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Living In Lucas TX

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

Lucas livability factors

2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 18

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

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 84.9
  2017 median single family house value: $544,800
  2017 residences owner occupied: 88.2%
  2017 median household income: $544,800
  2017 population: 7,483
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 20.3%

Lucas public schools rank sixth 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. Lucas has experienced the twenty-fourth fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years and has the fourteenth highest percentage of owner-occupied homes of all Dallas suburbs. Lucas's prevailing tax rate is in the bottom quartile of property tax rates in the Dallas area. Some of the ways Lucas is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Lucas is located in south central Collin County, approximately 31 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and 60 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, its proximity to both the Legacy and north Dallas business centers and to downtown Dallas is likely to make Lucas residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Lucas 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 Lucas are eligible to attend Lovejoy ISD schools ... the attendance boundaries of Allen ISD, McKinney ISD, Plano ISD and Wylie ISD also extend into Lucas.

More information about how student performance at the schools attended by Lucas 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 Lucas? A big reason living in Lucas 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 95.8 percent of the Lucas residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $544,800 ... about 62 percent of Lucas housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately five percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about four percent of Lucas housing units have been constructed since 2014

New home construction

There currently is limited new home construction occurring in Lucas. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Lucas 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 23 miles and 26 minutes drive time without traffic from central Lucas to Legacy business center ... 23 miles and 28 minutes to north Dallas business center ... 31 miles and 36 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 7,483 ... population density 519 residents per square mile ... 20.3 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $155,188 ... 88.2 percent of Lucas residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Lucas 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 Lucas attend schools operated by five separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Lucas real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.03 percent to 2.26 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 Lucas

from Trophy Club              
house value
household income
Lowry Crossing1,7377northeast
St. Paul1,1304south

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 Lucas

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

More about living in Lucas


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