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Kessler Park is a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas with a population of 9,146. Kessler Park is in Dallas County. Living in Kessler Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kessler Park there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kessler Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Kessler Park are above average.
About Kessler Park...
Population
9,146

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,192
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,096
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    463
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    409.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,044.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,916
National
$55,322
Families with Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%
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Oak Cliff has a stereotype in Dallas of being a rough neighborhood, a dangerous place to raise children. People have informed me that their parents don't want them in the area after dark for fear of being mugged or kidnapped. But what they don't realize is that the neighborhood is no more dangerous than any parts of the city, and that the crime that does pop up is more or less normal and certainly manageable. The flaws of the local area are far out-weighed by the immense sense of community that I have felt in my ten+ years of living in the neighborhood.

Whether it be with the summer block-parties or rich cultural festivals in Downtown Dallas (which is less than ten minutes away) or the monumental efforts by residents to preserve the art and history of the area, Oak Cliff is certainly a area of Dallas that stands substantially apart from the standard run-of-the-mill suburbs of North Texas.
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Crime is an issue in all major cities, and Oak Cliff does not provide the safety that some suburbs in other DFW-cities offer. Oak Cliff is an urban neighborhood, and that brings its own set of issues. We've had lawn mowers stolen out of our garage, cars broken into, small gang-related activity. But the police monitor the area frequently, and the volunteer neighborhood watch is superb about reporting suspicious activity to authorities.

While I may not take a long walk at 10 o'clock at night, I never feel as if I am being actively threatened or at risk.
While the houses are beautiful and very well-maintained, it's a pricy neighborhood to live in. Especially the area located in Kessler Park, which was one of the wealthiest areas in the city a few decades back. The farther south you go into the neighborhood, the more affordable housing is. However, the houses are older, yards larger and, unfortunately, more crime.