The city of Dallas was settled as a frontier trading post in 1841 by a Tennessee lawyer and entrepreneur named John Neely Bryan. The end of the 19th century saw Dallas emerge as a leading agricultural, railroad and trade center. As the 20th century unfolded, Dallas changed with the times and became the manufacturing, banking and center-of-the-world cotton market from the 1910s-'20s. Preston Hollow, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Dallas, was constructed in the 1940s with winding streets and large lots filled with beautiful trees. Today, Dallas is the Southwest's leading business and financial center, and boasts the largest wholesale market in the world. It is the ninth largest city in the United States and the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has a growing population of 3,047,460.
Claiming to be one of the top convention cities in the U.S. and the number one visitor destination in Texas, Dallas encompasses 384 square miles of rolling prairie, with native pecan, cottonwoods and oak trees located along the Trinity River and the numerous creeks that feed it.
The innate beauty of the Dallas terrain is especially apparent at the Estates of Avalon. The prestigious Preston Hollow community offers multi-acre, creek front home sites on oversized and wooded tracts of land. The most prestigious street name in Preston Hollow is Strait Lane, where one can find mansions of famous figures such as Ross Perot. New homes as well as beautifully maintained homes from the 50's and 60's add charm and character to the area. Those seeking a cozy cottage built in the 50's surrounded by many beautiful old trees would find the answer in Eudora Estates.
The Williamsburg condominiums on Hillcrest offer a beautiful alternative to those who prefer no yard maintenance. The area of Northwest Highway and Preston, known as “behind the pink wall,” is a charming pocket of 1950's condominiums infamous for their extremely large rooms, wonderful closet space and glorious huge oak trees.
People come to live in Dallas for the outstanding lifestyle afforded by neighborhoods, such as Preston Hollow, and they come to visit Dallas to experience Dallas art, music, recreation, professional sports, fine dining and shopping. Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Dallas is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent and first-class attractions that make it a world-class city.
The famous Cooper Clinic, in the heart of Preston Hollow, offers the finest possible workout and fitness facilities. Preston Hollow students attend some of the area's finest private schools such as Ursuline Academy and Hockaday for girls and St. Mark's School and Jesuit for boys. The Episcopal School of Dallas and Greenhill are two highly sought after coed schools in the area.
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