These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Dallas


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Dallas are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Dallas, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Dallas neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Dallas are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Dallas:

  1. University Park
  2. Highland Park
  3. Oak Lawn
  4. North Dallas
  5. Near East
  6. Bluffview
  7. M Streets
  8. Far North
  9. Preston Hollow
  10. Oak Cliff

Read on to see how we determined the places around Dallas that deserve a little bragging rights. Would you rahter live outside of the city? Check out the best suburbs around Dallas.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Dallas?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Dallas, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 27 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Dallas.” We’re lookin’ at you, University Park.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Dallas has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. University Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,171
Median Home Price: $889,706
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,702
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%

2. Highland Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,435
Median Home Price: $968,001
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,702
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

3. Oak Lawn

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 46,889
Median Home Price: $264,316
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,702
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%

4. North Dallas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,115
Median Home Price: $488,320
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,702
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

5. Near East

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,609
Median Home Price: $653,200
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,702
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%

6. Bluffview

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,682
Median Home Price: $419,314
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,702
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

7. M Streets

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,405
Median Home Price: $231,543
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,702
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

8. Far North

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 154,801
Median Home Price: $263,369
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,702
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%

9. Preston Hollow

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 83,866
Median Home Price: $289,702
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,702
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%

10. Oak Cliff

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,033
Median Home Price: $158,023
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,021
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Dallas

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Dallas where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Dallas:

  1. Northwest Dallas
  2. South Boulevard-Park Row
  3. Southeast Dallas

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Dallas

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
University Park 1 23,171 $889,706 1,702 4.0%
Highland Park 2 8,435 $968,001 1,702 2.8%
Oak Lawn 3 46,889 $264,316 1,702 4.0%
North Dallas 4 40,115 $488,320 1,702 3.8%
Near East 5 11,609 $653,200 1,702 0.9%
Bluffview 6 15,682 $419,314 1,702 5.0%
M Streets 7 32,405 $231,543 1,702 4.4%
Far North 8 154,801 $263,369 1,702 6.1%
Preston Hollow 9 83,866 $289,702 1,702 6.2%
Oak Cliff 10 34,033 $158,023 4,021 4.0%
City Center District 11 1,128 $228,600 1,702 3.9%
Northeast Dallas 12 220,380 $203,288 2,619 5.3%
Lake Highlands 13 49,119 $158,729 3,680 4.1%
Farmers Market District 14 1,167 $269,150 1,702 4.7%
Five Mile Creek 15 5,664 $96,500 6,035 3.9%
Winnetka Heights 16 61,655 $94,580 5,798 6.2%
Cockrell Hill 17 4,159 $79,800 6,296 5.5%
Southwest Dallas 18 98,980 $105,346 5,412 7.3%
Urbandale-Parkdale 19 24,804 $95,206 5,763 7.1%
Love Field Area 20 11,503 $84,520 5,907 9.4%
Wolf Creek 21 32,251 $93,832 5,458 7.9%
Eagle Ford 22 27,002 $98,476 5,729 8.7%
Cedar Crest 23 59,517 $63,819 6,486 6.0%
South Dallas 24 27,176 $73,726 6,125 7.2%
Southeast Dallas 25 128,989 $72,361 6,319 8.1%
South Boulevard-Park Row 26 25,464 $64,321 6,265 10.4%
Northwest Dallas 27 2,522 $82,800 6,287 14.4%

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