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Wilshire Heights

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With strong schools like Mockingbird Elementary and St. Thomas Aquinas—not to mention easy access to the shops and restaurants of nearby Lakewood and Lower Greenville—residents of Wilshire Heights treasure their family-friendly environs in a central location within Dallas.

What the Locals Say About Wilshire Heights

Locals Love

Residents in Wilshire Heights value its proximity to stores, restaurants, and entertainment. It sits just three blocks from Greenville Avenue. The neighborhood is considered quite social, with an active neighborhood association and events planned throughout the year. Buyers are drawn to the larger lots and the mature trees lining the streets.  

Locals Complain

Higher property taxes are a complaint as home values in the area have significantly appreciated. Plus, residents encounter deteriorating sidewalks from time to time.

Fun Fact

The neighborhood has invested in new street sign toppers–and it makes them proud. With a modern black and white look with a mockingbird perched at the top, residents feel this upgrade is one more significant effort to elevate the small neighborhood.

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Why I Love Wilshire Heights

By Lesly Huffman

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Wilshire Heights Demographics


The 2023 population of Wilshire Heights is estimated to be 1,040.

48.5% of residents are male, 51.5% are female. The median age is 39.8.

91.0% of the Wilshire Heights population are White, 5.7% are Black, 1.0% are Asian, and 0.0% identify as some other race. 2.4% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 17.5% have earned a master's degree, 14.9% have a professional school degree, 3.5% have a doctorate, and 49.2% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 592. The average household size is 1.94.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $147,868.

99% of residents are employed and 1% are unemployed. 239 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 24 minutes.


75.5% of Wilshire Heights homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $470,000

74% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 10 years. The average renter has been in the same home 3 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1948.


Wilshire 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) 1
Business Burglaries 8
Home Burglaries 15
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 51
Auto Thefts 18
Business Robberies 2
Robberies of Individuals 3
Shoplifting Incidents 0
Murders 0

Wilshire Heights Real Estate Snapshot

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Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

10 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.