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Old 04-20-2010, 06:23 PM
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What I mean is - please tell me if Preston Hollow is considered North Dallas, Southwest Dallas, something else? Does "Metroplex" mean the central core of Dallas or the entire metro area?

I'm relocating, probably to Preston Hollow, and my internet research has me confused. I'm looking for Mommy-n-Me type groups and they tend to be listed geographically. Since I'm not sure what Preston Hollow is considered, I don't know where to focus.

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Old 04-20-2010, 06:47 PM
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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The metroplex is 3500 square miles so it is very vast. I'm attaching 2 reference maps.

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Old 04-20-2010, 07:55 PM
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If you can search by zip codes look for 75230, 75225, 75229, 75244 or 75220 -- though not all of each of those zip codes would be considered Preston Hollow even by a fairly expansive definition. There is a Gymboree at the corner of Preston and Forest and a Little Gym and Emler Swim School at the same intersection, different corner. The Town North YMCA is great and both the North Dallas Early Childhood PTA and Preston Hollow Childhood PTA offer lots of Mom/Child interaction opportunities in those areas.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:05 PM
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The "Metroplex" is the entire Dallas-Ft Worth region, including suburbs as far as 20 miles north, south, east, and west of both cities.

Preston Hollow is a neighborhood in North Dallas. "North" Dallas is generally the area north of Loop 12/ Northwest Highway, south of 635-LBJ, west of 75 Central, and east of Midway.

Preston Hollow and surrounding neighborhoods are extremely affluent, with some of the most expensive real estate in the city. Many of the top private schools are in Preston Hollow/ North Dallas. It is desirable for proximity to Downtown/ Uptown Dallas offices, Dallas Love Field Airport, and many shopping and dining options.

I am not sure about specific mommy & me type programs, but several large churches are in the area (Preston Hollow Presbyterian, Park Cities Baptist, Northhaven United Methodist, Northwest Bible) as well as several big synagogues (Temple Emmanuel & another at Royal & Hillcrest whose name escapes me). I'm sure they would be a great resource, as well as the early childhood PTA's at the local elementary schools, Walnut Hill Elem & Preston Hollow Elem.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:30 PM
Location: Plano, TX
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There's also a "Preston Hollow" in Plano, make sure if you are looking something up about the area you don't get the wrong neighborhood.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:56 AM
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In one word: "expensive"
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:04 AM
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The boundaries of Preston Hollow have been expanding for years!
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Lakewooder View Post
The boundaries of Preston Hollow have been expanding for years!
No kidding! The area I live in now is being called PH as is the area where I grew up. I have a theory about this, though. With all the growth up north and all the transplants, if you say you live in North Dallas, people think you mean way north or even Collin County. I was at a party in Plano a few years back and someone asked me where I lived, I said North Dallas. She proceeded to ask me whether I was near this street or that street, none of which I had ever heard of. I'm shaking my head "no." Finally a friend of mine said, "No, she lives south of there." More questions about streets I've never heard of, my friend tells her "No, I mean REALLY south." So now I just say the PH area (because it's really not).
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:15 AM
Location: The Village
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I wouldn't have called where I grew up Preston Hollow, but then GWB moved down the street and the media started calling it Preston Hollow, so I guess it's Preston Hollow.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:41 PM
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I know that it's expensive - but there's a reason we're living there - to be near family. I didn't know there was a Preston Hollow in Plano, thanks for the heads up on that!

Thanks for all the advice!!!
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