Running along the west side of White Rock Lake, Lakewood is home to both impressive estates and charming cottages. What binds the neighborhood together is a love for the community’s combination of natural beauty, easy access to the amenities of the city center, and a fierce commitment to supporting the local elementary school, which is among the best in Dallas.
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Walking their elementary-age children to school along the rolling, shady streets of their neighborhood.
Living in a neighborhood perched along creeks and next to a small lake can make the summer-long battle against being overrun by mosquitoes more difficult.
Being a bit more politically liberal than many of Dallas’ other upscale neighborhoods — not that that’s a high bar to clear.
The 2016 population of Lakewood is estimated to be 15,513. That’s a change of +6.5% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +6.1%.
The number of households is 7,233, a change of +7.3% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +6.6%.
The average household size is 2.13.
The median household income is $87,462 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 27.0% aren’t in the labor force. 4.9% of families live below the poverty line.
Among those employed, 6.4% are blue-collar workers, 84.2% are white-collar workers, and 9.5% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.
The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 27.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.7.
64.1% of Lakewood homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $436,651
64.3% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 15.0 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 1965.
Lakewood includes portions of these police beats: 234, 112
Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:
|Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence)||4|
|Aggravated Assaults (family violence)||7|
|Robberies of Individuals||11|
|Dallas ISD Eduardo Mata Elementary||76|
|Dallas ISD J.L. Long Middle School||69|
|Dallas ISD Lakewood Elementary||95|
|Dallas ISD Mount Auburn Elementary||58|
|Dallas ISD William Lipscomb Elementary||69|
|Dallas ISD Woodrow Wilson High School||79|