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East Dallas
Area of Dallas
Country  United States
State  Texas
Counties Flag of Dallas County, Texas.svg Dallas
City Flag of Dallas.svg Dallas
Population (2016)
 • Total 144,008
ZIP codes 75204, 75206, 75214, 75218, 75223, 75226, 75228,75246
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972

East Dallas, also referred to as the Lake & Garden District, is an expansive area of numerous communities and neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas(United States).

White Rock Lake, located in the center of East Dallas, is considered “the crown jewel of the Dallas parks system”.The lake, along with the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden located on the east side of the lake, have strongly influenced and shaped the identity of the East Dallas area.

Geography

Overview

East Dallas is bounded by Northwest Highway on the north, Garland and Mesquite on the east, I-30 on the south, and Central Expressway on the west. East Dallas touches Highland Park, University Park, and Uptown on the west, North Dallas and Lake Highlands on the north, Garland and Mesquite on the east, and South and Southeast Dallas on the south.

Compass

Relation of East Dallas to other places:

Neighborhoods

Due to East Dallas stretching across a large section of the city, the locations of neighborhoods are generally categorized into smaller sub-areas. The neighborhoods in the following sub-areas are considered part of East Dallas:

Greater Lakewood/M-Streets area

Often, neighborhoods in East Dallas located west of White Rock Lake are generally grouped under the heading of the Lakewood or the M-Streets area. Lakewood and Greenland Hills(also known as the M-Streets) are themselves neighborhoods of their own; however due to their prominence, the surrounding neighborhoods are generalized as belonging to one of the neighborhoods. Skillman Street is often used as a dividing line between the Greater M-Street and Greater Lakewood areas, as the road is also the dividing line for the 75206 and 75214 zip codes.

White Rock area

The area east of the lake is often referred to as the White Rock area. Generally, the neighborhoods in the White Rock area are located in the 75218 zip code.

Far East Dallas/Casa View

Generally, the neighborhoods in the Far East Dallas/Casa View area are located in the 75228 zip code.

  • Alger Park
  • Ash Creek
  • Braeburn Glen
  • Briarwood
  • Claremont (White Rock Hills)
  • Casa View
  • Casa View Haven
  • Casa View Oaks
  • Club Mannor
  • Crestview Park
  • Fairway Estates
  • Forest Meade
  • Forest Oaks
  • Hillridge (White Rock Hills)
  • Lakeland Hills (White Rock Hills)
  • Linda Heights
  • St. Andrew's
  • White Rock Forest

Old East Dallas

See also: Old East Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Old East Dallas, and its neighborhoods, are often viewed as a distinct area from East Dallas.

Population

A total of 144,008 people lived in the area, according to the 2016 U.S. census estimate. The median age for residents was 35.8

According to the 2016 Census estimate, 65.8% of the population was White, 12.7% was Black, 2.7% Asian, 18.8% from two or more races. 36.6% of the total population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.

48.9% of residents are male, 51.1% are female. 74.3% are age 18 or over. 37.1% have never been married, 45.4% are married, 5.8% are widowed, and 11.7% are divorced.

The median household income in 2016 dollars was $55,783, considered above average for both the city and county. 56.6% of East Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $231,335. The average household size is 2.38. Homeowners occupied 54.7% of the housing units, and renters occupied the rest.


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