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Best Dallas Suburbs Comparative Rankings


When you do an internet search for dallas suburbs or best dallas suburbs, the pages that most likely will be identified at top of the search engine results will be from this website and the dmagazine.com, movoto.com and niche.com websites. Interestingly, and probably initially somewhat confusing, the rankings you will see on pages from these sites are very, very different.

Shown below at the bottom of this page is a summary of differences between these rankings. Immediately below is a table that compares the top 25 Dallas suburbs rankings indentified on each of the pages you likely will see listed on search engine results pages. Included in this comparison are metrics that can be used to evaluate the validity of the various rankings. All columns in the table are sortable by clicking on the column headings so it is easy to see the top 25 Dallas suburbs rankings on each site.

best Dallas suburbs rankingsdesirability of single-family housingschoolssafety
hdavidballingerdmagazinemovotonichecity/townpopulationmedian
house price
mean
sq. ft.
price
days on
market
residences
owner-occupied
STAAR
scores above
achievement
standard
violent
crime
property
crime
1999916Highland Village16,624$367,100$134.383194.5%92.7%0.56.7
269997Southlake30,991$700,000$184.034692.9%96.6%0.612.9
349995University Park24,905$1,319,500$370.505579.0%96.8%0.612.1
489999Flower Mound73,547$365,000$141.732786.4%93.1%0.58.3
599999928Double Oak3,082$557,500$152.794095.0%91.9%4.2
6516Murphy20,482$375,000$117.703288.1%91.1%0.37.2
7799913Trophy Club12,166$418,500$144.603692.7%91.4%0.96.3
81299911Keller46,646$392,500$139.893783.3%92.0%0.65.6
91033Allen99,179$315,000$131.872975.0%92.3%0.811.3
1099999946Melissa8,423$249,000$116.353388.6%90.5%0.910.3
1199999945Argyle4,006$441,000$158.244890.0%91.1%0.75.2
12999999999Willow Park5,146$255,000$119.093790.6%90.4%0.48.2
1328731Wylie47,701$247,700$114.882479.4%89.5%1.08.6
143210Colleyville26,152$552,000$158.905495.7%90.1%0.25.7
1518515Fairview8,354$420,000$164.665275.4%92.3%0.26.1
161341Coppell41,360$422,000$161.103270.5%90.4%0.612.4
171562Frisco163,656$380,000$143.053774.8%90.9%0.814.7
18199914Highland Park9,149$1,621,800$470.939084.5%93.6%0.521.4
19111218Sunnyvale6,194$435,000$137.384497.0%91.2%
20999999999Celina8,006$339,500$141.064983.4%90.9%1.67.2
2121922Prosper18,379$427,000$136.874680.7%90.4%0.612.9
22299912Parker4,420$600,000$147.314494.1%86.3%1.14.9
23999999999Lucas7,211$619,000$167.215086.8%92.7%
24999999999Lantana$385,000$123.484192.6%90.5%
25261034Sachse25,039$268,000$117.242584.8%82.0%0.512.7
262599929Corinth21,078$252,000$113.162282.0%84.4%1.78.9
273399919Mansfield65,631$264,000$108.672775.9%85.1%1.011.8
2817817McKinney172,298$305,000$130.713167.7%87.0%1.413.1
30161126Rockwall43,586$280,000$116.013573.6%87.1%0.918.4
321499921Heath8,440$504,500$141.747397.1%87.4%0.85.6
3619134Plano286,057$337,400$141.383061.8%86.6%1.419.0
372499943Little Elm42,504$260,000$117.842975.3%81.7%1.09.6
39231520Grapevine51,971$341,000$155.032957.2%87.5%1.724.0
4337168Richardson113,347$295,000$144.352259.6%83.3%1.421.8
53301835Rowlett61,999$236,800$111.202686.1%75.7%1.515.0
57221738The Colony42,408$243,500$129.542360.2%76.6%1.511.2
59431425Carrollton133,351$270,000$131.642260.3%76.9%1.619.5
632099968Oak Point3,763$262,000$137.583492.4%77.9%
69351933Lewisville104,659$255,000$133.322043.1%78.3%2.024.2
79492458Garland234,943$190,500$108.902261.9%74.9%3.232.1
80512161Grand Prairie190,682$210,000$98.202362.6%73.8%3.123.8
91452336Farmers Branch34,988$245,000$147.392655.4%68.2%1.626.1
96522041Irving238,289$235,000$130.723137.2%72.9%2.227.0
99502586Mesquite143,736$168,000$85.082257.3%71.2%4.138.0
118612223Addison15,368$373,000$179.633520.2%67.3%6.352.3
99999999924Westlake1,124$1,949,000$177.535195.4%96.1%


The rankings shown in the above table come from these hdavidballinger.com, dmagazine.com, movoto.com and niche.com pages. The 2016 population estimates and owner occupancy data shown in this table were sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau and 2017 home sale information was sourced from North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) data for the 2106-2017 school year was sourced from the Texas Education Agency and crime data was sourced from Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2016 Offenses Known to Law Enforcement reports. Crime rates are offenses reported per 1,000 residents.


Best Dallas suburbs rankings summary

 hdavidballinger.comdmagazine.commovoto.comniche.com

When published

January 2018

July 2014

April 2016

April 2017


Number of cities/towns included in rankings


118

63

30

154

Inclusion criteria

DFW municipalities with populations of 2,500 or more residents and located within 75 miles of DFW International Airport.


Not disclosed.

Not disclosed.

Not disclosed.

Metrics

  • Housing - 37.5%
  • Schools - 37.5%
  • Safety/crime - 25%

  • Safety/crime - 25%
  • Schools - 25%
  • Housing - 25%
  • Ambiance - 25%


  • GreatSchools.org score - 25%
  • Safety/crime - 25%
  • Cost of living - 10%
  • Unemployment - 10%
  • Commute - 10%
  • Household income - 10%
  • Housing costs - 10%


  • Residents education - 15%
  • Cost of living - 10%
  • Housing - 10%
  • Schools - 10%
  • Diversity - 7.5%
  • Commute - 7.5%
  • Livability surveys - 5%
  • Safety/crime - 5%
  • Family friendliness - 5%
  • Health and fitness - 5%
  • Job opportunities - 5%
  • Nightlife - 5%
  • Outdoor activities - 5%
  • Weather - 5%


Analysis

Objective. Metrics sourced from credible primary sources.

"... first three [metrics] involve data and the objective analysis thereof; the fourth is entirely subjective, reflecting the taste and knowledge of the D Magazine staff." Objective metrics data sourced from credible primary sources.

Objective, however, an indeterminable portion of the GreatSchools.org score is based on metrics that generally have no meaningful linkage to the learning success of individual students. Other data sourced from areavibes.com and the U.S. Census Bureau.

In addition to one metric being completely subjective, other metrics have both objective and subjective components. Objective metrics data sourced from credible primary sources.





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