The neighborhood of Canyon Creek is in the city of Richardson, Texas, approximately 18 miles north of Dallas and 50 miles northeast of Fort Worth. Families, singles, professionals and retirees enjoy what the Canyon Creek community has to offer its residents, such as shopping and recreation choices.
Richardson Square is in Canyon Creek and offers dining and shopping options for the city's and community's residents. Stores at this retail center include Anna's Linens, Lowe's, Ross and Super Target. Eateries at the mall include Panda Express and Chick-Fil-A.
Canyon Creek and Point North parks are popular spots in the neighborhood for recreation and fitness. Each park has a picnic area, playground equipment, shelter and sports fields such as baseball diamonds and tennis courts. At Canyon Creek Park you'll find swimming and baby pools to help you cool off when it's warm outside.
Canyon Creek Country Club is one of the premier golf spots in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. At the club is an 18-hole golf course, 22 tennis courts, three pools and an outdoor snack bar. The Grill, Terrace Room and ClubExpress all serve food at Canyon Creek Country Club.
Learning facilities located in this Richardson neighborhood include Canyon Creek Elementary School, Canyon Creek Christian Academy and the University of Texas at Dallas.
The neighborhood of Handley in Fort Worth, Texas, was once an independent town established in 1884 by Confederate Major James Madison Handley. It was originally developed by Major Handley when he purchased a plantation in the area. Today, Handley is bordered by Meadowbrook Drive to the north, Lancaster Avenue to the south, Hitson Lane to the east and Loop 820 to the west.
Schools in Handley include East Handley Elementary School, West Handley Elementary School and Jean McClung Middle School. The educational institutions are part of the Fort Worth Independent School District.
The Handley Antique Mall and Cafe serves lunch and coffee to guests. There's a 6,000-square-foot retail floor with antique and collectable dealers. The mall and cafe is located on the corner of Kerr Street and South Handley Drive.
Handley Park is a place where residents can relax and enjoy open space in the city. Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center is located within the park. Beaty Street runs through the middle of the Handley Park that's bordered by Greenlee Street, East Loop 820, Haynie Street and Craig Street.
The neighborhood plays host to the annual Handley Street Festival and Car Show in October. The Historic Handley Development Corporation is in charge of the Historic Handley Railroad Museum located on Handley Drive and East Lancaster Avenue.
Woodhaven is a neighborhood located about 30 miles west of downtown Dallas. Residents in the area have access to several major roadways, including Interstate 30, Interstate 820 and State Route 121. It is just a short drive from Woodhaven into downtown Fort Worth. The Trinity River is the longest river flowing entirely within the state of Texas, and borders the neighborhood's northern edge, and .
Several schools in the community serve the residents of Woodhaven. Eastern Hills and Lowery Road are two elementary schools nearby. Meadowbrook Middle School and Eastern Hills High School also make Woodhaven their home. College students living in the area can attend Remington College, Texas Wesleyan University and University of Texas at Arlington Fort Worth Campus if they'd like to stay close to home.
Woodhaven boasts an impressive country club with an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, clubhouse and swimming pool. Plenty of single family homes, condominiums and apartments surround the beautifully landscaped course.
Residents in the area have the convenience of living near several retail stores, restaurants and supermarkets that sit throughout Woodhaven. Locals enjoy the dining options and the Fort Worth East Regional Library.
Westchester is a neighborhood 20 miles southwest of Dallas. Many major roadways serve the area including Interstate 20 and State Routes 408 and 161. Most of the residents in Westchester commute by car.
Westchester boasts some of the best schools in the area, including Reagan Middle School and South Grand Prairie High School.
Residents can take advantage of all the recreational activities nearby Joe Pool Lake offers, including boating, fishing and relaxing on the shore. The local YMCA is very popular, and provides athletic facilities to members of all ages. There are also day care services for parents interested in using the workout areas. The Y truly is a focal point in the community, hosting camping trips, daddy-daughter activities and other family-oriented fun.
Westchester has a very active association of homeowners who work to make this area a wonderful place to live. Many members of the association volunteer their time to keep Westchester clean, safe and beautiful.
Residents enjoy access to all Dallas has to offer in a friendly and comfortable neighborhood that has a small-town feel.
South Dallas is a neighborhood just ten minutes from downtown Dallas that is bordered by Interstate 30 to the north, Trinity River to the west and south, and White Rock Creek to the east. Residents commute by car or have the option of using the local bus service and light rail trains.
The neighborhood has a healthy mix of residential apartments, single family homes and commercial districts to meet the housing and shopping needs of residents who live there.
South Dallas is serviced by the Dallas Independent School District. Billy Earl Dade is the local middle school, and James Madison and Lincoln are the two high schools in the area. The Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development is the South Dallas campus of El Centro College of the Dallas County Community College District.
This neighborhood is home to Fair Park, a popular 277-acre recreational and educational complex that is registered as a Dallas Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. It is also the site of the annual State Fair of Texas, as well as visit nine museums, six performance facilities, a lagoon and the largest Ferris wheel in North America.
Stonebridge Ranch is a neighborhood located 35 miles northeast of Dallas. The slogan of the largest master-planned community in north Texas is "Where Life Surrounds You," and with 1,200 acres preserved as open space in the area, it's a perfect description. Major roadways include Interstate 380 to the north and Route 121 to the east.
Stonebridge Ranch was founded 1988 and since then, the community has grown to include a mix of residential, retail and office spaces, as well as several top-rated schools. The neighborhood is a perfect location for families because it is a part of both the McKinney Independent School District and the Frisco Independent School District. Nearby schools include C.T. Eddins Elementary, Glen Oaks Day School, Wolford Elementary, Wilmeth Elementary and Bennett Elementary schools. These schools are all located within the boundaries of Stonebridge Ranch. Dowell Middle School and Evans Middle School are also part of the community.
The neighborhood provides locals with plenty of opportunities for recreation. Six parks, 830 acres of golf courses, and lakes and ponds for sailing and fishing, are all available to the residents of Stonebridge Ranch. The community center provides maps of hiking and biking trails that span the entire area, as well as information on local volunteer and charity opportunities. Some of these include volunteering at a food pantry, pet shelter, Salvation Army or senior center.
Southeast Dallas is a neighborhood in Dallas that's very near to the city center. It's nestled between many major roads, including E.R.L. Thornton Freeway, Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, C.F. Hawn Freeway and Julius Schepps Freeway. Neighborhood residents can travel throughout the city via car, train or bus.
Because Southeast Dallas is so close to the downtown district, it's full of things to do. For example, Cotton Bowl Stadium sits in the northernmost part of the area, and it has been the site of several sports events. Big Ten schools have played football games in the Cotton Bowl, and soccer tournaments are held there as well. You may even see live music at the stadium. In fact, Aerosmith recorded its first live album there in the 1970s.
Just a few blocks away from the Cotton Bowl sit several museums, including the African American Museum, the Dallas Historic Society and the Children's Aquarium. If you'd rather spend your free time enjoying the warm Dallas weather, head to one of the area's many parks or golf courses.
As you move farther east in Southeast Dallas, the scenery becomes increasingly residential. You'll find restaurants and shops scattered amongst homes, apartments and schools.
Park Forest is a neighborhood in Plano, Texas, which is just north of Dallas. Major roads in the area include West Spring Creek Parkway, Alma Drive and Highway 75. Neighborhood residents travel throughout the area via car or bus. A train line runs just east of Park Forest.
Big Lake Park is located on the western edge of the neighborhood, near Spring Creek. The park is a great place to picnic, walk the dog, or go for a jog on Chisholm Trail. You can hike or bike along the trail heading both north and south.
Park Forest is a mostly residential neighborhood that houses several schools, including Precious Beginnings Montessori Academy, Christie Elementary School and Carpenter Middle School.
The southern edge of Park Forest features a shopping center that contains a coffee shop, animal clinic, pharmacy and dollar store. You'll find a few construction companies and doctors' offices scattered throughout the area. There's a bar to the north of Park Forest and additional shopping and dining to the northeast.
The charm of Park Forest lies in the tree-lined streets and its proximity to Highway 75. This motorway will take you into the heart of Dallas and through other neighborhoods.
Highland Meadows is a neighborhood on the northeast side of Dallas. Major roads in the area include the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Garland Road and East Northwest Highway. Neighborhood residents can travel throughout the city via car or bus. A train line runs along the northern border of Highland Meadows.
Creeks and ponds dot the area, and many homes and apartment complexes have a view of these waterways. McCree Park sits on the western edge of the neighborhood and B.B. Owens Park is in the north. Enjoy the outdoors and Dallas weather by hiking along the creek or walking in the park.
Highland Meadows is home to several schools, including the Bethel Early Learning Center, Greater North Dallas High School, Highland Meadows Elementary School and Highlander High School.
This quiet neighborhood has the feel of a suburban community with the amenities of the big city. White Rock Lake Park is a short 15-minute drive from Highland Meadows. The Dallas Arboretum is also near the lake. Driving into the city center only takes about 25 minutes by car.
You don't have to leave the neighborhood to find a place to eat. The southern corners of Highland Meadows have restaurants, and grocery and department stores.
East Meadowbrook is a neighborhood on the east side of Fort Worth, Texas, which is near Dallas. Major roads in the area include Tom Landry Freeway, Interstate 820 and Meadowbrook Drive. Neighborhood residents can travel throughout the city via car or bus. The downtown district is a short 15-minute drive from East Meadowbrook.
The Meadowbrook Golf Course is located in the neighborhood and is one of the busiest city-run courses in Fort Worth. Residents can play through 18 holes at a par of 71, then relax at the club house, which has both a pro shop and a snack hub. The weather in the area is great for golf. The average high temperatures range from about 55 degrees Fahrenheit in winter to approximately 95 degrees in summer.
This mostly residential neighborhood is home to a few shops and businesses, many of which cater to pets or home needs. You'll also find a coffee shop in the south section of East Meadowbrook.
Eastern Hills Elementary School, which is part of the Fort Worth Independent School District, is located in the neighborhood.
The Historic Handley Railroad is on the east side of East Meadowbrook. Handley used to be its own town before it became part of Fort Worth. A historic railroad still exists and you can go visit the site.