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Living In Fairview TX

This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Fairview and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Fairview in #ates-2019-livability# is like. Fairview livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Fairview 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 Fairview.

Fairview livability factors

2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 4

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  2018 public schools academic performance index: 86.9
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 6.6
  2017 median single family house value: $354,800
  2017 residences owner occupied: 76.7%
  2017 median household income: $78,221
  2017 population: 8,950
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 9.6%

Fairview public schools rank fourth among 2019 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high school, Lovejoy High School, ranks third among the 2019 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. Fairview also has the eleventh lowest overall crime rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Some of ways Fairview is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Fairview is located in central Collin County, approximately 32 miles north of downtown Dallas and 56 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Fairview's proximity to both the Legacy and north Dallas business centers and to DFW International Airport is likely to make Fairview residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Fairview public schools are not only among the best in the DFW metroplex, they are among the best in the State of Texas ... most students living in Fairview are eligible to attend Lovejoy ISD schools ... the attendance boundaries of McKinney ISD also extends into Fairview.

More information how about student performance at the schools attended by Fairview 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.


Looking for the best places to live in Fairview? A big reason living in Fairview is considered so desirable is its wonderful neighborhoods and they are a great place to begin your search. Links to profiles describing some of the best of these neighborhoods are provided below.

Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 70.2 percent of the Fairview residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $354,800 ... about 90 percent of Fairview housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... none of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about one percent of Fairview housing units have been constructed since 2014

New home construction

There currently is very limited new home construction occurring in Fairview. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Fairview 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 15 miles and 14 minutes drive time without traffic from central Fairview to Legacy business center ... 27 miles and 26 minutes to north Dallas business center ... 35 miles and 32 minutes to DFW International Airport ... 32 miles and 33 minutes to downtown Dallas

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 8,950 ... population density 1,012 residents per square mile ... 9.6 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $78,211 ... 76.7 percent of Fairview residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Fairview 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 Fairview attend schools operated by two separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Fairview real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.22 percent to 2.30 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Cities/towns near Fairview

from Trophy Club              
house value
household income
Lowry Crossing1,7808east
New Hope6398northeast

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 Fairview

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

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912 Shoal Creek Drive, Fairview, TX - $625,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,769 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Fabulous Custom Home W- Unbelievable Views Of Woods, 3rd Fairway & Green Is Large & Spacious Plus Has Outdoor Living Area, Fireplace & Stone Hot Tub -perfect For Family Or Entertaining. Extensively Upgraded W- Abundant Millwork, Designer Cabinetry...

1201 Kempton Park Lane, Fairview, TX - $655,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,631 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Spacious Four Bedroom Home On A Beautiful 1 Acre Lot In Fairview. Conveniently Located Close To Shopping, Parks, And Major Roads. This Home Features A Large Living Room With Fireplace, 3-car Attached Garage, Covered Porch In A Peaceful, Wooded Set...

791 Timberwood Lane, Fairview, TX - $649,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,702 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Charming Home On 1+acre Wooded Lot In Highly Coveted Lovejoy Isd! Enjoy Lush Views Of This Gorgeous Lot From Every Room! Fabulous Open Layout With Soaring Ceilings & Cedar Beams,spacious Family Room With Fireplace, Built Ins & Access To Expansive ...

81 Secretariat Lane, Fairview, TX - $580,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,863 SQFT
  • 22 DAYS
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If You Want Country Living Only Minutes From City Conveniences Then This Is The Property For You! Zoned To Acclaimed Lovejoy Isd! This Ranch Style Home Complete With A Deck & Sparkling Pool Sits On Just Over 2.8 Acres Of Land & Comes With A Worksh...

1021 Hart Road, Fairview, TX - $695,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,237 SQFT
  • 35 DAYS
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Check Out 3d Matterport! Escape The Hustle & Bustle With This Serene Paul Taylor Home Situated On A Generous Acre+ Lot Zoned For Prestigious Lovejoy Isd. enjoy Morning Views Of The Pasture From Your Bricked Front Porch. Natural Light Illuminates T...

1031 Hart Road, Fairview, TX - $665,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,804 SQFT
  • 37 DAYS
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Beautiful And Comfortable Home In Prime North Texas Location. The Charming Front Porch Sets The Stage For This Home. The Wall Of Windows, Gorgeous Wood Floors, Plantation Shutters And The Highly Functional Floor Plan Are Just A Few Of The Features...

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1011 Young Trail, Fairview, TX - $625,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,120 SQFT
  • 44 DAYS
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Rare Opportunity! Meticulously Maintained And Newly Updated Home Is A Dream! Owned By One Family Since The 1970's. It's Location Is Perfect For Commuting, Only Minutes From Hwy 75, Yet Has A Quiet Country Feel And Has A Gorgeous Park Like Setting...

1008 Shoal Creek Court, Fairview, TX - $700,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,506 SQFT
  • 63 DAYS
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Wow!! One Of A Kind Custom Built Home By K Hov. It Was Built With An In-law Suite With It's Own Kitchen And Sitting Room. The Home Has Two Masters, One Up With It's Own Beautiful Den With Fireplace, The Other On First Floor With A Large Office D...

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5111 Pond View Lane, Fairview, TX - $689,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,952 SQFT
  • 122 DAYS
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1 Story Custom Home On A Private Cul De Sac Backing To A Creek! Surrounded By Trees And Amazing Views From Every Window! Grand Entry Opens To A Private Study And Cozy Courtyard Area. Spacious Family Room Has A Custom Fireplace And A Wall Of Window...

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Listing information last updated on April 2nd, 2020 at 1:00pm CDT.