Welcome To Elmwood,
In Dallas, Texas 75224
“If Joanna and Chip Gaines came to Dallas to do renovations, they would be licking their chops,” according to one recent D Magazine article that describes Elmwood as one of five “up and coming” Dallas neighborhoods.
Not only does Elmwood offer a diverse range of architectural styles -- such as Tudor cottages, Craftsman bungalows, and ranch-styled homes -- but it’s just one of a few spots near downtown where buyers can still find affordable housing. Recent home sales in Elmwood range from $100,000 to $341,500, per information obtained from the Dallas MLS.
Development within Elmwood began in 1924, when Frank G. Jester purchased land that was once a family dairy and began selling “quality homes in a park-like and restful setting.” Homes in the neighborhood are set against a back drop of mature trees, gently rolling hills and a 16-acre linear greenbelt.
Elmwood Parkway follows a picturesque creek along the northern edge of the neighborhood and is home to a variety of birds and wildlife. It has playground equipment and open spaces for sports. It’s also a popular place for walking dogs and jogging. Over the years, hiking trails, a crossing bridge and a Monarch butterfly waystation have been added.
Within walking distance to Elmwood is Tyler Station, collaborative environment for co-working, light manufacturing and crafts people. It is hoped that the newly-opened facility, once home to the Dixie Wax Paper Company, will be the site of retail outlets and restaurants as well as a venue for special events.
Another community focal point is "Downtown Elmwood,” a small collection of commercial and office buildings as well as a Masonic Hall, an elementary school, and a couple of churches. And just east of the neighborhood is Wynnewood Village, a 53-acre shopping center that is home to over 100 shops and stores.
Residents of Elmwood are served by two DART train stations, one located at Hampton & Wright and the other at Tyler & Lebanon. Both are an easy walk from most homes in the community. DART also provides bus service to the neighborhood.
- The small neighborhood business district, along Edgefield Avenue, was used as a backdrop in the 1989 movie Born on the Fourth of July, starring actor Tom Cruise.
- The Elmwood Neighborhood Association is working on plans to establish a dog park, which will be known as Elmwoof.
Available homes in and around Elmwood: