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The Peninsula

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Welcome to The Peninsula

Residents of this neighborhood, which was first established in 1927 along the northeast shore of White Rock Lake, boast that nowhere in the city is home to such an eclectic mix of homes and residents. Nature lovers have much to enjoy as well. In spring the edges of the neighborhood, bordered by acres of native black land prairie, are a riot of wild flowers.



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The historic Bath House Cultural Center was originally built in 1930 to provide changing rooms and lockers for swimmers in White Rock Lake. After swimming was disallowed in 1953, the Art Deco structure sat vacant for years until becoming a neighborhood arts hub in 1981.

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By George Maney

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The 2016 population of The Peninsula is estimated to be 466. That’s a change of +2.8% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +3.5%.

The number of households is 234, a change of +3.5% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +3.8%.

The average household size is 1.99.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $81,571 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 25.0% aren’t in the labor force. 6.5% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 6.5% are blue-collar workers, 83.7% are white-collar workers, and 9.8% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 25.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.7.


98.1% of The Peninsula homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $284,848

81.9% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 16.1 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.5 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1953.


The Peninsula includes portions of these police beats: 234

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 4
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 4
Business Burglaries 18
Home Burglaries 40
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 195
Auto Thefts 16
Business Robberies 1
Robberies of Individuals 6
Shoplifting Incidents 5
Other Thefts 55
Murders 0
Rapes 2
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD Bryan Adams High School 71
Dallas ISD Robert T. Hill Middle School 61
Dallas ISD Victor H. Hexter Elementary 82

Real Estate Snapshot

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Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

16.1 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. School STAAR exam passing rates from Texas Education Agency.