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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Oak Cliff is a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas with a population of 20,400. Oak Cliff is in Dallas County. Living in Oak Cliff offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oak Cliff there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Oak Cliff and residents tend to be liberal.
About Oak Cliff...
Population
20,400

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,892
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    19.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    153.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    471
    500.1
  • Theft
    808.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    228.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,845
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    51%
    13%
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Oak Cliff has been my home since I was born. Initially this neighborhood held a negative reputation due to conflicting matters. However, Oak Cliff has come a long way and is continuing to grow and thrive as a community. It is now a place that I feel safe to live in. In addition to, the neighborhood is expanding and becoming more modernized in an attempt to appeal to a younger community. Another benefitting factor is the fact that downtown Dallas is a short 10-15 minute drive away. Due to the positive changes made towards a positive direction, I would recommend students and those seeking a permanent residence to consider the neighborhood of Oak Cliff.
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Oak Cliff is a really good neighborhood. Great place for people who are looking for a different exerience and want to know new people. Although Oak Cliff is a developing neighborhood it has a lot to offer such as, amazing parks, different recreation centers, and diverse restaurants. Moreover, you might not find fancy places to hang out but this is mostly because the poeple who lives there are low-income families and can not afford many luxuries. But I think that if the city of Dallas helps a little bit with recreation and streets repairs Oak Cliff can grow and offer more to tourists.
I have lived in Oak Cliff for 17 years. I can point out to you its flaws just as I can point out to you its gems. Before Oak Cliff was predominately Black and Hispanic, but these days it appears to be experiencing gentrification. In a way this has caused Oak Cliff to become safer and more diverse, however it has become a problem since it causes rent to skyrocket and many poorer families are forced to pack up and leave. Schools still have ways to go in regards to quality. Lots of schools in Oak Cliff lack motivation to advance and improve the circumstances of their students, almost as if they have given up on them. In terms of safety, Oak Cliff is not too bad. Yes you hear the occasional shooting late at night, but it is not to the point where its too dangerous to even play outside. I have lived here for 17 years and it's an okay place that I get to call home.