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Belmont Park, TX homebuyer’s guide

This exclusive neighborhood infuses the old and the new in the heart of Dallas.

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Zach Riggs

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Nelli Tokleh

Reviewer

10/26/2022 · 5 min read

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Belmont Park (Belmont Ave) offers convenience and luxury in a part of Dallas dominated by apartment complexes. Homebuyers will find alluring curb appeal in both stylish modern houses and charming brick homes on the same street. Originally built on the Belmont Park Golf Course, the neighborhood gives direct access to everything Old East Dallas and Uptown have to offer.

It’s a small neighborhood with only a handful of streets. Its proximity to Highway 75 gives commuters quick access to the highway as well as public transit. Yet Belmont Park’s streets are quiet and unhurried—an oasis in the middle of a hectic city. The area draws families with young kids who like the amenities of the city while staying in a residential neighborhood.

Look & feel of Belmont Park

The Belmont Park housing market

Choose from the old and the new in Belmont Park

You’ll find two styles of homes in Belmont Park (Belmont Ave): brick Tudors with lots of 1940s character, and large modern dwellings with sleek, industrial looks. As the neighborhood continues to evolve, more contemporary homes are being built in new lots. However, there are conservation districts in place preventing new construction from taking away the character of the streets with older homes.

Enjoy a spacious inside (or outside)

For modern homes, there’s plenty of square footage inside the new houses, but not much yard space outside. Older homes in the neighborhood have more lawn space and trees, and they’re usually more spread out than the modern homes, which often sit close together.

Who lives in Belmont Park?

Draws in city lovers and suburban dwellers

Belmont Park (Belmont Ave) is one of the closest residential neighborhoods to downtown Dallas, Cityspace, and Uptown. Because of the modern style and proximity to the city, the neighborhood has seen an influx of young, affluent, and well-educated families and young professionals. Families with young children also love the area because of its slow residential streets and highly-rated schools.

It’s a special part of Old East Texas

Part of the Belmont Conservation District, the older homes in the neighborhood were originally GI homes after World War II. Because of that, there’s a mix of seniors living in Belmont Park (Belmont Ave) who have been there a long time. Belmont Park benefits from a generational blend that makes it a unique place to live.

Walking & biking

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Bike score 63; walk score 69

It’s a walkable neighborhood, though a bit far from parks

Belmont Park (Belmont Ave) is a flat neighborhood with quiet streets, making it ideal for evening walks or quick runs. It lacks direct access to trails and parks, with Cole Park being the closest. But, residents can walk to the West Village shopping district in less than 20 minutes.

Public transportation

Services offered in Belmont Park

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Bus: DART Buses

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Light Rail: DART Rail System

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EV Charging: ChargeHub

There are EV stations on the outskirts

While there are no EV charging stations in Belmont Park (Belmont Ave) proper, there are at least seven stations within a five-minute drive of the neighborhood. Tesla owners will be happy to know there’s a Tesla station south of Old East Texas.

Use the DART rail at Cityplace station

The city’s Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rail System has many stations along Highway 75, which borders Belmont Park (Belmont Ave). Residents can hop on at the Cityplace station to quickly travel in any direction.

Animals & pets 

Pets are welcome, but could pose a challenge

While the neighborhood is good for short dog walks, the lack of a nearby green space or dog park might be a challenge for some. That’s especially true for those in Belmont Park’s homes with small yards. There are several vets north of the neighborhood off of North Fitzhugh Avenue like VCA Katy Trail Animal Hospital and Dallas Animal Emergency. You can also quickly access a couple of pet supply stores like Paw Tracker and PetSmart in Cityplace southwest of Belmont Park. Note there are a few apartments in the area that have dog parks on the property, so young professionals with pets might be interested in renting at those locations. 

3 things to know before buying a home in Belmont Park, according to locals

1. It’s easy to find parking

Parking can be challenging in Dallas, but Belmont Park (Belmont Ave) residents don’t need to worry. There’s plenty of garage space and room to park along wide streets here.

2. The schools are top-notch

The neighborhood lies in the middle of a famous, acclaimed school district. Schools include Ben Milam Elementary, Alex W. Spence, and North Dallas High School

3. Quick access to the city makes everything convenient 

Residents love being so close to the I-75 highway, which can get them practically anywhere in Dallas within a few minutes. Delicious eateries, popular coffee shops, brilliant entertainment, and huge sporting events are all within a few minutes’ drive.

The top 4 things to do in Belmont Park

1. Browse Cityplace and West Village

A three-minute drive from the neighborhood, Cityplace’s West Village offers high-end boutique shopping, wellness studios, and amazing dining at Sweetgreen, Grimaldi’s, and Namo. Our local expert, Nelli, recommends you check out the wine bars in the area, too.

2. Head over to Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park is a beautiful, energetic urban park in the middle of the city. It’s the perfect place to enjoy Dallas’ sunshine, and the park puts on year-round special events like walkSTEM, Chess in the Park, and Barre.  

3. Explore the City Center District

There’s plenty to see and do in the heart of Dallas’ city center. Check out the Dallas Farmers Market, the Dallas Museum of Art, and an abundance of delicious restaurants. 

4. Check out Fair Park

Across I-30 on Belmont Park’s southeast side, you’ll find Fair Park. It features the massive Cotton Bowl Stadium, the African American Museum of Dallas, and the beautiful Texas Botanical Gardens. These are a few of the nearby activities for adults and children to enjoy on the weekend. It’s also home to the Texas State Fair, which arrives each fall.

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Zach RiggsAuthor

Zach Riggs has worked as a professional writer since 2016. He covers topics ranging from real estate and health care to technology, personal finance, and entertainment. His work has been featured on Forbes, MarketWatch, Gizmodo, and other popular sites.

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Nelli Tokleh doubles as a communications professional and food blogger. You can likely find her at a local wine bar or scoping out the latest restaurant in town. Connect with her and the @dallasfoodnerd team on Instagram.