Bluffview

Bluffview is an upscale neighborhood in north Dallas, Texas, prized for its hilly topography and distinctive terrain features, many of which were formed from the streams and tributaries of Bachman Creek. The area is named for its most famous point that boasts a 50-ft. drop down to a tributary of Bachman Creek, making the views from this overlook prized by visitors and residents alike. The many other cliffs overlooking Bachman Branch and its tributaries, as well as the gently rolling hills, towering trees and crisscrossing creeks has made this one of the most sought-after upscale neighborhoods in Dallas.

Bounded by Lover’s Lane on the south, Midway Road on the west, Northwest Highway (Loop 12) on the north, and Inwood Road and the Devonshire neighborhood on the east, some of most stunning contemporary architecture andreal estate in Dallas reside in complete harmony with classic traditional estates. Originally a 215-acre dairy farm that along Bachman Creek, John P. Stevens, (who also developed topographically-rich Stevens Park in Oak Cliff), bought the land in 1924 and divided it into 1-acre plots. The neighborhood remained on the outskirts of Dallas until it was annexed in 1943.  Today, lot sizes range from .25-acre parcels to multi-acre estates, and homes for sale in Bluffview are in high demand.

The area’s distinctive features and large lot sizes some of the city’s finest and oldest architectural works are in the neighborhoods of Bluffview. The area has attracted numerous prominent families who have hired world-renowned architects to design their homes. Many of the original estate homes have been restored and refurbished, but a number of contemporary homes are being built as well. Bluffview real estate continues to gain in popularity and prestige as its setting remains unchanged and the new construction enhances rather than distracts from the tone of the neighborhood.

Activities

To live in Bluffview is to be neighbors with some of the city’s greatest museums, live performance and athletic venues. Each year, Southern Methodist University plays host to lectures like TEDx, concerts and the annualNutcracker ballet performed by the Moscow BalletThe Meadows Museum contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain including works by El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Miró and Picasso. The SMU campus is also the home of the George W. Bush Presidential Library with over 43,000 archives from the presidency on display. The people who call Highland Park home can easily walk to great art, historical artifacts and Mustang sporting events.

Shopping

There is no shortage of luxury shopping near Bluffview, such as Inwood Village, a unique collection of signature shops, award-winning restaurants and the historic Inwood Theater that blends the new with the unique and historic. Many retailers are exclusive to Inwood Village, making them the premier destination in Dallas for truly boutique shopping. Walk through Inwood Village and you’ll discover what local residents have enjoyed for years.

A few minutes down the road is Highland Park Village, a 200,000-square-foot shopping center with more than 80 shops, restaurants and offices where neighbors meet for a pre-game dinner, a movie or some of the best shopping in Dallas. The first outdoor shopping center of its kind in the nation, Highland Park Village features Spanish Colonial architecture and luxury doors including Chanel, Hermes and Christian Louboutin and fabulous restaurants like Café Pacific and Marquee Grill & Bar. Bluffview is within close proximity to transportation hubs and arteries and is just minutes from entertainment destinations like the Arts District and the American Airlines Center.

Restaurants

A myriad of culinary experiences await residents and visitors within therestaurants in Highland Park. Legendary cuisine can be found at Bijoux, Café Istanbul, Bread Winners, Empire Baking Company, Cantina Lareado and Gigi’s Cupcakes. Whether you’re in the mood for a fine dining experience or burgers on the patio, Inwood Village restaurants can satisfy all your cravings.