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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    D
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
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.
About South Dallas - Fair Park...
Population
15,545

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,747
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,061
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    89%
  • Own
    11%
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South Dallas - Fair Park Rankings

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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    26.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    991.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,066.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,285.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    452.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,553
National
$55,322
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%
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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
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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.
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.