Cockrel Hill Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Like many of the north Oak Cliff neighborhoods surrounding it, Cockrell Hill is made up of a number of cottage and ranch-style homes built in the 1940s and 1950s, when southern Dallas County experienced a growth spurt. Its proximity to downtown Dallas and easy access to nearby suburbs like Grand Prairie, Duncanville, and Arlington make the town a popular place for families.
Cockrell Hill is located on the southwestern edge of Dallas. Only a few square miles, it has many of the neighborhoods along Jefferson Boulevard east of Loop 12 and west of Westmoreland Road. Jefferson is the main thoroughfare and where most area businesses are located.
Grocery stores and a number of business necessities are only a few blocks from most residents. Larger business and retail developments like Pinnacle Park and the Ft. Worth Avenue business corridor are only minutes away.
Neighborhoods are mostly quiet, considering how much traffic passes through on Jefferson and other nearby streets like Davis and Westmoreland. Large oak and pecan trees line most of the neighborhood streets, making sidewalks pedestrian-friendly. Several small neighborhood parks, including Beverly Hills Park on Frances Street, are popular with residents.
Educational institutions of all levels are within a short drive. Soto Elementary is in the Dallas Independent School District and is in the Jefferson business district. Mountain View Community College is a few minutes south of Cockrell Hill, next door to Molina High School. Dallas Baptist University is five minutes away, on Kiest Boulevard along the shores of Mountain Creek Lake.
Local attractions include the Dallas National Golf Course, located next door to Mountain View Community College. Main Street in Grand Prairie has an arts theater and access to shopping. Both it and the X Plus Arts District on Davis Street are a short drive from Cockrell Hill.