Preston Hollow, Dallas, Texas
Preston Hollow is a neighborhood in north Dallas, Texas, United States. It is bordered on the south by the city of University Park.
Beginning in the 1850s, the first settlers began receiving land grants for Preston Hollow’s land. Among them were the Lively family on Guernsey Lane, the Howell family, and the Meaders family. Other smaller farms, such as the dairy farm at 6303 Meadow, were also in Preston Hollow.
In the 1920s, the first people started moving to Preston Hollow for residential purposes. Ralph Stichter was the first, purchasing many acres at the northeast corner of Preston and Walnut Hill. He built two estates on his property, one right at the corner and another at what is now 6126 Lakehurst, which still stands, in 1922.
In September 2008, Preston Hollow returned to national headlines when New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams wrote a column claiming that U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife Laura had purchased a home in Preston Hollow. Described as “a big house on five acres,” Adams also claimed that this house would have “horse stables, lake views, mountain views, golf club views” and that Preston Hollow is “a town outside Dallas.” Dallas media pointed out the significant factual errors in the column (perhaps, most glaringly, Dallas’s location in a non-mountainous region of Texas) and noted that the real estate agent cited denied both the report or that the Post had ever contacted her.
6 miles from Downtown Dallas
Preston Hollow is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Downtown Dallas. Preston Road is the main arterial road in the area. Terry Box of The Dallas Morning News said in 1987 that the corridor Preston Road travels through, between the Northwest Highway and the LBJ Freeway, is referred to as the “golden corridor” of Dallas due to its wealth.
Lisa Tanner of the Dallas Business Journal said, “The lines that define Preston Hollow are somewhat blurred.” She said that Preston Hollow had been commonly defined as being bounded by the Northwest Highway to the south, Royal Lane to the north, and Hillcrest Road to the east. She noted that there were several “Western measures.”
Mary Jacobs of The Dallas Morning News noted that area real estate agents usually define the boundaries of Preston Hollow as the Northwest Highway, Royal Lane, Hillcrest Road, and Midway Road. Roland Anderson, a resident, quoted by The Dallas Morning News, said that real estate agents use the name in the broadest manner possible because they believe the name has “panache.” He added that, in the words of Jacobs, “Preston Hollow is an amalgamation of neighborhoods.”