Far North Dallas

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Far North Dallas
Location in Dallas
Location in Dallas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Collin, Dallas, Denton
City Dallas
Elevation 630 ft (190 m)
ZIP codes 75240, 75243, 75248, 75252, 75254, 75287
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972

Far North Dallas is the section of the city of Dallas, Texas which extends north of the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.[1] and may include areas of Lake Highlands north of IH-635. Far North Dallas is part of North Dallas, however is viewed as a distinct area. The area has strong social and economic ties to two inner suburbs of Dallas, Richardson and Addison.

Neighborhoods[edit]

The following neighborhoods are generally considered part of or closely connected with Far North Dallas; however, some of them may not be located entirely within Far North Dallas or may be considered parts of Far North Dallas by some and not others.

  • Bent Tree
  • Briar Ridge
  • Chimney Hill
  • Cobblestone Square
  • Countrybrook
  • Frankford Creek Estates
  • Frankford Meadows
  • Haymeadow
  • Highland Creek
  • Highlands
  • Hillcrest Manor
  • Jackson Highlands
  • Le Louvre
  • Moss Creek
  • Northwood Hills
  • Oak Tree
  • Oakdale
  • Park Central
  • Parkway Lake Estates
  • Pepperwood Estates
  • Preston Creek
  • Preston Fairways
  • Preston Green
  • Preston Highlands
  • Preston North
  • Preston Port Estates
  • Preston Trail
  • Prestonwood
  • Renner
  • Spring Creek
  • Timberglen
  • Valley View
  • Whispering Springs
  • Williamsburg on Preston
  • Willow Falls
  • Willow Greene

Shopping[edit]

Education[edit]

Secondary[edit]

The Collin County portion of Far North Dallas is served by the Plano Independent School District, zoned to Plano West Senior High School. Portions of Far North Dallas in Dallas County are served by the Richardson Independent School District, zoned to J.J. Pearce High School (Richardson) or Richardson High School (Richardson). The Denton County portion of Far North Dallas is served by the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, and students are zoned to R.L. Turner High School or Newman Smith High School.

Colleges and universities[edit]

  • Brookhaven College, part of the Dallas County Community College District, is located near Far North Dallas. Brookhaven opened in 1978, making it the newest college in DCCCD, featuring nearly 11,000 students

Libraries[edit]

The area is served by three branches of the Dallas Public Library system:

  • Fretz Park Branch Library[5]
  • Renner Frankford Branch Library[6]
  • Timberglen Branch Library[7]

Transportation[edit]

High Five Interchange in Dallas.
The Central Expressway and I-635 interchange in North Dallas, commonly known as the High Five Interchange.

As the majority of North Dallas was developed in the late 20th century, the primary mode of local transportation is the automobile and the area has a low density compared with neighborhoods built in the early 20th century. Efforts made by the City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit to increase the availability of alternative modes of transportation have received varying degrees of support from Far North Dallas residents. However, plans to build a commuter or light rail line through the Far North Dallas area along the "Cotton Belt" (the St. Louis Southwestern Railway) has met opposition from residents and local organizations.[8]

Highways[edit]

Thoroughfares[edit]

  • Arapaho Road
  • Coit Road
  • Frankford Road
  • Hillcrest Road
  • Midway Road
  • Preston Road
  • Spring Valley Road

Air[edit]

Addison Airport, a general aviation airport, is located adjacent to North Dallas in Addison.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neal, Jynette. "Where is Far North Dallas, Texas?". Far North Dallas Advocate. Advocate magazines/Advocate Publishing. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  2. ^ TAMU-Dallas
  3. ^ Urban Living Lab announced
  4. ^ Urban Living Laboratory - DallasReuters article
  5. ^ DallasLibrary.org - Fretz Park Branch Library. Retrieved on 29 April 2007.
  6. ^ DallasLibrary.org - Renner Frankford Branch Library. Retrieved on 29 April 2007.
  7. ^ DallasLibrary.org - Timberglen Branch Library. Retrieved on 29 April 2007.
  8. ^ Stephanie, Sandoval (2007-04-07). "DART rail feud spills into Austin". The Dallas Morning News (Belo Corporation). Retrieved 2007-04-30. 

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