Dallas Neighborhood Guide

North Dallas

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Welcome to North Dallas

Home to many of Dallas’ wealthiest people, this area features both sprawling estates and row after row of ranch-style homes. Between Northwest Highway, LBJ Freeway, Midway Road, and Central Expressway, you’ll also find the most prestigious private schools in the city, long-established and beloved neighborhood shopping centers along Preston Road, and the crown jewel of Dallas retail.



Median Owner-Occupied Home Value


Notable Subdivisions

Neighborhoods of North Dallas

What the Locals Say

Don’t Miss NorthPark Center

Covering 2.4 million square feet and housing more than 200 stores, NorthPark Center, which opened in 1965, is the largest mall in Dallas. It’s also the most special, thanks to founder Raymond Nasher, an art enthusiast and patron. Nasher—who also bequeathed his collection of modern sculpture to the city, which resulted in the Nasher Sculpture Center—designated areas within the mall to display fine art, and past displays have included world-renowned works from artists such as Andy Warhol and Frank Stella.



The 2016 population of North Dallas is estimated to be 53,101. That’s a change of +5.8% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +5.5%.

The number of households is 24,260, a change of +6.0% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +5.7%.

The average household size is 2.17.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $82,970 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 38.3% aren’t in the labor force. 6.2% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 8.2% are blue-collar workers, 80.6% are white-collar workers, and 11.2% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 23.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.7.


50.9% of North Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $589,173

63.4% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 16.0 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.8 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1975.


North Dallas includes portions of these police sectors: 630, 640, 650

Throughout those sectors during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 57
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 40
Business Burglaries 150
Home Burglaries 430
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 1084
Auto Thefts 286
Business Robberies 50
Robberies of Individuals 118
Shoplifting Incidents 711
Other Thefts 491
Murders 5
Rapes 23

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

16.0 years

Dallas Neighborhoods

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.