Vickery Place Dallas Neighborhood

Vickery Place is a popular Dallas neighborhood and one of the oldest.  It is distinguished by mature trees, many are pecans and filled with bungalows, Prairie and Craftsman architecture and some modern homes.

Vickery Place was created in 1911 with 500 lots.  It is bounded by North Central Expressway on the west, Goodwin Avenue on the east and by Greenville Avenue.  Vickery Place Conservation District was approved by the Dallas City Council in 2006 by a concerted community effort to halt the destruction of historic homes and the construction of larger houses inappropriate for the neighborhood.

Vickery Park Historic Dallas Neighborhood

Vickery Park Historic Dallas Neighborhood

Vickery Park Historic Dallas Neighborhood: Cedar Elms

Vickery Park Historic Dallas Neighborhood: Cedar Elms.  Cedar Elms are endemic to Dallas.  They withstand incredible drought conditions.  These are clearly well established and have no doubt seen some dry summers.

 See more on Dallas gardens of the 192o’s to 1940’s here …



Dallas Landscape Design: Vickery Park Original Dallas Neighborhood

Abelia stands guard.  Used to dislike them because of the bees.  Now we need to help the bees all we can.

Dallas Landscape Design: Vickery Park Original Dallas Neighborhood

Sometimes simple is best.  Letting the trees take center stage.  Simple and elegant.  Period.

Dallas Landscape Design: Vickery Park Original Dallas Neighborhood

Craftsman with perennial garden in the works at Vickery Park Original Dallas Neighborhood

  Dallas Landscape Design: Vickery Park Original Dallas Neighborhood

Traditional pruned evergreens with a pop of red shrub roses and annuals.

  Agave and other succulents demonstrate one of the best traits of Dallas gardening, native plants and traditional plants.

Agave and other succulents demonstrate one of the best traits of Dallas gardening, a masterful and thoughtful blending of native plants and traditional plants.




Dallas Landscape Design: Vickery Park Original Dallas Neighborhood

Thyme planted under an Althea trained as a tree and just beginning to bloom.

  Dallas Landscape Design: Vickery Park Original Dallas Neighborhood

Mungo Pine!  I love them.  Do not see them enough.

A Few Modern Homes Have Snuck In!

Vickery Park a few modern homes

Vickery Park a few modern homes. Love the Crape Myrtle alley on the right.

Vickery Park a few modern homes

As we were driving around to take these pictures my friend asked, “How will we know when we have left Vickery Park and are in Highland Park?” My answer: “You’ll know.”  That being said, I felt a thousand times more comfortable in Vickery Park than Highland Park …