The 10 Safest Dallas, TX Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Dallas are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Dallas.
Safest Neighborhoods In Dallas

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Dallas are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Dallas. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Dallas neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Dallas in 2021? That would be Government District. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Dallas.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Dallas neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Dallas that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Dallas.

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How We Determined The Safest Dallas Hoods In 2021

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Dallas.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 32 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Dallas." We're lookin' at you, Government District.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Dallas. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Dallas For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 850
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 325
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,329
More on Government District: Homes For Sale | Data

University Park Dallas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 24,259
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 345
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,329
More on University Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 987
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 335
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,329
More on Main Street District: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,797
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 325
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,329
More on Highland Park: Homes For Sale | Data

City Center District Dallas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,636
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 355
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,329
More on City Center District: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,688
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 355
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,329
More on Farmers Market District: Homes For Sale | Data

Bluffview Dallas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 15,001
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 219
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,938
More on Bluffview: Homes For Sale | Data

Far North Dallas, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 163,453
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 355
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,376
More on Far North: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 874
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 541
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,081
More on West End Historic District: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 65,571
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 624
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,592
More on Winnetka Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Dallas

Looking at the data, you can tell that Government District is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Texas residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Dallas For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Government District 1,664
2 University Park 1,664
3 Main Street District 1,684
4 Highland Park 1,694
5 City Center District 1,674
6 Farmers Market District 1,694
7 Bluffview 3,167
8 Far North 2,701
9 West End Historic District 2,601
10 Winnetka Heights 3,216
11 North Dallas 3,425
12 Southwest Dallas 3,420
13 Southeast Dallas 3,738
14 Northeast Dallas 4,054
15 Five Mile Creek 3,650
16 Eagle Ford 4,625
17 Lake Highlands 4,740
18 Preston Hollow 4,973
19 Oak Cliff 4,926
20 Wolf Creek 4,858
21 M Streets 5,849
22 Love Field Area 5,722
23 Urbandale-Parkdale 5,013
24 Oak Lawn 5,815
25 Reunion District 6,039
26 Cedar Crest 5,397
27 Near East 8,163
28 Cockrell Hill 6,198
29 Northwest Dallas 6,138
30 South Dallas 6,517
31 South Boulevard-Park Row 9,575
32 Convention Center District 10,901

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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