This southwest suburban community of approximately
280,000 residents is ideal for lifestyles of all kinds. Families, corporate executives, young professionals and seniors have all found a place to call home in Oak Cliff.
The eclectic assortment of housing options in Oak Cliff is as diverse as the residents making up its neighborhoods. Wonderful single-family developments, both new and long-established, are intermixed with the sprawling estates of the Kessler Lake, Kessler Park and Mountain Creek neighborhoods. Maintenance-free townhome divisions, spacious condominiums and cozy apartments are further choices perfect for singles, small families and empty nesters.
A fusion of newer homes and historic dwellings, located primarily in Oak Cliff’s three national historic districts, make up the real estate market here. Winnetka Heights, situated within minutes of downtown Dallas, stands as one of the oldest and largest residential historic districts in the city of Dallas, as well as one of the largest in the state. The neighborhood features such styles as two-story Prairie-Style residences and Craftsman bungalows. Lake Cliff, nestled within the northern part of Oak Cliff, offers turn-of-the-century homes built around Lake Cliff, while Tenth Street showcases the shotgun houses of the African Americans who resided within the old Freedmanstown.
Finally, located in the heart of Oak Cliff, is the Kings Highway Conservation District, the first conservation district instituted in Dallas. Everything from stately single-family homes to multi-family units is available to prospective residents. Major residential renovation and restoration measures have been undertaken in Kings Highway in order to preserve its old-world charm.
Like Kings Highway, many of Oak Cliff’s historic neighborhoods have invested in the renovation and restoration of older buildings—a trend that started in the 1980s when urban pioneers began moving into the deteriorating North Oak Cliff neighborhoods, transforming them into beautiful urban showplaces