Being on the northern outermost region of Dallas, Texas, it comes as no surprise that this beautiful neighborhood is a highly suburban area. However, what is a bit more surprising is the very low number of local businesses and restaurants. For a region known for convenient suburbs packed to capacity with businesses, restaurants, and neighborhoods, it can be a real disappointment to some that this area has much fewer convenient options than normal.
However, for others, the beautiful natural environment is more than worth the lack of convenience. Unfortunately, this inconvenience also extends to pet services which may just be too much for some pet owners. Although there are some local options, they are few and far between. However, if residents are lucky enough to find the perfect spot for their pet, the time saved will be an excellent help. Some good grooming options include Ruffit-Uptown, Uptown Dog, and The Pet Granny.
The area surrounding University Meadows is very unique to the Dallas area which gives the neighborhood itself a very interesting mix of what is standard to the Dallas area and something a bit more unique. The standard side of the area comes from the neighborhood itself and extends to the west while the more unique terrain begins shortly after the neighborhood and extends to the east.
The reason this terrain is so unique is because it is encompassed by the huge White Rock Greenbelt which is a mix of local neighborhood parks, larger parks, privately owned areas, and lakes all following White Rock Creek. This beautiful area adds an unusually high level of nature to the otherwise very artificial area. This not only gives residents some great opportunities to enjoy nature, but also a few more hilly terrain options up in the peaceful walking paths lining the river.
One of the more simple parks in the area, perfect for a relaxing dog walk, is Harry S. Moss Park. This park largely consists of one long trail, more than five miles long. Another similar location is White Rock Creek Trail which has the added feature of following a beautiful creek. Coffee Park is a great example of the many well-maintained neighborhood parks in the area featuring baseball and soccer fields, picnic areas, and a nice play area