Geographic and Demographic Profile of Target Area

ABOUT DALLAS

Dallas is the 9th largest city in the US and the third largest in Texas with a population of 1,241,162.

As the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,241,162. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas.

Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest airport, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and providing non-stop service to 145 domestic and 47 international destinations worldwide annually. In addition, Dallas Love Field Airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown. Once here, visitors can ride DART, one of the fastest-growing light rail systems in the nation or the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley from the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants, pubs, boutique hotels and shops.

Throughout the city, a visitor will enjoy the best shopping in the southwest, four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation, 14 entertainment districts and much more. Blend in moderate weather, year-round sports and true Southern hospitality for a true "taste" of the Dallas difference. Visitors are exposed to a city of success ... where optimism meets opportunity. Its pioneering spirit is alive and well, and the philanthropic contributions from its many residents continue to enrich the community and quality of life.

Dallas is also a leading business and meeting city. In 2012, 18 area businesses were named Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon Mobil, Southwest Airlines and Texas Instruments.

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ABOUT SOUTHERN DALLAS

South Dallas is an area in Dallas, Texas, (USA). It is bordered by I-30 to the North, White Rock Creek to the East and the Trinity River to the West and South. In recent years the City of Dallas and organizations including Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together Dallas have begun revitalizing the area in an effort to make the area more attractive to homeowners and foster economic development. Viola's House also has a presence in the area to address the need of homeless and pregnant teens.

The following neighborhoods are generally considered part of or closely connected with South Dallas and are the general neighborhoods served by Viola's House; however, some of them may not be located entirely within South Dallas or may be considered parts of South Dallas by some and not others. Some are official subdivisions and some have been named by neighborhood associations.

  • Wheatley Place
  • Bonton
  • The Cedars
  • Dixon Circle
  • Dolphin Heights
  • Dunn Park
  • Exposition Park
  • Fair Park
  • Frazier Courts
  • Jubilee Park
  • Owenwood
  • Queen City
  • Rose Garden
  • St. Phillips
  • South Boulevard & Park Row Historic District
  • Turner Courts

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