As one of the most peaceful, family-friendly spots in one of the most peaceful, family-friendly neighborhoods on earth, Snider Plaza has catered to the well-manicured sensibilities of those dwelling in the surrounding Park Cities for generations. Happily enough, the three-block shopping center is also home to some of the area's most eternally beloved dining spots, with Kuby's, Bubba's and Balls Hamburgers forming a sort of walking-distance triumvirate of comfort food (other, slightly more formal dining establishments are also on hand for those with a liking for cloth napkins). But the backbone of Snider Plaza's local appeal is the dozens of charmingly petite boutiques specializing in everything from stationary to antiques to imported fabrics. Rounding out the almost otherworldly wholesomeness of it all is the Eisenhower-era gas station -- a compact, three-pump affair where attendants still race out to fill one's tank. -- Barrett Brown www.digitalcity.com/dallas (Photo: Erin Wade)
Did you know?
Snider Plaza, a popular shopping center, opened in 1927, although it remained largely undeveloped throughout the Great Depression.qv The population of University Park grew rapidly, mirroring the growth of Southern Methodist University and the nearby cities of Dallas and Highland Park. By 1945 University Park had an estimated population of 18,000 and 120 businesses. Written by: Diane Galloway and Kathy Matthews. Ralph E. Hamman
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Gifts, Flowers, Bakeries, Spa Treatment, Furniture, Home Decor, Specialty and gourmet Items, German, Italian,
Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Bar-B-Que and Sea Food, Clothing, Cookies, Cakes, Eyeware, Music, Art and Music Instruction, Health Food, Hair Salons and fun for the whole Family. At the intersection of Hillcrest and Lovers Lane by SMU.