7.3 out of 10

Kessler Plaza

32.7458869414293 -96.8593170055387
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"A gem hidden in plain sight"

Located on the southern edge of the historic Kessler area of Oak Cliff, Kessler Plaza is one of Dallas' best kept secrets in one of the most beautiful areas of the city. Kessler Plaza leans toward smaller 1920's era Tudor style houses that have been meticulously maintained with manicured lawns out front.

Newcomers to this area will find they have joined a friendly and close neighborhood made up of Asians, blacks, Hispanics, gays, straights, hippies, musicians, and just about everything in between, and it works amazingly well. This is by far the most affordable part of the Kessler area, but that does not mean it is any less beautiful with wide streets accented by elaborate landscaping and mature towering trees. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has rail and bus lines nearby and the Bishop Arts District is one of the best places to shop and hear some live jazz and blues in the entire city. Restoration in the nearby Bishop Arts District bodes well for future property values in this area.

Kessler Plaza is only minutes from Downtown Dallas, and it's relatively easy to get anywhere in the DFW Metroplex from this area, making it one of the most desirable places in the city to live.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to Bishop Arts District
  • historic district
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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