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Lakewood Heights

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This 100-year-old neighborhood, Lakewood Heights, prides itself on its gracefully aging homes and a mix of residents young and old who work to foster a true sense of community in their corner of East Dallas.

What the Locals Say About Lakewood Heights

Locals Love

In recent years, many new residents and families have again discovered this gem in the heart of Dallas. Lakewood Heights is well known for its large mature trees, friendly neighbors, active neighborhood association, schools, walkability, and cycling infrastructure. Plus, the neighborhood has its own park.

Locals Complain

Since the neighborhood is a healthy mix of new builds and preserved homes from the ‘40s, many are upset about the new developments–especially since the 100-year old neighborhood isn’t in a conservation district.

Fun Fact

It was established in 1914 with new “suburban” home sites bought for returning World War I soldiers and their families. Lakewood Heights housing began with craftsman-style bungalows and Tudors.

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Why I Love Lakewood Heights

By Richard Sheffield

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Lakewood Heights Demographics


The 2023 population of Lakewood Heights is estimated to be 2,705.

52.2% of residents are male, 47.8% are female. The median age is 37.

95.0% of the Lakewood Heights population are White, 0.5% are Black, 1.8% are Asian, and 0.4% identify as some other race. 2.7% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 20.6% have earned a master's degree, 11.7% have a professional school degree, 2.4% have a doctorate, and 47.8% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 987. The average household size is 2.84.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $246,740.

98% of residents are employed and 2% are unemployed. 440 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 25 minutes.


84.5% of Lakewood Heights homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $879,800

78% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 10.5 years. The average renter has been in the same home 3.5 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 2001.


Lakewood Heights includes portions of these police beats: 142

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 0
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 23
Business Burglaries 8
Home Burglaries 19
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 64
Auto Thefts 9
Business Robberies 0
Robberies of Individuals 1
Shoplifting Incidents 0
Murders 0

Lakewood Heights Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

10.5 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.