Neighborhood Guide

Dallas, Texas

Photo by Justin Terveen

Welcome to Dallas

Big D. Ninth-largest city in the United States. Top of the heap in the country’s fourth-largest metropolitan area. Where America’s Team was born. Namesake of a wildly popular television drama that bequeathed the city its own theme song.

Don’t let Dallas’ iconic imagery mislead you into picturing the place as a homogenous patchwork of concrete and steel affixed atop the edge of the southern plains. Each of the city’s distinct neighborhoods has its own story to tell, and it’s our privilege to tell them all.

Areas of Dallas

What the Locals Say

The Cliches

Big. Big Hair. Big Cars. Big Egos. Country music lovin’, beer-swillin’, two-steppin’. J.R. Ewing and ruthless oil men. Ladies who lunch between Botox sessions. Cowboys and longhorns and buckin’ broncos.

The Reality

Country music has its fans here, and we do love a good craft brew or a night at the Round-Up, but Dallas today is better understood as a great American city striving to make itself even greater, a place so enamored of business innovation that the word “entrepreneur” is often spoken in tones of hushed reverence.

The Future

Dallas has grand plans. Always seems to have grand plans. The central dispute now is over transportation — whether more highway lanes through the central core are necessary to accommodate the new residents flooding into the metropolitan area. Will the city embrace greater density or subsidize suburban sprawl?

How Neighborhoods Compare

NeighborhoodPopulationArea (Square Miles)Pop. Density (Per Sq. Mile)Median AgeAge 18+Household IncomeMedian Home Value% Owner-OccupiedAvg. Commute in Minutes
Bent Tree10,2152.593944.047.886.2%$79,127$466,61455.7%23.0
Bluffview4,6171.433,228.738.975.0%$64,001$624,06861.9%22.0
Casa Linda4,1751.462859.646.380.8%$85,488$234,50283.3%29.0
Central Dallas148,31828.75,167.934.483.4%$53,983$247,88725.5%24.0
Deep Ellum - Expo Park2,6210.634,160.334.087.9%$53,659$275,1316.3%23.0
Design District1,9320.971,985.633.296.5%$80,263$248,0002.0%20.0
Devonshire1,5420.542,860.939.872.0%$158,766$858,31783.1%20.0
Downtown13,0412.874,543.934.692.2%$72,224$337,40412.2%24.0
East Dallas144,00829.804,832.535.874.3%$55,783$231,33554.7%29.0
Eastwood8090.263,111.549.181.7%$92,912$262,82094.7%30.0
Far North Dallas165,71924.506,764.035.378.6%$51,317$306,28731.5%25.0
Forest Hills2,0800.663,170.745.473.8%$119,488$396,18492.3%26.0
Greenway Parks1,5830.433,681.442.677.9%$104,688$712,51757.8%21.0
Highland Park8,7222.253,876.446.175.3%$165,591$1,000,00182.4%19.0
Hillside1,1390.323,593.141.879.4%$76,172$339,56878.5%24.0
Hollywood Heights - Santa Monica2,0670.346,097.337.174.7%$98,079$393,04471.7%26.0
Kiestwood9390.263,668.039.476.3%$65,624$140,68086.2%26.0
Lake Highlands87,86014.606,017.834.772.5%$44,539$266,18139.7%29.0
Lake Park Estates6410.173,815.548.281.4%$95,833$282,75092.6%29.0
Lakewood15,5134.883,178.940.175.2%$87,462$436,65164.3%27.0
Lakewood Heights2,3740.376,451.136.872.4%$94,521$408,06765.3%25.0
Little Forest Hills1,8230.394,650.542.779.2%$79,422$267,99675.6%28.0
Lochwood4,9981.234,063.443.178.9%$64,010$224,34480.2%31.0
Love Field12,3484.742,605.134.774.9%$49,806$162,87452.5%25.0
Lower Greenville7,7061.146,759.635.481.0%$73,273$347,45146.5%25.0
M Streets - Vickery Place6,2120.986,332.336.880.8%$79,409$368,99855.0%22.0
Medical District3,8431.422,706.331.785.0%$44,085$137,9777.3%23.0
Midway Hollow6,2921.264,993.739.776.8%$71,669$275,96677.2%24.0
Mount Auburn5,8710.5410,852.129.968.3%$32,751$107,92055.8%28.0
North Dallas53,10116.803,160.845.979.2%$82,970$589,17363.4%23.0
North Oak Cliff73,20610.806,778.331.869.8%$41,722$125,51050.5%30.0
Northaven Park2,9561.052,815.247.276.2%$120,210$398,86494.9%23.0
Northeast Dallas140,00721.706,451.932.772.8%$40,542$259,70828.4%29.0
Northwest Dallas92,72728.903,208.532.571.1%$44,918$223,83645.5%26.0
Northwood Hills - Valley View10,7183.582,993.938.374.9%$94,378$422,05165.9%26.0
Oak Cliff275,38172.203,814.132.370.4%$33,236$93,98351.2%31.0
Oak Lawn31,9333.0110,609.038.282.9%$59,680$307,77338.1%22.0
Old East Dallas37,8993.929,668.133.277.2%$42,864$288,80120.3%26.0
Old Lake Highlands3,8380.954,035.843.378.5%$72,524$269,27070.0%27.0
Park Cities43,6909.014,849.136.474.4%$142,338$1,000,00173.4%19.0
Pleasant Grove58,75311.305,199.428.666.0%$37,988$80,97568.6%35.0
Preston Highlands1,4680.354,242.846.279.3%$115,296$333,96081.6%24.0
Preston Hollow15,5366.112,542.750.480.0%$120,858$767,05579.5%21.0
Preston Trail1250.18694.459.590.4%$132,692$594,07976.2%23.0
Prestonwood13,6782.625,220.64478.6%$84,745$299,56371.2%26.0
Ridgewood Park7750.233,429.240.981.9%$89,362$306,14084.7%25.0
South Dallas/Fair Park26,898122241.536.274.4%$23,647$66,08937.1%34.0
Southeast Dallas167,16761.402,722.629.166.6%$37,233$85,23360.6%34.0
Southwest Dallas62,20337.601,654.328.868.3%$46,683$121,58657.0%30.0
The Peninsula4660.153,191.845.878.7%$81,571$284,84881.9%25.0
University Park24,1303.716,504.027.173.7%$172,170$1,000,00175.9%18.0
Uptown20,6271.5513,307.733.395.9%$88,044$383,52120.4%21.0
West Dallas29,38116.001,836.328.265.2%$31,804$85,77054.2%28.0
Wilshire Heights1,5370.354,442.237.174.9%$95,510$399,89683.0%24.0
Casa View36,85311.23290.432.370.5%$42,997$111,25155.7%33.0

Real Estate Snapshot

% of Owner-Occupied Housing

43.5%

Median Year Housing Unit Built

1977

Number of Households

495,057

Average Household Size

2.57