Far North Dallas

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Far North Dallas
Skyline of North Dallas by I-635 and Dallas North Tollway near the Galleria.
Skyline of North Dallas by I-635 and Dallas North Tollway near the Galleria.
Dallas, Texas map - Far North Dallas.svg
Location in Dallas
  Far North Dallas
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesCollin, Dallas, Denton
CityDallas
Elevation
630 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total165,719
ZIP codes
75240, 75243, 75248, 75252, 75254, 75287
Area code(s)214, 469, 972

Far North Dallas is the section of the city of Dallas, Texas which extends north of the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.[2] Far North Dallas is part of North Dallas but is viewed as a distinct area. The area has strong social, economic, and political ties to two inner suburbs of Dallas, Richardson and Addison.

Neighborhoods[edit]

The following neighborhoods are generally considered part of or closely connected with Far North Dallas; however, some of them may not be located entirely within Far North Dallas or may be considered parts of Far North Dallas by some and not others.

  • Bent Tree
  • Briar Ridge
  • Chalfont Place
  • Chimney Hill
  • Cobblestone Square
  • Country Brook
  • Estates West
  • Frankford Creek Estates
  • Frankford Meadows
  • Haymeadow
  • Highland Creek
  • Highlands North
  • Hillcrest Manor
  • Jackson Highlands
  • Le Louvre
  • Moss Creek
  • Northwood Hills
  • Oak Tree
  • Oakdale
  • Park Central
  • Parkway Lake Estates
  • Pepperwood Estates
  • Preston Creek
  • Preston Fairways
  • Preston Green
  • Preston Highlands
  • Preston North
  • Preston Port Estates
  • Preston Trail
  • Prestonwood
  • Regency Park
  • Renner
  • Spring Creek
  • Timberglen
  • University Place
  • Valley View
  • Whispering Springs
  • Williamsburg on Preston
  • Willow Falls
  • Willow Greene

Shopping[edit]

Education[edit]

Secondary[edit]

The Collin County portion of Far North Dallas is served by the Plano Independent School District, zoned to Plano West Senior High School. Portions of Far North Dallas in Dallas County are served by the Richardson Independent School District, zoned to J.J. Pearce High School (Richardson) or Richardson High School (Richardson). The Denton County portion of Far North Dallas is served by the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, and students are zoned to R.L. Turner High School or Newman Smith High School.

Colleges and universities[edit]

Dallas Jewish Community[edit]

Dallas hosts the state's largest Jewish community with population estimates ranging from 50,000 to 75,000 people of the state's estimated Jewish population of around 110,000 to 130,000 people, some large Orthodox Shuls are Ohev Shalom, Shaare Tefila, Ohr HaTorah, and Toras Chaim.[citation needed]

Far North Community[edit]

The Far North Community of the Dallas Jewish Community has by far the largest population of Orthodox Jews, the Far North Jews live within an Eruv containing the entire area of Far North Dallas.

Libraries[edit]

The area is served by three branches of the Dallas Public Library system:

  • Fretz Park Branch Library[6]
  • Renner Frankford Branch Library[7]
  • Timberglen Branch Library[8]

Government[edit]

Far North Dallas is split between Dallas City Council Districts 11 and 12, represented by Jaynie Schultz and Cara Mendelsohn respectively.[9]

Politics[edit]

Far North Dallas is very politically aligned with adjacent Richardson and Addison, all three of which voted for the Republican Party throughout the early 2000s. The section has shifted dramatically towards the Democratic Party in recent years, however, voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Joe Biden in 2020.

Far North Dallas vote
by party in Presidential elections[10][11][12]
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2020 59.35% 38,861 39.02% 25,551 1.63% 1,069
2016 51.98% 28,804 42.25% 22,826 5.77% 3,116
2012 45.08% 22,716 53.14% 26,779 1.78% 899
2008 47.73% 24,920 51.34% 26,810 0.93% 485

Transportation[edit]

High Five Interchange in Dallas.
The Central Expressway and I-635 interchange in North Dallas, commonly known as the High Five Interchange.

As the majority of North Dallas was developed in the late 20th century, the primary mode of local transportation is the automobile and the area has a low density compared with neighborhoods built in the early 20th century. Efforts made by the City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit to increase the availability of alternative modes of transportation received varying degrees of support from Far North Dallas residents. Plans to build a commuter or light rail line through the Far North Dallas area along the "Cotton Belt" (the St. Louis Southwestern Railway) met opposition from residents and local organizations in the early 2000s.[13]

In 2019, construction began on the railway plan, now called the Silver Line.[14] Due to delays from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the railway is expected to be completed some time in 2024.[15]

Highways[edit]

Thoroughfares[edit]

  • Arapaho Road
  • Coit Road
  • Frankford Road
  • Hillcrest Road
  • Midway Road
  • Preston Road
  • Spring Valley Road

Air[edit]

Addison Airport, a general aviation airport, is located adjacent to North Dallas in Addison.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Far North Dallas". dmagazine.com. 2016.
  2. ^ Neal, Jynette. "Where is Far North Dallas, Texas?". Far North Dallas Advocate. Advocate magazines/Advocate Publishing. Archived from the original on 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  3. ^ TAMU-Dallas Archived May 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Urban Living Lab announced". Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
  5. ^ Urban Living Laboratory - DallasReuters article Archived 2012-03-16 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ DallasLibrary.org - Fretz Park Branch Library. Retrieved on 29 April 2007.
  7. ^ DallasLibrary.org - Renner Frankford Branch Library. Retrieved on 29 April 2007.
  8. ^ DallasLibrary.org - Timberglen Branch Library. Retrieved on 29 April 2007.
  9. ^ "City Council Members". dallascityhall.com. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  10. ^ "Dallas County Election Results".
  11. ^ "Collin County Election Results Archive".
  12. ^ "Denton County Election Results".
  13. ^ Stephanie, Sandoval (2007-04-07). "DART rail feud spills into Austin". The Dallas Morning News. Belo Corporation. Retrieved 2007-04-30.
  14. ^ "DART begins construction on $1.1bn Silver Line transit project". www.railway-technology.com. Retrieved 2021-11-30.
  15. ^ Pirayesh, Erick (2021-07-13). "Silver Line completion pushed back to 2024, Plano stations still on schedule". impact. Retrieved 2021-11-30.

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