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North Dallas
Location in Dallas
Location in Dallas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Collin, Dallas, Denton
City Dallas
568 ft (173 m)
ZIP codes
75206, 75209, 75220, 75225, 75229, 75230, 75231, 75238, 75240, 75243, 75244, 75248, 75251, 75252, 75254, 75287
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972

North Dallas is an area of numerous communities and neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas (United States). The phrase "North Dallas" is also sometimes used to include any suburb or exurb north of Dallas proper within the metropolitan area. The majority of North Dallas is located in Dallas County, while a small portion is located in Collin and Denton Counties. North Dallas generally includes areas of Dallas north of Northwest Highway, along with Lake Highlands and areas of Dallas north of IH-635 known as Far North Dallas. The area has strong social and economic ties to the Dallas enclave of Park Cities, and two inner suburbs of Dallas, Richardson and Addison. It is the wealthiest part of Dallas, but has its adjacent, yet scattered rough parts, as well.

As Dallas has grown over the last several decades, the concept of "North Dallas" has changed from the area just north of downtown, along Central Expressway (where North Dallas High School is located), to the far northern reaches of Dallas proper and the suburbs to the north of the city.


The following neighborhoods are generally considered part of or closely connected with North Dallas; however, some of them may not be located entirely within North Dallas or may be considered parts of North Dallas by some and not others.

Lake Highlands

See also: Lake Highlands

Lake Highlands, and its neighborhoods, are generally considered as part of North Dallas by people and media, while at the same time a distinct area.

  • Abrams Place
  • Alexander's Village
  • Bill Browne's Farm
  • Boundbrook Oaks Estates
  • Candlewood Creek
  • Caribbean Estates
  • Chimney Hill
  • Copperfield Community
  • Country Forest
  • Forest Highlands
  • Forest Meadow
  • Glen Oaks
  • Hamilton Park
  • Highlands West
  • Highland Meadows
  • High Oaks Addition
  • Jackson Meadow
  • L Streets
  • Lake Highlands Estates
  • Lake Highlands North
  • Lake Highlands Square
  • Lake Highlands Village West
  • Lake Ridge Estates
  • Merriman Park/University Manor
  • Merriman Park Estates
  • Merriman Park North
  • Moss Farm
  • Moss Meadows
  • Northwood Heights
  • Oak Highlands
  • Oak Tree Village
  • Pebble Creek
  • Richland Park Estates
  • Rolling Trails
  • Royal Highlands
  • Royal Highlands Village
  • Royal Lane Village
  • Stults Road
  • Town Creek
  • Walnut Creek Estates
  • Whispering Hills
  • White Rock Valley
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodlands on the Creek
  • University Terrace
  • Urban Reserve

Far North Dallas

See also: Far North Dallas

Far North Dallas includes areas north of IH-635, and may sometimes include portions of Lake Highlands that are also north of IH-635. Sometimes, Far North Dallas is also viewed as a distinct area from North Dallas.

  • Bent Tree
  • Briar Ridge
  • Chalfont Place
  • Chimney Hill
  • Cobblestone Square
  • Countrybrook
  • Frankford Creek Estates
  • Frankford Meadows
  • Haymeadow
  • Highland Creek
  • Highlands
  • Hillcrest Manor
  • Jackson Highlands
  • Le Louvre
  • Moss Creek
  • Northwood Hills
  • Oak Tree
  • Oakdale
  • Park Central
  • Parkway Lake Estates
  • Pepperwood Estates
  • Preston Creek
  • Preston Fairways
  • Preston Green
  • Preston Highlands
  • Preston North
  • Preston Port Estates
  • Preston Trail
  • Prestonwood
  • Renner
  • Spring Creek
  • Timberglen
  • Valley View
  • Whispering Springs
  • Williamsburg on Preston
  • Willow Falls
  • Willow Greene


The area is served by seven branches of the Dallas Public Library system:

  • Audelia Road Branch Library
  • Fretz Park Branch Library
  • Park Forest Branch Library
  • Preston Royal Branch Library
  • Renner Frankford Branch Library
  • Timberglen Branch Library
  • Walnut Hill Branch Library


Central Expressway, Dallas, TX
North Central Expressway (US 75) in North Dallas

As the majority of North Dallas was developed in the late 20th century, the primary mode of local transportation is the automobile and the area has a low density compared with neighborhoods built in the early 20th century. Efforts made by the City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit to increase the availability of alternative modes of transportation have received varying degrees of support from North Dallas residents. Since 1996, two light rail lines flanking North Dallas on the east have been constructed and well-received, and two more flank North Dallas on the west, in northwest Dallas. However, plans to build a commuter or light rail line through the North Dallas area along the "Cotton Belt" (the St. Louis Southwestern Railway) has met opposition from residents and local organizations.

Dallas, Texas road map
Major and minor thoroughfares in Dallas and its enclaves

North Dallas' road network was developed according to the street hierarchy school of urban design. Roads in the area are separated into major limited-access highways, high-capacity principal arterial roads, mid-capacity minor arterial roads, mid-capacity collector roads, and minor streets. The most organized of these systems is North Dallas' modified grid plan of principal arterial roads, which runs on a standard N/S/E/W grid.


High Five
The Central Expressway and I-635 interchange in North Dallas, commonly known as the High Five Interchange.

The routing of limited-access highways through North Dallas is based on the area's proximity to Dallas' downtown freeway loop, as Dallas' freeway system was built according to the hub-and-spoke paradigm. North Dallas' major north-south highways radiate out of the downtown freeway loop and cut through North Dallas at various angles.

  • I-35E (TX).svg Interstate 35E runs northwest/southeast.
  • Toll Texas DNT new.svg Dallas North Tollway runs north/south.
  • US 75.svg U.S. Highway 75 (Central Expressway) runs northeast/southwest.

Additionally, four separate beltways arc across North Dallas: in order from their proximity to downtown:


  • Abrams Road
  • Arapaho Road
  • Audelia Road
  • Coit Road
  • Forest Lane
  • Frankford Road
  • Greenville Avenue
  • Hillcrest Road
  • Inwood Road
  • Marsh Lane
  • Midway Road
  • Preston Road
  • Royal Lane
  • Skillman Street
  • Spring Valley Road
  • Walnut Hill Lane

Light rail

DART began operating its light rail lines in North Dallas in 1996: The Red Line connects North Dallas to Oak Cliff, south Dallas, downtown, Uptown, Richardson and Plano. The Blue Line connects North Dallas to south Dallas, downtown, Uptown, east Dallas, Lake Highlands, and Garland. The Green Line and Orange Line lines run just to the west of North Dallas in northwest Dallas. The two lines serve DFW Airport, Irving and Las Colinas, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, the Stemmons Corridor, Victory Park, downtown, Deep Ellum, Fair Park, south Dallas and Pleasant Grove. Lines and stations in North Dallas include:

  •      Blue Line
LBJ/Skillman Rail Station
Lake Highlands Station
White Rock Station
  •      Red Line and      Orange Line
LBJ/Central Station
Forest Lane Station
Walnut Hill Station
Park Lane Station
Lovers Lane Station


Dallas's Love Field Airport is located in North Dallas, near the Bluff View and Devonshire neighborhoods. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex's major international airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, is located a short distance to the northwest. Additionally, Addison Airport, a general aviation airport, is located adjacent to North Dallas in Addison.

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