1.8 out of 10

Ruthmeade Place

32.7373263885015 -96.8322170143767
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


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

"Affordable living next to the Dallas Zoo"

Located due west of the Dallas Zoo, the Ruthmeade Place neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas has seen better days. While it is true there are some modest family homes being constructed in the area, this is still a low income and high crime area. There is not much in the form of business development here and most windows are barred and yards are gated. This is really not a place for a family as gangs, drugs, and prostitution are not uncommon in this and many of the surrounding neighborhoods. As a result, home and rental prices in this area tend to be among the lowest in the city.

On the flip side of things, it is located close to Downtown Dallas, with State Highway 67 as a border to the east making it easy to get anywhere in the city. Dallas Area Rapid Transit serves the area making commuting to other parts of the city fast and cheap. There are a few quality dining choices in the area to choose from. The South Dallas Cafe at Oak Cliff serves up three hearty meals a day, and if you like Tex-Mex or authentic Mexican food, there are several options on the northern border of the neighborhood.
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • high crime rates in the area
  • some smog and air quality problems during the summer months
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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