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The Urbandale/Parkdale area of Dallas is really two different neighborhoods that lie within a section of the city that is referred to as Piedmont. The rough boundaries for the area that includes both neighborhoods is Scyene Road to the south, East R. L Thornton Freeway (which is also Interstate 30 and U.S. Highway 80 East) and North Sam Houston Road to the east. The western boundary extends as far west as just north of Fair Park.
This neighborhood is in an ideal location for people who need to get to downtown Dallas, because the R.L. Thorton Freeway is so convenient. For people not wishing to drive into the city, the Green Line train of the DART (Dallas Area Regional Transit) has stops throughout Urbandale and Parkdale. In addition, there are several different buses that go through parts of the neighborhood not directly on the Green Line so that commuters can reach the train.
This community is architecturally eclectic, because there is such a huge span of time during which homes in the area were built. The span is 64 years, from 1940 to 2004. The size of these houses varies just as greatly; some are very small at under 1,000 square feet, while there are homes that are in the 2,000 to almost 3,000 square feet range.
One of the great things about this neighborhood is the close proximity to Fair Park, one of the city’s greatest architectural treasures. It received a designation as National Historic Landmark in 1986, which is 100 years after the park was first used as the site for the Texas State Fair.
In 1936, the park became the site of the Texas Centennial Exhibition. Today, the Fair Park complex consists of 30 buildings that represents the largest intact concentration of public art and 1930s exposition buildings in the U.S. In addition, it is also recognized as one of the world’s most significant sites for Art Deco architecture.