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Old East Dallas

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125 years of construction in Old East Dallas has brought an extraordinary collection of home shapes, sizes, and styles here, from stately old Swiss Avenue to the redevelopment of garden apartments along Gaston Avenue and Live Oak Street. Each of the neighborhood’s historic districts features a unique collection of houses and an equally amazing mixture of neighbors.

What the Locals Say About Old East Dallas

Locals Love

The history on display throughout the neighborhood, and the vibrant street life that turns out each evening—strolling, jogging, biking—to enjoy it.

New Builds

Old East Dallas isn’t just gracefully aging old homes. In the area between Henderson and Fitzhugh Avenues a new apartment or townhome project springs up seemingly every week—mostly targeting young professionals who couldn’t find space in, or couldn’t afford, Uptown.

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Old East Dallas Demographics


The 2023 population of Old East Dallas is estimated to be 35,978.

53.4% of residents are male, 46.6% are female. The median age is 35.1.

65.0% of the Old East Dallas population are White, 16.1% are Black, 4.0% are Asian, and 6.2% identify as some other race. 14.8% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 11.0% have earned a master's degree, 4.0% have a professional school degree, 1.5% have a doctorate, and 33.2% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 22219. The average household size is 1.92.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $66,653.

94% of residents are employed and 6% are unemployed. 6179 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 26 minutes.


13.9% of Old East Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $385,573

19% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 11.4 years. The average renter has been in the same home 6.1 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1803.


Old East Dallas includes portions of these police beats: 112, 114, 116, 143, 144, 145, 146 154, 155, 156

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 497
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 35
Business Burglaries 958
Home Burglaries 1055
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 4153
Auto Thefts 871
Business Robberies 241
Robberies of Individuals 498
Shoplifting Incidents 332
Murders 2

Old East Dallas Real Estate Snapshot

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Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

11.4 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments.