ABOUT LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS
The expansion and development of Dallas in the early 1920s allowed neighborhoods such as Lakewood Heights to become successful areas of construction. Lakewood Heights, located in the lushly wooded area of East Dallas, began its development in 1914 and was completed in 1940. Not far from downtown Dallas, it is bounded on the north by Monticello, on the east by Abrams Road, on the south by Richmond and on the west by Skillman.
Lakewood Heights was platted in 1914, and that same year Dan Sonnenthel Real Estate Company opened the addition and began selling the lots. But it was not until 1921 that purchases hit a high demand in Lakewood Heights, reflecting the post-war economic growth in Dallas and the desire of people to leave congested areas for more suburban neighborhoods. Today Lakewood Heights encompasses 900 houses, many built during the 1930s that are mainly one-story brick houses, usually Tudor, Spanish cottages or Craftsman bungalows. Lakewood Heights benefits from its location near White Rock Lake, Tietze Park, and Lower Greenville, as well as its accessibility to restaurants and shops along Live Oak and in the Lakewood Shopping Center.
LIVING IN LAKEWOOD HEIGHTS
Lakewood Heights median real estate price is $105,658, which is less expensive than 79.7% of Georgia neighborhoods and 84.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Lakewood Heights is currently $1,276, based on NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 45.4% of Georgia neighborhoods.
Lakewood Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lakewood Heights real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
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In the first half of the 20th century, Lakewood Heights was established as a residential area populated by many General Motors workers. The neighborhood took its name from a recreation and resort area known as Lakewood Park that later became the old Lakewood Fairgrounds. There is some evidence that Native American communities existed in the South River watershed which runs north/south through the site.
A significant contribution to the area was the Lakewood Speedway, which was a one-mile, oval dirt track located on the Southeastern Fairgrounds, around Poole Creek’s reservoir. At various times, a quarter-mile dirt oval, known as “Little Lakewood,” and a quarter-mile dirt drag strip, also operated there. The track was located off Lakewood Avenue. The Southeastern Fairgrounds were built in 1915 with a one-mile horse track.