Oak Highlands or Oak Highlands Estates is a small neighborhood within the Lake Highlands community. Settled between Royal Lane to the north, Abrams Rd. to the east, Five Oaks Ave. to the south, and nestled against Moss Park to the west, this neighborhood defines cozy. With just 167 homes, it is an eclectic mix of upscale homes.
While there are no retail establishments that cater to our four-legged-friends here, there are still plenty of opportunities to make friends as this is an active neighborhood. With nature calling so close to this community, the weather can play a big part in your walks. Texas weather seems to have just two seasons: hot and everything else. It’s true the Texas heat can be brutal in the summer with temperatures commonly rising over 100 degrees. But the other three seasons are represented too without the extremes. Take care in the heat as this is a neighborhood you will need to carry your water through.
With a small neighborhood like this, it is often hard to feel whether you are walking uphill or downhill, but in truth, the area is pretty flat. The neighborhood is laid out with manicured, HOA monitored lawns and sidewalks throughout. You and your furry friend can take a leisurely walk within the neighborhood. Traffic will be slower inside the community, but it is still wise to obey pedestrian traffic laws and always keep your furry friend on a leash.
There is a nice mix of artificial and natural landscaping here with a Homeowner's Association that keeps the view pleasant for all. Make sure you are practicing proper pet etiquette and picking up any waste. The homes in Oak Highlands have rear garage entrances and, while it might seem like a less traveled area to walk through with your pup, these "alleyways" are notorious for blind spots and inattentive drivers. Stay on the sidewalks for your protection and your dog's!
In Oak Highlands proper, the green spaces you will find will be private lawns, so you will want to be respectful of private property and clean up any messes. Old growth trees surround the sidewalks, helping to provide shade for you and your pup.
The gem of the neighborhood is just a few steps outside its borders. The Harry S. Moss Park is a 284-acre park that sits alongside Oak Highlands to the west. With all of the typical park amenities, it's is a great place to take an energetic pup. This park is home to seven trails including an off-road biking trail. Look for the signs in the park that describe the different loops and their terrain types. You and your pup can take a short walk of less than a quarter mile to a walk up to 1.5 miles. Either way, it is an excellent find for you and your pup to enjoy!