Interesting explanation by Dan Zambolini over at The Januarist. But then why were Dallas’ first affluent “suburbs” to the east? I’m thinking Munger Place, Swiss Avenue, and Lakewood. With the development of Highland Park, wealthy people started moving north, it is true. In fact, most cities’ affluent class live to the north, which I am told has to do with the quality of water.
Which also reminds me that Fort Worth is one of the few cities in the world where the affluent settled in the south and not the north. Good reason for that. The Stockyards were north.