Lakewood is a historic community with several other historic pocket neighborhoods adjacent. This area is noted for its easy access to White Rock Lake with its many recreational opportunities, beautiful trees, historical charm, and eclectic restaurants and shops. Lakewood is considered by many to be the perfect place to have fun as young newlyweds and then raise a family.
The adjacent Lake Highlands neighborhood is known for family living with involvement in schools, churches, and community activities. A new YMCA helps to further define the family friendliness of this neighborhood. In fact, many Lake Highlands residents return to the area, after growing up here, to raise their own families.
Lake Highlands and Lakewood together make up the area of Northeast Dallas.