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Welcome to Prestonwood

This suburban-like Far North Dallas neighborhood enjoys a reputation for a high quality of life thanks to its safety, affordability, and access (mostly) to Richardson ISD schools, alongside all the benefits of calling Dallas home. Its location also provides easy access to the many restaurants and bars along Addison’s main drag, as well as the ability to get to Plano as easily as to downtown Dallas.



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Why I Love Prestonwood

By Steven Monserrate

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The 2016 population of Prestonwood is estimated to be 13,678. That’s a change of +4.3% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +4.6%.

The number of households is 5,788, a change of +4.5% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +4.7%.

The average household size is 2.36.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $84,745 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 30.8% aren’t in the labor force. 4.0% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 10.8% are blue-collar workers, 75.1% are white-collar workers, and 14.2% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 26.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.8.


66.5% of Prestonwood homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $299,563

71.2% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 17.0 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 7.1 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1977.


Prestonwood includes portions of these police beats: 622, 624, 625

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 4
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 7
Business Burglaries 49
Home Burglaries 103
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 207
Auto Thefts 54
Business Robberies 6
Robberies of Individuals 17
Shoplifting Incidents 46
Other Thefts 101
Murders 1
Rapes 4
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD Anne Frank Elementary 78
Dallas ISD Benjamin Franklin Middle School 68
Richardson ISD Bowie Elementary 94
Richardson ISD Brentfield Elementary 98
Dallas ISD Hillcrest High School 71
Richardson ISD J.J. Pearce High School 84
Richardson ISD Parkhill Junior High School 86
Richardson ISD Prestonwood Elementary 85
Richardson ISD Richardson High School 83
Richardson ISD Spring Creek Elementary 93

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

17.0 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.