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Notable locations in zip code 75229: Dallas Fire - Rescue Station 2 (A), Dallas Fire - Rescue Station 30 (B), Korean Christian Community Center (C). Display/hide their locations on the map
Shopping Centers: Plaza Latina Shopping Center (1), Royal Shopping Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in zip code 75229 include: Iglesia Pentecostal Torre Fuerte Church (A), Korean Grace Presbyterian Church (B), Primera Iglesia Bautista Walnut Hill Church (C), Royal Oaks Baptist Church (D), Episcopal Church (E), North Dallas Church of the Nazarene (F), First Spanish Assembly of God Church (G), Walnut Hill Lutheran Church (H), Livingstone Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Northaven Park (1), Merrell Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in zip code 75229 include: Walnut Hill Park Site (1), Royal Park (2), Peter Pan Park (3), Netherland Park (4), Crown Park (5), Episcopal School of Dallas Football and Track Stadium (6), Episcopal School of Dallas Baseball Field (7), Cox Lane Park (8), Betty Jane Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Tourist attractions (not listed on the city page) : Adrenaline Adventures Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 11131 Malibu Drive) (1), CruiseOne (10307 Crestover) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map
In 1924 Ira De-Loache bought a 56-acre (23 ha) farm. Preston Hollow's first lots were carved out of the former farm parcels. De-Loache and Al Joyce developed Preston Hollow, with development largely occurring in the 1930s. At first Preston Road was the area's only connection to Downtown Dallas. Terry Box of The Dallas Morning News said that the Northwest Highway "was nothing more than muddy right of way." The area that would later become Preston Center was a Dairy Farm in the early to mid-20th Century.
Preston Hollow eventually extended from east of Preston Road, slightly north of Walnut Hill Lane, west of Midway Road and southwest of Northwest Highway.
The developers intended Preston Hollow to be what Box said was "more than a flatland suburb on the fringes of a new and growing Dallas." Doctors, entrepreneurs, industrialists, lawyers, and oil businesspeople moved to Preston Hollow. Many built country-style estates that housed horses and stables. A private school which later became St. Mark's School of Texas opened in the area.
In the early 1930s during the Depression, Edward James Solon, the treasurer of a company called Interstate and the partner who came with Karl Hoblitzelle from Chicago to Dallas, purchased the first Preston Hollow corner property at Douglas and Averill Way. DeLoache built a Dillbeck designed house on the property. This Tudor styled home was considered the first of the many large homes built in what is now termed the Old Preston Hollow area—an earlier large house in the area, by the pond near Avrill, was considered as part of the farm.
In the 1930s, moving beyond the Northwest Highway was considered "going into the sticks" and risky in terms of attracting affluent homeowners. Later many people said that E.J. Solon started the North Dalllas migration.
Incorporated as a municipality in 1939, and provisioned by the Preston Road Fresh Water Supply District, the North Dallas town of Preston Hollow was named for the deep wooded area with creeks and hollows extending westward from Preston Road. The bramble in Preston Hollow was unique in the Dallas area and all home builders in the area were to preserve it as part of the covenant.
In 1945 Preston Hollow residents voted to join the city of Dallas, and the municipality was annexed to Dallas shortly thereafter. That same year, the residents of Preston Hollow's southern neighbor, University Park and its southern neighbor, Highland Park, (collectively, the Park Cities) voted to remain independent municipalities.
In 1956, the neighborhood association's covenant stated that only white residents were allowed to live in Preston Hollow. This restriction, though apparently never enforced, and ruled unconstitutional by the US courts in the 1960s, was repealed in 2000. That restrictive language is included in thousands of association covenants.
In September 2008, Preston Hollow returned to national headlines when New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams wrote a column claiming that U.S. PresidentGeorge W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush had purchased a home in Preston Hollow. Described as "a big house on five acres," Adams also claimed that this house would have "horse stables, lake views, mountain views, golf club views" and that Preston Hollow is "a town outside Dallas." Dallas media pointed out the significant factual errors in the column (perhaps, most glaringly, Dallas's location in the Great Plains region of Texas, where no mountains exist) and noted that the real estate agent cited denied both the report or that she had ever been contacted by the Post.
Lisa Tanner of the Dallas Business Journal said "The lines that define Preston Hollow are somewhat blurred." She said that Preston Hollow has been commonly defined as being bounded by the Northwest Highway to the south, Royal Lane to the north, and Hillcrest Road to the east. She said that there were several "western measures." Mary Jacobs ofThe Dallas Morning News said that area real estate agents usually define the boundaries of Preston Hollow as the Northwest Highway, Royal Lane, Hillcrest Road, and Midway Road. Roland Anderson, a resident quoted by The Dallas Morning News, said that real estate agents use the name in the broadest manner possible because they believe the name has "panache." He added that, in the words of Jacobs, "Preston Hollow is really an amalgamation of neighborhoods."
The area belonging to the former Preston Hollow town is now known as the "Estate area." The area is in western Preston Hollow. Tanner said that the estate area is east of Midway Road and west of Preston Road. Jacobs said that the estate area is bounded by Preston Road, Walnut Hill Lane, Midway Road, and the Northwest Highway. She added that "The so-called estate area on Preston Hollow's western side boasts large lots with grand entrances, rolling hills and winding streets, and is home to some of the most luxurious mansions in Dallas." Walnut Hill was the northern boundary of the former Preston Hollow municipality. Terry Box of The Dallas Morning News said in 1989 that the area north of Walnut Hill was "less prestigious" but "still affluent, with well-maintained upper-middle- and middle-class neighborhoods stretching to Royal Lane."
Nancy Moore of the Morning News said that the boundaries of eastern Preston Hollow were Northwest Highway, Royal Lane, Preston Road, and Hillcrest Road.Most of eastern Preston Hollow is under the jurisdiction of two homeowners associations: Preston Hollow East and Preston Hollow North. Eastern Preston Hollow is divided into several lots. The houses in eastern Preston Hollow include 1950s ranch houses and newer, larger houses. The newer houses have 6,000 square feet (560 m2) or more space. Kay Weeks, a realtor of Ebby Halliday Realtors and a resident of Preston Hollow, said that over a 20 year period until 2009 many former middle class areas became wealthier. Since newer houses in Preston Hollow opened, the land value increased. Many 1-acre (0.40 ha) lots, as of 2009, were selling for $1 million ($1099270.98 in today's money) or more. Some such lots in popular locations had a value of $2 million each ($2198541.96 in today's money). The newer houses are larger single-family homes. Preston Hollow North's boundaries are Preston Road, Hillcrest Road, Royal Lane, and Walnut Hill Lane. Preston Hollow East consists of the single-family houses in an area bounded by the Dallas North Tollway, Hillcrest Road, Joyce Way, and Del Norte Lane.
Preston Center, a commercial area, is located in proximity to Preston Hollow. The development includes two 20 story office towers that opened during a construction boom of the late 1970s and early 1980s. As of 1989 many of the Preston Center buildings were partially vacant. During that year Terry Box of The Dallas Morning News said that the vacant buildings were "viewed as intrusive symbols of the city's failure to control its growth" and "have come to exemplify much of what is wrong with North Dallas." Around that time residents tried to pressure area politicians into making the development more low-rise and further removed from the Preston Hollow community.
The City of Dallas operates two neighborhood parks, Netherland Park and Preston Hollow Park. The 7.2 acres (2.9 ha) Preston Hollow Park includes two baseball/softball fields, one soccer (football) field, two tennis courts, one basketball court, one playground, seven picnic tables, and trails. The 5.3-acre (2.1 ha) Netherland Park includes two tennis courts and trails. Preston Hollow East and Preston Hollow North, two homeowners associations that cover most of eastern Preston Hollow, organize recreational activities such as book clubs and gourmet groups.