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Living In Willow Park TX

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

Willow Park livability factors

2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 19

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  2018 public schools academic performance index: 73.2
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 11.5
  2017 median single family house value: $206,200
  2017 residences owner occupied: 88.3%
  2017 median household income: $96,051
  2017 population: 5,340
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 21.9%

Willow Park public schools rank twenty-fifth among 2019 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high schools, Aledo High School / Daniel Ninth Grade Center, rank twenty-third among the 2019 top 25 open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. Willow Park has experienced the twentieth fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years and has the thirteenth highest percentage of owner-occupied homes among all DFW suburbs. Some of the ways Willow Park is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Willow Park is located in east Parker County, approximately 53 miles west of downtown Dallas and 22 miles west of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Willow Park's proximity to downtown Fort Worth and DFW International Airport is likely to make Willow Park residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.


Most students living in Willow Park are eligible to attend Aledo ISD schools ... the attendance boundaries of Weatherford ISD also extend into Willow Park

More information about student performance at the schools attended by Willow Park 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.

Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 94.0 percent of the Willow Park residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $206,200 ... about 46 percent of Willow Park housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately 9 percent of these residences are more than 50 years old

New home construction

There currently is limited new home construction occurring in Willow Park. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Willow Park 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 26 minutes drive time without traffic from central Willow Park to downtown Fort Worth ... 42 miles and 46 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 5,340 ... population density 823 residents per square mile ... 21.9 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $96,051 ... 88.3 percent of Willow Park residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Willow Park 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 Willow Park attend schools operated by two separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Willow Park real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.61 percent to 2.75 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.

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

Moderately priced homes for sale in Willow Park

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