The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Dallas For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Dallas are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Dallas.
Safest Neighborhoods In Dallas

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Dallas are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Dallas. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Dallas neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Dallas in 2020? That would be Highland Park. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Dallas.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Dallas neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Dallas that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Dallas.

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How We Determined The Safest Dallas Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Dallas.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 32 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Dallas.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Highland Park.

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

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Dallas For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,797
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 310
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,274
More on Highland Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Highland Park is a town in central Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is among the five wealthiest locations in Texas, and the most affluent suburb of Dallas. The population was 8,564 at the 2010 census. It is located between the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. Route 75, 4 miles north of downtown Dallas.

The violent crime per 100K people in Highland Park comes in at 310 and the property crime per capita is 1,274 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 850
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 310
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,274
More on Government District: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Government District comes in at 310 and the property crime per capita is 1,274 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 987
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 310
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,274
More on Main Street District: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Main Street District comes in at 310 and the property crime per capita is 1,274 for 2020.

City Center District Dallas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,636
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 310
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,274
More on City Center District: Homes For Sale | Data

The City Center District is an area in north-central downtown Dallas, Texas. It lies south of the Arts District, north of the Main Street District, northwest of Deep Ellum, southwest of Bryan Place and east of the West End Historic District. The district contains a large concentration of downtown commercial space which prior to 1950 had been concentrated along Main Street. The district also contains remnants of Theatre Row, the historical entertainment area along Elm Street which contained theatres such as the Majestic Theatre.

The violent crime per 100K people in City Center District comes in at 310 and the property crime per capita is 1,274 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,688
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 310
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,274
More on Farmers Market District: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Farmers Market District comes in at 310 and the property crime per capita is 1,274 for 2020.

University Park Dallas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 24,259
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 310
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,274
More on University Park: Homes For Sale | Data

University Park began as a cluster of homes surrounding the fledgling Southern Methodist University, which was founded in the then-rural Dallas County in 1915. The university supplied these homes with utility service until 1924, when the growing population could no longer be supported by the school’s utilities. In response, the areas homeowners first sought annexation into the town of Highland Park, but were refused due to the high cost that would have been required to provide the necessary utility and safety services. Shortly thereafter, Dallas also refused a request for annexation on similar grounds.

The violent crime per 100K people in University Park comes in at 310 and the property crime per capita is 1,274 for 2020.

Far North Dallas, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 163,453
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 298
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,193
More on Far North: Homes For Sale | Data

Far North Dallas is the section of the city of Dallas, Texas which extends north of the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. Far North Dallas is part of North Dallas, however is viewed as a distinct area. The area has strong social and economic ties to two inner suburbs of Dallas, Richardson and Addison.

The violent crime per 100K people in Far North comes in at 298 and the property crime per capita is 2,193 for 2020.

Bluffview Dallas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 15,001
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 198
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,711
More on Bluffview: Homes For Sale | Data

Bluffview is an upscale neighborhood in north Dallas, Texas. It is bounded by Lovers Lane on the south, Midway Road on the west, Northwest Highway on the north, and Inwood Road and the Devonshire neighborhood on the east.

The violent crime per 100K people in Bluffview comes in at 198 and the property crime per capita is 2,711 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 874
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 486
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,996
More on West End Historic District: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in West End Historic District comes in at 486 and the property crime per capita is 1,996 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 65,571
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 530
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,393
More on Winnetka Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Winnetka Heights comes in at 530 and the property crime per capita is 2,393 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Dallas

Looking at the data, you can tell that Highland Park is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Texas residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Dallas For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Highland Park 1,584
2 Government District 1,584
3 Main Street District 1,584
4 City Center District 1,584
5 Farmers Market District 1,584
6 University Park 1,584
7 Far North 2,491
8 Bluffview 2,909
9 West End Historic District 2,482
10 Winnetka Heights 2,923
11 North Dallas 3,129
12 Southwest Dallas 3,130
13 Southeast Dallas 3,387
14 Northeast Dallas 3,685
15 Five Mile Creek 3,300
16 Eagle Ford 4,199
17 Lake Highlands 4,338
18 Wolf Creek 4,426
19 Preston Hollow 4,513
20 Oak Cliff 4,497
21 M Streets 5,368
22 Oak Lawn 5,310
23 Urbandale-Parkdale 4,552
24 Love Field Area 5,227
25 Reunion District 5,549
26 Cedar Crest 4,857
27 Near East 7,470
28 Northwest Dallas 5,828
29 South Dallas 5,892
30 Cockrell Hill 5,857
31 South Boulevard-Park Row 8,619
32 Convention Center District 9,954

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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