Dallas Neighborhood Guide

Northeast Dallas

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Welcome to Northeast Dallas

Comprising the area east of U.S. Highway 75 and north of Northwest Highway, Northeast Dallas is dominated by the family-friendly Lake Highlands neighborhood (with its well-regarded Richardson ISD schools). But on the west side of White Rock Creek, you’ll find both the Village (a huge apartment community originally conceived as the center of the city’s singles life) and Vickery Meadow, an ethnically diverse neighborhood known for housing immigrants and refugees.



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Neighborhoods ofNortheast Dallas

What the Locals Say

Don’t Miss Topgolf

For the days when we’re feeling athletic but don’t necessarily want to spend an entire day on a hot golf course, we head to Topgolf. It’s your typical driving range, just a little more juiced up. Each ball has a sensor in it, so you can keep score among your group to see who is actually doing a good job. Food and drinks (yes, alcoholic) are also part of the fun.



The 2016 population of Northeast Dallas is estimated to be 140,007. That’s a change of +5.4% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +5.1%.

The number of households is 59,625, a change of +4.5% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +4.8%.

The average household size is 2.33.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $40,542 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 30.7% aren’t in the labor force. 21.7% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 20.2% are blue-collar workers, 58.7% are white-collar workers, and 21.1% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 29.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.3.


23.3% of Northeast Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $259,708

28.4% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 16.7 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.6 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1977.


Northeast Dallas includes portions of these policesectors: 210, 230, 240, 250

Throughout thosesectors during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 296
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 212
Business Burglaries 392
Home Burglaries 1323
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 2073
Auto Thefts 890
Business Robberies 99
Robberies of Individuals 585
Shoplifting Incidents 918
Other Thefts 1170
Murders 16
Rapes 79

Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

16.7 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.