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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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South Dallas - Fair Park is a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas with a population of 27,376. South Dallas - Fair Park is in Dallas County. Living in South Dallas - Fair Park offers residents a suburban 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. The public schools in South Dallas - Fair Park are above average.
About South Dallas - Fair Park...
Population
27,376

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,044
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,026
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    75%
  • Own
    25%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    475
    283
  • Murder
    26
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    991
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,067
    500
  • Theft
    1,285
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    452
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,324
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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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.
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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.
Just a dangerous place to live in and you just got to remain vigilant at all times, and dont trust anyone.