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This area has long been home to La Bajada, a largely Hispanic, working-class neighborhood, but when the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opened in 2012, it not only transformed the Dallas skyline, but it also brought new interest and energy into the area. Trinity Groves, that began as a 15-acre restaurant incubator at the foot of the bridge, was the first true sign of innovation and the harbinger to the future of West Dallas (in other words: build a microbrewery, and they will come). Developers have made significant investments in the area and have several new communities in the works. There is a surge in apartment construction, and plans are underway for offices, shops, an urban farm, and more. It’s not a stretch to say that West Dallas is poised to be the next big thing.

West Dallas By the Numbers

Median Age31
Median Household Income51,745

White Alone3,67910.3%
Black Alone9,77527.5%
American Indian Alone1230.3%
Asian Alone8162.3%
Some Other Race Alone40.0%
Two or More Races5441.5%
Hispanic Origin (any race)20,64058.0%

Less Than 9th Grade17.5%
9th-12th Grade - No Diploma17.5%
High School Graduate15.7%
GED/ Alternative Credential6.4%
Some College - No Degree15.7%
Associate Degree3.1%
Bachelor's Degree11.6%
Graduate/ Professional Degree0.8%