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

An East Austin neighborhood that remains mostly immune to the revitalization of other nearby areas here yet retains some charm, the MLK 183 neighborhood features single family homes in the price range of $150,000 to $200,000. There are also some reasonably priced lots available if you want to have a custom home erected. It is less congested than most parts of the city unless you travel west, and you can use the Capitol Metro bus lines in the area to avoid that if you want to take a trip into downtown or the 6th Street Historic District for a night on the town.

The neighborhood is served by the Austin Independent School District and there are a few private school options close by. There is not much nightlife in the area but there are a few good Mexican food restaurants in the area and an Austin chain restaurant staple, Dan's Hamburgers. This is a much safer area than it looks with a low crime rate in part because of its relatively low profile and location. The neighborhood is a mix of ages and ethnic groups that get along well.
Pros
  • Diverse neighborhood
  • Cheap real estate
  • Friendly Neighborhood
  • Less congested
  • Old charm
Cons
  • Few nightlife hot spots
  • Older home structures
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An Evolving East Austin Neighborhood"

The Martin Luther King neighborhood of East Austin is not really a cohesive area by the standards of Austin, as it is severed in parts by some of the major East Austin thoroughfares. Long known as a high crime region, it has made strides in recent years and single family homes here range in price from $140, to $250,000. There is ample green space here as there are many empty lots where homes once stood and there is some new construction in the area helping to drive up property values. It is in general a friendly neighborhood and crime tends to center around low-rent apartments in pockets of the neighborhood.

It's served by the Austin Independent School District and there are private school options close by. Capitol Metro bus service makes it easy and cheap to get to the University of Texas at Austin or any other part of the city. There is little in the form of nightlife in this area and few dining options except for fast food and Mexican cuisine. There are worse places to raise a family in the city of Austin, but there are also more attractive areas if you can afford it.
Pros
  • Cheap housing
  • Easy access to other east side neighborhoods
  • Firendly Neighborhood
  • Lots of buses
  • Open space
Cons
  • Little nightlife
  • Some poverty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Only Show Up Here for Your Flight"

The Southeast, Austin neighborhood, also known as Dove Springs, is a neighborhood that has long had a well-deserved reputation for being a high crime area overwhelmed with drugs and prostitution, but there are some positive changes in the works. Just to the west of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, there are more vacant lots here than anything and the few residents of the area have to deal with incoming and outgoing planes at all times of the night and day. While the airport itself does have some Austin flavor in the form of popular eateries and dining unique to the city, if you're not leaving or coming back from a flight, there is no reason to be caught here.

While there are some hotels and dining options here, most of the people you'll meet here are traveling to and from the city for business or pleasure. There are the Capitol Metro bus and rail lines to take you to other parts of the city that are much more attractive and safe.
Pros
  • Close to 71 and 183
Cons
  • No nightlife, shopping, etc.
  • Few houses
  • Next to airport
Recommended for
  • Tourists
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A South Austin Neighborhood with Pros and Cons"

Bordered to the north by Ben White Boulevard, the Manchaca neighborhood is located south of Downtown Austin and there is a lot to be said for this affordable area. It is convenient, it's located just southwest of St. Edwards University, a short drive or Capitol Metro bus ride to downtown or Town Lake, and has easy access to Interstate 35. Single family homes here that are of the older 1970's era range in price from $100,000 to $200,000, and several new homes are going up in the area, which is serving to up the property values of the area. There are still some homes here in disrepair and this is not the safest Austin neighborhood as there is some criminal elements in the area, robbery being the most common crime, but it is also far from the worst neighborhood.

It's close to rail and bus lines of the Capitol Metro public transportation system and the area is served by the Austin Independent School District. There are also a few private school options that are within a reasonable distance. It's also close to South Congress Street, known by the locals as SoCo, and all of the quirky shops and dining options it has to offer.
Pros
  • Cheap real estate
  • Close to SoCo
  • Peace and quiet
  • Diverse neighborhood
Cons
  • Some traffic from 71
  • Some crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"An Up and Coming Neighborhood Just East of Downtown Austin"

Bordered to the south by Town Lake and to the west by the Downtown Austin area, the Holly neighborhood is an area in transition. Single family homes here are small in size and range in price from $125,000 up to $200,000 and more. There is new construction in the form of larger single family homes and multiple story upscale condominiums and apartments that are bringing in a younger crowd to the neighborhood. A power plant that once operated in the area is now being converted into a park, added even more value to the area. Property values have been steadily climbing in this part of Austin for several years now.

It's close to public transportation with Capitol Metro and close to Downtown Austin and the Historic 6th Street Entertainment District. The area is served by the Austin Independent School District and there are several private school options nearby. It's a largely quiet and safe neighborhood for an inner city and it definitely has some of the charm that only Austin can provide in the Lone Star State.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Cheap restaurants and venues
  • Great potential
  • Cultural diversity
Cons
  • Small house sizes
  • Can get a little noise
  • parking is sometimes a hassle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The Best Downtown Living Experience in the State of Texas"

Living in the Downtown Austin, Texas neighborhood puts you close to where all of the action is happening. The housing here mostly consists of luxury condominiums that can run over $1,000,000 and upscale apartments that are occupied for the most part by hip urban professionals. There may not be a better downtown living experience in the nation, and certainly not in Texas. Living here puts you within walking or biking distance of the 6th Street Historic District, the State Capitol, and all of the lakes and parks Austin is famous for.

You're also close to all of the best fine dining options in the city, and Capitol Metro bus and rail lines make owning a car unnecessary, because if you had one you would not be able to find a parking space anyway. The crime rate is low and it's a safe area for the most part. The southern border of the area is Town Lake, and there are plenty of entertainment options here, or you can enjoy the beauty of the area and relax.
Pros
  • Tons of nightlife
  • Art venues
  • Coolness factor
  • Restaurants galore
Cons
  • Noisy tourists
  • Too much traffic
  • Cost of parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A Great Tight-Knit Neighborhood Close to Beautiful St. Edwards University"

The Dawson neighbor is located south of Downtown Austin, and is a safe and affordable place for families. There are single family homes here that run from around $175,000 to $350,000 for a 1750 square foot house. There are also a number of affordable condominiums and apartments, and a few townhomes. It's close to St. Edwards University so it's ideal for students from there and the University
of Texas at Austin. It's clean and green for the most part and a safe place to raise a family with low crime rates.

It's served by the Capitol Metro public transportation system so it's fast and easy to get to any part of town. This neighborhood has some of the better performing Austin Independent School District campuses as well. It's close to South Congress Street and it's not far to downtown, but before you go there are more than a few funky eateries and nightlife options in the area to be checked out. This is a tight-knit neighborhood that enjoys all the best Austin has to offer without all of the noise that comes with it.
Pros
  • Close to SoCo and Downtown
  • Decently priced real estate
  • Close to the action but still quiet
  • Next to St. Edwards University
Cons
  • Traffic from Hwy 71
  • A little bit far south
  • Hipster attitude
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Where The Retired and the Wealthy Shop and Live in Austin, Texas"

Conveniently located with the MoPac Expressway on the eastern border and the State Capitol of Texas Highway to the south, the Barton Hills Square neighborhood of Austin, Texas boasts fabulous shopping with one of the best malls in the city. Housing here when available can run up to $800,000 and this neighborhood is right next to some of Austin's best amenities including Zilker Metropolitan Park and Town Lake Park. It's a safe and quiet neighborhood for the most part with one of the lowest crime rates in the city. This is an excellent place to raise a family or enjoy upscale living close to all of the action.

The area is served by the Austin Independent School District, which has some of its higher performing schools in this area. The neighborhood is a mix of young, urban professionals and older people who have retired to the area. There are plenty of great dining and nightlife options on the borders of the neighborhood and if that is not enough, it's a quick drive east to all of the best Downtown Austin has to offer.
Pros
  • Natural beauty
  • Upscale housing
  • Isolation
  • Movie theater
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
  • Lack of nightlife
  • Lack of public transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Transforming East Austin Neighborhood"

The Mueller neighborhood of Austin, Texas was formerly known as the site of the Austin Municipal Airport. Today it is being designed to be home for up to 10,000 people. Planners have an urban village concept in mind with several upscale condominiums being housed in what appears to be one large custom single family home. Other options will also be available.

The centerpiece of this urban village will be Mueller Lake Park, which will be the largest of several parks spread about the neighborhood and connected by a scenic bike trail. This is a great place for a jog or a picnic, or to just catch some sun rays and enjoy the great Texas weather. This could very well be a great place to raise a family, only time will tell, but the way some of the neighborhood is is being planned it may appeal more to singles and college students. There are a lack of good dining options and nightlife in this area though.
Pros
  • Childrens hospital
  • Nearby film studios
  • Beautiful park
  • great hilltop view of downtown
Cons
  • Bare landscape
  • Lack of nightlife
  • No public schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"An Austin Neighborhood Poised for a Rebound?"

The Pleasant Valley neighborhood of Austin, Texas is located just south of Lady Bird Lake and has the Montopolis neighborhood to the east. This has historically been a struggling area of the city though there is some hope for a rebound in the near future. This neighborhood has long been home to students from the University of Texas at Austin and students today can take a shuttle bus to campus. New condominiums are under construction in many parts of the area and they carry a reasonable price tag of around $150,000. Still, with the neighbor this area has to the east, it still has a stigma it is working to overcome.

One of the best hopes for the area is Roy G. Guerrero Park. Currently under construction, when finished, it is designed to have baseball fields, picnic tables, playgrounds, softball fields, hiking trails, and volleyball courts on 362 acres of land. On the down side, there are several run-down apartment complexes that fuel a high crime rate and downgrade property values. This is not the place to raise a family at the present time, but an investment today could pay dividends later as the plight of this neighborhood improves.
Pros
  • Cheap real estate
  • Close to Lady Bird Lake
  • friendly neighbors
Cons
  • far away from downtown and UT
  • No houses
  • No nightlife
  • not very walking friendly
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"One of Austins Very Best Neighborhoods"

The East Oak Hill neighborhood of Austin is one of the more exclusive areas of the city. Located to the southwest of Downtown Austin, this neighborhood boasts winding tree-lined streets and lots of peace and quiet. It's just south of the Barton Creek Wilderness Park, so there is green space in abundance. Single family homes here are for the most part spacious and new with several having a $1,000,000 plus price tag, though some older homes can be had for as little $250,000, a reasonable price to pay for entrance into this coveted neighborhood. This is a safe neighborhood with a low crime rate and one of the very best in the entire city for raising a family if you can afford the price tag.

Some of the Austin Independent School District's highest performing schools serve this area. If you desire a private school option St. Andrews Episcopal School is located within the neighborhood. It's close to all of the amenities of Barton Creek Wilderness Park and a a shopping mall is close by. There's just very little not to love about this neighborhood outside of the fact it lacks the cool Austin vibe and has no nightlife.
Pros
  • Extreme peace and quiet
  • Green and clean
  • Beautiful new homes
  • Mansions
  • Close to mall shopping
Cons
  • Expensive to rent and buy a home
  • Lacks much of Austin's personality
  • No Austin weirdness
  • No nightlife
  • A bit out of the way
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Premier South Austin Neighborhood With Plenty of Green Space"

One of the older South Austin neighborhoods, the Garrison Park area has many tree-lined streets and affordable housing. There are neat single family homes here for as little as $160,000 and condominiums can be bought for $100,000. It's easy and inexpensive to get to almost any part of the city with Capitol Metro bus and rail lines, and it's a relatively short commute to downtown and all of the shopping and dining experiences it has to offer.

It's home to Garrison Park, which is a great place for children to play and adults to walk, bike, or jog among abundant green space and beauty. It also has plenty of nature trails to be explored and swimming pool to help you beat the simmering Texas heat in the summer. Garrison Park is served by the Austin Independent School District and there are also private school options in the area. It's a safe neighborhood by Austin standards and a good place to raise a family without spending a bundle of money. The neighborhood is also bordered by several good Mexican, Italian, and Chinese restaurants.
Pros
  • Cheap real estate
  • Family friendly
  • Many restaurants
  • Diverse neighborhood
Cons
  • Not much Austin personality
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Rural Living Option South Of The City of Austin"

A nice suburban area south of the city of Austin, the West Oak Hill neighborhood offers a slower pace of living away from the hustle and bustle of the capitol city. Here you can find 3-bedroom 1400 square foot homes for as low as $200,000 with roomier newly constructed homes in the area selling for as much as $400,000. One of the main drawbacks to this neighborhood is that it is a good commute into the city and traffic can be maddening during the rush hours.

Many of the homes feature exquisite landscaping and this area has a strong rural appeal. It is lacking in shopping and dining options and this makes for traffic on the main roads into Austin that is some of the worst in Travis County. It's a safe, largely crime free area ideal for raising a family or retiring to a community with a rural feel that is not that far away from all that the city of Austin has to offer. There are a few national chain fast food eateries and pizza shops on State Highway 290 so it is not entirely barren of dining options.
Pros
  • Natural beauty
  • Near the country
  • Close to 71 and 290
  • Quiet and clean
Cons
  • Far from Downtown
  • Not much Austin charm
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Nice Place to Shop In Northwest Austin"

Located on the north side of the intersection of North Mopac Expressway and State Highway 183, the Gateway neighborhood of Northwest Austin is a business district with plenty shopping and dining options. At the intersection of two of the most traveled roads in the city, it's easy to get to if you don't go during rush hour. This is a typical urban shopping center without any of the flavor you find in most parts of the city.

It is home to the Gateway Shopping Center which has a number of retail stores with clothing for men and women, sporting goods, toys, restaurants, and a movie theatre. If you love games and fun with your food, there's a Dave and Busters on the southern border of the neighborhood where you can enjoy yourself after a day of shopping. If you're looking for bargains, and don't care about charm and ambiance, this is a good place to find some bargains on a wide range of goods and services.
Pros
  • Hotels
  • Many restaurants
  • Shopping
Cons
  • No housing
  • Very far from downtown
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"A Neglected Part of Austin"

The part of Austin east of Interstate 35 has long had a reputation for not being the best part of town, and with good reason. The Johnston Terrace is the example that proves the generalization is right as this neighborhood has long been neglected and has many run down properties and foreclosed homes. Prices for what homes are here are lower than average in Austin for good reason. This is also a high crime area that has also in the past been used as a dumpground.

This area is served by the Austin Independent School District, which has many of its poorer performing schools in this area. Traffic in the area can back up and public transportation is limited in this part of the city. There are not a lot of places to get a bite to eat in this area unless you're a fan of authentic Mexican. Nightlife options are also non-existent and you don't want to be out after dark in this neighborhood anyway.
Pros
  • Cheap rent
Cons
  • Dump ground
  • High crime
  • Toxic
  • Closing school
  • Run-down homes
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An Affordable Neighborhood in Southeastern Austin"

Located in the southeastern part of Austin, the Franklin Park neighborhood is a low-income area with affordable housing. Some of the single family homes here can sell for as little as $60,000 while most are priced in the $100,000 plus range. It is a reasonably quiet and safe area while offering little of the frills, nightlife, and quirkiness of other low-income areas of Austin. It's bordered to the west by Interstate 35 and East Stassney Lane to the south and this area can experience the blunt of traffic from other areas coming into the city during rush hour.

There are a number of low-rent apartment complexes in the area that undermine the overall safety of the neighborhood, but the further east you go from Interstate 35 you'll find ranch style homes that are in general well maintained. This is an ethically diverse area with a majority of Hispanics and some whites, African-Americans, and Asians. The neighborhood is served by the Austin Independent School District and public transportation is available through Capitol Metro. It's also close to the downtown area and the University of Texas at Austin.
Pros
  • Cheap real estate
  • Close to major highways
  • Close to McKinney Falley State Park
  • Really... not that bad!
Cons
  • Boring
  • Desolate warehouse landscape
  • No nightlife
  • Not much personality
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"One of the Most Prestigious Addresses In Austin"

The Old Enfield neighborhood, just west of the University of Texas at Austin, is the oldest of three neighborhoods that are considered part of the Old West Austin Historic District. This part of the city has a number of well-preserved early to mid-20th Century homes, with many of them that are sprawling estates selling in the $1,000,000 plus range. This is one of the most beautiful, quiet, and safe neighborhoods in the city of Austin and is the perfect place for families if you can afford it.

It's served by some of the highest performing schools in the Austin Independent School District. There are plenty of dining and entertainment options that are just west of the area and it's a bike ride away from the University of Texas at Austin. Resident often take advantage of beautiful Pease Park, which runs along the banks of Shoal Creek. There is an abundance of green space and mature beautiful trees in this neighborhood that has a long history dating back almost as long as the city of Austin.
Pros
  • Green and clean
  • Historic Value
  • Next to Pease Park
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An Affordable Choice for Families in Northeast Austin"

Located in the northeast part of the city of Austin, the Coronado Hills neighborhood is a working-class family neighborhood. A largely Hispanic neighborhood, what it lacks in Austin charm and weirdness it makes up for with being a fairly clean, quiet, and safe family neighborhood. It's a good drive through some tough traffic to the downtown area, which is one reason prices here are reasonable with single family homes ranging from around $200,000, and there are also duplexes in the area that can be had for a reasonable monthly rent compared to other parts of the city.

The neighborhood is contained within some of the city's major arteries and traffic can be hair-raising during rush hours in the morning and afternoon. And this is also a factor as traffic noise makes the neighborhood much less than during peak traffic times and some nights. If you love good authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex, there are a number of good choices that border the neighborhood to the south and west.
Pros
  • Cheap rent
  • Diverse neighborhood
Cons
  • Highway noise and traffic
  • Nothing special
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"A Bit Rough on the East Side of I-35 in Austin"

Like many of the neighborhoods east of Interstate 35, Rosewood is a low-income area with reasonable single family homes, apartments, and condominiums. It's not for people who are looking for quiet, as a railroad line runs through the middle of the neighborhood and it's close to the noise of Interstate 35 and other major thoroughfares. Homes here run the range from $150,000 to $300,000, but the area is marred by several low-income apartment complexes that help to feed the criminal element of the neighborhood.

This is primarily an African-American community with some Hispanics mixed in. It's easy to get to more desirable parts of the city via Capitol Metro public transit. The neighborhood is served by the Austin Independent School District, though most schools perform at a lower level than the norm for the city. This is not the place for families with children or anyone else who can afford to live in a safer part of the city. There are few nightlife options and a lack of quality restaurants, you'll have to travel to experience that in the city.
Pros
  • Cheap rental prices
  • Good public transportation
  • Short commute to downtown
Cons
  • Higher crime rate
  • Lack of scenic charm
  • Latticed with high traffic thru-roads
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A South Austin Neighborhood on the Upswing"

The West Congress neighborhood of Austin, Texas is an area that is low-income yet family-friendly and it is seeing some new home construction that should bode well for future property values. Single family homes here run the range from $125,000 up to $400,000 for a new 4-bedroom 3-bath 2400 square foot home. It's for the most part a quiet and peaceful neighborhood with less crime than other low-cost Austin areas. It's good place for a family just starting out as it has a chance to appreciate in value with the booming population in the Austin area looking to continue for the near future.

The area is served by the Austin Independent School District, and the local schools perform fairly well in comparison to other district schools. South Congress Street, or SoCo as it is known by the locals, is the eastern border of the neighborhood so you can easily head north to downtown and other Austin attractions though traffic can be bad at rush hour. There is also public transit with the Capitol Metro and a number of good Mexican food restaurants and national chain fast food restaurants that border the neighborhood on the north and south.
Pros
  • Bordered by Congress Street
  • Affordable housing
  • Family friendly
  • Breakfast tacos!
Cons
  • Some traffic from Hwy 71
  • Far from Downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A Neighborhood With a Suburban Feel"

The Sweetbriar neighborhood in Austin is located south of Town Lake and it's bordered to the east by Interstate 35. It is a mix of affordable single family homes, condominiums, and apartments with homes ranging from around $120,000. There are a few more upscale type condominiums here in the $200,000 range. It has more of a Texas suburb feel than Austin and parking may be more readily available here than any other place in the city.

The area is served by the Austin Independent School District and this is a racially diverse neighborhood with a large percentage of Hispanic residents. There are the usual dining options with most of the big chain fast food restaurants here along with some very good Mexican and Tex-Mex options. There are also not many nightlife options without traveling north toward the downtown area. This is a relatively safe neighborhood that is family-friendly. It has direct access to South Congress, or SoCo as the locals call it, so you're only a short drive away from some of the best the city has to offer.
Pros
  • Family firendly
  • Good schools and daycare
  • Inexpensive housing
  • Just a drive up South Congress away from nightlife and Austin flavor
Cons
  • Lack of nightlife
  • Bland atmosphere
  • Far from downtown
  • Noise from traffic
  • I-35 on the border
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An Older Neighborhood East Of Downtown Austin"

Driving about the Pecan Springs neighborhood of Austin, it looks like any other suburban neighborhood in the state with older single 1960's era family ranch style homes that are reasonably priced in the $80,000 to $150,000 in general. While it lacks the weird and cool Austin vibe, it does have an older mix of mostly Hispanic and African-American residents, and it is generally safe and quiet with friendly neighbors who look out for each other.

The neighborhood is served by the Austin Independent School District and is not totally without charm as Pecan Springs Park provides some green space. It's a pretty good drive to get to downtown and good entertainment options, things that are lacking here. There is also a lack of good places to eat out without leaving the neighborhood. It is close to State Highway 183, so it is easy to get around to other parts of the city.
Pros
  • Peace and quiet
  • Close to 183
  • Close to Mueller development
  • Friendly neighbors
Cons
  • Very few young residents
  • Far from Downtown
  • No nightlife
  • Some sketchy spots
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Not The Worst Neighborhood in Austin, But Not Far From It"

Bordered by Interstate 35 to the east and West Anderson Lane to the south, the Georgian Acres neighborhood of Austin, Texas is not the choice for those looking for peace and quiet, but it close to major thoroughfares. While this is not the worst neighborhood in town, it's also far from the best but it does have affordable single family housing that ranges from $70,000 in the southern part of the Georgian Acres area up to around $200,000 in the northern. Crime is higher here than in most parts of the city and this is not the place to raise a family if you can afford better.

It's a fairly decent distance to Downtown Austin and traffic can be maddening at rush hour. The neighborhood is served by the Austin Independent School District though the schools in this area for the most part do not perform up the levels of other Austin schools. There are good shopping options here and a number of good eating establishments, and the best way to get around is using the Capitol Metro bus lines.
Pros
  • Cheap real estate
Cons
  • High crime rate
  • Very far from downtown
  • No color, either culturally or literally
  • No social
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Close to Thriving Areas of Austin, But Lagging Behind"

Located just south of the East Austin area and north of Town Lake, the Govalle neighborhood features some of the lowest price single family homes in the city with prices from $100,000 to $200,000 and low apartment rental prices. On the flip side, it's one of the worse neighborhoods in Austin in many parts though there are a few hidden gems in the area in the form of a thriving art community. This is not the place to be after dark and the area is in general deeply in need of some repair and maintenance. There is heavy industry in the area so it's not great for peace and quiet either.

It's a racially diverse neighborhood with a few good fine dining choices of you love Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. There are Capitol Metro lines in the area so it's easy to make the relatively short trip to the University of Texas and Downtown Austin. The neighborhood is served by the Austin Independent School District though the area schools have been lagging other in the district in performance.
Pros
  • Cheap rental prices
  • Diverse neighborhood
  • Great Mexican food
  • Studio spaces
Cons
  • high crime area
  • Some sketchy feeling areas
  • Warehouse/ indutrial landscape
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An East Austin Neighborhood That May Soon See Better Days"

A low-income area in East Austin, the Chestnut Neighborhood is a grid of small homes that are generally well kept and affordable. Single family homes here range from $130,000 on the low end to $330,000 for homes that have been newly constructed. There are new businesses in the area and it is for the most part a safe and quiet neighborhood. An investment here could bring dividends if the area continues to show improvement. There are also a number of vacant lots at affordable prices ready for new homes to be constructed.

The neighborhood does have its advantages as well. It's a short drive or bike ride to the University of Texas at Austin and all of the great entertainment options around the school. A short distance to the south is Town Lake. Chestnut is served by the Austin Independent School District and there are private school options within a reasonable distance. For the city of Austin, there is a distinct lack of dining options in the area and while there are a couple of nightclubs, they are not of the variety that you would want to visit at night.
Pros
  • Cheap real estate
  • Close to campus and downtown
  • Diverse neighborhood
  • 24 hour coffeehouse
  • Cute houses
Cons
  • Residents below the poverty line
  • Lack of entertainment options
  • Small houses
  • Some unsafe feeling areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An Affordable Austin Neighborhood with Serious Drawbacks"

The Heritage Hills neighborhood of Austin, Texas is an affordable option for those looking to make a move to this Texas capitol city, but it does come with some fairly significant drawbacks to be considered. Single family homes here can run as low as $95,000 to $150,000, but there are many homes in this neighborhood that are in foreclosure and could use some work. With Interstate 35 as a western border and State Highway 183 as a southern border, this area can be a traffic nightmare during rush hours. It's definitely not the safest area of Austin as it has a high crime rate and some unsavory elements that come out at night.

It's close to the Capitol Metro bus and rail lines, so it's easy and inexpensive to travel to other parts of the city without a car, in fact, most days it is faster. Residents here are at least working with city officials to improve the area, so there may be some hope for the future of this neighborhood. There are a few good dining options on the borders of the neighborhood and it's served by the Austin Independent School District, but schools in this area has historically performed poorly.
Pros
  • Cheap real estate
  • Organized community
Cons
  • High crime rate
  • High traffic
  • Desolate
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Tight Small College Community Feel just Removed from the Heart of the City"

The University of Texas at Austin is not the only institute of higher learning in town, Austin is also home to St. Edwards University, a small, private liberal arts Catholic school that is located south of Town Lake and is also bordered by Interstate 35 to the east. St. Edwards is one of the most ethnically and economically diverse private schools in the nation and the campus is home to a large percentage of their students. It's also known for its picturesque campus with lots of green space that is ideal for a walk or jog. It has a unique home town feel that's distinctly different from typically weird Austin. Rental rates here are slightly less than the Austin average making this a surprisingly affordable housing option.

It's easy to get around by Capitol Metro rail or bus lines, and it's close to some of the best that Austin has to offer. This is a safe neighborhood that has a number of dining and nightlife options on the outskirts of the neighborhood such as excellent Mexican food, Chinese restaurants, Indian cuisine diners, and bars. There is also the coffee bar with a bit of vibe that is part of so many great Austin neighborhoods.
Pros
  • Very close to SoCo
  • Very green and clean
  • Still affordable
  • Beautiful St. Edwards campus
Cons
  • Some parking issues
  • Sometimes overrun with college students
  • A bit far south from the main action
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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
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"Affordable Living in An Area Close to Downtown Austin"

Located to the north of the Downtown Austin area, the Highlands neighborhood is an affordable option for those looking to make a move to this Texas city. Single family homes here range from $150,000 to $275,000 and there are also very affordable apartment and condominium options. It borders Interstate 35 to the east and has plenty of Capitol Metro rail and bus options, so it's easy to get anywhere in the city. It's a racially diverse neighborhood with a growing Asian population and is a fairly safe neighborhood that borders on some neighborhoods that are less than desirable. The direction this neighborhood is heading is in question with some of the strip malls losing tenants and a crime rate that has been on the rise.

It's served by the Austin Independent School District, and private schools are also in the area. One of the drawbacks to this neighborhood is that it lacks the charm and vibe that many of the other low-income areas of Austin have in abundance. Still there are several good dining options on the borders of the neighborhood such as big chain fast food options and a couple of coffee houses and Italian and seafood restaurants.
Pros
  • a few nice dining options on the borders of the neighborhood
  • Close to I-35 and 290
  • Convenient location
  • Not too expensive
Cons
  • No personality
  • Relatively high crime
  • Traffic
  • Mall is dying
  • Some traffic on I-35 and 290
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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
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"Affordable Living in An Area Close to Downtown Austin"

Located to the north of the Downtown Austin area, the Highlands neighborhood is an affordable option for those looking to make a move to this Texas city. Single family homes here range from $150,000 to $275,000 and there are also very affordable apartment and condominium options. It borders Interstate 35 to the east and has plenty of Capitol Metro rail and bus options, so it's easy to get anywhere in the city. It's a racially diverse neighborhood with a growing Asian population and is a fairly safe neighborhood that borders on some neighborhoods that are less than desirable. The direction this neighborhood is heading is in question with some of the strip malls losing tenants and a crime rate that has been on the rise.

It's served by the Austin Independent School District, and private schools are also in the area. One of the drawbacks to this neighborhood is that it lacks the charm and vibe that many of the other low-income areas of Austin have in abundance. Still there are several good dining options on the borders of the neighborhood such as big chain fast food options and a couple of coffee houses and Italian and seafood restaurants.
Pros
  • Close to I-35 and 290
  • Convenient location
  • Not too expensive
Cons
  • No personality
  • Relatively high crime
  • Traffic
  • Mall is dying
  • Some traffic on I-35 and 290
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Neighborhood in Transition and On the Rise"

Central East Austin is a neighborhood in transition with a number of older residents, who now find themselves with hip, younger, artistic neighbors. Single family homes here run from $100,000 to $300,000 making it one of the more affordable area of the city. It is a diverse neighborhood with an eclectic mix of ethnic groups and ages and is a relatively safe area that is also quiet and charming. It's also an affordable place to raise a family though poor lighting makes this area seem foreboding at night.

It's easy to get to any part of the city with Capitol Metro bus lines, and it's close to the University of Texas at Austin and all of the great nightlife options available in that part of town. The area is served by the Austin Independent School District and there are private school options close by as well. This is area is also unique in that has a graveyard that dates back to the 19th Century with a number of notable Austin residents buried here. While there are some foreclosed properties in the area and boarded up houses, this does have the look of a neighborhood on the rise.
Pros
  • Close to campus
  • Affordable homes
  • Great culture and history
  • Lots of housing
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Still in transition
  • boarded up houses
  • Modest sized houses
  • Poor street lighting after dark
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Affordable Austin Chic"

If you'd like to experience the cool and hip factors of Austin, Texas without draining your bank account, the North Loop neighborhood north of the downtown area is one option you should consider. Single family homes here run for the most part from about $110,000 to $300,000 and there are also affordable apartment options in the neighborhood as well. There are a number of funky vintage shops in the area and coffee shops where you can see the artistic side of the neighborhood. This is not the best or worst area for a family, but it most definitely leans toward the trendy and artsy types.

The neighborhood is also home to a number of students from the University of Texas at Austin, so there is a young vibe and energy in the area. There is some nightlife in the area that caters to a young adult crowd and a number of different dining options. There is an Italian market, a Mexican food restaurant, and hip burger joints that have good food at reasonable prices. It is a relatively safe neighborhood for an inner city and has that cool Austin chic attitude that defines the capitol city of Texas.
Pros
  • Unusual shops
  • Vintage shops
  • 24 hour coffeehouse
  • Great eclectic vibe
Cons
  • Far from Downtown
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Affordable, But Seedy Austin Neighborhood"

The North Lamar neighborhood of Austin, Texas is one of the most affordable places in the city to live, but it has its drawbacks that you should consider before making a move. While some single family homes here go for as little as $70,000, many homes are in a state of disrepair after being foreclosed on. It's bordered to the east by Interstate 35, so it can be noisy at times. The southern border of the neighborhood, East Rundberg Lane, has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the more dangerous places in the city. Crime rates are higher here than in other low-income parts of Austin and schools in general here perform poorly. For the most part, this is not the place you'd want to live or raise a family.

The neighborhood does have some redeeming qualities though. There are several good places to eat on the western border of the neighborhood including Chuys, an Austin Tex-Mex institution. There is also an abundance of big chain fast food joints and a Chinese restaurant. Since it is bordered by Interstate 35, it is easy to get to any other part of the city quickly.
Pros
  • Cheap housing
  • Runs along I-35
Cons
  • Far from Downtown
  • Crime along Rundberg Ln.
  • Little nightlife
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The Cool Factor of Austin - North University"

Home to the hipsters, jazz fans, and art students of the University of Texas at Austin, the North University neighborhood is located just north of the college campus. This neighborhood is a mix of single family homes, condos, and apartments. Homes can run from the $200,000 and up range while condominiums run the gauntlet from $120,000 to $180,000. There's plenty to see and do here though this is not the place for a family as it can get rather rowdy on Longhorn games days and the weekends.

It's bordered on the west by Guadalupe Street, which is without a doubt one of the most colorful streets in the city with an eclectic collection of tattoo parlors, diners, shops, and more. There's no need to have a car in this neighborhood, as if you could find a parking spot anyway. Capitol Metro bus and rail lines can quickly and easily take you to most any part of the city. It's also a very hike and bike friendly part of the city and ideal for going out for a night on the town without drinking and driving as there are several excellent taverns and pubs in the area. This is the place for students who love to party.
Pros
  • Close to UT
  • Close to nightlife and shopping
  • Extremely green and clean
  • Quirky stores and hangouts
  • Historic feel
Cons
  • High concentration of students
  • No parking
  • Expensive housing
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"One of Austins Most Exclusive Neighborhoods"

Bordered by MoPac Expressway to the west and by Austin Memorial Park Cemetery and Brentwood to the south, Allandale is an upscale Austin neighborhood that is ideal for raising a family. It's a safe and quiet area that has a strong neighborhood association that boasts its own web site, The Allandale Reporter, so residents can better keep in touch and learn the latest neighborhood news and alerts. Single family homes here sell for $200,000 on the very low end, up to $500,000 and more which is more of the norm. There are also a few condominiums and apartments in the area but they tend to run on the pricey side as well.

The area is served by the Austin Independent School District, which has some of its very best performing schools here. There are also a few private school options in the area. The heart of the neighborhood is the Northwest District Park, which has playgrounds for the kids, a fishing pier, and lots of lovely green space. You don't have to venture far to find something to eat, as the west border of the neighborhood has Mexican and Greek restaurants, and a few pizza joints and nightclubs if you feel like having a drink.
Pros
  • Northwest District Park
  • Educational facilities
  • Family firendly
  • Low crime rate
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A Once Downtrodden Neighborhood In Austin Sees Better Days Ahead"

Located in the northeast part of Austin, Texas, the St. Johns neighborhood is one of the most affordable areas of the city, but also one of the most crime-ridden and has many homes in poor condition. Single family homes here can run as low as $55,000 on up to $135,000, but what the area lacks in looks, it makes up for somewhat with residents who are committed to working with the city of Austin to bring much needed improvements to the roads and other facilities. Residents also for the most part work hard to keep lawns and homes in the best possible condition.

It's a pretty good drive to the downtown area, but it is bordered by major thoroughfares so it is easy to get anywhere in the city. This neighborhood has a history that dates back to the Civil War and was for years a predominately African-American community, though a majority of residents today are Hispanic. Still, this is not the best place to raise a family and the Austin Independent School District
which serves the area sees some of its most poorly performing schools here.
Pros
  • Cheap rent
  • High community spirit
  • Hope for improvement
  • Near three major highways
  • Convenient location
Cons
  • High crime rate
  • Childhood poverty
  • Impoverished areas
  • Far from Downtown
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Where The Beautiful People Live and Play"

Located just west of the Hyde Park area, Triangle Slate neighborhood mostly caters to young, urban professionals as this is one lovely and fantastic place in the city of Austin with manicured lawns fronting upscale homes and condominiums. The neighborhood is full of great retail shops, fine dining establishments, and other businesses that hardly make it necessary to ever leave the neighborhood as everything you need to live can be found here. If you can afford it, this is a green and safe place to raise a family with low crime rates and great neighbors.

You really don't need a car in this area since traffic is terrible at times and parking almost non-existent, with Capitol Metro bus and rail lines nearby. It's close to the University of Texas at Austin and the entertainment districts of South Congress and 6th Street. The area is served by the Austin Independent School District and there are excellent private schools close to the area as well. This is a great place to see the beautiful people of Austin and people-watch while you take a long lunch or dinner at one of the fine dining establishments in the area.
Pros
  • Close to UT
  • Green and clean
  • Shopping and nightlife
  • Convenient location
  • Meets all your shopping needs
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Definitely lacking the Austin original spirit
  • Expensive housing
  • Not much Austin charm
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Indulge in Austins Weirdness in the Upper Boggy Creek/Cherrywood Neighborhood"

The Upper Boggy Creek/Cherrywood neighborhood of Austin, Texas is a densely populated area north and east of the downtown area. It is also one of the quirkier neighborhoods in the city with a weirdness all its own. This is one of the more affordable regions in the city with some homes as low as $100,000 and others that climb into the $250,000 range. The entire neighborhood with the exception of the parts closer to Interstate 35 that have a somewhat seedier side; are cool and artistic and it is bordered to the south and west by hip coffee houses, quaint diners, and art establishments.

The area is served by the Austin Independent School District, and there are private schools in the area as well. Crime rates are relatively low and the neighbors are friendly, making this an affordable place to raise a family. Streets for the most part are shady and tree-lined, making it ideal for a walk or jog, but watch out because you never know if you might run into someone still stuck in the 1960's. All in all, this is a great place to live and emerge yourself into a diverse neighborhood where there is always something going on.
Pros
  • Clean and green
  • Close to campus
  • Close to restaurants and theaters
  • Great local flavor
  • St. Davids Hospital is very close
Cons
  • Lots of shady apartment complexes
  • Manor Rd. can be noisy at night
  • Neighborhood attracts weirdos
  • Still affordable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Hidden Gem in Northeast Austin"

An up and coming neighborhood north of Downtown Austin, and east of Interstate 35, University Hills is an ethically diverse neighborhood that works together well to maintain their homes. A strong neighborhood association that has a web page and a Facebook page helps to keep streets clean and lawns manicured. Single family homes in this little corner of Austin run from $100,000 to $250,000 and monthly apartment rents tend to run from $700 and up.

Here neighbors look out for each other making this a safe place to raise a family and also helps to keep the crime rate low. There is some green space in the area with the Dottie Jordan Park and Pool, which is also an ideal place to cool off the kids during the sweltering Texas summer. Little Walnut Creek is a picturesque waterway in the neighborhood that residents do a good job of maintaining. It does have drawbacks in that public transportation is a bit out of the way, but it is close to major thoroughfares making it easy to get to any part of the city of Austin. This is for the most part a safe and racially diverse neighborhood that is friendly and a good place to raise a family for those needing more affordable housing options.
Pros
  • Cheap real estate
  • Diverse neighborhood
  • Green and clean
  • Access to 290 and 183
  • Dottie Jordan Park and Recreation Center
Cons
  • Far from central neighborhoods
  • Lacks public transportation
  • Some rundown areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The Place To Live and Party for Students of the University of Texas at Austin"

The West University neighborhood of Austin, Texas is better known by the locals as West Campus, is one of the most densely populated areas of the city and it is mostly comprised of students that attend the University of Texas at Austin, which is just east of the neighborhood. The housing is a mix of bungalow-style single family homes that are in some cases beside modern high-rise condominiums and apartments. A few historic mansions that date from the early 20th Century are also part of the mix.

It's easy and cheap to get to anywhere in the city with nearby Capitol Metro rail and bus lines. This is not the best place to raise a family as it can be noisy at times and there is some crime in this area, mostly of the property crime and burglary variety. Homes in the area can be high, with many in the $400,000 plus range and apartment rent runs from $1,000 monthly and up. It's a stone's throw from the State Capitol of Texas and close to the great live music venues of 6th Street. Guadalupe Street, or the Drag as it is known by the locals, borders the neighborhood and has a wide variety of quirky and affordable dining options.
Pros
  • Fun stores and restaurants
  • Great if you don't have a car
  • Next to campus
  • Walking distance to great nightlife
Cons
  • Horrible traffic
  • Noise
  • Noisy neighbors are common
  • Scarce parking
  • Traffic along the drag and MLK
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Bland by Austin Standards, But Affordable"

A northeastern neighborhood in the city of Austin, Texas, Windsor Hills offers affordable family housing in an area that could be described as rather bland by Austin's standards. Single family homes here run from $120,000 to $200,000 and one and two bedroom apartments run from $700 to $1200 monthly. While it may lack the weirdness and frills of other Austin neighborhoods, it is safe and quiet for the most part and an affordable place to raise a family.

While it may be a bit boring, it's not far from the very best that the city of Austin has to offer, as it is only minutes away from the University of Texas at Austin and the South Congress area, known as SoCo by the locals, with its quirky gift shops and eateries. It's easy to travel to any part of the city with the Capitol Metro bus line and the area is served by the Austin Independent School District, and there are a couple of private schools in the area, Mt. Sinai Christian Academy being one. It has almost all of the usual national chain fast food restaurants on its border, and yes, it does have the Texas icon Dairy Queen on Manor Road on the eastern border of the neighborhood.
Pros
  • peace and quiet
  • Diverse neighborhood
  • Inexpensive housing
Cons
  • little to do at night
  • Not much charm
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"An Austin Neighborhood Where Everyone Really Does Know Your Name"

Crestview is a central Austin, Texas neighborhood with a northern boundary of West Anderson Lane and a western boundary of Burnet Road. It dates to the 1950's and 1960's when it was developed over land that had once been a dairy farm. It is a neighborhood of single family bungalows and mid-20th Century ranch homes that range in price from $100,000 on the southern edges of the neighborhood to $325,000 in the north part. There is a lot to like about this neighborhood as friendly neighbors are known for watching out for each other and there are iconic business establishments such as Top Notch Burgers, which dates to 1971, and Minimax Grocery Store which was founded in 1953.

Access to any part of the city is fast and cheap thanks to the Crestview Station of the Capitol Metro rail system. The crime rate here is low and it's a great place to raise a family. The neighborhood is served by the Austin Independent School District and is just north of McCallum High School. It's a quick drive south down Guadalupe Street to get to the University of Texas at Austin so it's also an ideal location for students.
Pros
  • Family friendly neighborhood
  • Peace and quiet
  • Near major highways
  • Strong community feel
Cons
  • Lacking some nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An Affordable Austin Neighborhood with a Park and a Library"

The Windsor Park neighborhood of Austin is bounded on the east by Interstate 35 and to the south by East 51st Street. This eastern central Austin neighborhood is a family-friendly place with affordable housing and it's only a few minutes from downtown and the University of Texas. It's a diverse neighborhood with a majority of Hispanic residents and a mix and white and African-Americans. Single family homes range mostly from $100,000 to $300,000 and apartment rents range from $700 to $1100 monthly.

The neighborhood is served by the Austin Independent School District, and you also have a private school to choose from in Sacred Heart Catholic School. It's a close-knit neighborhood that has a neighborhood association and a web site so you can get answers to questions and find out the latest news. The crime rate is relatively low for an inner city neighborhood and a safe place for children to play, and on the southern boundary of the neighborhood is Bartholomew District Park, which is ideal for an afternoon out with the kids. A branch of the Austin public library is here for people who love reading or need internet access. Dining options are rather limited but there are a few quality Mexican restaurants in the neighborhood.
Pros
  • Bartholomew District Park
  • Quiet, clean, and reasonably priced living
  • Close to new Mueller development
  • Diverse neighborhood
Cons
  • not many dining options
  • Not much nightlife
  • Some areas need work
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"An Affordable Option with Strong Community Spirit"

The Wooten neighborhood is on the north side of the city of Austin and is bordered by Research Boulevard to the north and West Anderson Lane to the south. It's one of the most affordable neighborhoods in all of Austin with a mix of single family homes, apartments, and townhomes. Single family homes here range from around $150,000 to $275,000. Townhomes can be had for just over $65,000. It's a mix of families, professionals, and students, and is a safe neighborhood to raise a family with a relatively low crime rate.

The neighborhood is close to public transportation options with Capitol Metro, since it is a relatively long drive to the downtown area. This is a community with strong spirit as they have their very own community web page and Facebook page where you can get up to speed on the latest news and happenings. While it is somewhat lacking in entertainment and fine dining options there are Mexican food restaurants, fast food and pizza options, and an Olive Garden on the borders of the neighborhood. Austin Independent School District serves the area and the schools are above average for a mostly lower income area. There are also private schools options available just south of the neighborhood.
Pros
  • Diverse population
  • Lower cost housing
  • Strong community spirit
Cons
  • Pretty run down in some areas
  • Not much entertainment or night life options
  • A bit far from downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"The Travis Heights Neighborhood - Weird Austin At Its Finest"

The South Lamar neighborhood of Austin, also know by the locals as SoLa, is bounded to the west by the exclusive Barton Hills area. It has undergone a renaissance in recent years as the street it is named for has sprung new life with a mixture of funky shops, boutiques, coffee shops, lounges, and a wide variety of cool dining options such as a rib shack and pizza parlor.

Homes in this area start at around $175,000 and can go up as high as $1,000,000 for one of the more exclusive family homes. There are plenty of apartment and condominium options and the neighborhood is a mix of ethnic groups, the majority being Caucasian and Hispanic. This is a relatively safe neighborhood for an inner city and has a low crime rate. It's a mix of families, students, and retirees and one can get everything needed to live and play without every leaving the neighborhood. It's easy to get around as major arteries bisect the neighborhood and public transportation with Capitol Metro makes it easy and inexpensive to get to any part of the city. It's served by the Austin Independent School District, and several private school are just minutes away.
Pros
  • Old school social scene
  • Close to SoCo and Downtown
  • Housing prices within reach
  • Access to restaurants and entertainment
Cons
  • South Lamar can get a little noisy
  • South Lamar traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Travis Heights - Where Hipsters and Families Live Together"

Bounded to the north by Lady Bird Lake, and Interstate 35 to the east, the Travis Heights neighborhood of Austin is a unique blend of homes and hip apartments. Some of the homes date back to the 1920's and there is some new development going on as well. It boasts beautiful tree-lined streets and rolling hills and it is close to just about everything Austin has to offer. The neighborhood is a blend of artists, students, families, and hipsters who enjoy the central location.

The homes in this area range from $300,000, to well over a million for some of the mansions that were constructed in the 1920's and 1930's. There are also more affordable condominiums and apartments, but you can still expect to pay close to $1,000 a month in rent. The neighborhood is a mix of ethnic groups and has a low crime rate and is a generally safe place to raise a family. Another reason this neighborhood draws in people is the fact it is so close to the rejuvenated South Congress Street area, with its eclectic collection of funky shops and diners. It's served by the Austin Independent School District, and there are also excellent private schools nearby as well.
Pros
  • Nightlife
  • Great shopping and restaurants
  • Green and clean
  • Strong community spirit
  • Below the river
Cons
  • Lots of tourists
  • Lack of parking spaces
  • Pricey housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Front Row Seat to the Austin City Limits Music Festival"

One of the very best neighborhoods in the southern part of the city of Austin, Barton Hills has something for everyone. It's bordered by Barton Springs Pool, a spring-fed public pool and Zilker Park, home to the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, which brings world-class musicians and bands right to your backyard. It's a clean and safe neighborhood ideal for families and has a low crime rate. It is also one of the most picturesque and beautiful neighborhoods in all of Austin with lots of towering mature trees and green space.

It's a quick trip by car or Capitol Metro line bus or rail to all of the action on South Congress and 6th Street, so it's ideal for a young urban professional. There are homes here that sell for as little as $160,000, but most of the homes sell for $500,000 plus. There is great selection of quaint coffee shops and wine bars, and plenty of dining options including Tex-Mex and Chinese. One of the few drawbacks to this classy neighborhood is that lots, especially ones in the southern part of the neighborhood, tend to be rather small so you'll get to know your neighbors fast.
Pros
  • Beautiful
  • Perfect place for the outdoors type
  • Short ride to Downtown
  • Close to Barton Springs and Hike and Bike Trails
Cons
  • Expensive place to live
  • lots tend to be rather small, so you're close to your neighbors
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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"A Small Town Atmosphere with Tree-Lined Streets and Green Space Just North of Downtown Austin"

The heart of the Brentwood neighborhood will remind you of small town America, with a tree lined street named Arroyo Seco which follows a creek of the same name through north central Austin. Homes in the southern part of the neighborhood can be had for as little as $150,000, with homes in the northern part of the neighborhood in the range of $300,000 and up. Most of the homes are bungalow style with two stories and a low pitched roof and rectangular shape. This is a great place to live for families with children and professionals who want a place to live close to their downtown workplaces.

This area is served by the Austin Independent School District and you also have a choice of quality private schools such as the Paragon Prep School. It's a quick trip south to the action on 6th and South Congress Streets via car or by Capitol Metro bus line. The crime rate here is very low for a metropolitan area and it's a great place to walk, jog, or bike as it has plenty of shade and green space. There are many dining options on the borders of the neighborhood with a number of fast food restaurants and pubs if you want a drink after a long day of work.
Pros
  • Away from downtown noise
  • Good neighborhood for graduates
  • Friendly neighbors
  • Community garden
  • Great used bookstore
Cons
  • Not as trendy as some other areas
  • Not much nightlife nearby
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Quiet Neighborhood Close To All Of The Action in Austin"

An affordable neighborhood in the south central part of Austin, Galindo is a fairly calm, quiet, and safe part of the city. But if you like adult fun, it's a quick trip to South Congress and Lady Bird Lake is also close by if you love your recreation with a dose of water. The area also has a number of condominiums and apartments and is home to many students from the University of Texas. Homes here are ranch and bungalow style for the most part and sell in the range of $250,000 to $350,000. But there are a few older homes that can be had for less if you don't mind spending some money to have them renovated.

The area is served by the Capitol Metro public transportation system making it easy to travel to any part of the city. The Austin Independent School District has schools in the area or you can choose a private school such as Juan Diego Catholic High School. The crime rate is low in this part of the city and is an excellent choice for singles or families looking for a safe place to raise their children.
Pros
  • Peace and quiet
  • Close to Hwy 71
  • Diverse neighborhood
  • South Austin Park and Rec Center
Cons
  • Family-oriented may mean boring to many
  • Little nightlife
  • Some rundown homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"One of North Central Austins Best Neighborhoods"

Love golf? Then choosing a place to live in Austin, Texas has never been so easy. The Hancock neighborhood comes complete with a public 9-hole golf course within walking distance of anywhere in the neighborhood. You can get a condominium here for as little as $100,000 and the homes range from $250,000 and up. It is a safe and mostly upscale neighborhood that is quiet and home to many professionals and students associated with the University of Texas.

It's only a few minutes ride in a car or Capitol Metro bus to downtown, so it's perfect for the professional who works in that area. The area is served by the Austin Independent School District and there are a number of private schools in the area, Concordia Academy and St. Paul Lutheran, to name two. There are plenty of shopping options in the area with Hancock Center, which houses an Old Navy store, Marble Slab Creamery, and many others. There are a few great dining options in the area and locals can be found at Longhorn Poboys or the Crown and Anchor Pub.

If you have a family, or a are a single professional, the Hancock neighborhood of Austin is one of the city's better choices.
Pros
  • Hancock Municipal Golf Course
  • Convenient location
  • Green and clean
  • Close to campus
  • Social scene
Cons
  • Buying is expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Small Town Feel In the Heart of the City"

One of the most coveted addresses in all of the city, Hyde Park is a central Austin neighborhood that in 1990 was added to the National Register of Historic Places. There is a mix of homes here, with bungalows, modest frame houses, and Queen Anne and Tudor Revival styles represented as well. The medium home price here is around $325,000, with many homes on larger lots selling for much more. It is a safe and quiet neighborhood great for biking or jogging and it has plenty of green space. This is the preferred part of Austin for many long-time residents.

It is served by the Capitol Metro bus lines, so it's easy to travel to any part of the city. Public schools in this part of the city are above average and there are a few private schools close to the area. The crime rate is one of the lowest in the entire area and the neighbors are friendly and helpful. There are not as many dining options as other parts of the city, but locals can be found having a beer and a burger at Hyde Park Bar and Grill on the eastern border of the neighborhood.
Pros
  • Peaceful residential area
  • Plentiful bus stops
  • Cool small town atmosphere
  • Green and clean
Cons
  • Expensive housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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 2/5
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"A Downtrodden Part of Austin That May Have Better Days Ahead"

One of the most affordable areas of Austin, Montopolis has homes that sell for the most part in the $100,000 to $200,000 range, and also has a number of apartment complexes. It has a history that spans back two centuries, and long has been known as one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city of Austin. However; given the tremendous growth in the city during the past few decades, the fortunes of this neighborhood could be changing as the city is working on a master plan to improve the area.

Montopolis has long been one of the highest crime areas in the city, so it is not the place to raise a family or take a stroll or walk in the evening. The area is served by Capitol Metro bus lines so it's easy and cheap to get to any part of the city. It's adjacent to the Riverside Golf Course and there are few dining options, mainly BBQ and Mexican food restaurants if you feel like eating out.

Montopolis has long been a problem area of Austin, but with a master plan to improve the area, if it may become a more lucrative area for people who need affordable housing.
Pros
  • on the Capitol Metro bus line
  • next to a golf course
  • Super cheap housing
  • Roy G. Guerrero Park
Cons
  • High crime
  • Dirty
  • Next to airport
  • Run-down homes
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An Affordable and Quiet North Austin Neighborhood"

North Shoal Creek is an older neighborhood in the northern part of Austin that mostly has well-maintained homes and well-kept yards. It is also home to a number of apartments and condominiums so it is a good place for a student of the University of Texas to live, as well as a fine place for a family. Homes range in price from $125,000 to over $300,000 and the neighborhood stands out in Austin for being on the quiet and rather boring side.

It's bordered by major highways and is close to bus and rail lines for Capitol Metro, so it's easy to get anywhere in the city. Most of the homes here were built in the 1960's and 1970's and it is a mix of people of all ages and many races. It is served by the Austin Independent School District, and there are a few private schools nearby as well. There are several good places on the border of the neighborhood to get a bite to eat or have a drink, with several delis and bakeries and there's even a karoake bar if you feel like getting your groove on.
Pros
  • relatively peaceful for a city neighborhood
  • close to major highways
  • Green and clean
  • Many restaurants and shops
  • Peace and quiet
Cons
  • A few miles from downtown
  • A little less trendy
  • Some traffic from 71
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"An Affordable Neighborhood Close To Downtown Austin"

Close to Downtown Austin, Westgate is one of the more affordable neighborhoods in the city. The average price on a single family home here is around $200,000 and it is a clean and safe place to raise a family with its tree-lined streets and nearby schools. It's also convenient as you can do most of your shopping at nearby Westgate Shopping Center. It's easy to get to any part of the city with nearby bus and rail lines of Capitol Metro, though some of the major intersections can be congested during rush hour.

Westgate is also close to everything cool in the city of Austin. It's only minutes to downtown by car or Capitol Metro bus or rail lines. If you want to eat out, you have a wealth of dining options to choose from. Seafood, Tex-Mex, burgers, pizza, and much more is only a stone's throw from the Westgate neighborhood. It's a friendly neighborhood with an eclectic mix of ethnic groups that make up a Westgate Neighborhood Association that strives to keep the area looking great and to help maintain property values.
Pros
  • Westgate Shopping Center
  • Good schools
  • Safe and clean
  • Close to S. Congress and Barton Creek
Cons
  • traffic can get bad around the north crossroads
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Laid Back Living Close To The Heart of Downtown Austin"

The Zilker neighborhood is located in south central Austin and is one of the more coveted addresses in the city. Located just south of Lady Bird Lake, homes here run from $250,000 and up and residents enjoy being close to some of the best amenities Austin has to offer. This neighborhood embodies everything weird and fun about the city of Austin.

The neighborhood is most often associated with nearby Zilker Park, which is host to the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the world-famous South by Southwest Music Festival. The Hike and Bike Trails of Lady Bird Lake is always buzzing with activity and downtown is only a few minutes away. Public transportation is close by with rail and bus lines by Capitol Metro and several excellent public and private schools are in the area. This is a friendly and safe neighborhood that's ideal for a jog or bike ride. Love great Tex-Mex food? You're in the right place as Chuy's is one of the most popular dining establishments in the city. Want a good cup of coffee? Flipnoics is the place to go and it also has a selection of fine used clothing.
Pros
  • South by Southwest Music Festival
  • Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • Close to Barton Springs
  • Great location
  • Laid back neighborhood
  • Strong community spirit
  • Zilker park in your backyard
Cons
  • A bit expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"An Upscale Neighborhood Close to Downtown Austin"

The West Austin/Tarrytown neighborhood of Austin is for the most part a lovely upscale neighborhood located just north and west of the downtown area. It is a neighborhood well known for its elegant homes, quiet and peaceful parks, and old and ornate churches. Some of its more famous residents include Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConnaughey. Homes here when available, are listed in the range of $350,000 to over one million dollars.

There are plenty of things to do here in one of the safest and most exclusive neighborhoods in the city of Austin. If you love golf, you can get in 18 holes at Lions Municipal Golf Course while your wife and children play at nearby Reed Park and Pool. If you love fine dining, a 5-star restaurant Zoot is located near Lake Austin Boulevard. You can also enjoy nature at Mayfield Preserve and watch the tame deer and peacocks that live there. It's a safe, friendly place with a community feel like few other places in Austin. It's also close to downtown and all of the entertainment and fine dining to be found there.
Pros
  • great parks and receation
  • excellent golf course in the neighborhood
  • Green and clean
  • Historic Value
  • Next to the river
  • Great restaurants
  • Nature and culture
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Close To All The Action Austin Has To Offer In a More Affordable Neighborhood"

Bounded the south by Lady Bird Lake and Interstate 35 to the west, the East Cesar Chavez neighborhood of Austin is close to downtown and the entertainment district of 6th Street. It is a diverse neighborhood with many homes from the turn of the century, middle of the 20th Century, and modern style homes available for people looking for a more affordable part of Austin to live in. Some of the homes in the northern part of the neighborhood sell for a bit over $100,000, but the low price also means that you may have to deal with some extra traffic and noise from the nearby 6th Street entertainment district.

The area is seeing a rebirth of sorts with lots of new businesses moving into the area. There are a number of excellent private schools in the area and it is served by the Austin Independent School District. It's easy to get around to any part of the city thanks to the Capitol Metro bus and rail lines. If you love Mexican food, this is the place to be as there are a number of excellent restaurants along East 1st Street. There are also excellent choices in seafood and you're only a hop, skip, and jump away from the great 6th Street Entertainment district.
Pros
  • Great food and music.
  • Great nightlife.
  • Diverse neighborhood
  • Few obnoxious tourists.
  • Tiny quiet secret beach
Cons
  • rising crime rates in the area
  • Gets loud at night along E. 6th and E. Cesar Chavez.
  • Northern portion is not kid friendly.
  • Some seediness
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Living at the Flagship University of the State of Texas"

Located in the heart of the city of Austin, the University of Texas at Austin is the flagship institution of higher learning in the state and home to large percentage of the 50,000+ students from all over the world who attend school here. There are a number of options for students living here including dorms, apartments, and other options that are generally much lower in price than surrounding areas, but you also don't have the quiet or privacy of those areas either. Most of the living quarters are designed for singles, though there are some accommodations for single parents and small families attending the university. Inquire at least a year ahead of time as these living quarters are difficult to get.

You don't need a car if you live here, there is public transportation either by bus or rail with Capitol Metro, and fact is if you have a car you probably will not be able to find a parking space anyway. It's close to some of the best entertainment in the entire state with the clubs and live music venues of 6th Street close by and lots of dining options. Taking a trip down Guadalupe Street also know as “The Drag” and you'll find Tex-Mex, Chinese, and fine dining options along with the usual burgers, pizzas, and hot dogs you'll find near almost any college campus in the country.
Pros
  • great live music venues close by
  • Everything within walking distance
  • Unique restaurants and shops
  • Walking distance to everything
  • Wonderful public transportation
  • Quirky stores and restaurants
Cons
  • Practically no parking
  • Good only fo students
  • Little reason to be there if you're not a UT student
  • Loud student living
  • Parking is horrible
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Historic District Close To Everyone Great About Austin"

Located just west of Downtown Austin, the Old West Austin/Clarksville neighborhood has been designated a historic district due to the large number of well preserved early to mid-20th Century homes it contains. The homes here have a rich history and a great deal of character and prices run from around $350,000 to some homes and condos that go for over a million. There are a mix of homes here from modest single family homes to luxury condominiums, ranchhouses, tidy duplexes and a few stately mansions.

The neighborhood is close to Downtown Austin and all of the great nightlife options it has to offer, and has a number of great dining options within walking or biking distance. It's also close to Zilker Park, which is home to the world famous Austin City Limits Music Festival and a number of playgrounds and fields for soccer and polo. It's a safe and fairly quiet neighborhood with a mix of ethnic groups and ages. There are fine dining options on the edges of the neighborhood including steakhouses, Mexican restaurants, sports bars and grills, and sushi bars.

This is an ideal neighborhood for singles, professionals and families raising children, or anyone who enjoys the weirdness of Austin and wants to dive right into the middle of it.
Pros
  • Green and Clean
  • Historic Value
  • Next to Downtown and Zilker Park
  • Great access to parks
  • Unique Austin feel
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
  • Parking
  • Small houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
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"A Uniquely Austin Neighborhood"

One of the older neighborhoods in the city Austin, Bouldin Creek had homes that date back to the turn of the 20th Century. There is most definitely some historic charm here as some homes from that era remain along wither other homes that were constructed in the 1920's and 30's. Homes in this neighborhood range in price from $250,000 up to $750,000 and this is considered one of the safer areas of the city of Austin. It is also one of the most culturally and architecturally diverse neighborhoods of the city, making this a neighborhood you can find only in Austin, Texas.

Bouldin Creek is close to several of the best amenities in the Austin area. It is a short walk or bike ride to the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail and the Downtown Austin area, with all of the great live music venues and vibrant nightlife it has to offer. There are quality private and public schools in the area, so this a great place to raise a family. This is also a great place to take a walk and meet the neighbors and admire some of the ornately decorated older homes.
Pros
  • great place to hike and bike
  • Access to nightlife
  • Close to the lake and Downtown
  • Old charming houses
  • Great unique shopping experience
Cons
  • Can get overcrowded
  • Lack of places to park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A Bit of Old Austin Charm Thats Close To Everything The City Has to Offer"

The Rosedale neighborhood of Austin is an eclectic blend of young families with children, single professionals, and long-time residents whose children have grown up and moved away. The majority of homes in this neighborhood were built in the 1930's and 1940's though there is some new construction throughout the neighborhood. Prices in this neighborhood run from $250,000 up to $600,000 for some of the newer rebuilt homes. This is a beautiful area with lots of large mature trees making it an ideal place for a walk, jog, or bike ride. There is a warm and safe feel to the neighborhood with its charming bungalows that are a throwback to decades past, when children could play outside without fear.

It's close to the University of Texas at Austin, Downtown Austin, and the Texas State Capitol, and has access to rail and bus lines of CMTA of Austin. In the heart of the neighborhood is Ramsey Park, which features swimming pools, picnic areas, tennis courts, and playgrounds. This neighborhood is served by the Austin Independent School District which has fine public schools, and there are a number of excellent private schools in the area as well. If you like a wide variety of food, this is a great place to be as there are Mexican, Japanese, and traditional American venues within walking distance of the neighborhood.
Pros
  • safe neighborhood
  • Green and clean
  • Old charm
  • Close to UT
  • Great variety of restaurants
  • Revitalized Burnet Road
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"One of Austins Most Established Neighborhoods"

Located just south of Downtown Austin, the Barton Hills neighborhood is one of the most established neighborhoods in the entire city. Homes here are priced in the $300,000 - $800,000 range and it is considered one of the safest neighborhoods in Austin. Some of the homes here were constructed in the 1930's and have been lovingly maintained though there are some new homes going up where older homes have been torn down.

It's also one of the most popular places to live in Austin as homes here are seldom on the market for more than a couple of months. The reason? It's close to downtown and a number of great amenities such as Barton Springs, Lady Bird Lake, and the Hike and Bike Trail that winds through the city is nearby as well. It's also close to bus and rail lines for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CMTA). It's an ideal neighborhood for families with a number of great private and public schools nearby. It's also a good choice for the young urban professional who is looking for a comfortable and relatively spacious home that can double as a sound investment.
Pros
  • Close to Barton Springs and Hike and Bike Trails
  • Beautiful
  • Perfect place for the outdoors type
  • Short ride to Downtown
Cons
  • lots tend to be rather small, so you're close to your neighbors
  • Expensive place to live
  • Shopping and restaurants limited
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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"Historic homes in a historic section of Oak Cliff close to Downtown Dallas"

A neighborhood in the northern part of the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Steven's Park Village features many homes designed in the late 1930's and early 40's by famed Dallas architect Charles Dilbeck, who gained notice with his landmark works on mansions in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow neighborhoods of Dallas. You can recognize them by their L-shape and heavy porch timbers and brick construction. This is an up and coming part of Oak Cliff and if you can get your hands on one of the homes designed by Charles Dilbeck, you just might have a gem as most of the other houses in the neighborhood were built in the 1950's and 60's are not not nearly as distinctive and valuable.

Steven's Park Village is close to the Bishop Arts District, one of the very coolest places to see live music and enjoy fine dining in the city. Steven's Park Village is served by the Dallas Independent School District, and close by are many excellent private schools that you may choose from. Dallas Area Rapid Transit makes commuting to almost any part of the city of Dallas fast and cheap. Discover what the Steven's Park Village of Dallas has to offer you and your family today.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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
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"Right across the Trinity River from Downtown Dallas"

The Trinity neighborhood of the Oak Cliff section of Dallas is just east of the stately Kessler Park district and just across the river from Downtown Dallas. It is a small neighborhood with some single family homes that are modest and relatively inexpensive. This neighborhood could see some significant changes in the future if the Trinity River Project is approved and construction starts. Many people in this neighborhood will probably be forced to pick up and move after the city offers what should be a fair price for the property.

This 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. It's close to several great Oak Cliff attractions such as the Bishop Arts district for music and fine food. The Dallas Zoo is only minutes away by car or DART bus or rail lines and it's a must for parents with children.

The Trinity neighborhood of the Oak Cliff area in Dallas, Texas is a good choice for commuters to the Downtown Dallas area, but anyone moving here should be aware of the continuing effort to revitalize this area of Dallas and if that happens, you'll probably be forced to move.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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"A jewel of a neighborhood hidden in plain sight"

The Ravinia Heights neighborhood of the Oak Cliff section of Dallas features some quality homes in a number of architectural styles with some as low as $200,000. This neighborhood shares a homeowner's association with nearby Kessler Park to ensure that the area is safe and the look and feel of the neighborhood is maintained.

Ravinia Heights is close to some of the top attractions in the Oak Cliff area. The nearby Bishop Arts District is one cool and funky neighborhood with unique shops and an excellent selection of restaurants from which to choose. Moss Park is on the eastern border of Ravinia Heights, and it's a good place to let your kids run and play. Commuting to almost any part of the city of Dallas is easy thanks to Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which serves the area with bus and rail service. Just a few minutes to the south of the neighborhood is the Dallas Zoo, a must for parents with children.

Ravinia Heights is a great place to live for the busy professional who wants a quick commute to work and an excellent choice for parents looking for a safe place in a good neighborhood to raise their children.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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smoraleshome Love the rolling hills and twisting streets in this area too. It really has the feel of living outside of the city, especially when the trees and bushes are green and full. Convenient to everything you need too. Client just closed on a lovely 2/1/1 under $140,000 with a huge yard and in terrific shape!
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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
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"A quality neighborhood next to a large park"

The Moss Meadows neighborhood of Northeast Dallas is a small area with roomy single family homes on rather small lots with pools in the backyard. It's located in one of the best parts of the city for fine dining and entertainment and it's close to Downtown Dallas and Lake Highlands amenities.

Moss Meadows is only a few miles to the northwest of White Rock Lake, where you can spend a relaxing day fishing, jogging, hiking, or having a picnic on the peaceful shores of this urban oasis. It's also adjacent to the Greenville Avenue entertainment district, which has some of the best fine dining and hot nightspots in all of Dallas. On the west of the neighborhood is the Harry S. Moss Native Area, a great place to take a walk or allow your children to play.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit makes it easy to commute or travel to almost any part of the city of Dallas. That makes this a good choice for a professional who wants a short and quick commute to work or a family looking for a roomy home to raise a family in a quality neighborhood with a choice of either public or private schools for their children.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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
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"An affordable neighborhood in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas"

The Muncie neighborhood of Oak Cliff is bordered by Singleton Boulevard to the north and the Union Pacific railroad line to the south. This is a low income family housing area that also has apartments and townhomes at low prices. This is a neighborhood that is seeing new signs of life to the south, but that prosperity has yet to come to this part of Oak Cliff. Median house values in this area are only around $50,000 and there are several rental properties within the neighborhood.

Muncie is only minutes away from Downtown Dallas either by car, or by Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus or rail service, making it easy to get to almost any part of the city of Dallas. It's also close to a number of great Oak Cliff attractions such as the Bishop Arts District with its live music venues and great shopping as well as the Dallas Zoo. Crime in this part of Oak Cliff is higher than the average in Dallas and it is also an area where a large percentage of the residents live below the poverty line.

The Muncie neighborhood is Oak Cliff is the choice for those who require the lowest possible rental or house payment rates.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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"A small town look and feel in the heart of the big city"

Located in an up-and-coming part of Oak Cliff in Dallas, the El Trivoli Place neighborhood is located just west of the eclectic Bishop Arts District and southwest of the beautiful Kessler Park area. This is a great place to find an affordable and attractive home for under $100,000, and ongoing innovations in this area are favorable for a rise in property values in the next few years.

It's a short drive to Downtown Dallas either by car or Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which makes commuting to almost any part of the city fast and easy. El Trivoli is served by Dallas Independent Public Schools, and there are also plenty of excellent private schools in the area that you can choose from. During the holidays, a drive through the Kessler Park neighborhood to admire the elaborate display of Christmas lights is an annual must-do adventure. There is a wealth of fine dining and red hot nightclubs in the Bishop Arts District, in short, everything you need is in one great neighborhood.

El Trivoli is an excellent choice for a home for the professional who commutes to downtown, and families with children who want an affordable home in a nice and safe neighborhood.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Everything you need in one vibrant Oak Cliff neighborhood"

Located on the northern border of the vibrant Bishop Arts entertainment area of Oak Cliff, the Kidd Springs neighborhood is one of the best places to live in the city of Dallas. Great live music venues with skilled jazz and blues musicians can be heard almost nightly and an eclectic collection of shopping is also available. Homes here have a median price of around $250,000 and most are roomy with a finely manicured lawn out front. This is a neighborhood on the rise which bodes well for future property values.

The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, making a commute to almost any part of the city fast and cheap. Children living here attend Dallas Independent School District and there are a number of private schools in the area to choose from as well. There are a number of excellent places to eat on the southern border of this neighborhood. You'll find excellent dining adventures with highly rated restaurants serving Italian, Greek, Tex-Mex, Mexican, American comfort food, and South American cuisine.

An investment in the Kidd Springs neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas is one that is likely to pay multiple dividends in the very near future.
Pros
  • Bishop Arts district
  • friendly neighborhood
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One of the most vibrant places in all of Oak Cliff"

Located just south of the Kessler Park area of the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, the King's Highway Conservation District is quickly becoming an exciting place to live in the city. There are new businesses in the area, an art gallery and studio, a graphics business, and an interior design business have opened up and there is talk of building a plaza at the intersection of North Tyler and West Davis at the southeastern corner of the district that would include a statue of favorite son and guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan.

There are a number of well preserved older single family homes in a number of architectural styles here with a median price of around $250,000. There is a vibrant mix in the King's Highway neighborhood of different ages, occupations, and races and all are friendly neighbors who look out for each other. This neighborhood is just south of the Kessler Park area of Oak Cliff and taking a night drive during the holidays in this upscale part of Dallas during the holidays to marvel at elaborate Christmas light displays is a must annually.

The King's Highway Conservation District is just one of the reasons the Oak Cliff section of Dallas is roaring back after being neglected for decades.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"A busy industrial district in West Dallas"

The Turnpike Distribution Center in West Dallas is an industrial-zoned area where thousands of people come to work Monday through Saturday. There is no housing here to speak of within the district, and with all of the noise from work and Interstate 30, it's not a place you'd want to live in the first place. If you work in this area, there are several housing options available very close by.

The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, so it's easy to get home to just about any part of the city of Dallas. If you want to eat out at lunch, you have a few good options in the area from which to choose. The Cafe Italia has some very good pasta and other Italian food and if you like authentic Mexican food and/or Tex-Mex, give Carmen's Restaurant a try and they also have some traditional American favorites as well.

If you are working in this area and are looking for housing, to the south is Oak Cliff, which has several apartments, single family homes, and condominiums for people in all walks of life. The Turnpike Distribution Center in West Dallas is not an ideal place to live, but it is a very good place to work and is easy to commute to thanks to public transportation.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"The perfect choice for Richland College students"

The Chimney Hill neighborhood of northeast Dallas is just west of Richland College, one of the Dallas County Community Colleges. There are several housing options here for families, students, and professionals in an area that is close to some of Dallas's best amenities. This is also a neighborhood that has been in decline for some time as low-cost apartments in the area have led to a higher crime rate for the area as a whole.

The area is served by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system, which makes getting to almost any part of the city fast and easy. Chimney Hill is just right around the corner from the Greenville Avenue entertainment district, one of Dallas' best for a variety of fine dining options and some of the hottest nightlife in the city. It's also a short drive or DART bus trip to White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum, and Downtown Dallas. Chimney Hill is home for a mix of ethnic groups and races so you're sure to learn something new about the world living here.

Chimney Hill is a good choice for a Richland College student, a professional making a commute to other parts of the city, or anyone looking for affordable rental properties or a home.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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
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"Reasonable rental rates just across the Trinity River from Downtown Dallas"

The La L'aceate neighborhood of West Dallas is just across the Trinity River from the west side of Downtown Dallas. This is a working class and industrial neighborhood and is not the friendliest part of town to be in after dark, as the crime rates here are generally higher than in other parts of the city of Dallas. With an industrial area in the southern end of the neighborhood and Interstate 30, it can be very noisy during the day with lots of traffic at rush hour and lunch.

If you're looking for an affordable rental house or a home, this is one of the choices that are available to you at $100,000 or under, or rental rates below $700 a month. The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, so it's fast and easy to commute to almost any part of Dallas. It's only minutes to the east to Downtown Dallas and everything the city has to offer. If you are a lover of authentic Mexican or Tex-Mex cuissine, you most definitely have come to the right place as there are several great choices scattered throughout the area.

The La L'aceate neighborhood of West Dallas is a good place to work with affordable housing in the area.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
  • some smog and air quality problems during the summer months
Recommended for
  • 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
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"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.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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
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"Affordable Oak Cliff living"

The L.O. Daniels South neighborhood is located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas and it is a working-class neighborhood with a mix of races, with a majority being of Hispanic descent. This is a low income area with moderately priced homes, many of which are being rented out, which helps contribute to the overall belief that this is a high crime area of Dallas, though things have improved in this part of Oak Cliff with renovation in many neighborhoods.

The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, so commuting to any part of the city is fast and relatively cheap. Downtown Dallas is only a few minutes away as is the Dallas Zoo, and if you have kids, you must pay a visit. If you are a lover of authentic Mexican food or Tex-Mex, this is the place to be as there are a number of great choices all around this neighborhood. There is also a Starbucks and a number of fast food chains to choose from.

The L.O. Daniels South neighborhood in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas is an affordable area and with some hard work and a little money, you just might find a gem of a home here.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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"Affordable East Dallas living close to Greenville Avenue"

The High Oaks Addition of East Dallas features affordable single family homes in the neighborhood of $150,000. It's close to everything in Dallas that's fun and it's only minutes from here to Downtown Dallas It's next to Harry Moss Park, a great place for a family picnic or letting the kids enjoy the playground equipment, and it also helps to serve as a buffer from the noise of the city.

This area is served by the Dallas Independent School District which is home to some of the nation's best magnet schools. For adults, the Greenville Avenue entertainment district is just one street to the west, and here you can experience some of the best dining and the hottest nightspots in all of Dallas. To the east is White Rock Lake, where you can spend the day fishing, sailing, jogging, or biking. Dallas Area Rapid Transit makes commuting to almost any part of the city fast and easy, making this a great location for a professional looking for an affordable place to live close to work.

The High Oaks Addition does have a few drawbacks though. Cheap apartments close to the area have contributed to a higher crime rate in this part of Dallas for several years now.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Lovely and affordable homes amid lush creeks and mature groves of trees in Lake Highlands"

A lovely area with lush creeks, mature groves of trees, and winding streets, Eastwood Estates in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas is the choice for families looking for a great place to raise their children and professionals looking for a home close to where they work. Upscale homes with manicured lawns at affordable prices best describes this neighborhood just east of White Rock Lake.

It's a short bike ride from Eastwood Estates to White Rock Lake, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery while you jog, bike, or sail on calm waters. Next door to that is the Dallas Arboretum featuring 66 acres of pristine gardens and it's a music venue on many evenings in the summer. Just down the road to the west is the Greenville Avenue entertainment district, home to some of the dining spots and nightlife in the entire city of Dallas. Parents will be pleased to know that the area is served by the Richardson Independent School District, consistently rated as one of the best in the state.


Come enjoy some of the best city living that Dallas has to offer by making a move to Eastwood Estates in the Lake Highlands area of East Dallas.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"One of the best neighborhoods in Lake Highlands"

A cozy neighborhood on the western shores of White Rock Lake, the Cloisters is part of the Lake Highlands section of Dallas. It is a mix of stately homes along the lake and more affordable options further from the shore. It has an active homeowner's association that helps to preserve the look and feel of this unique neighborhood.

There are bike and hike trails that lead directly from the neighborhood to the lake, so this is an ideal area for fitness lovers. The area is served by the Richardson Independent School District, which is rated by the state of Texas as one of the best. It's simple to commute to any part of the city thanks to Dallas Area Rapid Transit. It's also close to the Dallas Arboretum, 66 acres of tranquil gardens to help you forget the fact you live in a big city. Just to the east of the Cloisters is the Greenville Avenue entertainment district, which has some of the hottest nightlife and best fine dining in all of Dallas.

The Cloisters neighborhood in Lake Highlands is the ideal choice for a professional looking for a great place to live close to work or a family wanting a quality public school education for their children.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • friendly neighborhood
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 3/5
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"Affordable Oak Cliff living"

The Dells District is located in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas and it is a small neighborhood with some tidy single family homes and some in not so great condition. It is just east of the town of Cockrell Hill, and this area has for the past two decades been a high crime area. But, if you're looking for a reasonably priced single family home, there are choices here for just over $100,000.

The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, so it's easy to commute to any part of the city. Downtown Dallas is only a few minutes to the east and there are several options in the area for food and drinks. There are the usual fast food chains in the area, and you enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine or Tex-Mex, this is an excellent neighborhood to get it. If you want to have a drink with some of the locals venture over to Singleton Boulevard where there are a couple of sports bars and lounges.

The Dells District of Oak Cliff is a neighborhood with very reasonable housing prices and it's close to Downtown Dallas and a short drive to just about anywhere in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The place in Dallas for young urban professionals to work and play"

An area that has seen a renaissance in the past couple of decades, the Government District of Downtown Dallas is now home to a growing number of urban professionals. This is one of the few neighborhoods in Dallas where you can live and work comfortably without the use of a car as Dallas Area Rapid Transit serves with area with rail and bus service.

This is a perfect place to live for the young, urban professional who works downtown or any other part of town that can be reached by DART. There are some condominiums that can be had for right around $100,000, and the growing popularity of urban living in Dallas may mean that this is a sound investment. Just to the northwest of the neighborhood are two of the best spots for singles and nightlife in the entire Dallas area, the West End entertainment district and Uptown. If you want food and entertainment a little closer to home you can choose from fast food restaurants and there are several bars in the downtown area as well.

The Government District of Downtown Dallas is for anyone who enjoys being in the heart of a bustling city with all that it has to offer.
Pros
  • Downtown Dallas living
  • big city amenities
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
  • homeless people in the area can be a nuisance
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Modern urban living in the heart of Dallas, Texas"

The Convention Center district of Downtown Dallas is an urban center that has sprung to life with upscale apartments and condominiums in the past two decades. Housing with a view of Downtown Dallas comes at a price though, as rent in this area can go well over $2,000 a month for 2,000 square feet of living space.

This is one of the few areas in Dallas where you can live and work without the use of a car. Dallas Area Rapid Transit serves the area with rail and bus lines making it easy to commute to almost any part of the city. There are a growing number of nightclubs and dining options in the area. There are the usual fast food eateries and Starbucks is in the area, which is a great place to sip an espresso while using their Wi-Fi to check your email. Just to the north is the West End entertainment district, one of the best areas in all of Dallas for dining and eclectic nightlife. The Lower Greenville Avenue entertainment district is only a few minutes away by car or DART rail or bus line.

The Convention Center district is the place to be for young, urban professionals and anyone who yearns to live in the heart of the city.
Pros
  • Downtown Dallas living
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Modern urban living in the shadow of Downtown Dallas"

The Cedars neighborhood of Dallas is a study of contrasts. There are some older run-down single family homes that have been neglected and they stand in the shadow of newly renovated warehouse lofts and high-end condominiums that are home to artists, musicians, and young, urban professionals. Many older abandoned buildings in the area have been converted to luxury lofts as interest in urban living in Dallas has grown over the past decade. Look for this trend to continue and for prices to climb as urban living becomes more popular.

This is one of the few places in Dallas where you can live comfortably without a car as it's served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit system rail and bus lines. Nightlife is also coming to this area for the first time in decades and there are also several great dining options as well. The Brooklyn Jazz Cafe is a great live music venue and the Spotlight Club on South Boulevard has a wide variety of musical styles live on the weekends.

The Cedars neighborhood of Downtown Dallas is one of the most unique parts of the city with most eclectic mix of people from all walks of life. This is the place to be if you're young, single, and enjoy urban living.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • big city amenities
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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
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"An affordable neighborhood in Oak Cliff"

Beverly Hills is a neighborhood in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas that despite the name, has modest family homes for under $100,000 in many cases. While this an affordable place to buy a home, there are many run-down rental properties in the area and this is generally regarded as a high-crime area of Dallas with drugs and prostitution taking a toll on this part of the city.

The are is served by the Dallas Independent School District, which can boast some of the very best magnet schools in the country. Commuting to almost anywhere in the city of Dallas is fast and cheap thanks to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system and Downtown Dallas is only minutes away by car or public transportation. If you love going out for authentic Mexican or Tex-Mex, you've come to the right part of town as there are several choices on every side of the Beverly Hills neighborhood. There are also a number of Chinese buffets and chicken fast food restaurants to pick from.

The Beverly Hills neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas is a good choice for people who have to have affordable housing and need public transportation, but due to the crime rate, there is a price to pay for that luxury.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates in the area
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"An affordable choice close to the heart of Dallas"

A diverse neighborhood with a variety of family homes, the Stulz Road/Bound Brook Oaks area of East Dallas has some single family homes available for as little as $140,000. Bordered by Royal Lane on the south and Greenville Avenue to the east, this neighborhood is close to everything fun in the city of Dallas. On the negative side, some low-income apartment housing in the surrounding areas have contributed to a rising crime rate in this neighborhood.

It's easy to get anywhere in the city from here thanks to Dallas Area Rapid Transit system and its buses and rail service. With Greenville Avenue as the eastern border, a host of fine dining and hot nightspots awaits you seven days a week. Just to the west of the neighborhood is Studio Movie Grille, where you can watch a movie in comfort while enjoying great food with the entire family. This area is served by the Dallas Independent School District which is home to some of the finest magnet schools in the state and nation.

The Stulz Road/Bound Brook Oaks neighborhood of East Dallas is ideal for a professional commuting to another part of the city and families with children who want nice and affordable housing choices.
Pros
  • close to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One of the best places in Dallas to buy an older historic home"

A historic district in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, the North Cliff Conservation District was recently voted the “ Best place to buy an old home in Dallas” by the staff of This Old House. This neighborhood dates back to 1886 and today it is known for beautiful mature tree groves and an eclectic collection of architectural styles. You can buy one of these stylish family homes for as little as $125,000 in some parts of the neighborhood, making this an attractive option for professionals who work in the adjacent Downtown Dallas area and families looking for a good neighborhood to raise their children.

North Cliff is served by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system, making commuting to almost any part of the city fast and easy. Downtown Dallas is only a few minutes away by car or DART bus or train, making this an excellent place to live for commuters to the downtown area. There are several great places to eat on the border of the area. The Louisiana Fried Catfish restaurant is not be missed by lovers of seafood and there many places in this area for fine Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican food.

Make a move to the North Cliff Conservation District for a great home at a bargain price.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A great neighborhood in the Lake Highlands area"

Bordered by Royal Lane to the south and Skillman to the east, Woodlands on the Creek is an East Dallas neighborhood with single family homes, condos, and apartments. The median home value in this area is around $400,000 and it's served by the Richardson Independent School District, making this a perfect area for families who want a quality public school education for their children.

Woodlands on the Creek is close to Dallas Area Rapid Transit stations, making it simple and cheap to commute to almost any part of the city of Dallas. If you have school age children Lake Highlands High School is only a couple of minutes to the east. Woodlands on the Creek is also close to a number of top Dallas area attractions. White Rock Lake is just west of the neighborhood and you can get your exercise and biking done on one of the trails that circumnavigate it. The Dallas Arboretum has 66 acres of tranquil gardens to browse through during the day and it often hosts musical acts in the evening.

The Woodlands on the Creek neighborhood is a superb choice for the busy executive who wants to live close to where they work and families looking for the best public school education in the Dallas area.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One of the better middle-class neighborhoods in East Dallas"

The Woodbridge neighborhood of East Dallas has a number of affordable homes, condominiums, and apartments to cater to just about anyone. The average mean value of condominiums and homes in this area is around $170,000 with many homes in attractive cul-de-sacs that are a bit more in price. It's a solid middle-class neighborhood that has been affected by the degradation of other areas around it which has affected the crime rate here.

The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, so it's easy to travel by bus or rail to almost anywhere in the city of Dallas. It's served by the Richardson Independent School District, which is rated by the state of Texas as one of the better school districts in the state of Texas. Commuting to almost anywhere in the city is easy and cheap thanks to bus and rail service from Dallas Area Rapid Transit. White Rock Lake is only a few minutes away and it's the perfect place to jog, bike, fish, and sail on the premier urban oasis in the city.

The Woodbridge area is a perfect choice for the professional looking for a short commute to Downtown Dallas and families looking for a quality public school education for their children.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"An excellent upper middle-class neighborhood in East Dallas"

The Town Creek subdivision in East Dallas is home to many upper-middle class families and professionals and students who live in apartments. The average mean value of a house here approaches $400,000 and most homes are roomy single family with finely manicured lawns. This neighborhood is close to some of the best that the city of Dallas has to offer.

The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, making commuting to almost any part of the city fast and easy. School-age children attend Dallas Independent Public Schools, which boasts some of the best magnet schools in all of the country. Just a few minutes away to the southeast of the neighborhood is White Rock Lake. Here you can sail, jog, bike, swim or have a relaxing picnic lunch. Next door to the lake is the Dallas Arboretum, 66 acres of tranquil gardens during the day and a great concert venue in the evening.

Crime in this part of Dallas has been on the rise lately, and is mainly concentrated around some of the cheaper apartments in the surrounding areas.

The Town Creek subdivision of East Dallas is an excellent choice for families with children who want to live in an attractive neighborhood that is not too pricey.
Pros
  • close to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One sparkling gem of a neighborhood close to all Dallas's best amenities"

One of the nicer East Dallas neighborhoods for families and professionals, the Wilshire Heights neighborhood has some beautiful family homes on spacious lots with manicured lawns. Some of the better homes on the M Streets section date from the 1930's and can sell for up to $500,000. This neighborhood is also close to some of the very best amenities that Dallas has to offer.

Wilshire Heights is served by the Dallas Independent School District, which boasts some of the best magnet schools in the nation and several private schools are close by. There are also plenty of great attractions for adults in this area. Pay a visit to Campisi's and Campisi's Egyptian Restaurant on East Mockingbird Lane not just because of the great food, do it because you may get to see a former Playboy Playmate of the Month behind the bar, the lovely Amber Campisi. White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum are also just a short drive away to the east, and Downtown Dallas is only a few minutes away by car or by Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus or train.

The Wilshire Heights neighborhood of East Dallas is a great choice to call home for a number of very good reasons.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One of Dallas' largest historic neighborhoods"

One of the very oldest and largest historical districts in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas, Winnetka Heights features early 20th Century wood frame one and two-story family homes. The area fell into disrepair and was neglected up until the 1980's when several entrepreneurs began restoring the neighborhood as more people moving to Dallas sparked much more interest in urban living. Today it is a neighborhood of finely crafted single family homes with mature trees that has the look and feel of an early 20th Century neighborhood.

This is also one of the best places in Dallas for affordable housing. Attractive and modest homes are available here for as low as $100,000, and there are more upscale options available. The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit so it's easy and cheap to commute to any part of the city. Nearby Stephen's Park Golf Course has 18 challenging holes for you to check out and there are several great dining options within minutes of the neighborhood. Winnetka Heights is served by the Dallas Independent School District, which is home to several of the very best magnet schools in the nation.

Winnetka Heights is an excellent choice for the busy professional seeking a home close to their place of employment or couples looking for a place to raise a family.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"A great place to work just west of Downtown Dallas"

The Singleton Industrial area of West Dallas is a business zoned area with no real permanent housing of any kind for families or singles. Thousands of people come to this neighborhood Monday through Friday for work and they're served by several restaurants and bars in the area. There are several affordable neighborhoods close by if you want to work close to home.

The Singleton Industrial area is served by Dallas Rapid Area Transit, so it's easy to commute home to almost any part of Dallas. Downtown Dallas is only a few minutes to the east, but beware of traffic during rush hours. When you're ready for lunch or dinner after a hard day of work, the Grand China Super Buffet on Interstate 30 is sure to leave you feeling full. There is also a Wingstop nearby, as well as Lucki's Smokehouse where you can sample some authentic Texas barbeque. If you're looking for a stiff drink after a rough day, the Wild West Sports Bar on Singleton Boulevard can most definitely accommodate you.

The Singleton Industrial area of West Dallas is a good place to work with several neighborhoods in all directions in which to live.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Industrial area just west of Downtown Dallas"

Bordered on the south by Interstate 30 on the south and Loop 12 on the west, the Eagle Ford district of Dallas is largely a business zone along with the Singleton Industrial district that borders it to the east. A large number of warehouses and businesses dominate this part of West Dallas and if you work in this area, you have several housing options close to the Eagle Ford district. In the northern part of the Eagle Ford neighborhood, there are just a few housing options available, but again, this is not the nicest part of Dallas to live in by any stretch of the imagination.

To the east, Downtown Dallas is only a few minutes away by or by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which serves this area. There are several good places to eat in this area along with a number of lively bars. Lloyd's Old Fashioned Hamburgers on Singleton Boulevard is a favorite with the lunchtime crowd and if you want some good authentic Mexican food, you can choose from either Raul's Restaurant or La Potosina, both of which are also on Singleton Boulevard. The Eagle Ford district of West Dallas is a good place to work and grab a bite to eat while you're on your lunch break.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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"Affordable living close to everything cool about Dallas"

The Walnut Creek Estates neighborhood of Dallas features modest family homes and apartments in one of the busiest areas of the city. This area has been changing in the past couple of decades as Section 8 housing in the area and cheap apartments have led to a significant rise in crime here. Despite that fact there is still a lot to like about this neighborhood.

Walnut Creek Estates is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, making it easy to commute to most parts of the city. Downtown Dallas is only a short commute away although traffic on the major roads in the area can be clogged during rush hours. The Greenville Avenue entertainment district is only a few minutes to the southewest and it has some of the best dining and live music venues in the entire city of Dallas. Housing here is affordable and the neighborhood as a whole features many nice single family homes with finely manicured lawns. Many students of nearby Richland College call one of the apartments in the area home so there is a mix of people of all ages and races that call this area home.

Walnut Creek Estates is good choice for affordable housing in one of the busiest parts of Dallas.
Pros
  • close to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • affordable housing
  • close to all kinds of entertainment
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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
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"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.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • 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
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An affordable neighborhood close to the heart of the city"

The L.O. Daniel neighborhood is located in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas and is mainly comprised of modest family homes and is considered a working class neighborhood. If you want a home or a rental at an affordable price, it is an option you may consider. The make-up of the neighborhood is mainly Hispanic, with a small percentage of white, blacks, and other ethnic groups. The medium home price in this area is around $150,000.

The area is served by the Dallas Independent School District which has some of the best magnet schools of any district in the nation. It's easy to commute to any part of the city with Dallas Area Rapid Transit either by bus or by rail. There are several excellent options if you want to eat out in the area with the Metro Diner on West Davis Street and Polio Salsa on the western edge of the neighborhood has some great authentic Mexican food. On the downside, this neighborhood has a higher crime rate than Dallas as a whole.

If you want affordable housing near Downtown Dallas with public transportation as an option, the L.O. Daniel neighborhood may just be the right choice for you.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
  • some smog and air quality problems during the summer months
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Quiet lakeside living in the heart of the city"

If you're looking for a family friendly neighborhood close to all of the very best Dallas has to offer, look no further than Mockingbird Manor/Hillside neighborhood of East Dallas. Located just to the northwest of White Rock Lake, there are bike and hike trails that you can take from the neighborhood leading to the lake. This area features affordable family homes for around $200,000 and more upscale homes that retail for around $500,000.

With White Rock Lake just on the southern border of the neighborhood, taking a relaxing stroll or bike ride can be part of your daily routine. You're also within biking distance of the Dallas Arboretum and its 66 acres of tranquil and peaceful gardens. The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit which makes commuting to any part of the city fast, inexpensive, and safe. You're only minutes away from the Greenville Avenue entertainment district, one of the best places in the city for fine dining and red hot nightlife.

Whether you are a professional looking for a relatively quiet urban dwelling or a family looking for a great place to raise children, the Mockingbird Manor/Hillside neighborhood of East Dallas is an excellent choice for you.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"One great location and neighborhood in the city of Dallas"

A neighborhood located just east of Dallas Love Field, Greenway Parks has roomy family homes on good size lots with a medium price around $400,000. The eastern border of the neighborhood is the Dallas North Tollway, one of the fastest moving roads in the city and the area is also served by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system, making a commute to anywhere in the city fast and easy.

The neighborhood is served by the Dallas Independent School District, and the schools in this region are some of the best in the city. If you hop on the tollway and drive up to the city of Addison, you'll find the most concentrated area of fine dining options in the entire county. Taking the tollway south will have you in Downtown Dallas in a matter of minutes. There are also plenty of entertainment options and places to eat on the perimeter of the area. Fireside Pies cooks up one mean pizza and the Inwood Tavern is a great place to run elbows with the locals while watching the game.

Greenway Parks is the choice for professionals who work in Downtown Dallas or a family looking for a place with good schools and good housing at a fairly reasonable price.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"A central place to do business in Dallas"

The Reunion District in Downtown Dallas was once home to Reunion Arena, which housed the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the NHL's Dallas Stars. Since that venue has been torn down both teams have moved up I-35 to American Airlines Center. There are still a number of businesses in the area and hotels and it is one of the busiest areas of the city with two major highways intersecting nearby.

There are virtually no housing options in this area, as it is primarily zoned for business, but if you work in this area you have a number of options available to you. To the north is Uptown and the Victory Park area and Dallas Area Rapid Transit serves this area so it's a painless commute home to almost anywhere in the city. There are also several housing options in any direction you go that will suit anyone's price range. There are hotels in the area if you're visiting the area for work and Downtown Dallas is one of the few places in the city where you can actually hail a cab, but beware, unlike New York City, cabs here are very expensive.

The Reunion District is Downtown Dallas is an excellent place to work in this bustling city.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
  • rising crime rates in the area
Recommended for
  • Tourists
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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"Kiestwood - right in the middle of everything good in the Metroplex"

Located just north of the Dallas Executive Airport, Kiestwood is a West Dallas neighborhood of roomy single family homes with spacious yards that are for the most part well cared for. However, the area around this neighborhood has in many ways been deteriorating for a few years now. This part of Dallas is unique in that any direction you go, there are superb entertainment options available.

The area is served by the Dallas Independent School District and there are a few private schools in the area for families with children. You can also use Dallas Rapid Area Transit if you work in the city, making your commute quick, easy, and inexpensive. A trip west on Interstate 20 will bring you to Arlington, which is home to the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL and Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers. It's also home to Six Flags Over Texas, one of the best theme parks in the state. Going east will bring you to Downtown Dallas in a matter of minutes as this neighborhood is close to just about everything in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex.

Kiestwood is a good choice for affordable and roomy family homes in a central location in the DFW Metro area.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates in the surrounding area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A cozy neighborhood with hike and bike trails leading to White Rock Lake"

The University Terrace neighborhood in Dallas has a number of housing options for people from all walks of life. Roomy single family homes with spacious lawns are the order of the day here, but one of the drawbacks of the neighborhood is a number of homes are rented out. It's close to some of the best attractions that the city of Dallas has to offer.

Just east of University Terrace is one of the best recreation areas in all of Dallas, White Rock Lake. There are hike and bike trails that lead directly to the lake from this neighborhood where you can enjoy fishing and sailing, or just have a picnic and people-watch. Next door is the Dallas Arboretum, which is a great place to see a concert in the evenings. The area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, making it cheap and easy to commute to any part of the city. Just west of the neighborhood is the Greenville Avenue entertainment district that has the hottest nightspots and some of the best fine dining in the entire Dallas area.

University Terrace is a great neighborhood for families and also is a great choice for a professional wanting to be close to work for a short commute via car or DART rail line.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"One of the most prestigious addresses in Dallas for young, urban professionals"

One of the trendiest new places in all of Dallas, Victory Park has a number of upscale housing options for prospective residents. Upscale luxury condominiums and high-rise apartments are the norm here and residents can enjoy some of the best entertainment Dallas has to offer without ever leaving the area. This is the ideal place for young, urban singles to live and thanks to Dallas Area Rapid Transit, this is one of the few areas in Dallas where you can live comfortably and get around easily without a car.

The northern part of the area is home to American Airlines Center, where the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks play, and it's also home to the NHL's Dallas Stars. Lots of first-rate musical talent also plays here when the sports teams are out of town. Just to the south of Victory Park is the West End Historical entertainment district, one of the best places in the city to dine or check out some of the hottest nightlife.

Downtown Dallas is only a few minutes away and that makes this a popular area with people who work downtown and want a short and painless commute. Discover everything Victory Park has to offer for the best time you'll have here.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"An eclectic and lively neighborhood with diverse people"

Bordered by Central Expressway on the west and Greenville Avenue to the east, Vickery Place is a neighborhood that includes the M Streets. With many of the Tudor homes in the area lovingly restored to their former glory, this neighborhood is a great place for singles and retired people, and also home to many students from nearby Southern Methodist University.

One of the reasons it appeals to young people is the proximity to the Lower Greenville entertainment district. Here you can have a 5-star dinner at places such as The Grape, enjoy a fine glass of wine at Winedale Tavern, or have a rowdy good time while listening to live music at Stan's Blue Note. It's a short drive to Downtown Dallas which makes this a popular neighborhood for young professionals and the area is served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Vickery Place is just east of the town of Highland Park. During the holidays you won't find a better place to take a cruise and look at the incredible Christmas light displays hung from the trees and roofs of the stately mansions.

Vickery Place is a good choice for a number of different people and with the neighborhood undergoing a renaissance, property values are rising in this part of town.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A cozy neighborhood in the heart of Lake Highlands"

Lake Ridge Estates is a neighborhood in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas of mostly single family homes that are classy and affordable. This is a great place to raise a family as this neighborhood is served by the Richardson Independent School District, rated by the state of Texas as one of the best. It's also ideal for the professional who wants a nice house close to work in the downtown area.

Lake Ridge Estates is close to several of the top attractions in Dallas. Only minutes away by car or a ride on Dallas Area Rapid Transit, is the Dallas Arboretum. Here you'll find 66 acres of pristine gardens perfect for a relaxing evening or afternoon stroll. Next door is White Rock Lake, the urban oasis of Dallas. There are no motorboats allowed on the lake, which helps to keep it quiet for the bikers, joggers, and sailors who love to hang out here. If you want to eat out, there are a number of excellent choices in the area. Make sure to visit Rockyano's Pizza on Plano Road, and sample some of the best pizza and pasta there is in all of Dallas.

Come to Lake Ridge Estates to raise a family or experience life in the slow lane.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
  • close to all kinds of entertainment
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Affordable elegance in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas"

A plush neighborhood of comfortable and affordable homes, Lake Ridge Estates East is in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas. Manicured lawns and parties by the pool are the norm here, and the neighborhood is close by many of the top attractions in the city. The area is served by the Richardson Independent School District, one of the best school districts in the entire state of Texas, making this a great place for families with school-age children who want the very best public school environment for their children.

It's only a short drive by car or ride by Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus to White Rock Lake. Here things move a bit more slowly and you can spend the day fishing, jogging, biking, or sailing. The Dallas Arboretum has 66 acres of tranquil gardens, perfect for reflecting and meditation to relieve the stress of the big city. Everything you need is close by, an Albertson's and a Kroger's are on the southern border of the neighborhood, so you don't have to go far for shopping. And there are a number of restaurants in the area if you want to eat out.

Lake Ride Estates East is a great place for families or people who want a residence close to everything fun in Dallas.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
  • affordable family housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A lovely neighborhood that's close to everything the city has to offer"

A plush neighborhood in Northeast Dallas, Rolling Trails is an upper middle-class neighborhood with homes in the $300,000 to $400,00 range with finely manicured lawns. It's in the middle of everything fun that the city of Dallas has to offer.

It's served by the Richardson Independent School District, which is rated by the state of Texas as one of the very best. There are also a number of private school options close by. Just to the east is White Rock Lake, where you can spend a day sailing, fishing, jogging, biking, or just have a relaxing picnic while you people-watch. Next door to the lake is the Dallas Arboretum, a tranquil oasis of 66 acres of gardens and in the evening it plays host to a number of regional and national musical touring acts. If you want to experience the best in nightlife that the city has offer you don't have to go very far. Greenville Avenue is the place to see and be seen in Dallas, and you can see great musical acts or get your groove thing on in the hottest clubs.

Rolling Trails is an excellent choice for people with families looking for a top notch public school education for their children or a professional looking for an affordable home close to work.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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"Affordable homes on roomy lots in Oak Cliff"

The Sunset Hills neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Texas is a diverse neighborhood with a mixture of Hispanic, white, black, Asian, and other ethnic groups. It is a mixture of working class homes and more contemporary homes on large lots at affordable prices. It's served by the Dallas Independent School District and there are also a number of private schools within a short distance.

It's only minutes to Downtown Dallas either by car or by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which makes it cheap and east to commute to any part of the city. The Dallas Zoo is also only minutes away, and anyone with children will want to make day out of a trip to this South Dallas haven. Stephen's Park Golf Course is the perfect place to get in 18 holes of golf in peace and quiet, and then you can have a beer in the clubhouse after your round. There are several excellent local places to eat including China Village and Tops Cafe, so you don't have to go far to get a quality meal.

The Sunset Hills area of Oak Cliff is an affordable neighborhood with much to offer, and a good choice for anyone who has to commute to work in Downtown Dallas.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • 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
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"Affordable living just north of Downtown Dallas"

A small working-class neighborhood in Northeast Dallas, Royal Lane Village is one of the most affordable housing options in the city. There are some small family homes here that are available for just under $100,000, and others that are a bit more steeply priced. It's close to Dallas Area Rapid Transit train and bus stations making it quick and affordable to commute to almost any part of the city. It's served by the Dallas Independent School District, and there are a number of quality private schools in the area.

If you love golf, Royal Oaks Country Club is right across Royal Lane to the south, and the course is lauded by pros in the area as one of Dallas' best. Just east is Greenville Avenue, which is home to some of the best dining and hottest nightspots in the entire city. White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum are only a few minutes away, and they are two of the top destinations in the city of Dallas. On the flip side, many of the homes in this area are used as rental properties, and as you would expect landscaping has suffered and the crime rate has risen.

Royal Lane Village is an affordable choice for housing in the city of Dallas.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • rising crime rates in the area
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"The place in Dallas for young, urban professionals to live and play"

One of the very best areas in the city for young, urban professionals, the State Thomas neighborhood in Dallas is city living at its very best. Most housing in this region consists of upscale townhomes and condominiums, along with some apartments. Anywhere in this neighborhood is only a short walk to the McKinney Avenue Trolley, which will take you anywhere in the neighborhood or the Uptown district, which is well-known for its upscale bars and restaurants. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses and trains can also be accessed form the trolley, making this one of the very few neighborhoods in Dallas where you can live comfortably without a vehicle.

Do expect to pay a premium price for living in this neighborhood, and expect to get a large return on your investment as well. Your neighbors will be an eclectic mix of ethnic groups, most with at least a bachelor's degree or higher working in white-collar and technical or engineering fields. The neighborhood is very close to Central Expressway, the main north-south artery in the city, so it's easy to get anywhere from here.

Experience the best Dallas has to offer with a move or visit to the State Thomas district.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
  • McKinney Avenue Trolley
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Quality living close to everything the big city has to offer"

The Highlands Village neighborhood of Lake Highlands is an upper middle-class neighborhood served by the Richardson Independent School District, one of the very best in Texas, making this an ideal location for families looking for a high quality public school education for their children. It's bordered on the north by Royal Lane, and to the east by Audelia Road, and is close to several notable Dallas recreation and entertainment venues.

Only minutes away by car or DART bus is White Rock Lake, one of the nation's best urban lakes. Here you can jog, bike, fish, or have a family picnic next to the peaceful shores while you admire some of the stately mansions on the lake and people-watch. Just next door to the lake is the Dallas Arboretum, 66 acres of beautiful gardens perfect for a romantic afternoon stroll with someone special. The Greenville Avenue entertainment district is a short drive west, and there you can take in some of the most scintillating nightlife and fine dining to be had in the city of Dallas.

The Highland Village neighborhood of Lake Highlands is ideal for families, and anyone who loves living in a quality neighborhood close to where all of the action in the big city is.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"one of Dallas' premier upscale neighborhoods - great schools, parks, recreation"

Located just south of Stephens Park Golf Course and with Hampton Road as a border to the west, the West Kessler neighborhood is one of the most exclusive addresses in the city and one of the most convenient. Million dollars homes with finely manicured lawns are the norm here and the area is located next to 12 Hills Nature Preserve, a great place for a relaxing and serene stroll.

There's plenty to do as the Kessler neighborhood is close to everything, or you can just stay home and enjoy 18 holes of golf at Stephens Park and then hit the 19th hole at the bar in the clubhouse. Downtown Dallas is only minutes away so it's perfect for commuters to that area. It's served by the Dallas Independent School District and there are several superb private schools in the area for parents who want the best possible education for their children. The Lower Greenville Avenue entertainment district is only minutes away and here you'll find the best Dallas has to offer in fine dining and vibrant nightspots.

West Kessler is the choice for discriminating professionals with families who want to be close to the Downtown Dallas area, and not sacrifice anything in the form of luxury living.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • friendly neighborhood
  • great place for a cruise in the convertible
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • homes here are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"One of Dallas' most prestigious and historic addresses"

The Swiss Avenue area of East Dallas is a historic residential street that features around 200 restored mansions in several architectural styles. Here you'll find Spanish, Mediterranean, Neoclassical, Tudor, Georgian, and Italian Renaissance, and many more. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in all of Dallas.

Expect to see plenty of two-story homes here and the starting point for prices to move to this area are $675,000+ up to and over several million dollars. Swiss Avenue residents are served by the Dallas Independent School District, and there are several excellent private schools close to the area as well. It's only minutes away to the Lower Greenville Avenue entertainment district for fine dining and nightlife that last until 2 AM every night. Downtown Dallas is only minutes away so it's ideal for commuters to the area. There are several neighborhood gems in the form of eateries you must experience when in the area. Jake's Hamburgers has been serving up delicious greasy hamburgers and cheeseburgers for over 30 years and are not to be missed.

Be part of one of the most beautiful and historic areas of Dallas with a move to Swiss Avenue.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
  • close to Baylor Hospital
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • homes here are expensive
  • rising crime rates in the area surrounding the neigborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A classy neighborhood in the middle of the big city"

Located just north of Lake Highlands High School, the Royal Highlands neighborhood is an upper middle-class area with beautiful homes on spacious lots with manicured lawns. Expect to pay in the neighborhood of at least $600,000+ to move to this exclusive area. It's served by the Richardson Independent School District, one of the best districts as recognized by the state of Texas, so it's perfect for families looking for a quality public school education for their school-age children.

It's close to some of the best recreation and entertainment options the area has to offer. It's close to White Rock Lake where you can fish, jog, bike, or sail an afternoon away and next door to it is the Dallas Arboretum, 66 acres of tranquil gardens and it's also a venue for live music acts. It's also just north of Lake Highlands High School, making it ideal for parents who will soon have high school aged children. If you don't care for driving to work in the city, you can use Dallas Rapid Area Transit, an affordable alternative to driving, and since DART serves most of the Dallas area chances are they can get you to your job quickly and safely.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • friendly neighborhood
  • served by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • homes here are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Dallas' most exciting entertainment district"

The top destination in Dallas for nightlife and fun, the West End Historic District in Dallas is the place for singles and young people looking for a good time. Most of the housing here is in the form of apartments and condominiums, and you should expect rental rates around the $1,000 level or more.

You can experience the food of a different culture on a daily basis here, and many of the restaurants and bars in the area have fun and quirky themes. Dick's Last Resort has some of the best seafood in the city and everything on their menu is great, but the waitstaff and bartenders are rude!!! But, you get to be rude right back at them, and it's all in good fun. The House of Blues is one of the top musical venues in town and plays host to a number of different regional and national touring acts in a number of music genres. Joe's Crab Shack is a fun and noisy place to get a great meal at a reasonable price. The choices are almost endless here at the West End.

The Dallas West End Historic District is the place to be for young and fun-loving adults.
Pros
  • close to many fine dining options
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
  • some smog and air quality problems during the summer months
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"One of city of Dallas' best kept secrets"

One of Dallas' best kept secrets for decades, now people are starting to take notice of the Kessler Neighbors United and the great neighborhood they represent. Located just southwest of Downtown Dallas, Kessler Park is home to some of the most beautiful mansions and family homes in all of Dallas. It features hilly topography with mature, beautiful trees and some of the most impressive architecture in the city.

Homes here run the range in price from moderate to million- dollar mansions, but they all have one thing in common, a beautifully manicured lawn. Kessler Park is only minutes away from Downtown Dallas and all it has to offer. Interstate 30 which is the northern border of the neighborhood provides quick access to everything in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex. The West End entertainment district is only minutes away as is American Airlines Center, if you want to catch a game with the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks or the NHL's Dallas Stars. Stephen's Park Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole golf course on the western border of the neighborhood, so you don't even need to leave home to have a good time.

Discover what everyone in has been talking about when you visit Kessler Park.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • big city amenities
  • great place for a cruise in the convertible
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A great place for families and college students"

One of the central Lake Highlands neighborhoods, the L Streets is a mix of modest family homes for under $200,000 to more upscale homes that cost over $300,000. It is served by the Richardson Independent School District, one of the most acclaimed districts in the state of Texas making this an appealing place to raise a family. It also has apartments that are a great place for students of Southern Methodist University and Dallas County Community Colleges.

The L Streets are close to everything that is great about Dallas. It's only minutes to White Rock Lake, an urban oasis ideal for jogging, cycling, and sailing and right next door is the Dallas Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum features 66 acres of gardens for you to browse through and collect your thoughts and at night it's home to popular regional and national musical touring acts. Just west of the L Streets is the Greenville Avenue entertainment district, where you'll find all kinds of fine dining and some of the hottest nightspots in the entire city.

The L Streets are an excellent choice for families, students, retirees, and anyone who wants to enjoy all Dallas has to offer without paying a premium price.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"a quiet corner of Lake Highlands in Dallas, Texas"

Pebble Creek is an upscale neighborhood in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas. It is served by the Richardson Independent School District, which is recognized by the state of Texas as one of the finest in the entire state. It's an excellent choice for families looking for a great place to live with the best public education available in the city.

It's located just west of Lake Highlands High School, and close to a number of superb recreation and entertainment choices. White Rock Lake is just minutes away as is the Dallas Arboretum and the Greenville Avenue entertainment district with all of its dining and nightclub choices. The neighborhood association here ensures that lawns and homes are well kept and the streets are always safe. If you're looking for fun a little closer to home the Fox & Hound Pub and Grille is the place to drink great beer while watching one of their big-screen TVs and rubbing elbows with your neighbors. It's a short drive to Downtown Dallas or you can take a bus on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit line, making this a great place for commuters to almost any part of Dallas.

Pebble Creek is the premier choice for professionals and families wanting a quality public school education for their children.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"The place the very wealthiest Texans call home"

One of the wealthiest neighborhoods in all of Dallas, Preston Hollow is home to many prominent Dallas residents such as former President George W. Bush and legendary Texas businessman Ross Perot. Houses in this area range from fairly modest to $45,000,000 stately mansions. Some of the state's very wealthiest residents live here and it a relatively quiet and very secure area for an urban neighborhood.

Preston Hollow is served by the Dallas Independent School District and is also home to some of the best private schools in the city. The Hockaday School for girls has several notable alumni such as pop star Lisa Loeb and the Greenhill School is known for quality education and sending graduates to Ivy League schools. Some of the best fine dining is located on the borders of Preston Hollow such as Al's Steakhouse, run by legendary Dallas chef Al Biernat, and Ruggeri's Restaurant for superb Italian. It's close to Downtown Dallas, White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum, and the Greenville Avenue area with its wealth of dining and nightlife options.

Preston Hollow is the choice for wealthy families and retirees looking for a quiet life while still enjoying everything the city of Dallas, Texas has to offer.
Pros
  • close to many fine dining options
  • quiet for an urban area
  • close to all kinds of entertainment
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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
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"Affordable luxury living in the heart of Dallas"

A small neighborhood bordered by Royal Lane to the south and Skillman Street to the east, Oak Tree Village is a community of townhomes, duplexes, and condominiums that are home to urban professionals, students, and a few small families. Affordable condos are available for as low as $45,000 in parts of this neighborhood making it an affordable for students and as a work week home for an urban professional who lives out in the country.

The neighborhood is served by the Richardson Independent School District, one of the best districts in the state of Texas. Most of the condos and townhomes here are upscale and feature fireplaces, balconies with a view, walk-in closets and have central pools and hot tubs for all residents. There are several great bars and restaurants in the area where you can rub elbows with locals such as the Fox & Hound Pub and Grille in the northern edge of the neighborhood and El Fenix Restaurant. It's also close to Downtown Dallas, White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum, and Greenville Avenue making this a great place for singles and young people.

Oak Tree Village is the premier choice in Dallas for affordable apartment and townhomes that are a cut above the norm
Pros
  • close to many fine dining options
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"A great place for young, urban professionals"

Located just west of the town of Highland Park, Oaklawn is in the central part of Dallas, and while it is know by most as a predominantly gay and lesbian community, it is one of the wealthier parts of the city with many urban professionals and upper middle-class families haven taken up residence here. Dwellings in this part of Dallas mostly consist of upscale condos, townhouses, apartments, and duplexes.

Oaklawn is well-known in the Dallas area for having some of the finest dining in the city. Some of excellent choices here include Sal's Pizza and Restaurant, Thai Lotus Cafe, and regional chains such as the Black-Eyed Pea. Downtown Dallas is only minutes away by car or Dallas Rapid Transit System bus and to the east are the beautiful mansions and tranquil creeks of Highland Park, the ideal place for a picnic or to take a cruise during the holidays to view the spectacular displays of Christmas lights. There are several bars in the area that cater to the lesbian and gay community such as the Round-Up Saloon and the Liberty Bar.

Oaklawn is a great place to live for singles, gays and lesbians, or anyone who appreciates being close to their livelihood in the city while living in comfort.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
  • great place for a cruise in the convertible
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Affordable living with a lake view"

The Old Lake Highlands neighborhood is located in East Dallas, just east of White Rock Lake. Most of the homes in this neighborhood are over 80 years old but they have for the most part been lovingly maintained, and sprinkled among those are new additions to replace homes torn down. It's bordered on the west by White Rock Lake and Buckner Boulevard and to the north by the Northwest Highway.

The neighborhood is served by the Dallas Independent School District and there are several excellent private schools in the area. The Old Lake Highland's Neighborhood Association which was formed in the early 1990's gives the community a positive focus and a way for neighbors to get to know each other. Entertainment options are unlimited with White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum on the western edge of the neighborhood and Greenville Avenue with all of its dining and nightlife options just west of the area. There are nice family homes available in this neighborhood for a shade under $200,000, making this an affordable option for families moving in to the city.

The Old Lake Highlands neighborhood of east Dallas is an excellent choice for people looking to live life in the city at a slightly slower pace.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • friendly neighborhood
  • affordable family housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Affordable housing just south of the Trinity River and Downtown Dallas"

A small neighborhood in West Dallas, Ledbetter Gardens is a working-class neighborhood made up of mostly blacks and Hispanics. Most of the homes here are modest brick family homes with a median price of about $80,000, making this one of the most affordable neighborhoods in all of Dallas. The neighborhood is served by both the Dallas Independent School District and the Irving Independent School District, so if you're buying a home in the region you'll want to consult with your real estate agent to find out which school district your child will be attending. For the most part, the Irving schools are a better choice for most parents and children.

Like many West Dallas neighborhoods, Ledbetter Gardens has a higher crime rate than the city of Dallas as a whole, and window bars and fenced in front yards are the norm in most of West Dallas. There are fewer dining and shopping choices here than there are for most Dallas neighborhoods, but if you want some good food you can visit the Triple A Diner on Westmoreland Road or the Cafe Italia for excellent Italian cuisine on nearby Pluto Street.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic at times
  • city smog on hot and still days
  • rising crime rates in the area
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A lovely neighborhood with great entertainment and dining options"

Oak Highlands is for the most part a family neighborhood nestled next to Harry Moss Park in Northeast Dallas. There is also a mix of singles and single mothers making this an eclectic and somewhat upscale neighborhood. Home prices here range from $350,00 to around $500,000 and more, and there is a neighborhood homeowner's association to ensure that standards are kept up.

There are so many things to do so close to this neighborhood, you may have a hard time deciding which option to choose. Royal Oaks Country Club is due west of the neighborhood if you love golf and Harry Moss Park is great for a weekend family outing. It's a short drive or DART bus ride over to the Greenville Avenue entertainment district which has more fine and casual dining spots as well as hot nightspots as anywhere in the city of Dallas. There are also several excellent dining choices on the fringes of the Oak Highlands neighborhood. It's also a short ride to Downtown Dallas so this is an idea area for anyone who works there.

If you want a safe and beautiful place to raise kids, with manicured lawns and neighbors who will watch out your well being, Oak Highlands is an excellent choice.
Pros
  • close to many fine dining options
  • quiet for an urban area
  • close to all kinds of entertainment
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • 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
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The Cochran Heights neighborhood is bordered on the west by Central Expressway and on the east by Belmont Avenue. It is a small and somewhat secluded neighborhood with roomy upscale homes that retail in the neighborhood of $300,000. It is close to Downtown Dallas and a host of other things to do.

Cochran Heights is close to almost everything in Dallas that is fun and entertaining. Just east is the Lower Greenville Avenue entertainment district, where you'll find a number of fine dining choices and the very hottest nightlife in the city. Just to the west is the exclusive and beautiful Park Cities, where you can picnic by Turtle Creek or cruise and enjoy the mansions owned by the rich and famous of Dallas. On the northern edge of the neighborhood is the Henderson Street entertainment district with even more great dining and hot nightspots.

To the east of the neighborhood are some rather high crime areas of the city, so be aware of this when traveling in the area. This region has seen a great deal of resurgence in recent years with several old neighborhoods restored to their former glory, which bodes well for property values in this area.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
  • some smog and air quality problems during the summer months
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"Lone Star - a great place to work"

The Lone Star Industrial Park district of Dallas is a zoned business area that houses many businesses of the large and small variety. It is located just north of Tom Landry Highway, otherwise known as Interstate 30, and is bordered on the north by West Commerce. Lone Star Industrial Park is home to a number of warehouses, service businesses such as moving specialists, and is a bustling and busy business hub six days a week.

There are no housing options of any kind in this neighborhood, but if you work in this area there are all kinds of housing options very close by. There are very affordable homes directly north in the Lake West neighborhood where you can get a home for under $100,000 in many cases and other housing options are available in any direction you go. If you're looking for a good place to eat while you're in the area, be sure and check out Wimpy's Hamburgers or Church's Chicken on West Commerce Street.

Lone Star Industrial Park may not be a great place to live, but is an excellent place to work as thousands of workers come to this area daily.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • no housing options
3/5 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Affordable homes in a historic neighborhood"

Hollywood and Santa Monica are East Dallas neighborhoods that are host to modest family homes and a few that are a little more upscale in a charming and historic area. This is one of the few areas in Dallas where you can get a three-bedroom home for around $200,000. It is adjacent to Tenison Golf Course and Samuel-Grand Park which has baseball diamonds and playground equipment for kids.

This is a diverse neighborhood with a number of different cultures and for the most part a good place to raise a family with friendly neighbors and most lawns well cared for. It is now part of a special conservation project to protect historic homes within the neighborhood and that bodes well for future property values. It is only minutes to Downtown Dallas as well as Lower Greenville Avenue, one of the best destinations in town for fine dining and great nightlife and live music venues. On the edge of the neighborhood are several local gems you need to check out for yourself. The House of Coffee and Conversation on East Grand Avenue is the place to get a steaming cup of java and get to know your neighbors in a laid-back atmosphere.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • rising crime rates over the past two decades
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
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"The place to be for SMU students and other young people"

Featuring Tudor-style homes that date back to the 1920's, the Glencoe neighborhood of East Dallas is located just southeast of Southern Methodist University. This neighborhood is also known as the M Streets and it also has also apartments in the area popular with SMU students and some of the homes are rented out to students as well.

Glencoe is bordered on the west by Central Expressway, the main north-south highway in the city making it easy to get anywhere from this neighborhood. Being so close to a major university ensures that there is plenty to do any time of the week. The Hip Pocket Theater has been putting on quality plays and shows at a discount price since the 1970's. There are also plenty of good places to eat that won't cost you an arm and a leg. Aw Shucks Oyster Bar on the eastern edge of the neighborhood on Greenville Avenue has some of the best seafood in the area. Snuffer's is the place to grab a great greasy cheeseburger and fries. Since Greenville Avenue is host to a number of great nightspots, the party is always going on somewhere.

If you're young and single, this is probably one of the best places for you to live in the city of Dallas.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
  • close to all kinds of entertainment
Cons
  • heavy traffic on all main roads
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A friendly neighborhood hidden away in Northeast Dallas"

Located just south of Richland College, the Country Forest/Jackson Meadow neighborhood is part of the Lake Highlands section of Dallas and it features homes custom-built in the 1970's amid beautiful mature groves of trees. A tight-knit homeowner's association works with all residents to maintain the neighborhood's beauty and keep everything clean. There are affordable family homes in this area for as little as $200,000, making this a great place to raise children.

Country Forest/Jackson Meadow is served by the Richardson Independent School District, one of the best school districts in the entire state of Texas and there are also excellent private schools in the area. The neighbors here are friendly and if you lack landscaping skills, you may have to hire a professional to keep your yard up the standards of the neighborhood. It's close to Interstate 635, the loop around Dallas that can take you anywhere you want to go. It's also close to the Greenville Avenue entertainment district, the best Dallas has to offer in fine dining and vibrant nightspots. Sample some great local fare without ever leaving the neighborhood at Christie's Restaurant, which for years has been a favorite with the locals and one of Dallas' best kept secrets.
Pros
  • quiet for an urban area
  • friendly neighborhood
  • affordable family housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"A cozy neighborhood hidden in the heart of the city of Dallas"

A cozy 16-block neighborhood located between Lakewood and Hollywood, Gastonwood/Coronado Hills is one of the closest knit neighborhoods in the city of Dallas. It has an active homeowner's association, a gourmet club, and a garden club. The community association web site makes it easy to get involved and check the calendar for upcoming events. The neighborhood has many old Tudor style homes that sell in the range of $250,000 to $350,000.

Neighbors are friendly here and there are several area restaurants and pubs where you can rub elbows with the locals and get to know them in an informal setting. The Lakewood Tavern which is just north of the neighborhood is a great place to drink a beer and watch the game on a big-screen TV. The Dixie House Restaurant on Gaston Avenue has been serving delicious American comfort food for decades and if you want some yummy Tex-Mex, the Cantina Laredo is just west of the neighborhood on Abrams Road. If you want to experience the best nightlife Dallas has to offer, the Lower Greenville Avenue entertainment district is just a few minutes north by car or by Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus.

Join a tight-knit and classy neighborhood when you make a move to Gastonwood/Coronado Hills.
Pros
  • close to many fine dining options
  • adjacent to Deep Ellum and the Arts District
  • affordable family housing
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"One of Dallas' most historic neighborhoods"

Designated as a U.S. Historic District and Dallas Landmark, Munger Place was the first deed-restricted neighborhood in all of Texas. It was home early in the 20th Century to stately two-story prairie-style mansions that fell into disrepair after the Great Depression. Starting in the 1970's, the neighborhood was lovingly restored to most of its former glory. Swiss Avenue in the heart of the neighborhood, is one of the most picturesque streets in the city with its beautiful million dollar turn of the 20th Century mansions and you can take a tour of these homes and attend a neighborhood arts festival that celebrates the historic architecture and art of the neighborhood.

Now this is once again a great place to raise a family while being close to Downtown Dallas and all kinds of other area attractions. It's just south of the Lower Greenville Avenue entertainment district, which has some of the best fine dining and nightlife options in the city of Dallas. The neighborhood is served by the Dallas Independent School District and there are also several excellent private schools in the area.

Munger Place Historic District is a great place to raise a family and enjoy being part of the storied history of this region.
Pros
  • close to Downtown Dallas
  • close to fine dining and shopping
  • historic district
Cons
  • heavy traffic area
  • noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Merriman Park - an excellent place to raise a family and enjoy all of the amenities Dallas can offer"

Merriman Park North is one of the easternmost of the neighborhoods considered to be part of the Lake Highlands area. This upscale neighborhood of family homes is considered one of the best places to buy a home in all of Dallas. An active homeowner's association ensures that the neighborhood stays clean and lawns stay manicured. A friendly neighborhood of mostly white-collar workers, it's a great place to raise a family.

Merriman Park North is smack-dab in the middle of everything that is great about Dallas. It's just east of the prestigious Royal Oaks Country Club, and just west of White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum. The neighborhood is served by the Richardson Independent School District, widely known as one of the best in the state of Texas. All of the best dining options in the city are a stone's throw away, as Greenville Avenue has a wide variety of choices as well as some of the best nightspots in the city. The neighborhood is also just east of Fair Oaks Park, which has plenty of room for sports and plenty of room and equipment for children to play on.

Merriman Park North is one the best choices in the city to raise a family and enjoy all of the big city amenities available in Dallas.
Pros
  • next to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum
  • close to fine dining and shopping
  • close to all kinds of entertainment
Cons
  • heavy traffic on adjacent roads during rush hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish