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The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to many wealthy individuals and families. From professional athletes to oil tycoons, there's a wide variety of multi-millionaires and billionaires found in the area. You may be wondering which neighborhoods they live in. Here are the top neighborhoods in DFW for the wealthy.

Preston Hollow

Well known as one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Dallas, Preston Hollow is also one of the most expensive in the entire state. It was farmland before the 1920s, but was quickly developed into an exclusive neighborhood for the elite.

Southlake

The country estates found in Southlake are perfect for the wealthy. They provide easy access to the DFW International Airport, along with all the best amenities of the area.

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The Best Dallas SuburbsLiving in downtown Dallas is fun and exciting if it’s a chic high-rise condo or trendy urban loft residence you’re after when scanning the local real estate market for a new home. But what about those home buyers who are seeking a lifestyle that includes a roomy backyard, a private garage, considerably more living space and a lot more privacy?
The suburban way of life around the Dallas region is among the best in the country, as the area has dozens of quaint villages and communities that are the ideal setting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, raise a family or simply enjoy all the desirable aspects related to small-town America.

Navigating your options and choosing which Dallas suburb is right for you can be a daunting task. So many factors

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Centrum Condos For Sale in Dallas3111 Welborn Street in Dallas’ Oak Lawn district, also known as the Centrum Tower, is among the more iconic high-rises in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Standing 19 stories high and constructed in 1985, what makes the Centrum so unique and attractive to home buyers are the stunning views of the downtown Dallas skyline that are featured in so many of its units. To ensure such incredible outlooks, none of the 34 luxury condos at the Centrum are below the 12th floor, allowing for each residence to boast true high-rise status and offer the best views money can buy.

Inside, Centrum condos have more of a contemporary, sophisticated feel with spacious and open layouts that take full advantage of the spectacular viewpoints. And although it’s been nearly 25 years

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanh/3659645753/The Dallas-Fort Worth area has exploded with amazing restaurants. This has caused some of the foodies in the area to actually relocate to areas where the best restaurants are found. Whether you're moving to the city for the first time or you just want to enjoy great food, it's important to know where the best foodie neighborhoods are found in DFW.

Downtown McKinney

As one of the top northern suburbs of Dallas, the Downtown McKinney area is perfect for the foodie. You can enjoy high-end dining at Rick's Chophouse or start your morning at Chestnut Square. Local Yocal provides some of the best local meat and you can even enjoy great pizza at the Cadillac Pizza Pub.

Bishop Arts District

The Bishop Arts area is a gastronomically rich neighborhood

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Sometimes it's cool to know a little bit about the famous people you share a city with. Reading a book written by one of the well-known local authors will provide a look into the mind of the person. Whether you enjoy romance, science fiction or even suspense, you can find it from a local DFW author.

Lorraine Heath

Lorraine is from Plano and has published more than 30 romance novels. She releases books on a regular basis and many of them provide interesting characters, torrid affairs and a peek into the romantic world she creates. A couple of well-known books she wrote include "The Lost Lords of Pembrook" and "Lord of Wicked Intentions."

Rick Chitwood

Another area writer with many published works is Rick Chitwood. He was named after Richard

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/youdontlovemeyet/4579013619/Brunch isn't one of the three main meals of the day, but when the weekend comes, there's nothing better than a mimosa and an omelet station around 10am in the morning. Many residents of Dallas love brunch and finding the best brunch in the city provides just what you need for weekend fun. Here are a few of the top choices.

Penne Pomodoro - Three Area Locations

Penne Pomodoro is an Italian restaurant during the week and at night but on the weekends, you can stop in for $1 bellinis, Bloody Mary's and mimosas. They serve excellent French toast and plenty of great omelet choices for brunch. Along with traditional brunch dishes, you can enjoy the breakfast pizza here, as well.

Locations are found at:

  • 11661 Preston Road, Dallas
  • 6815 Snider
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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/10542402@N06/7292963200/Finding a high-end department store isn't hard. They are found all throughout the DFW area, but which ones are the best? North Texas is full of luxury shopping and if you're looking for top department stores, you need to know where to go. Here are a few of the top choices in the DFW area.

Stanley Korshak - 500 Crescent Center

Stanley Korshak isn't as well-known as some of the other top department stores, but it's a great choice for bridal gowns and all types of high-end fashion. They carry a number of top designers for both men's and women's clothing, along with accessories and jewelry.

Neiman Marcus - 1618 Main Street

Neiman Marcus has many locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and provides plenty of top brands. However, the downtown

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St. Patrick's Day 2014 in Dallas Fort-WorthWith a little over a week to go in February, it’s just about time we set our sights on the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebration here in Dallas-Fort Worth. Like in so many different parts of the country, St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate Irish heritage and culture, the long-standing Catholic faith, and of course drink green-colored beer and eat corned beef and cabbage. But when it comes to all the fun and exciting festivities and events occurring on and around March 17th, nothing quite says St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas like the annual Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Parade.

Originally starting back in 1979, the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Parade is now considered the signature event of St. Patty’s in not only the Dallas-Fort-Worth area, but

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Young AdultsFinding the right neighborhood for your specific needs isn't always easy. For younger adults, it means finding the right mix of entertainment and avoiding the suburban-type of areas. Here are some of the top choices for those in the 18 to 24-year-old category.

University Park

Of course, since SMU is very close to University Park, it's the best choice for residents between 18 and 24 years of age. This neighborhood is very close to the campus and provides plenty of entertainment options. However, it's a bit on the expensive side compared to some of the other areas in DFW.

The university provides plenty of undergraduate programs if you plan to attend school. However, it's also a great area for graduates because it's close to downtown and many other

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Highest Rated Public SchoolsIn many cases, part of the moving process involves figuring out where schools are located in a particular city or community and then determining which school district may be the right choice for both your children’s education and your living environment. If you’re only moving within the same area or town, chances are you’re already familiar with the local school systems and districts; but if moving to an entirely different city or suburb is part of your moving equation, there may be no better tool to get acquainted with schools all over the country than GreatSchools.org.

In a place as large as the greater Dallas region, there are literally hundreds of public and private schools to consider. And if you’re new to this part of the country, navigating

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