About Heritage Oak Cliff

neighborhood groups pose for big group picture on an OOCCL-sponsored workday
10th Street Workday 2014

Heritage Oak Cliff, formerly the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, was formed in 1975 primarily to save Winnetka Heights from a demise that would have left an irreplaceable hole in Dallas history. Today, Winnetka Heights is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Oak Cliff and certainly an important part of Dallas’ history.

Almost every street one chooses to visit in Oak Cliff neighborhoods has a story to tell and gives important information about how and why Dallas has become a great city. The people who chose to settle here were passionate about the rolling hills and beautiful, mature trees. Many built large gorgeous homes designed by some of the most talented architects of the day. Many built smaller homes also designed by planners and architects with an eye toward quality, durability and family life. Over time, styles changed and new neighborhoods emerged to reflect those changes. Heritage OC views all neighborhoods as partners in promoting Oak Cliff as a wonderful place to live.

Today Heritage counts more than 30 member neighborhoods, stretching from Interstate 30 south to Camp Wisdom Road. From long established neighborhood associations to smaller neighborhood groups just getting organized, all contribute to the beauty, diversity, and vitality that is Oak Cliff.

For the past 41 years, Heritage OC has produced the annual Old Oak Cliff Home Tour. The proceeds of the tour are used to grant awards to member neighborhoods for conservation, beautification and preservation projects and other projects that enhance the character and charm of the area.