Living in downtown Dallas is fun and exciting if it’s a chic high-rise condo or trendy urban loft residence you’re after when scanning the local real estate market for a new home. But what about those home buyers who are seeking a lifestyle that includes a roomy backyard, a private garage, considerably more living space and a lot more privacy?
The suburban way of life around the Dallas region is among the best in the country, as the area has dozens of quaint villages and communities that are the ideal setting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, raise a family or simply enjoy all the desirable aspects related to small-town America.
Navigating your options and choosing which Dallas suburb is right for you can be a daunting task. So many factors go into such a life altering decision and whether it’s a high-rated school system, a close proximity to work or the overall atmosphere of one particular community, there’s a lot to consider when deciding what feels right.
To help you along the way, here’s a short list of what we consider to be some of Dallas’ best suburbs to call home:
Highland Village, TX
Population: 15, 593 (2012)
Median Resident Age: 41.2
Median Household Income: $125,194 (2011)
Median House or Condo Value: $250, 254 (2011)
Situated on the south side of the far west branch of gorgeous Lewisville Lake, Highland Village, Texas is a charming, picturesque community that just under 30 miles from downtown Dallas. The schools here are among the best in the area and with a population of just over 15,000, Highland Village is almost that perfect size—not too big, not too small. To start searching Highland Village homes for sale, click here>>>
Population: 135,920 (2012)
Median Resident Age: 33.9
Median Household Income: $106,232 (2011)
Median House or Condo Value: $234,900 (2011)
Frisco made our Best Dallas Suburbs for a couple reasons: first, Frisco is widely known for being one of the safest communities in the entire suburban Dallas-Fort Worth region. In a recent article from USA Today, Frisco was ranked the second safest city in Texas behind Sugar Land—a city 20 miles southwest of Houston. Additionally, Frisco, Texas is also among the fastest growing suburbs around Dallas, making it an attractive option for a long-term housing investment. As of November of last year, Frisco’s population estimate was 135, 920, a number that was up from 116, 989 just three years prior. To learn more about Frisco, TX, start browsing active MLS listings here>>>
Population: 27, 706 (2012)
Median Resident Age: 40.9
Median Household Income: $172,375 (2011)
Median Home or Condo Value: $483,029 (2011)
Like Highland Village, the schools in Southlake are very highly touted. Believe it or not, 11 out of the 12 public schools in Southlake scored a perfect 10 out of 10 on GreatSchools.org, making it arguably the best school system in the Dallas area. But along with a top-notch education, residents of Southlake enjoy a close proximity to many of Dallas’ amenities and attractions, which is a convenience that can’t be understated. In general, Southlake is considered to be more of an upscale Dallas suburb, with a high median household income and a very high median home or condo value that’s just under $500,000.
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