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Best Dallas Suburbs


Best Dallas suburbs, best places to live in Dallas.This fact-based best suburbs of Dallas analysis examines the latest available community and housing desirability statistics for 117 DFW cities and towns with populations of about 2,500 and more residents to identify the 2019 top places to live in the Dallas suburbs.

Southlake and University Park each moved up one place from the previous year standings and captured the top two spots in this latest best Dallas suburbs ranking. They were joined by Highland Park, Fairview and Prosper in this 2019 ranking. Dropping out of the five best places to live in the DFW suburbs list were Highland Village, Flower Mound and Double Oak.


2019 top places to live in Dallas suburbs

This best Dallas suburbs data table is searchable and sortable. For example, If you want to sort the cities and towns in descending house value order, double click on the single-family houses median value column heading. You also can limit the display of information by typing the name of a city or town in the Search box and can change the number of rows displayed by resetting default number in the Show entries box. More information about the cities and towns listed below are available by clicking on their names.

housing / community desirabilitypublic schoolssafety
rankcity/townsingle-family houses
median value
% residences
single-family houses
% single-family houses
owner-occupied
house value :
household income
poverty
level
academic
performance
index
violent
crime
rate
property
crime
rate
1Southlake$627,70094.4%92.9%3.02.0%96.30.711.7
2University Park$1,193,80072.0%80.4%5.63.9%100.00.412.5
3Highland Park$1,413,90078.9%82.7%7.13.1%85.10.421.2
4Fairview$354,80070.2%76.7%4.53.3%86.90.16.4
5Prosper$408,30087.7%85.7%3.03.8%74.60.711.2
6Parker$492,90087.7%95.3%3.64.8%77.60.74.8
7Flower Mound$312,00091.9%86.9%2.42.7%81.40.69.2
8Highland Village$327,60096.5%94.3%2.32.4%80.30.79.9
9Argyle$381,60097.0%88.8%3.32.2%73.40.76.8
10Colleyville$456,10097.3%95.9%2.82.2%74.40.25.8
11Trophy Club$348,10092.5%91.1%2.52.5%75.50.26.8
12Heath$423,40099.0%96.0%2.82.6%69.90.57.2
13Double Oak$410,50095.1%93.4%3.04.2%73.90.69.3
14Keller$334,00088.3%83.0%2.73.3%76.60.56.3
15Murphy$324,70097.4%84.8%2.54.7%73.00.36.1
16Allen$261,60082.2%76.2%2.55.1%82.21.012.5
17Frisco$335,90078.1%74.0%2.83.9%78.31.014.9
18Lucas$544,80095.8%88.2%3.69.2%84.9
19Willow Park$206,20094.0%88.3%2.12.2%73.21.110.4
20Coppell$344,30073.4%72.0%2.94.2%81.90.712.7
21Melissa$269,10098.7%87.7%2.60.6%56.50.43.7
22Fate$210,40096.6%96.4%2.11.3%60.50.93.5
23McLendon-Chisholm$388,60098.9%90.8%3.01.9%69.9
24Celina$265,40092.0%79.9%2.87.0%64.50.713.0
25McKinney$255,30073.9%66.6%2.97.0%73.41.513.4
26Wylie$173,50082.2%78.5%2.06.4%70.30.98.7
27Roanoke$248,60056.7%60.6%3.76.9%75.51.217.7
28Plano$271,30064.2%61.0%3.17.0%80.11.517.3
29Sachse$198,40090.8%87.2%2.02.6%58.80.511.2
30Rockwall$225,50078.0%73.7%2.46.5%71.01.117.8
31Mansfield$218,20081.5%76.0%2.35.0%62.41.212.0
32Lavon$201,70094.5%86.1%2.50.7%45.10.65.5
33Forney$171,60093.3%84.6%2.16.9%56.11.214.9
34Sunnyvale$348,00097.8%96.2%2.52.3%66.4
35Hickory Creek$224,60095.9%85.9%2.34.6%55.01.417.7
36Grapevine$273,60056.4%55.4%3.38.1%75.02.023.9
37Little Elm$205,30087.2%74.6%2.26.8%50.80.85.8
38Corinth$213,40085.6%80.9%2.35.0%55.01.312.2
39Northlake$339,00025.5%28.0%5.06.7%74.51.626.3
40Rowlett$181,50094.8%87.6%2.06.7%53.32.217.2
41Midlothian$170,80082.7%75.6%2.26.6%53.70.916.9
42Aubrey$148,20084.6%76.8%2.33.2%47.91.13.7
43Anna$173,10097.7%70.0%2.17.3%45.90.411.3
44Watauga$115,70095.1%76.7%1.79.6%58.41.516.5
45Aledo$189,10087.4%80.2%1.86.4%67.7
46Royse City$149,60090.8%71.9%2.08.4%50.01.59.9
47Saginaw$138,80090.2%73.4%1.77.3%55.31.322.8
48Burleson$150,60082.6%72.7%2.06.3%55.12.019.8
49The Colony$172,90072.1%60.7%2.36.3%58.82.611.5
50Richardson$226,10063.0%59.2%2.910.2%64.71.719.8
51Crandall$136,50090.5%78.3%1.85.4%47.91.814.1
52North Richland Hills$171,20067.4%62.5%2.67.6%61.72.119.4
53Carrollton$197,50061.3%59.6%2.710.1%60.51.217.5
54Venus$118,30086.8%78.0%2.29.5%40.61.17.6
55Kennedale$171,70078.2%74.9%2.46.2%50.12.617.3
56Princeton$160,80079.2%61.8%2.811.5%51.53.420.0
57Lake Dallas$147,50075.2%71.4%2.010.1%55.02.913.6
58Joshua$153,00071.3%75.6%2.610.5%51.31.715.0
59Bedford$179,60055.7%55.0%2.86.3%63.72.220.6
60Providence Village$176,80097.9%79.2%2.05.3%54.4
61Hurst$157,00069.0%64.1%2.710.7%63.82.239.1
62Richland Hills$115,50076.8%68.2%2.18.1%62.92.932.8
63Shady Shores$288,00096.7%87.6%2.86.1%55.0
64Oak Point$192,20095.6%94.0%2.17.0%50.0
65Justin$177,10094.2%80.9%2.15.2%58.5
66Seagoville$88,80067.0%70.2%1.913.0%56.91.224.1
67Sanger$121,80082.0%61.7%2.07.7%47.22.210.3
68Red Oak$167,00077.0%68.9%2.36.9%45.71.328.4
69Azle$123,60078.6%69.0%2.08.0%49.21.724.3
70Euless$163,70043.9%44.9%2.711.7%65.01.522.8
71Weatherford$153,40070.7%57.5%2.510.5%51.31.123.0
72Crowley$131,10088.3%74.3%2.010.4%41.01.820.2
73Krum$164,00089.7%81.1%2.12.8%52.7
74Pantego$193,40074.2%76.7%3.16.8%54.27.046.3
75Lewisville$172,10042.3%42.6%2.910.9%60.02.620.1
76Farmersville$134,20071.3%52.2%2.78.4%52.12.315.8
77Benbrook$157,10071.2%68.3%2.25.8%42.11.619.0
78Denton$179,00055.0%47.8%3.419.5%56.23.022.6
79Cedar Hill$146,20083.7%69.7%2.110.7%41.42.430.7
80Grand Prairie$139,60068.1%62.7%2.212.8%49.63.024.4
81Waxahachie$139,60067.1%54.5%2.415.0%48.01.521.3
82Farmers Branch$160,60059.8%54.7%2.410.2%49.31.621.8
83Glenn Heights$147,70078.8%70.0%2.416.7%42.05.417.6
84Granbury$173,10054.7%49.1%3.711.6%48.71.548.9
85Decatur$130,70076.3%55.8%2.824.1%51.51.526.4
86Springtown$129,40079.2%61.6%2.921.1%43.62.817.9
87Garland$132,60071.5%61.9%2.415.7%49.53.230.3
88Hutchins$79,00069.1%66.6%2.127.7%54.72.838.6
89Haltom City$95,30062.6%54.4%2.016.6%52.73.426.4
90Bridgeport$116,70070.5%50.8%2.620.8%46.14.210.3
91Wilmer$57,20056.4%54.8%1.427.5%54.71.020.4
92Arlington$147,00060.1%55.6%2.616.1%49.65.232.0
93River Oaks$88,30091.3%61.4%2.016.3%38.40.817.2
94Alvarado$97,10080.9%61.0%2.113.9%39.84.523.3
95Cockrell Hill$84,90074.9%48.0%1.814.1%53.13.029.6
96Cleburne$97,60072.9%58.9%2.016.3%41.82.323.1
97Fort Worth$141,40067.4%57.2%2.516.9%45.25.632.2
98Glen Rose$130,30083.5%58.3%3.720.7%57.5
99DeSoto$155,10072.0%62.3%2.411.9%34.24.126.8
100Mesquite$119,00071.2%57.7%2.314.3%43.54.336.5
101White Settlement$78,50066.9%48.5%1.614.3%44.51.824.8
102Keene$106,30053.7%46.3%2.517.0%45.34.910.4
103Irving$155,20038.5%37.7%2.714.3%48.32.325.4
104Duncanville$128,10075.5%64.7%2.415.8%36.24.727.4
105Forest Hill$80,20093.5%73.0%2.129.5%38.14.828.7
106Addison$317,50012.4%20.1%4.38.1%54.76.048.9
107Kaufman$81,90070.7%57.9%2.227.3%42.13.830.0
108Greenville$90,40067.4%53.6%2.223.6%42.44.025.0
109Lancaster$109,80074.4%60.4%2.117.1%34.85.731.8
110Edgecliff Village$142,00098.8%84.3%1.98.8%38.3
111Balch Springs$85,90067.5%60.8%1.921.7%42.37.734.0
112Terrell$100,70071.0%48.6%2.422.1%38.86.545.1
113Dallas$154,00043.9%41.5%3.321.8%43.47.731.9
114Westworth Village$105,10063.7%49.3%1.89.2%48.8
115Everman$73,20090.8%77.0%1.821.1%39.3
116Commerce$76,50051.0%37.6%3.444.9%35.34.518.2
117Sansom Park$66,90093.9%66.3%1.421.0%39.3


Note: Crime rates are offenses reported per 1,000 residents.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Texas Education Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation.



Becoming familiar with the analyses on this website can help identify the best places in the Dallas area for you to live. Acquiring the home that best meets your wants and needs, however, usually is done most efficiently with the assistance of a capable real estate agent.



As described in the Methodology section below, this Dallas suburbs ranking analysis considers the market appeal of the community and available housing, public schools student academic performance and local crime rates, the three key factors that are central to answering best places to live near Dallas questions. Eleven statistical metrics, all sourced from the most credible third-party sources available, were applied to evaluate these three factors for each of the DFW cities and towns included in this study. Median house values of single-family homes, also shown in the table above, were not considered in compiling these rankings, and are provided for information only.

Rankings for all cities and towns included in this analysis and demographic information that is more related to the specific needs of an individual or family is provided on this Dallas suburbs livability page. A comparison with other online best Dallas suburbs rankings is shown on this Dallas suburbs rankings comparison page. You also may find information presented on these best Dallas suburbs for families, best DFW school districts, DFW commute and DFW property tax rates pages useful.


Methodology

All home buyers have their own ideas about why they prefer one place over another, but there seem to be three general requirements that top the selection criteria of almost all of the home buyers with whom I work. Typically the first requirements mentioned are great houses and great schools. A "safe" and "nice" place to live also is frequently mentioned. Metrics to quantify these three factors have been selected to analyze and rank which DFW metroplex cities and towns are the best places to live. These metrics are incidentally also indicative of which DFW cities and towns likely offer the best combinations of convenient location, pleasant neighborhoods, suitable health care, and appealing shopping and eating establishments.

Each city and town included in this analysis was measured against eleven evaluation criteria that were selected to reflect these three factors. Within each evaluation category, the top rated municipality was awarded the maximum points allocated to that category and bottom rated city or town received zero points. All other cities and towns were awarded a proportional number of points based on how their individual scores compared to the score of the top rated city or town. Scores from all eleven evaluation categories for each community were added together and then divided by the total possible points to arrive at a total overall ranking score.

Crime statistics were not available for Aledo, Edgecliff Village, Everman, Glen Rose, Justin, Krum, Lucas, McLendon-Chisholm, Oak Point, Providence Village, Sansom Park, Shady Shores, Sunnyvale and Westworth Village. These communities were credited with no points for those evaluation categories and the total possible points for each of these cities and towns were adjusted accordingly.

Housing and community desirability: 100 points

Based on 2017 U.S. Census American Community Survey statistics regarding single-family houses, home ownership, population and livability. Municipalities with the hightest ratio of median household income to median single-family house values, largest percentage of single-family house residences, highest percentage of owner occupied single-family houses and lowest percentage of residents below poverty level each were allocated twenty points and city/town with the greatest positive differential between the percentage of houses built during the past twenty-five or so years and the percentage of houses more than fifty years old was allocated ten points. Cities/towns with the largest percentage population increase and the highest percentage of single-family houses built since 2014 were each awarded five points. Regrettably, available page space only allows for some of these metrics to be displayed in the the best Dallas suburbs data table above.

Schools: 100 points

Based on the percentage of students meeting the TEA's 2018 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) achievement standards on reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies subject assessments and the 2017 U.S. Census American Community Survey statistics. The city/town with the highest academic performance index that indicates the relative performance of its public schools (see Methodology description on this 2019 Best DFW School Districts page for description of how academic performance indexes are calculated) and the municipality with largest weighted number of residents with high school diplomas and bachelors and advanced degrees receivced twenty points.

Safety: 50 points

Based on 2017 Annual Uniform Crime Report statistics for eight types of offenses: murder and negligent homicide, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault (violent crimes), and burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and larceny (property crimes). The crime statistics shown above for each community are the number of incidents reported per 1,000 residents. Twenty-five points were awarded to community with the lowest incidence of violent crimes and twenty-five points were awarded to community with the lowest incidence of property crimes.

 




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