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Cost of Living in Dallas, Texas 2024

As many would definitely agree, amazing things can happen for those who decide to reside in Dallas, Texas. Whether you are looking forward to that sumptuous meal served in an oversized plate, or that palatable Tex-Mex you have been craving for, expect that everything in Dallas is presented in a bigger way.

There is an advantage to this. For one, the cost of living in Dallas, Texas, is not one that could put a hole in your wallet, so to speak. In fact, it is relatively lower compared to other similar-sized cities in the country. What are some of the factors that impact the cost of living in Dallas? Let’s find out.

Housing

Wherever you may plan to live, no doubt that housing expenses will receive the…

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So, you have been dreaming of owning your own home in Texas. After analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of whether to buy or build, you have settled on building. The main question is how much does it cost to build a house in Texas? Are there any hidden charges you need to be aware of?

In comparison to both the west coast and the east coast, Texas is much more affordable per square foot for both land and building. In fact, the bulk of people moving from California to Texas often times sell a home and then buy or build a bigger house in Texas for almost half price.

The cost of building a new home in Texas will depend on several factors including:

· Location of your home

· The building materials and products you select

· Pricing…

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When comparing Dallas vs Austin, both cities share one thing—they stand out as Texas' most desirable destinations.

Locals and transplants from other states all desire to own a piece of the real estate that characterizes the exquisite neighborhoods the two cities offer. Buoyed by rapid growth, the city of Austin has gained value exponentially in recent years. Likewise, Dallas has experienced a significant increase in premium real estate.

For buyers looking to invest in a market that offers plenty of growth opportunities deciding which metropolitan city is most suitable can be a dilemma. You have come to the right place, as this article will discuss what living is like between Dallas and Austin.

If you've already decided which Texas City best…

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Coppell is a suburban community that is part of the Dallas city metro area.

Located 20 miles from the heart of the city, Coppell is rapidly becoming one of the in-demand suburban districts in Dallas.

Living in Coppell offers an out-of-town vibe, which is ideal for families looking for more space to raise children than the growth and sprawl of densely packed cities.

Downtown Coppell's regeneration efforts including a modern town square, easy access to DFW International Airport, and southern hospitality make the area special.

With a convenient location in the DFW Metroplex, exemplary schools, and a vibrant community, it's no wonder there's a continuous inflow of families to the area.

If you would like to buy a property in Coppell, our real…

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Voted the #1 Best Place to Live in America by Money in 2014, McKinney is the 19th largest city in the state of Texas. The city’s allure stems from its affordable living, low crime, excellent schools, signature neighborhoods, and much more. Located 32 miles north of Dallas, this beautiful north Texas town sits in Collin County.

Historic buildings and unique, welcoming developments make it difficult for buyers to make a choice. This useful guide will ease your relocation to one of the top five best neighborhoods to live in McKinney, Texas.

Craig Ranch

Named the 2014 Master-Planned Community of the year by Dallas Builders Association, Craig Ranch is located about 8.5 miles southwest of Downtown McKinney. Home to luxurious properties and…

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Are you planning to move to Texas, to be specific, the Dallas-Fort Worth area?

One of the best Dallas suburbs you should consider is the charming town of Flower Mound. This town is conveniently located 29 miles northwest of Dallas and 33 miles north of Fort Worth.

Despite rapid growth since the turn of the millennium, Flower Mound still boasts a small-town, family-friendly atmosphere. The town offers plentiful things to love and it's easy to overlook some of the shortcomings in favor of the best features it has to offer.

Buckle up as we discuss a few lesser-known pros and cons of living in Flower Mound. If you've gathered that moving to Flower Mound or anywhere else in Texas is a good idea, our agents can help you explore the real estate in…

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Set in the heart of the DFW Metroplex, Carrollton offers a high quality of life, safe neighborhoods, top schools, and modern conveniences that are a big draw for both residents and newcomers.

Home to over 125,000 people, some of the highlights of living in Carrollton are the many attractions, affordable housing, and a convenient location.

In this guide, we will discuss the pros and cons of living in Carrollton that any buyers looking into the area should consider. Whether you plan to move in two weeks, two months, or short notice, our agents are ready to help you find the ideal home that suits your tastes and budget.

Pros of Living in Carrollton

Convenient Location

Carrollton boasts a convenient location 20 minutes from everything,…

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The adage that everything is bigger in Texas is true. The vast Texas landmass is bigger than some developed countries such as France, Germany, and New Zealand.

From its incredible open spaces to a booming economy, Texas offers an amazing scope of choices to accommodate different ways of life. Many New Yorkers are choosing to move to the Lone Star State for various reasons including a lower cost of living, cheaper housing, and escaping the cold winters in the northeast among others.

In this guide, we will discuss the pros of moving from New York to Texas so you’ll know what to expect when you make that all-important move. If you’re ready to trade in the Big Apple for a more simple life in Texas, contact us today and we’ll help you explore the…

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Are you considering moving to Arizona? Or maybe you’d prefer to move to the Lone Star State?

Although they may share some similarities, the two states are markedly different. Some of the shared similarities include hot and dry weather, common historical periods, cultural events, as well as a common border with Mexico.

Moving to either state requires much thought—do you fancy rodeos, blue-ribbon barbeque, and through-the-roof property taxes? Or do you prefer hiking, historical monuments, and dashboard melting heat?

In this guide, we’ll discuss a few lesser-known facts about living in Texas or Arizona. Whether you seek a change of scenery or new job opportunities, our agents can help you find a great place in Texas that is suitable for any…

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Residents of Fort Worth, Texas, as well as people who are familiar with the city, will tell you the area is home to fantastic neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking for a beginner home, a quiet, country club oasis or something close to the hustle and bustle of downtown, Fort Worth real estate is overflowing with options. Read on to discover the top five best neighborhoods to live in Fort Worth.

  1.     Arlington Heights

Located only 10 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, Arlington Heights is a great neighborhood for families and single millennials. A few minutes away from the Cultural District, Arlington Heights residents have quick access to some of the best museums Fort Worth has to offer.

Much of the real estate comprises of…

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