Vickery Place was founded in 1911 and is one of the original suburbs of Dallas. It is an established neighborhood located in the east portion of Dallas. It is near to the heart of the city, located only 2-3 miles from downtown. Vickery Place is a prime location that borders Greenville Avenue and Knox Henderson. It is a growing neighborhood that is experiencing a surge in home prices and incoming residents. In 2008, Vickery Place neighborhood reported having 1400 residents but the neighborhood's close proximity to downtown and entertainment districts will increase the number of residents with time.
The neighborhood is one of Dallas' oldest areas. The area was established a hundred years ago and is now becoming one of the more popular areas of Dallas to reside in. Large looming pecan trees cover the streets and home in the neighborhood. In Vickery Place - prairie, Tudor bungalow, and craftsman style homes fill over 90% of the area. The Tudor home is very popular in the Vickery area. The Tudor style of home usually features a massive chimney, sloping roof and half-timber facade. The Craftsman style home is the second most popular home in the area and has a Queen Anne Victorian design. The homes are typically one story with gabled roofs, extended overhangs, wide porches, and were built between 1906 and 1925.
Almost all of the homes in the Vickery Place were built prior to 1968. The neighborhood has maintained the historical character of its homes with the help of the Dallas City Council. In June 2006, the Dallas City Council voted to approve the Vickery Place Conservation District in order to stop the destruction of historic homes. The Vickery Place Neighborhood and Conservation District work together to preserve the distinctive atmosphere of the area.
Homeowners and renters who dwell in Vickery Place are automatically enrolled in the Vickery Place Neighborhood Association solely based on where they live. There are no membership dues because the neighborhood association supports itself through block parties, and annual home tour, and various other programs. One of the most effective programs run by the Vickery Place Neighborhood Association is the Crime Watch. Statistics for crime in the area are generally low and violent crimes rarely occur. The types of crimes that plague Vickery Place are normally petty thefts.
One of the backbones of Vickery Place is Greenville Avenue. Greenville Avenue is also referred to as the M-Street and has a large collection of Dallas' historical theaters. The Arcadia theatre and Granada Theatre were built in the 1920's and 40's are located on Greenville and both venues have been wonderfully preserved throughout the years. Vickery Place has great access to the Arts District in Dallas and all the amenities that the district offers.
Vickery Place is a piece of Dallas history and an important part of the city. Restaurants, shops and professional services are readily available to the residents of Vickery Place. The Vickery Place Animal Hospital is one of the most well known professional service facilities in the area. The hospital is dedicated to providing complete, high quality veterinary care.
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