The Dakota is conveniently located at approximately 14th St and a few blocks south of Pine Lake Road.  Vavrina Meadows and the Yankee Hill Business Center are the surrounding neighborhoods which offer many shopping, dining and recreational options.  You will be minutes away from South Pointe Mall, Scheels, Costco, and Trader Joes.  Yankee Hill Business Center is a hot spot for recreational activities for all ages:  Triniti Gymnastics, Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Motions Dance, Victress Fitness Center, Movin Up, FUNdamentals Athletic Academy and Lost in Fun.  Explore the outdoors at Wilderness Park, Wilderness Ridge golf course and the Lincoln trail system for bike enthusiasts.
Pamper yourself with a haircut or color at The Hair Lounge just down the street from The Mirada.  Have a kink or sore spot--visit The Body Lab Chiropractor, a 5 minute drive.
Other nearby retail properties include: Barnwood and Leather, Schrock Innovations, Austad's Golf, Michael's Craft Store, Bed Bath and Beyond and Digital Theater Experts (DTX).
Restaurants include something for everyone:  Panda Express, Jimmy John's, Juice Stop, Noodles, Chipotle, PepperJax, IHop, MaryEllens Soul Food, George's Gourmet Grill, Jersey Mike's, Old Chicago, Chili's, Red Robin, Taco Bell, Famous Dave's, Suntan's Kite, Panera Bread, Chick-fil-A and Valentino 's to name a few!
Nearby daycare and schools include: Academic Advantage Child Development, The Pines Day School (preschool), Adams Elementary School, Scott Middle School, and Southwest High School.