Oak Cliff Real Estate Information

An established neighborhood within the city of Dallas, the Oak Cliff, Texas, community lies in Dallas County, right off I-35. The community was first established in 2886 when two men, John S. Armstrong and Thomas L. Marsalis, bought a 300-plus-acre farm on the west side of the Trinity River. The city incorporated in 1890 with a population of almost 2,500, but in 1903, it was annexed into the larger city of Dallas and has remained a neighborhood within the city since then.

The community is generally regarded as being bounded by I-30 and the Trinity River to the north, Camp Wisdom Road to the south, I-35 to the east, and Cockrell Hill Road to the west. It is easily reachable via public transit, as it has stops along both the blue and red lines of the DART light rail system. The infamous Bonnie and Clyde due are said to have met in Oak Cliff in the '30s, and Clyde is buried here. Methodist Medical Center and Charlton Methodist Hospital provide medical care to residents.

Children who reside in Oak Cliff are assigned to the Dallas Independent School District. Those wishing a more religious or structured education for their children have the choice within Oak Cliff of Life Charter School Oak Cliff, Bishop Dunne Catholic School and Tyler Street Christian Academy, as well as the many private schools within Dallas and its outer reaches. Higher education posts in the neighborhood include Paul Quinn College, the Christ for the Nations Institute and Mountain View College, which is part of the Dallas County Community College system.

Real estate in Oak Cliff is varied, with several established areas full of older homes as well as newer properties, renovations and expanding development in other areas. The area is home to Oak Cliff Country Club, the Bishop Arts District, the historic Texas Theater, and Marsalis Park and Zoo, a 150-acre park with a lake and a pavilion. Each year in September, they celebrate the town with the Oak Cliff Birthday Parade Celebration.