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5 Best Neighborhoods in Dallas to Live in 2019

Interested in moving to Dallas? With a great climate and a booming economy, the city has been drawing in a lot of people in the past few years. However, do you know where in Dallas to live? Here are five great neighborhoods to look at with your buyer’s agent.
Interested in moving to Dallas? With a great climate and a booming economy, the city has been drawing in a lot of people in the past few years. However, do you know where in Dallas to live? Here are five great neighborhoods to look at with your buyer’s agent.

Dallas can be a great place to live. It’s warm year-round and has a growing economy. There are endless options for entertainment, arts, and sporting events. And did we mention that Texas has no state income tax?

Whether you’re looking to work at one of the thriving businesses in the city, want to get a taste of Texas football, or you’re looking for a great place to put your children in school, you may be ready to move to Dallas. But what area of Dallas should you choose?

Knowing the right neighborhood to move to can be the difference between loving your life in Dallas and regretting the move entirely. The key is to work with an experienced buyer’s agent so that you can find the right home for your needs. They will understand all the neighborhoods and can help you find a great fit.

What are some of the best neighborhoods in Dallas? Here are some ideas!


Just north of downtown Dallas, Uptown is a huge draw for young professionals. This neighborhood gives you an urban feel without the hassle of being in the middle of downtown.

Uptown has been growing consistently since it invested in development in the mid-’90s, and you can easily find townhouses and condos for sale. It’s a very walkable area full of cafes, restaurants, and bars. There’s even a well-maintained pedestrian and bicycle path known as the Katy Trail in case you want to take advantage of Dallas’ good weather on the weekends.

The median home value is $448,439, a number pushed upward by some of the luxury $1M+ homes in the area. Many condos are between $200,000 and $300,000. There are a lot of great schools and Uptown is family friendly.

It may be your dream neighborhood!

Moss Farm-Forest Meadow

Interested in an entry point into Dallas where more people own homes? Moss Farm-Forest Meadow could be exactly what you’re looking for. This neighborhood is home to a little over 4,000 people, and 78% own their homes.

The median home value is $284,341, meaning that this is a very affordable place to live. This north Dallas neighborhood is a great place for families raising children. For transportation, you’ll have access to the DART rail by way of the Forest Lane DART rail station. You’ll also be close to Harry Moss Park and the White Rock Creek Trail.

This neighborhood may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Lake Highlands

Lake Highlands is a large neighborhood area with a population of over 17,000 people. The schools are excellent, and most people own their homes. With a median home value of $276,840, this is another great area if you’re looking for easy access to downtown along with affordability.

Not only can you easily get to downtown Dallas you can also commute quickly to Richardson or Plano if you happen to work in those areas. As a result, this neighborhood gives you a lot of economic flexibility, which can be great if you’re moving to Dallas and don’t have a job lined up yet.

If you think Dallas is mostly flat, this neighborhood may change your mind. Full of rolling hills and massive shade trees, it’s one of the most beautiful areas in the city.

Residents report that different sections of Lake Highland have varying levels of quality and safety, so be sure to work with your buyer’s agent to find the right area of this beautiful neighborhood.


If you’re looking for an area with low crime rates and excellent schools, Prestonwood could be the neighborhood you need. As with Lake Highlands, this neighborhood is very large so be sure you carefully choose the area you live in with the help of an experienced realtor.

This middle-class neighborhood has a median home value of $334,665, and 64% of residents own their own homes. There are a lot of bars, restaurants, shops, and parks.

You get access to Richardson schools, which are very highly rated. You can easily get to both Plano and downtown Dallas from this area. You’ll also get more value for your home purchase than you would if you were closer to the main city.

This safe, walkable neighborhood could be the perfect place to call home.

Northwood Hills

Rounding off our list of best neighborhoods in Dallas is Northwood Hills. This area developed over time in stages, giving it a more intimate feel than a lot of larger Dallas neighborhoods. Residents enjoy the down-to-earth feel of the area, along with the large variety of dining and shopping options.

There are a lot of great old oak trees and a variety of home styles throughout the neighborhood. The median home value is $167,374, and there are a lot of families and young professionals in the area. Bert Fields Park is a large green area right in the middle of the neighborhood, and homes on the west side of this area are more affordable than on the east.

You can get to downtown Dallas, Plano, or Richardson quickly and easily from this neighborhood. With excellent schools and a diverse friendly population, you may find that Northwood Hills is a great place to come home to each night!

Work With an Experienced Agent to Buy Your Dallas Home

No matter which neighborhood you decide to focus on, having an experienced real estate agent in your corner will help you get the deal you want on a great home. They will understand each neighborhood and will know the ins and outs of which blocks are best.

Working with a Clever Partner Agent is even better. You’ll get a full-service buyer’s agent while also getting $1,000 towards closing costs on homes over $150,000. It’s a definite win-win.

Dallas is a booming area with a lot of great neighborhoods. Get started with your move with Clever today.


Jamie Ayers

Jamie is the Director of Content at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top real estate agents and helps you save thousands on commission. In the past, Jamie has managed columns for clients in a variety of leading business publications, including Forbes, Inc., CEO World, Entrepreneur, and more. At Clever, Jamie's primary goal is to provide home sellers, buyers, and investors with the information they need to successfully navigate the ins and outs of the real estate industry.

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