East Dallas Real Estate Information

An area that includes several neighborhoods in the Dallas city area, the area of East Dallas, Texas, is a highly populated area, home to such communities as Belmont, Casa View, Deep Ellum, Forest Hills, Hollywood Heights, Lakewood, Old East Dallas, Santa Monica, Scyene, Vickery Place, White Rock and Wilshire Heights. It is generally referred to as the area bounded by the Central Expressway to the west, Mockingbird Lane to the north, Loop 12 to the east and Fair Park to the south. Today residents in search of a home in the East Dallas area can find properties to fit all budgets and tastes, from more urban settings like the lofts Deep Ellum to the more residential homes of Lakewood.

The region was originally settled in the 1860s by the Beeman family. In 1872, a man named William H. Gaston began to promote the area, and with the arrival of some railroad lines in 1872 and 1873, the influx of people began as men came in to work on the railroad. In the 1870s, East Dallas became a popular destination as a stopover from the streetcars that traveled from Dallas to the state fair and the horse track. The city of East Dallas incorporated in 1882 and was at the time considered the most desirable place to live in the region and many area residents were trying to obtain real estate in the community. By the late 1880s, East Dallas had a population near 6,000, but in 1890, the city had its charter removed and became a part of the city of Dallas, and it has remained since then a neighborhood and community within the city of Dallas.

The area is home to the headquarters of the Pizza Patrón restaurant chain. Children who live here will attend schools among 18 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools, along with a copule private-schooling options: Holy Trinity Catholic School, a PK-8 school, and Bishop Lynch High School. The Baylor College of Dentistry is located in this area as well, as is the Baylor University Medical Center and Criswell College. For enjoying the area, check out one of the area's parks, including Buckner, Garret, Randall and Exall parks, some of the larger, or take a round or two at Lakewood Country Club. Go to the Deep Ellum area for live music, art galleries, food choices and other entertainment.