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Old Lake Highlands

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Welcome to Old Lake Highlands

Along the northeast side of White Rock Lake, the residents of this neighborhood are proud of its 70-plus year history and its unique position (elevation-wise) within the city, boasting a gorgeous view of the downtown skyline. One of Dallas ISD’s best-performing elementary schools, Hexter, also serves as a rallying point for residents.



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The 2016 population of Old Lake Highlands is estimated to be 3,838. That’s a change of +2.9% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +3.6%.

The number of households is 1,956, a change of +4.1% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +4.2%.

The average household size is 1.96.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $72,524 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 25.2% aren’t in the labor force. 10.1% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 16.7% are blue-collar workers, 74.9% are white-collar workers, and 8.4% 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 1.6.


76.1% of Old Lake Highlands homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $269,270

70.0% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 16.4 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.4 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1959.


Old Lake Highlands includes portions of these police beats: 234, 248

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 11
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 11
Business Burglaries 39
Home Burglaries 75
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 279
Auto Thefts 33
Business Robberies 3
Robberies of Individuals 9
Shoplifting Incidents 23
Other Thefts 113
Murders 0
Rapes 4
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD Bryan Adams High School 71
Dallas ISD Robert T. Hill Middle School 61
Dallas ISD Victor H. Hexter Elementary 82

Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

16.4 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.