The appeal of Oak Lawn has long been its social and cultural diversity. This area thrives with a combination of residential and commercial development, including neighborhoods of Tudor cottages, 1920s luxury apartments, historic hotels, and off-beat eccentric retail enclaves.
Historic stone bridges, gorgeous manmade waterfalls and lush greenery surround clandestine residences in the Turtle Creek area. Neighboring Oak Lawn and in close proximity to the Katy Trail and West Village, winding Turtle Creek is known for its exclusive high-rise condos, including The Vendome, The Mayfair, The Claridge, and residences at the five-star Mansion on Turtle Creek hotel.
Northern Hills encompasses a small, yet lavish neighborhood within walking distance of Knox/Henderson, seamlessy bordering Highland Park. Developed by the McNeny brothers, who developed the “M” Streets, they required brick or hollow tile homes built in one of the fashionable eclectic styles of the period: Spanish Colonial, Tudor, Georgian and Mediterranean. The Northern Hills Neighborhood Association has established itself as a conservation district.
Within the very heart of Oak Lawn is Perry Heights, a small, serene residential neighborhood. This exclusive real estate gem has ideal location and amenities, with parks and pedestrian-friendly streets.
Oak Lawn, along with Turtle Creek, is bordered by Highland Park and Knox Street to the north. Uptown and Central Expressway are to the east, and IH-35 divides it on the south side from the Design District along lower Oak Lawn.