Things to Know Before Moving to North Dallas

There is something for every taste in this incredible subsection of Texas’ biggest city.  Considered one of the most affluent communities in the area, North Dallas boasts excellent schools, high-end shopping, fine dining, a varied arts scene, and impressive entertainment. It’s also a short commute from downtown Dallas, making it a wonderful place for professionals to call home. When you are ready to explore this charming yet cosmopolitan region, here are some things to know before investing in North Dallas real estate.

1) Exclusive address

North Dallas neighborhoods consistently rank among the most luxurious addresses in the whole city. Preston Hollow, for example, features sprawling estates nestled amid towering trees. While many homes here fall in the multi-million dollar range, there are also modest and elegant older homes with a more reasonable price tag. Anyone looking at North Dallas homes can expect to find sumptuous accommodations, neighborhoods known for their peace and privacy, and high-end amenities.

2) The red-hot real estate market

The buying frenzy which depleted housing inventory across the country continues to drive demand for North Dallas real estate. While experts predict some cooling in real estate markets nationwide, luxury markets like North Dallas are expected to remain competitive.

In the past year, home prices in this market jumped more than 30%, and it’s still not unusual for sellers to receive dozens of competitive bids over the asking price. While this is a challenging situation for buyers, those who are prepared can come out ahead of the competition by working with an experienced realtor who knows the market and is aware of which North Dallas homes will soon be listed. The strong real estate market also means North Dallas is a choice option for investment property as well.

3) The fantastic shopping

An exclusive address and ample amenities go hand-in-hand, and North Dallas has much to offer those who enjoy the finer things in life. With luxury shopping, fine dining, arts, and entertainment galore, you will never be at a loss for something fun and exciting to do!

NorthPark Center

With more than 200 stores, NorthPark Center is the largest mall in Dallas. This expansive space, which opened in 1965, is no ordinary shopping destination. Art enthusiast and collector Raymond Nasher founded the mall with a vision to integrate art into the retail experience. Fine art and world-famous installations are on display throughout the mall. NorthPark Center gained accolades as one of the "seven retail wonders of the modern world" and it has also received a “Design of the Decade” award from the American Institute of Architects.

Galleria Dallas

In addition to a wide range of high-end retailers and specialty boutiques, the multi-use Galleria Dallas shopping mall houses an ice rink and has a sweeping glass-vaulted ceiling modeled after an original found in Milan, Italy. The Galleria is home to more than 200 retailers and restaurants and includes a luxury hotel.


Photo Courtesy Voyage Dallas
Another iconic local retailer, Tootsies’ personal styling team helps the discerning shopper put their best foot forward with everything from contemporary designs to timeless classics. The elegant store offers luxury designer clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and accessories.

4) The remarkable dining scene

From perfectly prepared steaks to cosmopolitan French cuisine, North Dallas is a foodie’s delight. The following is just a small sampling of the many gourmet restaurants and fine dining establishments located in North Dallas.

Chamberlain’s Steak and Fish

Led by one of America’s top chefs, Chamberlain’s Steak and Fish consistently ranks as one of the best steak houses in the country. In fact, the restaurant has been collecting accolades since it first opened in 1993. Richard Chamberlain has been recognized as one of the best chefs in the country by the James Beard Foundation, garnering special honors for his pioneering American Alpine cooking. Innovation and quality remain hallmarks of this landmark restaurant.


With a menu of fine French cuisine served in a relaxed setting, Lavendou brings a little bit of Provence to North Dallas. Owner Pascal Cayet strives to create an environment that is welcoming and informal. You will feel like you are in the French countryside in this delightful restaurant.

Table 13

You’ll feel like you have been swept back in time to an era of supper clubs and glamor at Table 13. With live music on the baby grand, impeccable service, ice-cold martinis, and an inspired classic menu, Table 13 is the perfect spot for special occasions. Live music is featured nightly with popular Dallas-based artists performing jazz, blues, and pop ballads.

5) The wonderful green spaces

North Dallas is also known for its ample green spaces and public parks. Campbell Green Park features ball fields, a fitness area, basketball courts, walking trails, multiple playgrounds, and tennis courts. The fitness center offers after-school programs, dance, fitness, and martial arts programs.

The lovely Addison Circle Park has more than 10 acres of recreational space and also hosts several festivals and events throughout the year like Oktoberfest and Addison After Dark. The park boasts a splash pad, fountains, stages, and a picnic area with a pergola. North Dallas also boasts several hiking and biking trails.

6) Family-friendly

Consistently rated as having some of the best schools in the state, North Dallas boasts access to excellent public and private education as well as beautiful parks and other family-centered amenities. The various close-knit communities which comprise this exclusive enclave are very popular among Dallas families for their welcoming atmosphere.

Find out more about North Dallas real estate

When you are ready to move to North Dallas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to experienced real estate professional Valerie Bracchi for expert guidance. Valerie is proficient in the local housing market and is familiar with the various North Dallas homes and neighborhoods. She can help you find the perfect property to meet your needs.
*Header photo courtesy of Congress for the New Urbanism, Addison Circle Park

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