3.1 out of 10

La Bajada

32.78071975276 -96.8314576488597
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


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

"Affordable living along the Trinity River"

The La Bajada neighborhood of West Dallas is just across the Trinity River from downtown. This is a working class neighborhood that has seen its better days, and while it is in general safe to be out and about during the day, this is not a neighborhood to be in at night as drug dealers and prostitutes openly hawk their goods.

Still, if you need an affordable rental house or home, this is one of the choices available near Downtown Dallas. A mix of ages and races live here with the majority being Hispanic. There are some modest single family homes in the area that are available for around $100,000, and many of the homes in this area are rented out. The La Bajada area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, so it's easy to commute to almost any part of the city of Dallas from here. If you like traditional Mexican or Tex-Mex cuisine, this is a great place to be as you have several excellent choices. It's also just across the river to downtown, so it's a good choice for commuters.

The La Bajada neighborhood of West Dallas has a few hidden gems in tidy looking homes, but the overall neighborhood does leave much to be desired.
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • heavy traffic area
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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