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Welcome to Lakewood

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.



Median Owner-Occupied Home Value


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What the Locals Say

Locals Love

Walking their elementary-age children to school along the rolling, shady streets of their neighborhood.

Locals Complain

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.

Known For

Being a bit more politically liberal than many of Dallas’ other upscale neighborhoods — not that that’s a high bar to clear.

Don't Miss the Lakewood Shopping Center

The collection of shops and restaurants centered around the intersection of La Vista Drive and Abrams Road is the neighborhood's town square.

Why I Love Lakewood

ByNicole Stewart

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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.

Income & Employment

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 policebeats: 234, 112

Throughout thosebeats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 4
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 7
Business Burglaries 18
Home Burglaries 96
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 316
Auto Thefts 44
Business Robberies 2
Robberies of Individuals 11
Shoplifting Incidents 6
Other Thefts 102
Murders 0
Rapes 4
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
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

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

15.0 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.