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Glen Abbey

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The small, gated neighborhood has become one of Dallas’ best kept secrets since it was developed in the early 2000s. Glen Abbey is the perfect mix of small and urban, the community backs up to Bent Tree Country Club and borders White Rock Creek, offering views of rolling hills and mature trees.  

What the Locals Say About Glen Abbey

Locals Love

“The gated community is 15 to 20 minutes from the Arts District downtown, meaning that its residents are as close to their seats at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as the people who live in Lakewood. Many of the homes overlook the green belt that is shared with Bent Tree, and the residents have easy access to both Dallas proper and the northern suburbs. The neighborhood is typically appealing to those who are looking for privacy,” says Doug Newby, a real estate broker with Architecturally Significant homes who works in the neighborhood.

Locals Complain

“The neighborhood is relatively isolated, so you don’t have all of the advantages of those who live closer to the suburban corporate offices. There is less interaction with other surrounding neighborhoods. What people might not know about the area? That it even exists,” says Newby.

Fun Fact

“The land was once owned by Texas financier John Murchison. The original homestead is located in the neighborhood, which sits on rolling land that was later sold and developed,” says Newby.


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Glen Abbey Demographics


The 2017 population of Glen Abbey is estimated to be 24.

of residents are male, are female. The median age is 52.25.

of the Glen Abbey population are White, are Black, are Asian, and identify as some other race. are of Hispanic heritage.

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

The number of households is 14. The average household size is .

Income & Employment

The median household income is $87,500.

of residents are employed and are unemployed. are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 23 minutes.


26.67% of Glen Abbey homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $750,000

35.71% of the homes are owner-occupied.

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


Glen Abbey includes portions of these police beats: 622

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 3
Aggravated Assaults (family violence)
Business Burglaries 20
Home Burglaries 33
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 62
Auto Thefts 22
Business Robberies
Robberies of Individuals 5
Shoplifting Incidents 4
Murders 0

Glen Abbey Real Estate Snapshot

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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.