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When you’re speeding along Mockingbird Lane just west of White Rock Lake, take a moment to look to the north, and you’ll find the small neighborhood of Hillside, where the residents boast of the natural setting—among creeks and mature trees—of their houses, most of which date from the 1950s and 1960s.

What the Locals Say About Hillside

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Sitting just west of White Rock Lake, Hillside is a small neighborhood full of trees, beautiful creeks, and natural wildlife. The area houses mostly young single families, and is located near Mockingbird Station and Lower Greenville. 

Fun Fact

The neighborhood is composed of mostly ranch-style homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. Hillside has fewer teardowns than many Dallas neighborhoods, neighbors say, a feature appreciated by residents who treasure the neighborhood’s charming original architecture. 

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Hillside Demographics


The 2023 population of Hillside is estimated to be 1,487.

48.8% of residents are male, 51.2% are female. The median age is 37.9.

97.6% of the Hillside population are White, 2.4% are Black, 0.0% are Asian, and 0.0% identify as some other race. 0.0% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 14.4% have earned a master's degree, 16.5% have a professional school degree, 1.0% have a doctorate, and 46.9% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 674. The average household size is 2.21.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $133,587.

98% of residents are employed and 2% are unemployed. 216 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 24 minutes.


86.4% of Hillside homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $483,200

74% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 17 years. The average renter has been in the same home 6 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1956.


Hillside includes portions of these police beats: 219

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 2
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 0
Business Burglaries 16
Home Burglaries 11
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 84
Auto Thefts 8
Business Robberies 6
Robberies of Individuals 0
Shoplifting Incidents 25
Murders 0

Hillside Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

17 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.