Dallas.

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Old Lake Highlands Neighborhood Association

Old Lake Highlands has a very active voluntary neighborhood association which is very involved in community life in the neighborhood.  The association, called the Old Lake Highlands Neighborhood Association, meets every two months to discuss community issues, plan events and vote on business matters.  They also have an active crime patrol in the neighborhood.  Their website is updated regularly, consisting of a neighborhood calendar of events, a forum and many other links and pages with helpful information about life in the Old Lake Highlands area.

Old Lake Highlands Schools

Old Lake Highlands is served entirely by the DISD and lies in the attendance zone for the award-winning Hexter Elementary School.  The neighborhood lies in the attendance zone for Hill Middle School (located on Easton Rd. on the east side of Old Lake Highlands) and Bryan Adams High school.  (NOTE: School attendance zone boundaries are subject to change. It is the buyer’s responsibility to verify school attendance zones.  Visit the DISD Attendance Zone Maps for verification).

In addition to the assigned public schools within the attendance boundaries of Old Lake Highlands, students may apply to one of the Dallas ISD Magnet schools.

Life in Old Lake Highlands

Residents of Old Lake Highlands are surrounded by an array of parks and recreation areas, including three parks located within its borders.   It’s a neighborhood where you will see cyclists, joggers and people walking their dogs throughout the day.

  • Many residents of Old Lake Highlands enjoy being within walking distance of White Rock Lake, along with the bike and jogging paths that go around the perimeter of the lake.
  • Norbuck Park, which lines the northwest boundary of Old Lake Highlands, as well as Bel Aire Park, which lies on the east side of the neighborhood are within walking distance for many residents.
  • A variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment is located very close to the Old Lake Highlands area.  Downtown Dallas is approximately 10 miles away and the Northpark Mall is approximately five miles away.  The neighborhood lies close to Northwest Highway, which provides easy access to the major thoroughfares of LBJ Freeway and Central Expressway.
  • Old Lake Highlands has many mature trees and the neighborhood is almost entirely surrounded by greenbelts.
  • The area has some of the highest elevations in the Dallas area, with stunning views of the downtown Dallas skyline and White Rock Lake from the western side of Old Lake Highlands, along with a park and kids playground.
  • Only a few miles from the Lakewood and Lower Greenville area shopping, restaurant and night life areas.

Old Lake Highlands Real Estate Market Data and Charts for Single Family Homes

Some general information about single family homes in Old Lake Highlands taken from NTREIS sales records over the last ten years:

    • The average home that sold had three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  There are several smaller homes with only two bedrooms and one bathroom, and some of the larger homes have four bedrooms and up to three baths.
    • The average square footage of homes that sold was about 1,700.
    • Lots of sold homes ranged from a low of .15 acres to a high of .46 acres.  The average lot size is about .16 acres.
    • The average home in Old Lake Highlands was built in 1958.  The oldest homes were built as early as 1940.

Old Lake Highlands – Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes (Rolling 12 Months, compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Old Lake Highlands Median Sales Price of Single Family Homes by Number of Bedrooms (12 Months Rolling)

Old Lake Highlands Median Price per Square Foot for Single Family Homes (Rolling 12 Months, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Old Lake Highlands Average Days on Market (Monthly, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Old Lake Highlands Average Percentage of Original List Price Received for Single Family Homes (Rolling 12 Months, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Old Lake Highlands Months Supply of Single Family Home Inventory (Monthly, Compared to East Dallas and the City of Dallas)

Old Lake Highlands Single Family Homes for Sale (Monthly)

Old Lake Highlands New Listings of Single Family Homes (Monthly)

Old Lake Highlands Pending Sales of Single Family Homes (Monthly)

Old Lake Highlands Closed Sales of Single Family Homes (Monthly)

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