Little Forest Hills is a community made up of three small subdivisions; Shamrock Shores, Lakeland Terrace, and Lake Crest.
The Dallas Observer named Little Forest Hills “The Best Neighborhood in Dallas” in the year 2000. Residents would tell you it still is. This area is truly a wonderful blending of hip contemporary homes, traditional as well as country cottages. The area is probably best known for the slogan, “Keep it Funky”. Residents feel free to be expressive with their homes and many proudly display a yard sign year round with their “Keep it Funky” slogan. The neighborhood is often referred to as “artsy” and is said to have more artists than any place in Dallas.
In the September 2006 DHome Magazine Little Forest Hills was chosen for a “Neighborhood Spotlight” The reporter stated the reason people buy in Little Forest Hills…The tall trees and gentle hills create a small neighborhood feel on the edge of downtown. With White Rock Lake within walking distance, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. One neighbor, Christie Turner (president of the neighborhood association at that time) stated “the first house I saws for sale in Little Forest Hills, I bought. It’s the mature trees the sense of community, the funky architecture, the proximity to the Arboretum and White Rock Lake” as her reason for choosing this wonderful and unique neighborhood.
This Urban community has a small town atmosphere with mature towering trees yet it is only a 15 minute drive to Downtown Dallas, just across Garland Road from the lake and the Dallas Arboretum. Those that live in the neighborhood will tell you they have friendly, cohesive residents. They have an active neighborhood association, a 4th of July parade and a first rate newsletter.
It is important to note, the lower prices averages reflected on the current sold properties in great part reflect, are homes being purchased at near land value by investors for either building or renovations. There are currently 6 homes for sale in the mid to high $300,000’s, 3 in the $400,000’s and one home at $550,000. We should see the prices rise again once these low stats become new or renovated homes back on the market!
Little Forest Hills is conveniently located between Casa Linda Shopping Center (the second oldest shopping center in Dallas) and Lakewood.