South Dallas

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South Dallas/Fair Park
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas
City Dallas
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
ZIP codes 75215, 75210
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972

South Dallas is an area in Dallas, Texas, (USA). It is bordered by I-30 to the North, White Rock Creek to the East and the Trinity River to the West and South. In recent years the City of Dallas and organizations including Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together Dallas have begun revitalizing the area in an effort to make the area more attractive to homeowners and foster economic development.


The following neighborhoods are generally considered part of or closely connected with South Dallas; however, some of them may not be located entirely within South Dallas or may be considered parts of South Dallas by some and not others. Some are official subdivisions and some have been named by neighborhood associations. Some neighborhoods lack well defined boundaries and may overlap. Additionally, some areas within South Dallas, especially commercial and apartment areas, may not be within any of the listed neighborhoods.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the South Dallas Post Office,[1]


Public Education[edit]

South Dallas is within the Dallas Independent School District. The DISD is served by the following schools:

Middle schools
  • Billy Earl Dade
High schools

Higher Education[edit]

The Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development, a campus of El Centro College of the Dallas County Community College District,[2] is located in a brick campus in Old South Dallas. Jim Schutze of the Dallas Observer described the building as "handsome."[3]


South Dallas is home to Fair Park, a 277-acre (1.12 km2) recreational and educational complex located in Dallas, Texas (USA). The complex is registered as a Dallas Landmark, National Historic Landmark and is home to the annual State Fair of Texas, nine museums, six performance facilities, a lagoon, and the largest Ferris wheel in North America.


Several thoroughfares, DART bus service, and DART light rail exist in South Dallas.


Light rail[edit]



  1. ^ "Post Office Location - LAKE HIGHLANDS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development." El Centro College. Retrieved on January 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Schutze, Jim. "Absentee Minded." Dallas Observer. August 30, 2001. 7. Retrieved on January 12, 2010.

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