A neighborhood in south Dallas bound by Fair Park, I-45 and I-30 is among the many neighborhoods in the historically blighted area beginning to garner real estate developersâ€™ attention. Thanks to a push by civic and business leaders to provide affordable housing and more infrastructure investments such as transportation, the storefronts by Fair Park are slowly filling up.
The neighborhood is also on the verge of becoming one of the first African-American gayborhoods in the region, if not the country.
Historically, the Fair Park area has been one of the poorest in all of Dallas County. According to The Fair Park Neighborhood Study conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas, incomes in the area range from $8,600 to $35,000. The three-mile radius around the 2,000-acre Fair Park grounds is home to 26,000 residents, most of whom are African-American. But there is also a growing Hispanic population as well.
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