Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC-
- Crime & SafetyC-
- Good for FamiliesC+
- Cost of LivingA-
- Health & FitnessD
- Outdoor ActivitiesB-
South Dallas - Fair Park is a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas with a population of 15,545. South Dallas - Fair Park is in Dallas County. Living in South Dallas - Fair Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Dallas - Fair Park there are a lot of bars and parks. Residents of South Dallas - Fair Park tend to be liberal.
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South Dallas - Fair Park Reviews
South Dallas can be a great place to get to know your neighbors and see Kids playing outside or riding their bikes. although it’s not as safe as most neighborhoods I personally had a great experience growing up in my neighborhood. Most people would rate my neighborhood to be terrible but it’s just like any other neighborhood. We have our crazies , our pros and cons just like anywhere else. Another great thing about my neighborhood is The recreation centers , they can be very fun and a good place to visit regularly during the summer. South Dallas was my home for most of my lifetime and I actually miss it occasionally
Things would be a lot better if more resources and infrastructure were directed to the schools. East Dallas has schools with the International Baccalaureate program and great resources for AP courses. While AP courses are offered at the schools in my area, students are discouraged from taking them. Many of the students in the area aspiring to be AP students bus over to Townview every morning. Additionally, police officers frequently peruse through the neighborhoods to enforce laws against pet abuse, however those who have pets are not finiancially able to support the pet any more than they are able to do so for their children. Despite this fact, officers tend to issue tickets and fines to those who can't afford it.
My mother, family, and I were held at gunpoint while we were commuting from our house to the train station. It was 4:00 am and I had cheer practice at 6:00 am. Because of the early hour, no one was around. It was a one time incident out of all the six years I've lived there. What made the area feel unsafe was not the crime itself, but knowing that no one is around to help 24/7, not even the police, unless they are called. And even after the gunman had left and we called the police, it took them hours to arrive. While 24/7 help and crime prevention would be ideal, I feel that the police officers who assist our area often abuse their powers and look down on the commynity too much to provide sincere help. The police oficers who came that day to assist my mother, who had been raped by the gunman, treated her as if she were a prostitute. Overall, both the crime and the police contribute to a helpless environment.