Technically speaking, Far North Dallas is the part of Dallas that extends north of the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, but ask someone who lives in Far North Dallas and they will tell you it is much more than that. Geographically speaking, Far North Dallas sits in three different counties, includes four different school districts and is bordered seamlessly by five suburbs; Richardson on the east, Plano on the north, Carrollton, Farmers Branch on the west – and Addison too. The neighborhood is centrally located between downtown Dallas and the suburban oasis beyond the city limits and offers an abundance of residential and commercial areas. Far North Dallas also offers easy access to the Central Expressway from the George Bush turnpike and the Dallas North tollway making for an easy commute into the city or one of several surrounding communities. Prior to 1970 when the LBJ Freeway was built, there was only North Dallas and South Dallas. When construction on the highway was completed, it served as an unofficial dividing line between the area, known today as Far North Dallas and…well pretty much everything else. In the 1980s shopping malls were popping up in suburban areas all over the country, Far North Dallas included. Popular shopping malls at the time included Sakowitz, Prestonwood, Valley View and the Galleria, the latter which is still a major suburban retail mecca today. Part urban center, part suburban oasis, Far North Dallas offers residents and businesses the best of both worlds.