Welcome to Preston Hollow
Serene, friendly North Dallas gem filled with local businesses and dedicated to maintaining neighborhood appeal.
While a plenitude of magnificent estates and a reputation as an enclave for the affluent have elevated Preston Hollow into one of Dallas’ most popular neighborhoods, its tree-lined streets and local shopping centers have established its charming, residential personality.
Known for its peaceful atmosphere and convenient, central location, Preston Hollow mixes the warmth of Southern hospitality and small-town appeal with access to the bustle of Dallas and plenty of impressive homes. Development of Preston Hollow began in the late 1850s, and notable residents have included President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, as well as Ross Perot, business magnates, and sports professionals.
The residential real estate in Preston Hollow consists primarily of single-family executive homes, with some spectacular mansions and gorgeous estate properties in the mix. Reflections of older eras are visible in the diversity of architecture, though many homes are newer-built masterpieces that vary in style from sweeping brick estates to immaculate contemporary and Tudor-inspired stone abodes.
What to Love
- Minutes from Downtown Dallas and Dallas Love Field Airport
- Close to some of the top schools in the state — and the country
- Family-friendly with an upscale real-estate market
Long-standing shopping centers and neighborhood grocers keep the residents of Preston Hollow feeling connected. It’s the kind of place where the local barista knows you by name and major holidays are spent barbecuing with friends in the backyard. Quiet and easygoing, Preston Hollow can sometimes feel worlds away from the activity of the more urban expanses of Dallas.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Preston Hollow’s retail and commercial offerings are a cornerstone of life for the area’s residents. Whether it’s buying their child’s first Christmas present at Toy Maven or running into friends at the best Chinese restaurant in town, Royal China, each location for shopping and dining in Preston Hollow proves to be far more than brick and mortar.
At Preston Royal Village shopping center, the Central Market grocery store is stocked with everything you need to fulfill your daily needs. The grocer is an excellent neighborhood partner and offers catering for special events and does its part to support the community. Preston Royal also houses over 60 retailers and restaurants along with lifestyle facilities for beauty, fitness, and health.
If you’re looking for the perfect date-night venue, there are few better places than The Mercury. Though the restaurant has a humble exterior, inside, its trendy décor and classy set-up make the perfect backdrop for a menu of mouthwatering New American eats crafted by award-winning chef Chris Ward.
Things to Do
There’s no shortage of opportunities for activity in Preston Hollow. Here the neighborhoods often break up into their own voluntary groups to stage events like a local Fourth of July Parade. From holiday lights and dazzling winter season displays to pool parties in the summer, there’s never a dull moment.
Getting a daily dose of outdoor recreation is a breeze in Preston Hollow, and Northaven Trail is a particularly popular way to experience nature. This bike and hike trail connects Denton Drive all the way to Central Expressway.
Preston Hollow Park offers up seven acres of lush green space for residents to enjoy. Walking trails, sports fields, a playground, and picnic areas create a family-oriented park that’s ideal for taking a break from the stresses of life.
Preston Hollow is home to a number of wonderful schools. Dallas Independent School District is a public school system that serves all of Dallas County. Other options for education include the area’s highly regarded private schools, including:
St. Mark’s School of Texas, 1-12, private, Episcopal, all-boys school among the best in the nation and ranked #1 in Texas
The Hockaday School, PK & K-12, highly rated, private, an all-girls school ranked #1 in Texas
The Episcopal School of Texas, PK & K-12, highly rated, private Christian school ranked as the #3 best Christian high school in the state
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, 9-12, highly rated, private, all-boys Catholic school rated as the #4 best Catholic high school in the state
Ursuline Academy of Dallas, 9-12, highly rated, private, all-girls Catholic high school ranked among the top in the state
Good Shepherd Episcopal School, PK & K-8, highly rated private Episcopal school
Alcuin School, PK & K-12, highly rated, private Montessori school ranked among the top in the state
Want more on the inside scoop into Preston Hollow? Katherine Roberts lives and works in Preston Hollow and can share her wealth of knowledge with you. Read her recent Preston Hollow guide published in Culture Map Dallas. Read it here.