Nestled beside the shores of White Rock Lake, the neighborhood of Lakewood is an idyllic place for families and professionals alike. This neighborhood has a laid-back atmosphere, along with tons of beautiful green spaces and parks. If you're looking for a great neighborhood to spend the afternoon in, head on over to Lakewood.
See & Do
If you love the outdoors, Lakewood is the perfect neighborhood to visit. Take the entire family to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, one of Dallas' best attractions. This attractions boasts year-wide seasonal exhibits, including a huge autumn festival that features life-sized fairy tales houses made out of pumpkins. During the summer months, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens has outdoor concerts. If your family dog travels with you, take him/her to the dog park at the lovely White Rock Lake.
Lakewood has all types of restaurants, ideal for any craving. If you're in the mood for Tex-Mex, go to Matt's Rancho Martinez Mexican Restaurant. Another neighborhood favorite is Dixie House, known for its fried chicken plates. If you have a sweet tooth, Lakewood has a ton of locally-owned bakeries, including Casa Linda Bakery, which is known for cookies and Petit Fours.
Lakewood is a popular artist hangout spot in Dallas, so the nightlife scene is fun there! If you want to catch a live band, go to the Balcony Club or Lakewood Theater to see a show. Or if you'd prefer to kick back with friends and some stout cocktails, go to Cosmo's Lounge or the Lakewood Landing - dive bars at their best.
The eccentricity of the Lakewood neighborhood is also seen in the local shops. There are a ton of cute boutiques, such as Debutantes and Cowboys and Ditto Boutique. If you're in an adventurous mood, go to Curiosities Antiques, which features a wide variety of unique finds from local estate sales, including children's books and old-fashioned toys.