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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Oak Lawn is a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas with a population of 44,267. Oak Lawn is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Oak Lawn offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Oak Lawn there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Oak Lawn and residents tend to be liberal.
About Oak Lawn...
Population
44,267

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,965
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,367
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%
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Oak Lawn 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
    53.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    333.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,066.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,111.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    393.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,397
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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I lived in Oak Lawn from 1992-2018 I am a Realtor who is very active in the area. We loved our past neighborhood of Oak Lawn Heights. We had awesome neighbors. I think this area is a great value!
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Parking leaves something to be desired, but there are so many easily accessible places in this area, you never need to leave your neighborhood. The patrons and service industry professionals are all friendly and welcoming. Safe beautiful quiet neighborhoods with tree lined streets. A bustling exciting night life is just around the corner.
There are a lot of nice areas in Oak Lawn with friendly people. It is very convenient to shopping, dining, downtown, etc. Pretty much anything you need is very close by. The only problem is, like most of Dallas, there are some areas close by that are not as nice. Oak Lawn is pretty walkable, but as you are walking you will see litter and homeless people.