See new property listings and browse homes for sale in Dallas! This suburban community is part of Luzerne County’s Back Mountain region and is made up of Dallas Borough and Dallas Township. The town is within the Dallas School District which also includes nearby Franklin Township and Kingston Township.
The perfect combination of rural farmland, suburban development, and peace and quiet, Dallas real estate offers a large variety of homes, properties, and commercial listings for every taste and budget.
Golf, boating, and hiking are just a small fraction of popular recreational activities in the area. The Back Mountain Trail stretches from Lower Demunds Road in Dallas to Luzerne. Originally built in the 1880s as a rail line to deliver ice, today the trail is a popular path for biking, dog walking, and running.
The Dallas community also offers a number of delicious, locally-owned restaurants. From authentic Mexican food to Italian, seafood, pizza, salad, subs, hot dogs, and everything in between, you can find it nearby. Shopping centers, supermarkets, retail stores and local businesses are also all available in town, as is the Back Mountain Memorial Library. The library features the Slightly Read Bookshop and hosts the annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction in the summer.
Misericordia, a four-year, Catholic, co-educational liberal arts university, sits on a 100-acre campus in Dallas. It became Luzerne County’s first four-year institution of higher learning in 1924. Besides academics, the school hosts community events, including the Pauly Friedman and Macdonald art galleries and the annual Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival.
Today, Dallas is vastly different from what it was when settlers first came to the area in the 18th century. The quiet, suburban community was once home to dense forest and wildlife. Despite the wolves, bears and other wild animals, settlers volunteered to clean up the “back of the mountain” country, which would eventually grow into a prosperous community. Dallas Township was officially formed in 1817 from land taken from Kingston Township and named after Alexander J. Dallas of Philadelphia, the 6th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Dallas Borough, in turn, was created by a charter grant in 1879 from land within Dallas Township.
In the 19th century, most living in the Dallas area involved farming or lumbering. Today you can still find small family farms and wooded areas throughout the community.