Having lived in Lakewood virtually my whole adult life, I have come to really love this part of east Dallas. There’s no place like home, Dorothy said. I have to agree. What do I love the most? A lack of big-box retail would have to be on top of my list of reasons I love it here. Nothing wrong with the big boys, but I sure do love my local shops. My favorites? Pretty much anything in the Lakewood Village Shopping Center, located in the heart of east Dallas and Lakewood at Abrams Road and Gaston Avenue. The T Shop, Matt’s Rancho Martinez, the Green Living Store, Scalini’s, The Lakewood Theater, The Fan Man and Times Ten Cellars are just a few of my favorites. Like to follow what’s happening in Lakewood and East Dallas? Click HERE to go to the Lakewood daily blog at the Advocate Magazine!
But perhaps the best part is that house prices are very stable here. We’re one of the top neighborhoods in the country right now, based on growth year over year. Time on market has somewhat extended, which is a factor of the financing market, mostly. It’s taking longer to get your loan done. Plus, the days of low documents or no document closings are all but gone, I’m afraid.
What do you like best about YOUR neighborhood? Share it! Let me know.
Until then, stay cool. Think November…..cool breezes are in our future!