The Lakewood and East Dallas areas occupy an area in the city of Dallas bounded by Central Expressway to the west, Mockingbird Lane to the north, Loop 12 to the east, and Fair Park to the south. One of Dallas’ oldest and most venerable neighborhoods, East Dallas was established in 1882, only a few decades after the city itself was founded. Neighborhoods throughout Lakewood and East Dallas are well established and consist of well-kept single-family homes (There is very little multi-family housing in Lakewood). Shops and restaurants are abundant throughout the area, and the Lakewood Shopping Center is one of the oldest and most successful retail centers in Dallas. One of Dallas’ oldest private clubs, Lakewood Country Club, is a neighborhood landmark. A Dallas jewel, White Rock Lake is an extraordinary area amenity. The 1,015-acre lake is popular for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe, from those who enjoy sailing to joggers and bicyclists. An extensive dredging project, completed in 2000, helped to re-energize the lake’s biology. Adjacent to the lake is another marvelous community amenity – the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. With its 66 acres of towering trees, vibrant gardens and lush lawns, the Arboretum is one of the top horticulture displays in America. Residents like the area just the way it is and are committed to maintaining a distinctive neighborhood character that traces its roots to the early 1900’s. From the old-timers whose families have been in the area for several generations to the newcomers who move in on a regular basis, residents of Lakewood recognize each other with one important term – neighbor.