Neighborhood Spotlight: Northwood Hills

Published August 9, 2012 by Julie Provenzano

Established:  1950s

Find It:  Northwood Hills is bounded by Belt Line road to the north, Coit road to the east, Alpha road to the south and White Rock Creek to the west. 

Population:  Approximately 17,000

Price Points:  $400,000 to roughly the mid $800k range

Square Footage:  Generous for the age of development, most properties fall within the 3,000-5.000 sq ft range

Just the Lot:  Not a lot of vacant property in the area and most original homes have been tastefully updated.

Lot Size:  Averages ½ acre

Know Your Neighbors:  Leave the pretense at the door- Northwood Hills residents are a laid back bunch, lending an air of rural charm to this niche within the city. 

Claim to Fame:  Unlike many Dallas subdivisions, Northwood Hills grew organically.  As demand for comfortable, safe single family homes in the North Dallas area rose, Northwood Hills grew.  Development of the area occurred in stages, with the most heavy activity in the 1960s.  Home styles here reflect the slow and steady manner in which the area was built, as no one architectural style dominates the others.  Rather, homes are understated, family affairs that speak to the values of the period in which they were built.  Towering oaks, shady lawns and quiet streets echo the tranquility of days gone by, while re-designed interiors lend 21st century convenience to many homeowners.

Convenient access to I-635, I-75 and the Dallas North Tollway make Northwood Hills an ideal choice for those who commute to downtown Dallas or any of the city’s north suburbs.  The neighborhood falls within the highly rated Richardson Independent School District, a plus for the many families who call this pocket home.  The homeowners association serves as a governing board and directs several neighborhood activities ranging from home tours, to beautification projects to crime watches. 

Local Flavor:  The Belt Line Road area, just a few miles from the neighborhood, offers many dining options as do the areas surrounding the Dallas Galleria and Spring Creek Center.  Nearby Addison also offers several venues for a quick afternoon bite or an intimate dinner. 

Young professionals, growing families and seasoned Dallas-ites alike are sure to find the casual aesthetic and humble grace of the Northwood Hills neighborhood a pleasure to experience.  The variety of home styles and generous sized lots are a testament to the area’s very nature; comfortable, steady and serene.  A superb place to call home.

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