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Old 04-29-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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ladarron,

You are living darn close to the shooting fiasco that just happened at Frio and Ann Arbor (OK...a block or two away). I drive by there every day and now it's sad to see life continue on and kids playing around a small pool of blood where the delivery boy's lay after his murder. Poor soul was attempting to deliver a stack of papers. I know there a good people around there, but those gangsters give OC a bad name! I would feel scared living in SOC for that very reason.
I have been living in South Oak Cliff for many years. Murder can happen anywhere, even in the best neighborhood in Dallas.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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My wife and I drove through North Oak Cliff on the way from renting a place in Temple, TX (she's doing residency at Scott & White) and I must say Oak Cliff is the only place we'd consider living in Dallas. Previously Dallas was completely off our radar of post-residency living options but we were both very impressed with the beauty of this area. Beautiful homes, mature trees, the hills, etc. Very nice area, of course we didn't venture too far south but this was a big plus for Dallas to us.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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Oak Cliff is beautiful and I would definately live there. North Oak Cliff (Kessler Park, etc.) is so expensive to buy in that I could not afford Private school for my kids. The public school system is not exactly thriving there. My tall and skinny kid would get eaten alive there.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I really don't consider Oak Cliff to be ghetto. Oak Cliff has huge potential to be one of the best areas in the city. We just need someone willing to invest in the area.

Oak Cliff is kinda like a mini city because it has it's ghettos and nice areas too. People seem to think there's a gang on every corner and someone is ready to shoot at any minute. In my opinion, Oak Cliff is one of the nicest areas in the city. This is one of the only places in Dallas where you can find homes on hills surrounded by trees.


Oak Cliff Neighborhood Video - YouTube
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Oak Cliff is beautiful and I would definately live there. North Oak Cliff (Kessler Park, etc.) is so expensive to buy in that I could not afford Private school for my kids. The public school system is not exactly thriving there. My tall and skinny kid would get eaten alive there.
There's Townview Magnet Center in Oak Cliff. One of the best public schools in the Nation.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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We did ten years there.

But having kids changes things.

We are up in Lilywhite / Collin County for the last two years now.

All things considered, life had a lot more character back down there.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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Having been born and raised in Dallas we really hated when the local news said an incident happened in South Dallas, which usually included any area south of town. No wonder people think the area is so bad with broad strokes like that. But the communities have the areas better defined with those being North Oak Cliff with areas like Kessler Park, West Oak Cliff with areas like Kiest Park(where on any given morning people black, white and brown and on the 2 mile circular trail enjoying the beautiful wooded park), far South Oak Cliff where I grew up near interstate 20 and Lancaster Road, and the poorer economics areas of South Oak Cliff and East Oak Cliff. And even those areas are a mixed bag with areas like Cedar Crest lying within more hotbed areas. True South Dallas is immediate areas south of town, Bexar Street, Second Ave., MLK. etc.

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Old 07-22-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Having been born and raised in Dallas we really hated when the local news said an incident happened in South Dallas, which usually included any area south of town. No wonder people think the area is so bad with broad strokes like that. But the communities have the areas better defined with those being North Oak Cliff with areas like Kessler Park, West Oak Cliff with areas like Kiest Park(where on any given morning people black, white and brown and on the 2 mile circular trail enjoying the beautiful wooded park), far South Oak Cliff where I grew up near interstate 20 and Lancaster Road, and the poorer economics areas of South Oak Cliff and East Oak Cliff. And even those areas are a mixed bag with areas like Cedar Crest lying within more hotbed areas. True South Dallas is immediate areas south of town, Bexar Street, Second Ave., MLK. etc.
Bexar Street is TOTALLY re-vamped...Its so nice now.You wouldn't think you were in south Dallas.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Bexar Street is TOTALLY re-vamped...Its so nice now.You wouldn't think you were in south Dallas.
You're correct. If someone blindfolded you and took you there and took the blindfold off south Dallas would be the last place you would guess.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I ate at Hattie's in the Bishop Arts on Saturday and am always impressed with all of the new restaurants and shops that are opening. I love the area.
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