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Old 07-26-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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What can you tell me about the area? If I lived there would I feel safe at all times? How many Obama signs will I see during the 2012 election? Do most of the people in the area send their kids to Jackson Stonewall Elem, or do they go private? etc, etc

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Old 07-26-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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It has become a nicer area. Lots of luxury cars and upscale new parents. Lots of police coverage as well. The closer you are to Greenville, the more likely you are to see the remnants of the St. Patrick's Day parade, but that's just one day. Don't live ALONG Greenville, too much traffic. But it's a cool area.

You're going to see Obama signs in most areas, except maybe University Park/Highland Park. Can't predict how many.

Somebody else should chime in on schools Lakewooder is a good source of accurate info. thx.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Driving thru that area this past weekend and there were a LOT of people (young couples) out walking and such. I'd feel safe there and would not have a problem with it at all.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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Lots of Obama signs -- that's probably a more liberal area overall than Lakewood Proper (east of Abrams), where I didn't see very many McCain signs, either..

Not sure of exact figures but Stonewall is extremely popular and I don't know very many people who would send their kids to private over going there. Even though Lakewood Elementary is even more popular you have more of an uber-affluent element which might go more for the top privates whereas in Stonewall area you really don't except for a few streets (see big estates on Mercedes). The figures I have for the high school is that about 25% go private (it's around 20% in Park Cities). This roughly works out to about 75 kids per grade in high school (and some of that number may be magnets). We've had about 40 from privates apply for the ninth-grade pre-IB program this fall so that puts a large dent in that...

Would not feel unsafe at all as neighbors look out for each other. A year or two ago there was a robber who kept wandering up Mockingbird from the DART station all the way to Abrams. Once the description go out he was captured very quickly due to so many involved, watchful neighbors.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Knox - Henderson
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What can you tell me about the area? If I lived there would I feel safe at all times? How many Obama signs will I see during the 2012 election? Do most of the people in the area send their kids to Jackson Stonewall Elem, or do they go private? etc, etc

Thanks!
It's generally a safe, upwardly mobile area. Due to all of the bars/restaurants nearby, traffic can be a hassle. Auto vandalism can be an issue as well. Can't predict the election of 2012, but in 2008, there were far more Obama/Biden yard signs in most E. Dallas 'hoods than McCain/Palin signs. It's a pretty moderate to liberal area.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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I've found that most auto vandalism happens when someone parks on the street. And a lot of folks have left goodies in plain sight. I've lived around there and been in every 'establishment' over the years and never had a problem. The closer you get to Greenville the more chance you will have parking on the street. However, you can also more easily walk to the restaurants, pubs and shops. Not really very many 'bar' bars on the upper portion of Lower Greenville. For instance the Corner Market is a wonderful place http://www.yelp.com/biz/corner-market-dallas and it's currently being featured on a Texas lottery commerical..you can see Unity Church in the background. Oh and the delicious http://www.societybakery.com/ is next door!
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Safe, but you still need an alarm system and to park in your closed garage. It's still the city. Home and car break-ins are likely the top two crimes.

Make sure homes are zoned to Stonewall. Lee is up and coming, but not quite there yet.

For noise/safety/ traffic, look east of Matilda so youare far enough away from Greenville Ave.

Wonderful neighborhood! Lots of young families and young singles/ couples. On the more liberal side, but wasn't almost everyone in 2008? Some families are committed to Woodrow feeder schools, others are just parking at Stonewall until they can afford Park Cities or cave and move farther out to suburbs.
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