It isn’t just the tony addresses that make this exclusive haven an irresistible draw for former President George W. Bush and many of Dallas’ most accomplished and affluent citizens. Just five miles from the epicenter of downtown Dallas—as well as Highland Park and Park Cities—a sublime quality of life has always been at the heart of this neighborhood’s allure.
Bordered by Northwest Highway to the south, Royal Lane to the north, Midway Road to the west, and Hillcrest Road to the east, Preston Hollow boasts tree-lined streets, winding country-like roads, and gorgeous homes nestled on large manicured lots with easy access to the best-of-the-best of everything.
While it’s true that Preston Hollow’s close proximity to the corporate headquarters and dynamic business centers that make Dallas a national and global powerhouse was the initial driving force behind construction of its first mega-million mansions in the 1930s, residents are just as likely to choose Preston Hollow for its connection to the cultural heart and soul of the city—the Dallas Museum of Art, the world-class performance halls and eclectic theaters of the Arts District, American Airlines Center, Klyde Warren Park, and renowned dining.
For devotees of the latest fashion and design trends, couture fashions, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings and so much more are easily found at the iconic NorthPark Mall, Galleria and Preston Center—as well as chic village shopping centers with hip boutiques, spas and salons. The epicurious can tempt their palettes at an eclectic selection of upscale restaurants headed by some of the city’s most talented chefs, along with casual favorites that offer everything from exotic global cuisines to comfort foods—including The Mercury, Neuhaus Cafe, Fish City, NHS Bar & Grill, Purple Cow, Fernando’s, Liberty Burger, Sprinkles, Best Thai, to name just a few.
The neighborhood famously has two sections: Old Preston Hollow and the iconic Estates. Old Preston Hollow encompasses 19 smaller neighborhoods with an eclectic mix of homes that reflect a variety of architectural styles ranging from from $450,000 to multi- million dollar homes.
The Estates is comprised of 12 posh neighborhoods—including Strait Lane, Mayflower Estates and Sunnybrook Estates—with architecturally significant mansions designed by Charles Dilbeck, Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Durell Stone, Howard Meyer, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Richard Meier and many other renowned architects. It’s no surprise that the Estates is not only home to George and Laura Bush, but billionaire entrepreneurs, industry scions (think Ross Perot, T. Boone Pickens and Mark Cuban), and superstar athletes (Mike Modano and Roger Staubach). Tucked behind iron gates on secluded grounds along creeks or lakes, the Estates offers the ultimate in luxury, privacy and security.
For residents with young children and teens, the city’s premier private schools—St. Mark’s, Jesuit, Ursuline, Hockaday, St. Alcuin Montessori, and the Lamplighter School—are all conveniently located in a central corridor just minutes away.
Serene, affluent, and just a stone’s throw from what Dallas has to offer, “the golden corridor” is a coveted enclave for the city’s most discerning residents.