|Elevation||200 m (640 ft)|
|Area code(s)||214, 469, 972|
Whispering Hills is a neighborhood consisting of 615 homes within the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas, Texas (United States) adjacent to the suburbs of Richardson and Garland.It is generally bounded by Buckingham Rd along the Richardson border to the north, to the east by the Garland border near Plano Rd, to the south by Walnut St, and to the west by the KCS Railroad and Audelia Branch Greenbelt near Audelia Rd.
The neighborhood is conveniently located one mile north from
Whispering Hills is the 5th largest neighborhood in Lake Highlands.
Whispering Hills, as well as most of Lake Highlands, is served by the Richardson Independent School District. Both Forestridge Elementary School and Liberty Junior High School are located within the neighborhood.
Dallas Public Library operates the Audelia Road Branch Library in Lake Highlands.
Nestled in the arms of White Rock Creek, Lake Highlands boasts a labyrinth of parks and recreational opportunities that make it one of Dallas' finest neighborhoods in which to live, work and play. Access to over 875 acres of parks, 26 miles of trails, disc golf as well as traditional baseball, soccer fields and playgrounds give a wide variety of outdoor sports.
The City of Dallas operates Friendship Park which lies within Whispering Hills. The park includes trails, a basketball court, a picnic area and a playground, alongside 100 newly planted trees in the 10.8-acre park. Glenville Trail and Glenville Pool are located just to the north in the adjacent neighborhood of College Park on the Richardson side.
Residents of the neighborhood also have access to the track, football field, soccer field, and tennis courts at Liberty Junior High, along with the playgrounds and baseball field at Forestridge Elementary.
White Rock Lake is ten minutes south from Whispering Hills on Audelia Road. Recreational activities on the lake include kayaking, canoeing and standup paddleboarding, available by rental. The park surrounding the lake features a 9.33-mile trail for hiking, running and bicycling. The White Rock Lake Dog Park is also located on the north side of the lake on Mockingbird Lane.
Lake Highlands is home to the headquarters of Texas Instruments (TI). TI is the No. 4 manufacturer of semiconductors worldwide after Intel, Samsung and Toshiba, and is the No. 2 supplier of chips for cellular handsets after Qualcomm, and the No. 1 producer of digital signal processors (DSPs) and analog semiconductors, among a wide range of other semiconductor products.TI is located two miles west of the neighborhood.
Major business areas near Lake Highlands include the Platinum Corridor, Preston Center, and the Telecom Corridor.
The neighborhood benefits from its close proximity to the major High Five Interchange of I-635 and Central Expressway in North Dallas and in addition the Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail service.
The routing of limited-access highways through Lake Highlands is based on the area's proximity to Dallas' downtown freeway loop, as Dallas' freeway system was built according to the hub-and-spoke paradigm.
Additionally, two separate beltways arc across Lake Highlands: in order from their proximity to downtown:
Major thoroughfares include:
The neighborhood has access to four DART Rail stations, to the south and to the west, that are located less than five minutes away. The Red Line connects Lake Highlands to downtown, Uptown, Richardson and Plano. The Blue Line connects Lake Highlands to downtown, Uptown, East Dallas and Garland. The Orange Line runs to DFW Airport, Irving and Las Colinas, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Victory Park, downtown, Uptown, Richardson and Plano.
Lines and stations near Whispering Hills include:
The Dallas Morning News is the Dallas citywide newspaper.
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