When discussing real estate in Dallas, the focus is Dallas plus all the suburbs in the area. This includes suburbs such as Allen, Plano, Frisco, Southlake, Colleyville, Highland Park, Coppell, and others. They are several factors which make certain suburbs more desirable. Factors such as the cost of homes, public schools and school district ratings, the neighborhood's lifestyle, recreational facilities, and commute times to work and airports are important. Big city living may not suit everybody – but urban areas certainly have their perks.
Located in Collin County, Allen has a population of roughly 92,000 residents. Commutes to airports can be a bit longer, but reasonable home prices, friendly people and a small town atmosphere makes Allen one of the best suburbs to live in. List prices on Allen homes average $500,000 though buyers can find houses starting from $200,000. Great Schools rates Allen ISD at 9/10. One of the top attractions is shopping – the city is home to the Allen Premium Outlet Mall.
Located in the middle of Dallas County, the most expensive homes per square foot, and excellent schools all describe Highland Park. With a population of roughly 8,900, homes in the area average a list price of $3,175,000 with highs of over $10,000,000. Small condos in the mid $250,000 are also available. Though newer homes have come up, some of the older homes were built in the 1940s. Great Schools rates Highland Park ISD at 10/10. Highland Village and the Dallas Country Club are some of the top attractions.
Perfect schools, homes averaging $1,000,000 and a local town square all describe Southlake living. Residents can enjoy great dining, entertainment and shopping in the awesome Town Square. Carroll ISD is Southlake’s own school district. The district has five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one senior school. Great schools rate Carroll ISD a perfect 10/10.
Located in Tarrant County with a population of roughly 25,000, Colleyville homes are only a few miles from DFW airport. Watching both Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys play in Arlington is only a short commute for residents. Colleyville homes average list price is under $900,000, with the homes almost 100% owner-occupied. The Village at Colleyville offers both shopping and living in the village. Colleyville and Grapevine share a school district with only two high schools. Heritage High School is in Colleyville. Great schools rate Colleyville schools at 8/10.
Home construction in grapevine began in the 1960s, making it one of the older suburbs in Dallas. Grapevine has a population of roughly 50,000 with listings averaging $500,000. Listings as low as $250,000 and as high as $2,000,000 are available. Grapevine shares a school district with the neighboring Colleyville. Grapevine High School is Grapevines' own high school.
Flower Mound is located in Denton County where property taxes are some of the lowest in the Metroplex. With a population of roughly 69,000 and an average home list price of $740,000, Flower Mound is one of the hottest suburbs in Dallas. The Lewisville ISD serves the homes in Flower Mound with two high schools, several middle schools and a handful of elementary schools. Great schools rate Flower Mound schools at 8/10.
The growth in Frisco exploded around 2000, turning Frisco into a booming suburb in one of the hottest markets in the US. Some of the top attractions include the Dallas Cowboys, Frisco Rough Riders, and Stonebriar Shopping Centre. With a population of 137,000, home listings average $630,000. Homebuyers can still find listings as low as $200,000. The past three years have seen prices rise almost 25%. Homes are approximately 80% owner-occupied. Great schools rank Frisco’s own ISD at 9/10.
Plano's growth accelerated in the 80s as residents began moving north in the Metroplex. The west side of Plano has experienced tremendous growth and increase in property taxes. This is because of developments such as Shops at Legacy, the Shops at Willowbend and several company headquarters such as Toyota. The Plano ISD has several elementary, middle and high schools. With three senior high schools, the Greats Schools ranks Plano ISD at 8/10. The average price for a listing is roughly $773,745 with a high of over $5,000,000, and lows of around $200,000.
Despite being an older suburb, Coppell is still one of the best suburbs in Dallas. There was a boom in construction in the late 1980s and early 1990s leaving few home sites for new developments. Homes for sale average $615,000. Proximity to DFW airport and easy access to 635 and I-35 makes Coppell a popular suburb for business travelers. Great schools rank Coppell ISD at 9/10. The district has 10 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and one high school – Coppell High School.
Kellar, Texas is another hot suburb in Tarrant County. Keller’s population increased in the past 25 years and currently hosts roughly 44,000 residents. DFW airport is only minutes away allowing frequent travelers easy access to the airport, and highways 635,183 and 114. In comparison to neighboring cities of Southlake and Colleyville, Keller’s listings have reasonable prices. The average listing is $584,707 with listings going as high as $2,500,000, and as low as $230,000. Keller ISD serves four high schools, six middle schools, and 23 elementary schools. Great Schools ranks Keller ISD at 7/10.