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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Lake Forest is a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas with a population of 6,561. Lake Forest is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Lake Forest offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lake Forest there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lake Forest and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lake Forest are above average.
About Lake Forest...
Population
6,561

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$452,544
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,117
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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Lake Forest Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    517
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    821
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,569.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    577.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,830
National
$55,322
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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24 hour guarded, gated neighborhood where it is safe to walk your dog at night!

Beautifully maintained with 65 acres of green space that included walking and biking paths, lakes, tennis and swimming pool. Huge tree shaded dog park with one for large breed dogs and one for small dogs. I feel like i am in heaven living here.
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We love this neighborhood. We moved here in April 2018 and the neighbors all have been very welcoming! We are a male couple and some of are friends were concerned for we are certainly a minority. We actually feel that every neighbor has been great and look at our hearts not who we love! Best upscale neighborhood in Dallas where we can be us!
Dallas is a huge job market! In my intersection in particular, there's quite a few office buildings and political representatives in the area by hospitals. There are tons of wage jobs for restaurants, courier services, cleaners, etc. as well.