Casa View, Dallas

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Casa View is a residential neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, United States, located near White Rock Lake in the northeastern portion of the city. According to the Greater Casa View Alliance, the Greater Casa View area is bordered by Buckner Boulevard, Garland Road, I-635 and Oates to the city line of neighboring Mesquite.[1] The area has traditionally been nearly synonymous with the adjoining Casa Linda neighborhood but is gaining momentum in its own right and was named by D Magazine as one of "5 Neighborhoods on the Rise" in its July 2016 issue.[2]

In the 1960s Casa View was mostly White and Protestant and Roman Catholic. By the early 2010s it became mostly Hispanic.[3] Today, Casa View is a diverse and progressive neighborhood with a high concentration of single-family homes, including one of the city's largest enclaves of mid-century modern homes designed by famed architect Cliff May.[4]


The hub of shopping activity in the area, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s, was Casa View Shopping Center. Sears opened a store in there at Gus Thomasson Road and Ferguson roads in 1956. J.C. Penney was another anchor tenant.[5]

It is also remembered as the home to a dance studio where Texie Waterman (November 25, 1931 - October 14, 1996) selected and coached the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. The squad made its inaugural appearance in the 1972-73 football season. She was the instructor through 1983.[6]

Another long-term tenant in the shopping center is Charles Blaylock Realtors. Blaylock was a Dallas firefighter who opened the agency in 1956. According to The Dallas Morning News as of 2006, he is "still at it and uses the moniker 'King of Casa View.'" [7]


Dallas Independent School District operates area public schools. Zoned schools include:[8]

  • Casa View Elementary School
  • Charles A. Gill Elementary School
  • George W. Truett Elementary School
  • Reinhardt Elementary School
  • Edwin J. Kiest Elementary School
  • W.H. Gaston Middle School
  • Robert T. Hill Middle School
  • Bryan Adams High School

Dallas Public Library operates the Lochwood Library.[9] Previously it operated the Casa View Branch, opened on February 29, 1964. [10] The branch was closed in 2008 to be replaced with the Lochwood Library at the intersection of Jupiter and Garland roads.


  1. ^ "Greater Casa View". Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  2. ^ "5 Neighborhoods on the Rise". Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  3. ^ Marvel, Bill. "How to talk to your kids about Prejudice." The Dallas Morning News. September 14, 1989.
  4. ^ "Casa View Oaks | Preservation Dallas". Retrieved 2016-06-29.
  5. ^ Deb R. Brimer, "64-Year-Old Casa View Village Shopping Center Gets a Next-Generation Upgrade",, October 19, 2018. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  6. ^ Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Archived 2007-02-04 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | HomeCenter | Dallas Real Estate, Homes & Apartments | News: Your Home, Your Money
  8. ^ "Bryan Adams 2008-09 High School Cluster Feeder Pattern Archived May 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." Dallas Independent School District.
  9. ^ "Lochwood Library." Dallas Public Library. Retrieved on February 27, 2011.
  10. ^ Dallas Public Library: Chapter 14 - Casa View