Lakewood , one of Dallas ’ oldest and most popular neighborhoods, is located in East Dallas . Residents are committed to maintaining a distinctive neighborhood character that traces its roots to the early 1900s. Lakewood offers numerous Historic and Conservation Districts featuring Craftsman, Prairie-style homes, Tudors, Spanish and Mediterranean Eclectic and Early Ranch homes. The homes range from small bungalows to large estates on acreage. The neighborhood is home of the historic Lakewood Theater , which shows classic films and hosts many contemporary musical and comedy events, as well as the popular Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens . Surrounding the theater are trendy and landmark restaurants and shopping venues. The neighborhood is also home to Lakewood Country Club . From the old-timers whose families have been in the area for several generations to the newest residents, residents of Lakewood recognize each other with one important term – neighbor.