South of downtown and surrounding Fair Park, these predominantly African American and Hispanic-inhabited neighborhoods are pushing to rise again. Big initiatives by the city and community advocates are underway to invigorate improvements and development. The South Boulevard/Park Row Historic district is undergoing a revival. Parkdale/Urbandale near the Keeton Park Golf Course is striving for the same.
Edgewood today is attracting the attention of young professionals and urban pioneers, who are quietly buying houses in need of renovation. Developers are interested as well, because of Edgewood’s proximity to downtown, Deep Ellum, the Farmers Market, and Baylor Medical Center.
South Dallas By the Numbers
|Median Household Income||35,542|
|American Indian Alone||11||0.0%|
|Some Other Race Alone||88||0.3%|
|Two or More Races||190||0.6%|
|Hispanic Origin (any race)||10,355||34.2%|
|Less Than 9th Grade||13.6%|
|9th-12th Grade - No Diploma||15.4%|
|High School Graduate||21.6%|
|GED/ Alternative Credential||4.8%|
|Some College - No Degree||21.6%|
|Graduate/ Professional Degree||1.0%|