Welcome to Preston Hollow
A town known for expansive homes and high-quality living
One of the most affluent areas of Dallas, Preston Hollow is full of luxurious estates, high-end amenities, and a mature lifestyle. Residents here are granted the utmost privacy and peace. Plus, It has some of the city’s best private schools in close proximity, making it an ideal home for high-achieving kids.
Preston Hollow began in the 1800s as a series of small farms, and it wasn’t until the 20th century that people began to move in for residential use. Country-style estates and stables were built for the wealthy businessmen of Dallas looking for peace and space as Dallas grew larger. That aura of expansive living and country luxury still remains in Preston Hollow today.
Strait Lane boasts some of the largest estates in Dallas, and these stunning properties are full of amenities and private luxury. There are also many parts of Preston Hollow filled with charming ranch-style homes set on oversized lawns. Though smaller than their expansive neighbors, they offer an incredible amount of space in a sought-after neighborhood.
What to Love
- Huge lawns and sprawling estates
- Affluent and mature lifestyle
- High-end shopping centers
- Close proximity to the best private schools in DFW
Preston Hollow is primarily residential, with the gorgeous homes and lots being speckled through with trails and creeks. Along its edges are premium, high-end shopping centers full of luxury brands and beloved restaurants. It’s a quiet, stable place to live and has some of the best schools in the area. It’s close to Downtown Dallas, DFW Airport, and many other important city amenities. But within the borders of this affluent community, nature and peace abound.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The shopping and dining of Preston Hollow are collected in a handful of high-end shopping centers along its edges. The Plaza at Preston Center is full of high-end boutiques for everything from wardrobe staples to pet supplies to luxury jewelry. After a day of shopping, enjoy dinner at Hillstone. This high-end chain has a menu full of down-home favorites and an extensive wine list. Nearby at Montlake Cut, elevated seafood mixes with French fare in a chic space.
NorthPark Center is a luxurious shopping center full of names like Armani, Coach, and Gucci mixed with accessible brands like Anthropologie and Levi’s. Preston Forest Shopping Center has everyday favorites like Whole Foods as well as a variety of pet stores, grocers, and drugstores.
At Preston Royal Village, you’ll find everything you need, including facials, pedicures, workout classes, and beloved stores like Paper Source and Sephora. An afternoon of errands and pampering is rounded out nicely by a dinner at Royal China, a sophisticated restaurant serving traditional and unique takes on age-old dishes.
Things to Do
Preston Hollow is a beautiful place to get outdoors. Residents have easy access to the almost eight paved miles of North Haven Bike Trail. The trail is wide and relatively flat, bordered on both sides by native wildflowers and meadows, making it a beautiful and sunny way to get active. Bachman Lake is 205 acres of stunning nature. Use one of the many public launches to get out on the water, or enjoy the three-mile hiking and biking trail around its edge.
Just outside Preston Hollow is Royal Oaks Country Club. This elite, members-only club has luxurious amenities, a championship-level course, and many social activities waiting to fill your calendar. If you’re looking for a day of fun outside the boundaries of Preston Hollow, it’s conveniently bordered by the North Dallas Tollway, making it easy to take a quick drive into the city.
Preston Hollow is known for the elite private schools within its borders.
- St. Mark’s School of Texas, 1-12, a rigorous, boys-only private academy
- The Hockaday School, PK-12, a girls-only academy with a boarding school for 8-12th grade
- Ursuline Dallas, 9-12, a Catholic college preparatory school for young women
- Jesuit Dallas, 9-12, global education for young men including classes such as marine biology and Mandarin
- Episcopal School of Dallas, PK-12, a co-ed college preparatory school that’s one of the best in Dallas