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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
About Dallas...
Population
1,278,433

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Dallas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    343
    283
  • Murder
    13
    6
  • Rape
    60
    41
  • Robbery
    349
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    829
    500
  • Theft
    1,996
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    575
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,215
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

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Dallas Reviews

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Dallas is a very fun city with a lot to do. Many of my friends are from different cities and love it down here in Texas! They say it’s very fun and never gets boring. It is a highly politically and socially liberal area, but don’t let that get in the way of appreciating everything Dallas has to offer. The outskirts of Dallas are run down, but that’s given in any populated area, and commute time depends in which part of Dallas you are in. The public schools could use some work, but over all, there’s something new every day. Festivals and events happen frequently in Downtown, and the state fair is at the heart of it all!
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Dallas is an interesting city to live in. There is a good mixture of people, businesses, and cultures. Also, there are many highways, meaning that you can get to multiple places in multiple ways. As a single, young professional, my main problem with Dallas is that everything is concentrated in the city. I know this is true of many cities, however it makes it hard for people like me who are living in the suburbs - because if I want to attend an event or just visit a museum, my commute will be around 30 minutes. Hopefully I will be able to afford to move to the city one day! Overall, I enjoy living in Dallas and all the opportunities it has.
Dallas will always be my home. There is so much to do, whether you are downtown or in any of the suburbs such as Richardson, Plano, or Arlington. Downtown has an amazing nightlife, especially near Elm Street. The food is outstanding and in my neighborhood of Preston Hollow, I have always felt safe. There are night watch/police cars always patrolling the city which makes me feel a lot safer. The schools are pretty amazing, public and private. Although where I have been located hasn't been the most diverse, downtown is very diverse. I love the Perot museum and the Dallas Museum of Art. Klyde Warren Park is also very fun in the fall and spring, with all the affordable food trucks! Traffic can be hard to deal with though, I feel like there is always construction on 635 and LBJ.