About The Neighborhood
Heritage Oak Cliff Grants
Published: 10 April 2017
The Wynnewood Heights Neighborhood Association was organized in 2000, and include approximately 500 homes and approximately 2900 people. First built in 1946 as part of the Wynnewood neighborhood and village, and founded by Angus Wynne, it was finished in 1954. They were intended for young families being started following World War II.
Angus Wynne Jr., also was founder of the Wynnewood Shopping Center, developer of the Six Flags theme parks in Texas, Missouri, and Georgia, as well as the CEO of the Great Southwest Corporation and Great Southwest Industrial District in Arlington.
An interesting building just 2 blocks north of the neighborhood is Ann's Health Food Store which has been around for a long time, and is a big attribute to the surrounding area. A big draw to this neighborhood is its natural features of big shady trees. A proud accomplishment for WH is participating with the Dallas Leadership Foundation in the annual cleanup and painting of underserved neighborhoods.
Ethel Thomas, a resident of the neighborhood, said "our goal is to educate and build strong leadership. There is a motto that we like to use here "living scared behind closed doors, is not living".
Their boundaries are Saner Avenue to the North, Polk Street to the West, Kiest Boulevard to the South, and I-35 WB to the east.