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Welcome to Lakewood, TX {Video}

August 6th, 2015 | by Michelle

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

There’s an unmistakable vibe to Lakewood. Foodies, hipsters, yuppies, artists, grandparents and kiddos happily mix and mingle in this community known for outdoor activities and community support.

Money magazine called it one of the “Top 10 Best Big-City Neighborhoods in the U.S.” and noted its beautiful setting on the rolling hills next to White Rock Lake. The area reaches out to include East Dallas, Casa Linda and Forest Hills, Swiss Avenue, Munger Place and Hollywood Heights.

It’s a community that embraces nature, with the lake and its 15 miles of trails and many tributaries serving as a giant playground to those who live and visit here.

Many of the neighborhoods’ iconic homes were built in the 1920s by architects such as Charles Dilbeck and Clifford Hutsell, who also influenced the look of local gathering places like the Lakewood Shopping Center.

This close-knit community is served by several Blue Ribbon schools, and every year the annual Fourth of July Parade draws generations of families to the sidewalks of Lakewood Boulevard. It’s one of the most welcoming neighborhoods in the area.

Around the neighborhood, you’ll find historic Hutsells and Dilbecks next to contemporary designs, ranging from $400,000 to $500,000 with the average in the low $700,000s. Some of the signature lakeside homes and estates reach into the millions.

Homes available in Lakewood:

5907 Swiss Avenue | Listed for $1,950,000

Historic Swiss Avenue Home in Old East Dallas, 5907 Swiss Ave., Dallas, Texas

3744 W. Bay Circle | Listed for $1,589,000

3744 W Bay Circle Dallas 75214, White Rock Lake, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-great den

6861 Merrilee Lane | Listed for $849,000

6861 Merrilee Lane 75214, Lakewood, Lou Alpert, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-dining

6404 Bob O Link Drive | Listed for $749,000

6404 Bob O Link Drive 75214, East Dallas, Gia Marshello, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

6235 La Vista Drive | Listed for $495,000

6235 La Vista Drive 75214, Swiss Avenue Historic District, Elizabeth Mast, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-back

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Learn more about living in DFW. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout the Metroplex, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

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