Arlington, a city with almost 400,000 people, is dubbed the unofficial “Entertainment Capital of Texas”. With two large amusement parks, two professional sports teams, a 2,000-acre recreational lake, and a downtown area that features museums, theaters, and a ton of shopping hotspots, it’s easy to see how the city got its name. Just recently, the city opened the Arlington Highlands, a shopping center with a number of popular retail stores, specialty shops, and restaurants. Amongst all that fun, there are dozens of beautiful, friendly neighborhoods for prospective home buyers to choose from. One of the popular neighborhoods in the area is the community of Wimbledon.
Wimbledon is a neighborhood that’s been around since the late 70s. In fact, people love it there so much that some of its original residents are still there and have no plans of ever leaving. Others grew up in Wimbledon, left, and came back to raise their own children there.
Eventually, the neighborhood grew to be so popular that newer development began to grow around the original. The newer developments include Wimbledon on the Creek, the Estates Above Wimbledon, Deerwood Park, Ouro Verde, and Buckingham Estates.
Newcomers to the area find that the houses, priced anywhere from $200,000 to $600,000, are upscale and affordable with sizable yards. Because of its location, residents have easy access to several amenities, including the Arlington Highlands and the Parks Mall. The Wimbledon Garden Club, formed in 1980, is continuously doing things to keep the neighborhood looking beautiful and giving it a very distinct vibe.
The group of more than 80 residents maintains the landscaping on the medians and entrances to the community, as well as fun stuff like making and hanging bows on every mailbox around the community for Christmas.
The Garden Club was also a big part in getting the 1,600-acre Wimbledon Park built back in 1985. The Park features a 1.1 mile hiking trail, complete with many hills and curves, as well as a fitness court that includes three different fitness areas.
Students in the neighborhood attend one of two public school districts. While most students are in the Arlington ISD jurisdiction, a small section of the community is served by the Mansfield ISD. Currently, a new charter school is under construction in the area. The International Leadership of Texas school will be 81,000 square-feet and is expected to hold 1,200 students at its opening. It will be the second charter school in the area, just down the road from Arlington Classics Academy.
For a free, comprehensive listing of available properties and corresponding school ratings and information, contact The Campbell Home Team, your local neighborhood experts. With more than a decade of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas real estate markets, The Campbell Home Team can help you find your next and best home – and make the offer to close process quick and easy. Call us today at 214-929-1733 or email us to get started on the path to your dream home.
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