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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Hillcrest Forest is a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas with a population of 4,829. Hillcrest Forest is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Hillcrest Forest offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hillcrest Forest there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Hillcrest Forest and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hillcrest Forest are above average.
About Hillcrest Forest...
Population
4,829

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$652,320
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$499
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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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
    82.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    165.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    971.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,488.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    144.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$186,259
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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The weather is pretty nice. Cold in the winter, hellishly hot in the summer but its doable. I actually like the heat. Spring and fall are amazing. Tornadoes are scary but infrequent. Drought is a big problem with water levels but not necessarily for the average citizen. Earthquakes are becoming more common because of fracking.
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There are many different restaurant choices in my surrounding area. From fast food to little cafes, you can pretty much find something that you will enjoy!
I live on a main street in my neighborhood, therefore I see problems occurring more frequently than I would if I lived on a residential street. Speeding always occurs going down Royal Lane. People are in a hurry and do not want to be slowed down. Additionally, because of so many people driving down my street there can sometimes be so much congestion. When this happens, there can be traffic starting at North Central Expressway and going back to the Toll Way.