Residents of the Bluffview neighborhood, named for the 60-foot bluff of Austin Chalk that rises above Bachman Creek, take their daily walks enjoying the winding lanes and some of the most beautiful hidden topography the city offers.
The former 215-acre dairy farm was developed in 1924 as a suburb of Dallas and annexed into the city in 1943. Early architects built on odd-shaped lots, maintaining the beauty of the mature trees, the spring-fed creek, and the gently rolling hills.
Many early estate homes designed by architects such as Charles S. Dilbeck, Downing Thomas, and Frank Welch are being restored. Graham and Kathy Greene, Signe & Jason Smith, and Svend Fruit have added contemporary designs.
The Bluffview boundaries include Midway Road East to Inwood Road and Northwest Highway South to Lovers Lane, where shoppers can find antiques and home goods at stores like Antique Row, Madre, and Arteriors Too, and women’s clothing at Mary Beth’s, Cabana Lifestyle, and Clover. Bluffview shares a census with the Shorecrest and Cochran’s Chapel neighborhoods.
Just today, I woke to the sounds of a mating pair of barred owls calling to each other after a long night of hunting. Early in the mornings from our porch I can hear this zoological symphony calling me to welcome the new day.Brenda Bogart
Attend National Night Out – A Taste of Lovers Lane, one of the events organized by the Briarwood Crime Watch (BCW) Neighborhood Association, a volunteer-run organization primarily focused on safety and crime prevention with several annual community activities such as forums with community leaders, free shredding events, etc.
DID YOU KNOW?
Inwood Tavern is the oldest continuously open bar in Dallas, celebrating 58 years in business. This revived former dive has a pool table, patio, sports on TV and occasional DJ and band nights.
GET TO KNOW YOUR PARKS (dallasparks.org)
• Bluff View Park, 4524 Pomona Road – outdoor basketball court, picnic tables, a playground, and a soccer field.
• Field Frazier Park, 4300 West Lovers Lane – open space and shade trees.
• Midway Manor Park, 8000 Lemmon Ave. – outdoor basketball court.