South Dallas is a neighborhood just ten minutes from downtown Dallas that is bordered by Interstate 30 to the north, Trinity River to the west and south, and White Rock Creek to the east. Residents commute by car or have the option of using the local bus service and light rail trains.

The neighborhood has a healthy mix of residential apartments, single family homes and commercial districts to meet the housing and shopping needs of residents who live there.

South Dallas is serviced by the Dallas Independent School District. Billy Earl Dade is the local middle school, and James Madison and Lincoln are the two high schools in the area. The Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development is the South Dallas campus of El Centro College of the Dallas County Community College District.

This neighborhood is home to Fair Park, a popular 277-acre recreational and educational complex that is registered as a Dallas Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. It is also the site of the annual State Fair of Texas, as well as visit nine museums, six performance facilities, a lagoon and the largest Ferris wheel in North America.