East Dallas

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East Dallas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas
City Dallas
 • Total144,008
ZIP codes
75204, 75206, 75214, 75218, 75223, 75226, 75228,75246
Area code(s)214, 469, 972

East Dallas, also referred to by the East Dallas Chamber of Commerce as the Lake & Garden District,[2] is an expansive area of numerous communities and neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas, United States that border nearby suburban cities to the east such as Garland, Mesquite and Balch Springs.[3][4]

White Rock Lake, located in the center of East Dallas, is considered "the crown jewel of the Dallas parks system". The lake, along with the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden located on the east side of the lake, have strongly influenced and shaped the identity of the East Dallas area.



East Dallas is bounded by Northwest Highway on the north, Garland and Mesquite on the east, Bruton Road on the south, and Central Expressway on the west.[5] East Dallas touches Highland Park, University Park, and Uptown on the west, North Dallas and Lake Highlands on the north, Garland and Mesquite on the east, and South and Southeast Dallas on the south.


Due to East Dallas stretching across a large section of the city, the locations of neighborhoods are generally categorized into smaller sub-areas. The neighborhoods in the following sub-areas are considered part of East Dallas:

Greater Lakewood/M-Streets area[edit]

Often, neighborhoods in East Dallas located west of White Rock Lake are generally grouped under the heading of the Lakewood or the M-Streets area. Lakewood and Greenland Hills (also known as the M-Streets) are themselves neighborhoods of their own; however due to their prominence, the surrounding neighborhoods are generalized as belonging to one of the neighborhoods. Skillman Street is often used as a dividing line between the Greater M-Street and Greater Lakewood areas, as the road is also the dividing line for the 75206 and 75214 zip codes.

White Rock area[edit]

The area east of the lake is often referred to as the White Rock area. Generally, the neighborhoods in the White Rock area are located in the 75218 zip code.

Far East Dallas/Casa View[edit]

Generally, the neighborhoods in the Far East Dallas/Casa View area are located in the 75228 zip code.

  • Alger Park
  • Ash Creek
  • Braeburn Glen
  • Briarwood
  • Claremont (White Rock Hills)
  • Casa View
  • Casa View Haven
  • Casa View Oaks
  • Club Mannor
  • Crestview Park
  • Fairway Estates
  • Forest Meade
  • Forest Oaks
  • Hillridge (White Rock Hills)
  • Lakeland Hills (White Rock Hills)
  • Linda Heights
  • St. Andrew's
  • White Rock Forest

Old East Dallas[edit]

Old East Dallas, and its neighborhoods, are often viewed as a distinct area from East Dallas.

Lower East Dallas[edit]

  • Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
  • Buckner Terrace, Dallas, Texas
  • Buckner Park, Dallas, Texas
  • Parkdale, Dallas, Texas
  • Urbandale, Dallas, Texas
  • Arnold Station, Dallas, Texas
  • Cedar Run, Dallas, Texas
  • Piedmont, Dallas, Texas
  • Pleasant Mound, Dallas, Texas
  • Scyene


A total of 144,008 people lived in the area, according to the 2016 U.S. census estimate. The median age for residents was 35.8

According to the 2016 Census estimate, 65.8% of the population was White, 12.7% was Black, 2.7% Asian, 18.8% from two or more races. 36.6% of the total population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.[6][7]

48.9% of residents are male, 51.1% are female. 74.3% are age 18 or over. 37.1% have never been married, 45.4% are married, 5.8% are widowed, and 11.7% are divorced.

The median household income in 2016 dollars was $55,783, considered above average for both the city and county. 56.6% of East Dallas homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $231,335. The average household size is 2.38. Homeowners occupied 54.7% of the housing units, and renters occupied the rest.[8]


East Dallas residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 23.0% of the population in 2016, considered average when compared with the city and the county as a whole, as were the percentages of residents with a bachelor's or a postgraduate degree.[9][10]

Public (DISD)[edit]

Grade listings are current as of the 2007-2008 school year.

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Bayles Elementary School PK-5
  • Casa View Elementary SchoolPK-5
  • SS Conner Elementary School PK-5
  • Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School PK-5
  • Geneva Heights Elementary School (formerly Robert E. Lee Elementary School) PK-5
  • Charles A. Gill Elementary School PK-5
  • Frank Guzick Elementary School PK - 5
  • Victor H. Hexter Elementary School PK-5
  • Edwin J. Kiest Elementary School PK-5
  • Lakewood Elementary School PK-5
  • William B. Lipscomb Elementary School PK-5
  • Mockingbird Elementary School (formerly Stonewall Jackson Elementary School) PK-5
  • Mount Auburn Elementary School PK-3
  • Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School PK-5
  • Eduardo Mata Elementary School 4-5
  • Reinhardt Elementary SchoolPK-5
  • Oran M. Roberts Elementary School PK-5
  • Edna Rowe Elementary School PK - 5
  • Alex Sanger Elementary School PK-5
  • Larry Smith Elementary PK-5
  • George Truett Elementary School PK-5

Middle schools[edit]

  • W.H. Gaston Middle School 6-8
  • Alex Sanger Preparatory school6-8
  • Robert T. Hill Middle School 6-8
  • Harold Wendell Lang Sr. Middle School 6-8
  • J.L. Long Middle School 6-8 Site

High schools[edit]


Higher education[edit]


  1. ^ "East Dallas". dmagazine.com. 2016.
  2. ^ www.eastdallaschamber.com/page-1007390/3263908
  3. ^ "East Dallas". dmagazine.com. 2016.
  4. ^ Dallas Morning News - "East Dallas area hopes new Lake and Garden District identity takes root" May 1, 2015.
  5. ^ [1]"East Dallas" Neighborhoods, D Magazine
  6. ^ [2]"East Dallas" Neighborhoods, D Magazine
  7. ^ "Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2010". Census Bureau. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  8. ^ [3]"East Dallas" Neighborhoods, D Magazine
  9. ^ [4]"East Dallas" Neighborhoods, D Magazine
  10. ^ "Educational Attainment 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". Census Bureau. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 18, 2016.

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