Little Forest Hills is a neighborhood that has enjoyed the benefit of being next to the higher profile Forest Hills neighborhood made up of larger homes on large lots. The prestige and desirability of Little Forest Hills continues to grow while still preserving its roots of more eccentric and artistic residences.
Little Forest Hills is bounded by Garland Road, Old Gate Lane and Casa Linda Estates, and Lakeland Drive and Forest Hills. The development of White Rock Lake in 1910 prompted the development of Forest Hills and Little Forest Hills. Little Forest Hills began to flourish with an increase of new frame cottages built in the 1930s and 1940s. Like many of the homes being built during this same time period, on East Lake Highlands overlooking White Rock Lake, these Little Forest Hills homes were often second homes or fishing cabins. In the 1970s and 1980s, artists, writers and architects moved in and homes were renovated. In the 21st century, renovation, expansion, and new construction replacing the original homes created a dramatic evolution for Little Forest Hills.
The Dallas Arboretum has made a large positive impact on these neighborhoods east of White Rock Lake. Especially since the pandemic, many homeowners in the closer-in Old East Dallas neighborhoods, like the M Streets, have moved to Forest Hills and Little Forest Hills to have a home on a larger lot and be more immersed in nature.
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