|Area of Dallas|
|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, 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, Texas.
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. 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.
Relation of East Dallas to other places:
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:
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.
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.
Generally, the neighborhoods in the Far East Dallas/Casa View area are located in the 75228 zip code.
Old East Dallas, and its neighborhoods, are often viewed as a distinct area from East Dallas.
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.
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.
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.
Grade listings are current as of the 2007-2008 school year.