3.8 out of 10

Elmwood

32.7246650748352 -96.8459593596386
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"a small town feel in the middle of the big city"

Elmwood is a unique and picturesque neighborhood in the north Oak Cliff section of Dallas that has the claim to fame of having been the main street section used in the movie Born on the 4th of July. A quaint and homey neighborhood that is only minutes from Downtown Dallas, Elmwood features tasteful and stylish homes on large plots that are meticulously landscaped.

The centerpiece of the neighborhood is Elmwood Park. The park runs alongside Cedar Creek on the northern edge of the neighborhood and has a large number of mature oak, elm, pecan, and hackberry trees that are home to a variety of birds and other wildlife. There is play equipment for children and plenty of open spaces for jogging, dog walking, or sports. Two DART rail stations serve the neighborhood making it easy and cheap to commute to any part of the city.

Elmwood is also close to the Bishop Arts District, a small and eclectic shopping and entertainment center where you can hear some of the best jazz and blues talent in a city legendary for turning out greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Nora Jones.

Elmwood is a great place to live while enjoying some of the very best in shopping and music Dallas has to offer.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • nice and affordable homes
  • close to Bishop Arts District
Cons
  • the Oak Cliff area in general has high crime rates
  • real estate values in the areas around the neighborhood are falling
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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