7.2 out of 10

Casa Linda

32.8280004300195 -96.7126917134704
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Living life a little more slowly next to the fast lane"

A relatively quiet urban neighborhood tucked away just south of White Rock Lake in East Dallas, Casa Linda features winding tree-lined streets that are home to some large Spanish Colonial Revival estates as well as more modest, quiet homes that are close to the best urban oasis in the city.

You can spend a quiet day fishing, sailing, jogging, or cycling at White Rock Lake. Or you just can sit on one of many picnic tables and people-watch while you enjoy a meal outdoors, the weather is excellent year-round, though July and August are most often oppressively hot. You can take a stroll through one of the most beautiful gardens in the entire country at the Dallas Arboretum. Plan an entire afternoon so you can more fully enjoy the 66 acres of display gardens and stay for the evening and hear a concert by a popular regional or national touring act.

You're close to plenty of fine dining options while in the Casa Linda neighborhood, along with the standard pizza and burgers, you'll find Chinese, Italian, and Texas barbeque from the popular Dickey's Barbeque Pit is not to be missed.

If you want the best of the big city while living a quiet country lifestyle, Casa Linda is the place to be in Dallas, Texas
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • home to the historic Casa Linda Shopping Center
  • great place for a cruise in the convertible
Cons
  • imposing traffic most times of day and night on main roads
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not Quite Historic"

Casa Linda is an older neighborhood in Dallas that really shows its age in some places, though in recent years they have begun to update it. Most homes in the area were built in the 1950s, but unlike some of the similar-aged neighborhoods nearby, many of the houses really show their age. While in some cases these older homes are well-kept, in many they are becoming a bit of an eyesore.

The main retail staple in the area, Casa Linda Shopping Center, has been on the decline for more than a decade. However, a recent makeover of its exterior seems to have given it a bit of a lift. Store interiors also feel old, but are generally well kept up. The one thing there is no lack of in Casa Linda and neighboring streets is restaurants. From the historic and original Highland Park Café to chains such as Chili‚Äôs and Schlotzkys, residents can find their fare of choice with ease.

Located on the southeast side of White Rock Lake, Casa Linda has plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. While the residential parts of the neighborhood are quiet and low-traffic (both car and foot traffic, as many of the streets lack sidewalks), the larger streets bordering the neighborhood tend to get pretty congested during rush hours. While there are certainly some diamonds in the rough in this neighborhood, it has yet to begin turning over like many of its neighbors.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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