Lake Highland North is part of the sprawling Lake Highlands neighborhood and one of the 40 plus smaller neighborhoods you can find in this large community. Lake Highlands North is generally considered the area north of Forest Lane, west to Richland College, north to Walnut Street, and wrapping up on the east at South Plano Road. This is an established community with a comfortable feel that makes for great walks.
While there are not many dog-friendly restaurants or businesses in Lake Highland North, you can find one in the lower southeast corner. Golden Chick welcomes pups at their outdoor tables, however, go with a friend, as table service is not available. This is a comfortable, established neighborhood that makes for a great walk. Keep an eye on the Texas heat during the summer and protect paws from the hot sidewalks and light colored pups from the sun. Enjoy longer walks with your dog during the mild fall, winter, and spring!
Lake Highlands North has some gentle hills rolling through the neighborhood. It is small enough that it won’t be an uphill battle, but rather, a gradual climb for you and your furry friend. Pick out some good walking shoes and enjoy the laid-back neighborhood.
As with some neighborhoods in the Dallas area, there are rear garage entries creating 'alleyways.' These alleys make tempting walking paths because of their wide, paved access roads, but they are known for blind spots and inattentive drivers, so stick to the sidewalks for a safer walk.
The neighborhood is a nice mix of artificial and natural terrains with sidewalks throughout the area and trees for shade from the hot sun. Private lawns are the frequent form of landscape in the residential area so use good manners and pick up any waste. Richland College rests in the upper northwest corner and offers an alternative to the residential walking experience.
Lake Highlands proper has been called one of the best neighborhoods in Dallas due, in part, to the green spaces it hosts. Lake Highland North is home to one of those parks, Audelia Park, a 53-acre community park that sits on Audelia Road by the elementary school. With lots of open green space and plenty of walking paths, this park can be an excellent experience for you and your pup. The proximity to the elementary school and the playground at the park makes it a favorite spot for little children. Use good dog walking etiquette and don’t let unfamiliar children play with your furry friend.
Richland College occupies the northwest corner of the neighborhood and is home to plenty of green landscaping familiar on college campuses. With ample walking paths, the college would be a great destination for you and your dog. It is an excellent opportunity to let young pups burn off some energy with a long walk.