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The Peninsula

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Residents of The Peninsula, which was first established in 1927 along the northeast shore of White Rock Lake, boast that nowhere in the city is home to such an eclectic mix of homes and residents. Nature lovers have much to enjoy as well. In spring the edges of the neighborhood, bordered by acres of native black land prairie, are a riot of wild flowers.

What the Locals Say About The Peninsula

Locals Love

This lakeside community of about 290 properties has a history that stretches back to the 1950s. With great options for both private and local public schools, the true gem of the neighborhood is its close proximity to White Rock Lake.

Locals Complain

The area can feel like a food desert. Though development is in motion and there are some options, there aren’t many locally-owned restaurants nearby. Expect traffic from Dallasites visiting White Rock Lake.

Fun Fact

The residents frequent the independently-owned coffee shops nearby. Shops like Well Grounded and El Porton are serving up organic coffee and freshly roasted coffee beans within just a few blocks.

Plus, Erykah Badu lives in the neighborhood.

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Why I Love The Peninsula

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The Peninsula Demographics


The 2023 population of The Peninsula is estimated to be 712.

40.4% of residents are male, 59.6% are female. The median age is 55.8.

100.0% of the The Peninsula population are White, 0.0% are Black, 0.0% are Asian, and 0.0% identify as some other race. 0.0% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 28.7% have earned a master's degree, 28.7% have a professional school degree, 8.1% have a doctorate, and 24.0% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 403. The average household size is 1.77.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $126,518.

100% of residents are employed and 0% are unemployed. 184 are not in the labor force.

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


96.0% of The Peninsula homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $589,100

91% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 8 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1955.


The Peninsula includes portions of these police beats: 234

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 8
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 5
Business Burglaries 2
Home Burglaries 6
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 211
Auto Thefts 8
Business Robberies 0
Robberies of Individuals 3
Shoplifting Incidents 1
Murders 0

The Peninsula Real Estate Snapshot

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Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

8 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.