Neighborhood social network Nextdoor launches real estate listing service 

Lake Highlands Property has joined, and we would like you to join too! Next Door has had it’s next major boost in the market, and it is a great way to get to know your neighbors, get updates from local public services, increase safety in your neighborhood, and find excellent recommendations for local services.

Join Us on Next Door!

This article from HousingWire outlines some of the great new benefits coming to you from Next Door… Time to join the next wave!

An Exciting New, Alternate Interface for Real Estate!


Source: Neighborhood social network Nextdoor launches real estate listing service | 2017-07-13 | HousingWire

Thank YOU Lake Highlands!


We are looking forward to planning our next event, and we hope to see some of you we missed! If you have a suggestion for a local cause please email us at!


Why I Support Pamper Lake Highlands | Pamper Lake Highlands

Why I Support Pamper Lake Highlands | Pamper Lake Highlands.

We have found a cause very near and dear to our hearts.


Join Us for a Good Cause!
Join Us for a Good Cause!


 This advocate’s post says it all:

Dallas currently ranks worse than Philadelphia, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Chicago, which means that A LOT of Dallas residents are barely scraping by with no hope for financial security or planning for the future. 

PLH currently scrapes by with 12 recurring monthly donors.

Read the full post here:

Why I Support Pamper Lake Highlands | Pamper Lake Highlands.

How Dallas’ Neighborhoods Got Their Names. | Central Track

What is Your Favorite Neighborhood?


Originally home to cotton gin factories and other warehouses, the Deep Elm neighborhood eventually became a hotbed for jazz and blues in the ’20s. The neighborhood’s current name was simply the way its residents used to pronounce “Deep Elm” back in the day.


Curious about the origin of your neighborhood’s name? See the full article below:

How Dallas’ Neighborhoods Got Their Names. | Central Track.

2017 Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour | Swiss Avenue Historic District

This truly is a lovely event and we highly recommend you consider taking the tour!

It’s one of Dallas’ most time-honored Springtime events. Come join us as we celebrate The 44th Annual Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour. Happening this year, just as it does every year, on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, and Sunday, May 13th and 14th.

This weekend-long tribute to Dallas’ historic past will feature seven of the city’s most fabulous Early 20th Century homes, an art fair, a vintage auto display, a children’s play area, live entertainment on the Avenue, free horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary air-conditioned mini-coaches, freshly prepared food, ice-cold beverages, and much more.


Buy Tickets and Learn More  About the Swiss Avenue Historic District Below:

2017 Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour | Swiss Avenue Historic District.

DART Cotton Belt Is Coming!

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit system has announced its latest expansion! 

Say Hello to the Cotton Belt!

Multiple cities in the Dallas metroplex will be able to connect directly to DFW Airport, thanks to DART’s Cotton Belt line.

Set to open in 2022, the new rail line will run from east to west across the north Dallas DART green and red lines allowing travelers to bypass traveling into downtown to connect to the orange line.

Major cities the Cotton Belt will connect to include Plano, Richardson, Addison, Carrollton and North Lake. The line will also allow direct transportation from the TEX Rail in Fort Worth to North Dallas cities.

View the full article here: DART Cotton Belt will connect rail lines to DFW airport – Dallas City News.


Is it yours? America’s 50 best cities to live: 24/7 Wall St.

We are so glad to see Richardson as #3 on the list!

The secret is out: visit City of Richardson at:


> Population: 110,827 > Median home value: $226,000 > Poverty rate: 9.5% > Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 53.2%

More than half of all adults in Richardson have at least a bachelor’s degree. With high educational attainment, incomes in the city are high and violent crime is scarce. The typical Richardson household earns $80,398 a year, and the city’s violent crime rate is less than half that of the state a whole. In many cities with higher incomes, the cost of living is also higher than normal. In Richardson, however, the cost of goods and services is roughly in line with the cost of living nationwide.

Located just outside of Dallas, Richardson residents benefit both from economic opportunities in the larger city, and the cultural amenities, without the higher violent and property crime rates.

Read the whole article here: Is it yours? America’s 50 best cities to live: 24/7 Wall St..

Lennar plans new apartments, retail on Garland Road

A design for retail/apartments that Lennar built in Minnesota

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Source: Lakewood Advocate Magazine

Lennar Multifamily Communities wants to build a mixed-use development of apartments and retail on Garland Road near Buckner.

The company, a subsidiary of Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corp., is requesting a zoning change for the two lots between Fire Station No. 31 and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, formerly Doctor’s Hospital.

One of the properties, at 9353 Garland Road, is the current home of White Rock Community Church. And the other, at 9335 Garland Parkway, is a medical office.

While Lennar’s zoning-change application requests a new planned development district “to allow for multifamily residential and retail,” it doesn’t specify what kind of density they’re seeking. How many stories, how many apartments and how much retail space they’ll be requesting remains to be seen.

A representative from Lennar, Todd Cook, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This would be the first new apartment complex on that part of Garland Road since the housing bust.

Lennar in 2015 set up a $1.1-billion fund to build and hold apartments in as many as 25 major U.S. Markets, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The company has one new apartment complex in Las Colinas, one in Oak Lawn and one near Glencoe Park. They also have a 23-story high-rise under construction in Victory Park.

Dallas Arboretum to Host Its First Food Fest

Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images

View the full article here: Dallas Arboretum to Host Its First Food Fest.

I just wanted to share this article from Jack on the Web (100.3 JackFM) about an upcoming, new kind of special event during the Dallas Arboretum’s famous Dallas Blooms Festival. If you have never been to this treasure in Dallas, you simply must go and explore! There you will find much more than just spectacular seasonal stems and shrubs… the Arboretum also boasts a number of Historical Landmarks, corners a breathtaking view of White Rock Lake, holds a number of seasonal concert series, and recently debuted an entire children’s park. For those who have frequented the gardens, the promise of a food festival with the best our local culinary talent at such an amazing venue is something I will be sure not to miss!

Event Date: March 16th, 2017

For tickets and additional information:

Where to Celebrate Fourth of July 2014 in Dallas

I wanted to pass along this great list written by Chris Mosley and Alison Matlock of D Magazine on July 1st.  There’s sure to be something for everyone.

English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July
Fireworks on the Fourth of July (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dallas Wind Symphony’s Star-Spangled Spectacular (July 4). Ever since Archibald Willard decided to toss a flute into his 1875 Yankee Doodle painting, The Spirit of 76, the wind instrument has played an important symbolic role in the tradition of American patriotism. The Dallas Wind Symphony takes Willard’s idea and runs with it, for an entire evening of tunes that are sure to stir the citizen in you.

Fair Park Fourth (July 4). The graceful art deco confines of Fair Park are already a great place to watch a traditional fireworks display, but the best part of this family-friendly event? It’s free. The clearest sightlines will be right inside the Cotton Bowl, but plenty of alternatives will be provided around the park grounds. While you’re waiting for the big show, kill some time at one at the attraction’s multiple museums; This free event is full of  live music, water features and access to rides, games and concessions in the State Fair of Texas Midway.admission will be discounted for attendees. Musical performances include Razzmajazz Dixieland Band, Trio Grande and more. The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 pm.

Fort Worth’s Fourth (July 4).  A night of free fun including live music featuring Party Machine and Larry G(ee), food, tubing, jet skiing and fly board shows. There will also be many kid-specific activities including pony rides, bounce houses, face painting, water slides, and more. There’s even zip lining, which I had no idea was something you could do in this area.

Kaboom Town (July 3). Let’s not dress it up: We like one thing above all else  when it comes to the 4th: Blowing stuff up. We like it more than the hot dogs, more than the swimming pools, more than the stars-and-stripes speedos. Addison’s Kaboom Town is probably the most-self explanatory of all Independence Day celebrations. It’s a fireworks show set to music while vintage warplanes conduct flyovers. Forget the geopolitical and psychological implications and embrace your inner munitions expert.

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic at Billy Bob’s (July 4). Does it get any more American than Willie Nelson at Billy Bob’s, on the Fourth of July, in Texas? “Icon” isn’t even big enough a word for the 81 year-old singer, who has made a career out of uniting the disparate worlds of cowboys and hippies, conservatives and leftists alike. So no matter your political stripe, head out to the picnic and embrace the cultural unity that one of our state’s living musical treasures represents.

Just Fireworks

Fireworks Extravaganza at Lake Grapevine (July 4).  The show can be viewed from any lakeside location, or from a boat, should you be so lucky. The explosions begin at 9:30 and will continue no matter what our unpredictable weather has in store.

Lone Stars and Stripes (July 4).  This event will feature live music, a ford truck-themed giveaway and a firework show, following the race, of course.

Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic  (July 2—4). Fort Worth is not a place to be outdone by the aforementioned wind instruments and grandiose firework shows of neighboring municipalities. For three straight days in July our sister city will take full advantage the gorgeous backdrop of their celebrated botanical garden, while unleashing their entire symphony orchestra on our nation’s most sacred tunes. Don’t be surprised if a bald eagle flies over when they hit the high note. So pack a picnic and come celebrate Independence Day in a truly patriotic fashion by watching marches, military salutes and the inevitable fireworks show.

Texas Rangers Fan Sleepover and Fireworks Show (July 3). Ever dream of sleeping under the stars on a baseball field? No? Keep reading. Yes? You’re in luck. Pack a bag and come camp out in the outfield and watch the Rangers live broadcast followed by fireworks in the park. Bring your sleeping bags and pillows to get comfortable.

Out in the ‘Burbs 

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration (July 3). Along with a low-level fireworks display, there will be concessions, live music by Groove Knight and a kid-hospitable area featuring face painting, bounces houses and more.

Plano’s All-American Fourth (July 4). Tune in to 97.5 FM for a simulcast to accompany the big show.

Plano Lions Independence Day Parade (July 4). The Plano Early Lions Club, named 2012-2013 District Club of the Year,  is hosting its 34th annual Independence Day parade. It begins the Plano ISD Administration Building and end at Plano Senior High School.

Stars and Stripes Southlake (July 3). There will be live entertainment, candy art, balloon artists, crafts, games, an inflatable obstacle and fireworks. Are you still with us?

Red, White and Boom (July 4). The day will kick off with a parade and car show, followed by food, family activities, live entertainment and last but definitely not least, fireworks.

Restaurant Parties 

Brass Knuckle Corn Dog Beatdown at The Libertine  (July 4). I can’t really vouch for the tastefulness or subtlety of this event, but it should be entertaining, if not a little stomach-turning at times. Now in its sixth year, the contest includes the totally safe combination of corn-dogs and tequila. Warning, there are no fireworks involved here, save for whatever happens to the major organs of the contestants.

Driftwood Anniversary Lobster Boil Bash  (July 3). Kick off your Fourth of July festivities early by joining Driftwood for an anniversary lobster dinner. Dinner will include wine and beer pairings, and this sounds like a lovely respite from the bang-happy proceedings elsewhere in town.

Fourth of July at Double Wide  (July 4). As with many holidays, the Double Wide becomes an unofficial safe place once the formalities of the day are over. Expect some rowdiness, along with performances by Pink Smoke, Gabriel Mendoza, and more.

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