The Town Creek HOA was established in March 1976. At an HOA-hosted anniversary celebration in 2016 we recognized folks who have lived in the neighborhood for the past 40 years. There are quite a few. We also recognized numerous individuals and families who recently moved into the community. Residents here span the demographic gamut, from Millennials with young children, to Baby Boomers with grandkids, from young professionals to retirees, creating a diverse and eclectic neighborhood.
Membership in the HOA is voluntary, with a low annual membership fee of $40. With the funds from HOA dues and through the neighborhood volunteers who made up the Board of Directors, we the HOA strives to preserve, protect and advance the interest of Town Creek, to disseminate information of interest to residents and to promote fellowship.
The Board of Directors is elected in November of each year and serves a term of one-year. Often time members serve successive years. It’s that much fun! And a great way to get to know your neighbors. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact us. You will find a list of current board members and their respective office on the HOA Board page. The HOA is governed the Bylaws published on this site.
In our effort “to preserve, protect and advance the interest of the neighborhood,” the HOA board meets 10 times a year to consider and discuss issues affecting our area. We engage with our Dallas City Councilman (District 10), leaders of other Lake Highlands neighborhoods, and the Lake Highlands Public Improvement District to share concerns, possible solutions and ways in which we can better this area. The HOA also supports our local public schools, particularly Skyview Elementary.
Most significantly, we promote the safety of our streets through our Crime Watch Program. This Enhanced Neighborhood Patrol (ENP) program through the Dallas Police Department is one of the largest in the City of Dallas. It is funded each year through voluntary payments of dues per household. Dues are payable in a single $350 payment, two $180 semiannual payments, or four $95 quarterly payments. With these funds, the HOA board hires off-duty Dallas police officers to patrol our streets in a DPD marked squad car. Those who join the program are given a cell phone number with direct access to the patrol officers. As a result of this visible deterrent, Town Creek enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in the area. Please visit the Crime Watch Program page to read more about this program.
We “disseminate information” to our residents through the annual Town Creek Directory (sent to dues-paying members only), a monthly newsletter (delivered to all residents ten months out of the year), through our website: www.TownCreekLakeHighlands.com, and via our closed-group Facebook page (Town Creek Lake Highlands). Through the newsletter, website and Facebook page we share neighborhood news, photographs from our events and other information of interest.
Fellowship is a big part of this neighborhood. We facilitate camaraderie through spring and fall social events for kids and adults. Our blockbuster event is the Halloween Carnival, held on a street within the neighborhood. Last year we had close to 700 kids and adults attend the event. We pro-actively welcome new neighbors to our community with a visit from our New Neighbors Committee, a packet of information relevant to the neighborhood, and a gift.
Extraordinary neighborhoods are nurtured by exceptional people. We encourage all residents to help us build community and pride in our neighborhood by joining the HOA, participating in the Crime Watch program, staying informed through our newsletter and website, and, most importantly, by getting to know neighbors. We strive to work together to make our neighborhood the best of Lake Highlands, even Dallas!