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Dallas > Oak Cliff > Kiestwood

Kiestwood offers an abundance of vintage charm. Its more than 400 homes were built between 1950 and 1965. The neighborhood’s primary appeal lies in Kiest Park, a 248-acre public park, as well as its proximity to the Bishop Arts District and other amenities of North Oak Cliff, plus quick access to downtown Dallas.

What the Locals Say About Kiestwood

Locals Love

Well-built mid-century style homes sit below beautiful trees. The neighborhood is full of lush green lawns, soft rolling hills, and towering oak and pecan trees. Friendly neighbors make it easy to fall in love with the area. Kiestwood is also just 15 minutes south of downtown Dallas, but the nature makes it seem like another city.

Locals Complain

Kiestwood residents say the community could benefit from additional resident involvement and more businesses that meet the current and growing needs of the area. 

Fun Fact

The neighborhood has convenient access to the Kiestwood Trail, Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, and Kiest Park. It’s a perfect location for an outdoorsy family.

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Kiestwood Demographics


The 2023 population of Kiestwood is estimated to be 2,090.

52.2% of residents are male, 47.8% are female. The median age is 43.2.

35.1% of the Kiestwood population are White, 21.8% are Black, 2.7% are Asian, and 36.9% identify as some other race. 40.4% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 10.2% have earned a master's degree, 1.6% have a professional school degree, 0.0% have a doctorate, and 34.0% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 714. The average household size is 2.93.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $110,325.

91% of residents are employed and 9% are unemployed. 518 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 26 minutes.


90.3% of Kiestwood homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $231,300

73% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 17 years. The average renter has been in the same home 12 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1958.


Kiestwood includes portions of these police beats: 455

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 7
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 0
Business Burglaries 16
Home Burglaries 22
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 33
Auto Thefts 14
Business Robberies 8
Robberies of Individuals 4
Shoplifting Incidents 1
Murders 0

Kiestwood Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

17 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.