Even long term residents of Dallas can get caught up in confusing Forest/Royal for Preston Hollow. The housing inventory appears similar and many of the neighborhoods blend together. However, if you have driven north of Royal Lane then you are not in Preston Hollow any longer and are now in what is Forest/Royal or even old north Dallas. This area is simply north of Preston Hollow and still possesses a phenomenal centralness in terms of location.
Built in the 50’s & 60’s this was originally considered North Dallas. As Dallas has grown substantially to the North this area has become incredibly central because it’s south of LBJ Freeway (I-635) which represents a huge perk in terms of proximity to all amenities in and around Preston Hollow and The Park Cities. It’s also very close to the number of highly sought after private schools. The area tends to be right in line with Preston Hollow pricing. Entry level pricing for modern/contemporary architecture being $900K and average pricing around $1.8 or 300/FT.
The Preston Royal retail and shopping center boasts many upscale restaurants along with an Eatzi’s and Kroger. The Galleria Shopping Center and North Park Mall are both within 10-15 minutes in opposite directions. Easy commute to downtown.
The public school system is not highly regarded so many residents go with private schools as there’s no shortage of options: Lamplighter, St Marks, Episcopal School of Dallas, Ursuline & Hockaday.