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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.

Neighborhoods

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."


Commutes

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.

Demographics

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              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
populationmedian
house value
median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen16100,685$261,600$104,1327west
Fairview48,050$354,800$78,2218northwest
Lowry Crossing1,7377northeast
McKinney25181,330$255,300$87,60812northeast
Murphy1520,673$324,700$128,5198southwest
Parker64,610$492,900$136,5575southwest
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.

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1811 Lincoln Drive, Lucas, TX - $699,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,332 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Megatel Homes' Nighthawk Plan Offers Something For Everyone. This Gorgeous Home Features Nail Down Hardwoods In All The Major Living Areas. This Is A Must See Plan On One Of The Best Lots In The Neighborhood. This Home Sits On A 2.5 Acre Homesite ...

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4 Skyview Drive, Lucas, TX - $715,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,831 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Situated On An Expansive Acreage Outlined With Mature, Native Trees, This One Story Home Features Split Bedrooms, Open Layout, Great Storage & Charming Curb Appeal. Custom Features & Upgrades Include: 21 Piers In Foundation At Construction. Ac Uni...

625 Maggie Trail, Lucas, TX - $674,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,046 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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This Custom Single Story Home Features 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And A 3 Car Garage With 4,046 Sf Of Living Space. Custom Touches Abound In This Home And Can Be Felt In The Game Room, Dining Room, Nook And Study. Outdoor Living Is Bountiful With A L...

632 Maggie Trail, Lucas, TX - $649,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,363 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Custom Home Builder With Lots To Build On Or Inventory Homes To Purchase. Close To Lake Lavon, Brockdale Park And Shopping. Located In Desirable Lovejoy Isd.

624 Maggie Trail, Lucas, TX - $649,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,374 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Custom Home Builder With Lots To Build On Or Inventory Homes To Purchase. Close To Lake Lavon, Brockdale Park, And Shopping. In The Desirable Lovejoy Isd.

636 Maggie Trail, Lucas, TX - $649,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,308 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Custom Home Builder With Lots To Build On Or Inventory Homes To Purchase. Close To Lake Lavon, Brockdale Park And Shopping. Located In Desirable Lovejoy Isd.

23 Cedar Bend Trail, Lucas, TX - $630,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,208 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Meticulous Maintained Nearly 2 Acres With 11 Covered Parking Spots In All. Perfect For All Your Toys, Rv, Boats, Automobiles, Tractors And Much More. Located In The Exemplary Lovejoyisd. 2 Master Suites, 2 Master Bathrooms. 2nd Master Has His And ...

1100 Highland Drive, Lucas, TX - $625,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,401 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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This Is A Luxury 1 Story Home That Sits On 1.24 Acres In Lucas. This Home Has 3 Bedrooms, A Study, And A Flex Room That Can Be Used As A 4th Bedroom. The Floor Plan Is Open Throughout The Family Room And Kitchen With The Bedrooms Secluded From The...

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800 Saddlebrook Drive, Lucas, TX - $650,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,811 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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Beautiful Drees Custom Home Situated On An Expansive 1.51 Acre Lot. From The Lush Landscaping And Over Sized Front Porch To The Inviting Warm Color Palettes Inside, This Traditional Home Welcomes All. The Grand Family Room Opens To The 2nd Floor, ...

730 Inverness Lane, Lucas, TX - $749,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,112 SQFT
  • 41 DAYS
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Custom 4 Bedroom Home On 1.2 Acres In Lovejoy Isd! This Gem Offers A Huge Kitchen With Custom Cabinets. Hand Scrapped Hardwood Floors, Custom Lighting, And A Beautiful Study With Built-ins. With A Game Room, And Media Room There Is Plenty Of Room ...

811 Amblewood Drive, Lucas, TX - $740,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,961 SQFT
  • 41 DAYS
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Extraordinary One Story Floor Plan Includes 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full Baths, 3 Car Garage And Plenty Of Living Space For The Entire Family In Highly Ranked Allen Isd. Enjoy The Peacefulness Of Your 1 Acre, Fully Fenced And Landscaped Backyard, Or Create ...

1611 Brae Burn Way, Lucas, TX - $674,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,778 SQFT
  • 52 DAYS
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Barely Lived In Home Completed In 2017 With Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Upgrades Including Flooring, Molding, Plantation Shutters, Home Security, & Granite Counters Throughout. 4 Large Bedrooms At The Corners Of The Home With Tall Ceilings Thr...

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2801 Elizabeth Court, Lucas, TX - $719,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,506 SQFT
  • 55 DAYS
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Pristine Paul Taylor Home In Wolf Creek-lovejoy Isd. Well Designed & Flexible Floor Plan On One Acre Fenced Lot. 1st Floor: 4 Brs,study,3ba. 2nd Floor - Game Room, 2 Brs, J&j Ba. Home Features: Hardwood Flooring, Tray & Vaulted Ceilings, Extensive...

Photo of Listing #13991239

1115 Highland Drive, Lucas, TX - $725,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,289 SQFT
  • 92 DAYS
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Luxurious 1.5 Story Home W Beautiful Curb Appeal On 1 Acre*3 Car Garage*impressive Iron-glass Dr, Study & Formal Dining*light & Open W Huge Great Rm W Stacked Stone Wbfp, Lots Of Natural Light From Windows*chef's Kitchen W Commercial Grade Cooktop...


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Listing information last updated on March 21st, 2019 at 11:30pm CDT.