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Living In Celina TX

This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Celina and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Celina in 2019 is like. Celina livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Celina homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Celina.

Celina livability factors

2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 24

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 64.5
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 13.7
  2017 median single family house value: $265,400
  2017 residences owner occupied: 79.9%
  2017 median household income: $96,139
  2017 population: 9,836
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 44.2%

Celina has experienced the fifth fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years suburbs. Some of the ways Celina is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Celina is located in northwest Collin County, approximately 42 miles north of downtown Dallas and 61 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Celina's proximity to DFW International Airport, both the Las Colinas and north Dallas business centers, and downtown Dallas is likely to make Celina residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Most school age children who reside in Celina are eligible to attend Celina ISD schools ... the attendance boundaries of Prosper ISD also extends into Celina.

More information about how student performance at the schools attended by Celina students compares with other DFW area schools is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.


Two of the most popular neighborhoods in the north Dallas suburbs for home buyers looking for new contruction homes are Light Farms and Mustang Lakes.

Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 92.0 percent of the Celina residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $265,400 ... about 68 percent of Celina housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately 17 percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about four percent of Celina housing units have been constructed since 2014

New home construction

There currently is significant new home construction occurring in Celina. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Celina homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Approximately 22 miles and 25 minutes drive time without traffic from central Celina to Legacy business center ... 33 miles and 36 minutes to the north Dallas business center ... 40 miles and 42 minutes to DFW International Airport

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page.


2017 estimated population 9,836 ... population density 714 residents per square mile ... 44.2 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $96,139 ... 79.9 percent of Celina residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Celina and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Students living in Celina attend schools operated by two separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Celina real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.56 percent to 2.59 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2017 property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Cities/towns near Celina

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Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.

Moderately priced homes for sale in Celina

Key to understanding what living in Celina is like is knowing about Celina housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Celina single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Celina single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Celina homes for sale page.

The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.

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