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Dallas Suburbs

There are a number of factors to be considered when deciding whether to live in one of the 94 DFW suburbs listed below, or instead in the cities of either Dallas or Fort Worth. The information provided about these Dallas area suburbs and the assessment of general housing and community desirability presented on this best Dallas suburbs page can be quite useful for determining which of these cities and towns best meet the needs of you and your family.

The data presented on this page identifies …

  • Cities and town that are experiencing the most robust population growth. The fastest growing communities generally have greatest amount of new homes construction. However, it also is pretty unusual to find many, or even any, neighborhoods characterized by mature trees and unique houses in these communities.
  • Communities that are the most and least densely populated. This can be important since the more densely populated cities and towns are often perceived to offer quick and convenient access to more shopping, restaurants and other similar amenities and the less populated communities are likely to have less traffic and feel less crowded and perhaps also somewhat remote from where things are happening.
  • The general level of education and income of the people living each of these cities and towns. Related information about the level of interest in school quality is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW k-12 schools, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.
  • Where generally within the DFW metroplex each city or town is located. As shown on this DFW commute times and distances page, commute times and distances can be a big issue when determining where in the Dallas area you want to live.

Clicking on the MLS listings links provided in the table will cause a new page that identifies the single-family homes currently available for sale in the selected city or town to be displayed. The properties presented on these pages are initially sorted with the most recently listed properties shown first, so you can make a general assessment home prices, amenities, age range, etc. of the homes listed for sale pretty quickly by scanning the description sheets for the first 10-15 properties. To go to the same pages for the high and low ends of the price range of the listed homes, click first on the NEW LISTINGS FIRST caption and then select the sort order you want.

The table in which this data is presented is completely sortable. For example, if you want to see the DFW cities and towns that are experiencing the highest level of population growth, click on the "5-year growth" column heading. You also can limit the data provided to a specific city or town by entering its name in the Search box.

List of Dallas area cities and towns

populationfrom DFW International Airport
or higher
milesdirectionhomes for sale
Addison15,51818.9%3,559$60,45655.1%22eastMLS listings
Allen98,14316.4%3,723$102,12052.6%32northeastMLS listings
Anna11,46338.4%855$63,55625.8%48northeastMLS listings
Arlington388,1256.2%3,938$53,05528.9%18southwestMLS listings
Azle11,6937.3%1,317$54,17119.8%38westMLS listings
Balch Springs25,2105.6%2,792$39,8749.2%37southeastMLS listings
Bedford49,3375.0%4,949$60,37335.3%11southwestMLS listings
Benbrook22,6296.6%1,861$64,55332.8%35southwestMLS listings
Burleson43,62518.9%1,789$69,08824.1%39southwestMLS listings
Carrollton133,16811.8%3,591$69,28236.5%16northeastMLS listings
Cedar Hill48,5077.7%1,351$67,91330.1%27southMLS listings
Celina7,69727.7%669$88,50036.6%40northeastMLS listings
Cleburne30,0200.9%984$48,26015.7%57southwestMLS listings
Cockrell Hill4,3117,43821southeastMLS listings
Colleyville25,48711.8%1,928$151,16964.8%12westMLS listings
Coppell41,1596.5%2,798$111,32563.2%6northMLS listings
Corinth20,9986.4%2,689$85,17039.8%21northMLS listings
Crowley14,85315.7%1,983$64,83624.0%39southwestMLS listings
Dallas1,300,0928.5%3,369$43,35929.7%22southeastMLS listings
Decatur6,5217.9%770$48,83123.3%48northwestMLS listings
Denton131,04412.7%1,604$48,51838.3%27northMLS listings
DeSoto52,4867.1%2,430$56,91128.6%32southeastMLS listings
Duncanville39,8263.3%3,550$55,10026.0%25southeastMLS listings
Ennis19,0072.7%687$43,63412.6%60southeastMLS listings
Euless54,2195.7%3,355$54,61931.9%7southwestMLS listings
Everman6,3524.0%3,577$37,2125.9%31southwestMLS listings
Fairview8,43816.4%1,011$74,28561.5%35northeastMLS listings
Farmers Branch32,68914.2%2,708$58,66633.3%14eastMLS listings
Fate9,84749.2%1,695$89,50541.2%50eastMLS listings
Flower Mound71,25310.2%1,602$121,54957.6%12northMLS listings
Forest Hill12,8814.3%3,067$43,9499.7%29southwestMLS listings
Forney18,41825.9%2,361$72,68127.8%43southwestMLS listings
Fort Worth833,31912.2%2,418$52,49226.7%25southwestMLS listings
Frisco154,40731.9%2,507$112,15558.4%26northeastMLS listings
Garland236,8974.4%4,144$51,99721.6%29eastMLS listings
Glenn Heights12,0426.8%1,844$61,98321.4%38southeastMLS listings
Granbury9,38617.6%728$42,60822.2%63southwestMLS listings
Grand Prairie187,8097.0%2,353$55,33623.0%14southMLS listings
Grapevine51,40410.9%1,433$75,93145.6%7northwestMLS listings
Greenville26,5153.7%813$36,96017.3%68eastMLS listings
Haltom City44,2064.2%3,554$43,79212.3%20southwestMLS listings
Heath8,21112.3%791$152,37960.3%47eastMLS listings
Hickory Creek4,7271,88319northMLS listings
Highland Park9,1897.3%4,084$192,94683.3%23eastMLS listings
Highland Village16,1497.1%2,512$133,16155.9%16northMLS listings
Hurst39,0164.5%3,906$53,48825.9%13southwestMLS listings
Hutchins5,7277.3%630$36,8668.4%33southeastMLS listings
Irving236,6079.4%3,486$50,94233.8%11southeastMLS listings
Joshua6,0663.0%933$52,09416.2%46southwestMLS listings
Kaufman7,1566.8%1,052$37,50011.8%55southeastMLS listings
Keene6,1812.1%2,208$32,31418.3%45southwestMLS listings
Keller45,75815.5%2,477$144,26656.8%16westMLS listings
Kennedale7,71514.1%1,169$75,27824.0%28southwestMLS listings
Lake Dallas7,89211.0%4,110$68,07128.6%18northMLS listings
Lake Worth4,7271,88329westMLS listings
Lancaster38,8015.9%1,346$49,59018.4%37southeastMLS listings
Lantana8,02516.7%3,429$142,79462.8%19northwestMLS listings
Lewisville104,0399.1%2,438$58,55930.8%12northMLS listings
Little Elm38,34148.6%2,088$81,86630.5%26northeastMLS listings
Lucas6,88331.8%577$119,96850.3%42northeastMLS listings
Mansfield64,27414.0%1,755$89,77441.1%30southMLS listings
McKinney162,89824.3%2,589$82,99845.1%36northeastMLS listings
Melissa7,43658.8%750$102,59136.5%44northeastMLS listings
Mesquite144,7883.7%3,123$49,83718.1%35southeastMLS listings
Midlothian22,31819.2%414$72,12628.1%35southMLS listings
Murphy20,61015.4%3,648$121,36054.0%35eastMLS listings
North Richland Hills69,2049.3%3,796$62,92730.5%16westMLS listings
Parker4,15252235northeastMLS listings
Plano283,5589.1%3,925$82,94454.6%29eastMLS listings
Princeton8,93932.0%1,208$43,68122.0%45northeastMLS listings
Prosper15,96767.7%945$11,64144.7%34northeastMLS listings
Red Oak12,02211.6%1,541$67,13222.3%38southeastMLS listings
Richardson110,81511.7%3,869$70,95951.2%23eastMLS listings
Richland Hills8,0984.0%2,596$51,34716.0%18southwestMLS listings
River Oaks7,7244.0%3,824$42,62210.7%31southwestMLS listings
Roanoke7,40024.1%1,451$61,01034.0%17northeastMLS listings
Rockwall42,55613.2%1,710$86,62738.2%46eastMLS listings
Rowlett60,2367.1%2,985$83,44231.3%44eastMLS listings
Royse City11,46522.2%764$66,61923.9%53eastMLS listings
Sachse24,55420.8%2,478$91,54332.4%37eastMLS listings
Saginaw22,07911.5%2,842$74,52120.2%25westMLS listings
Sanger7,74711.9%711$53,86216.5%40northMLS listings
Sansom Park4,82160628westMLS listings
Seagoville15,8946.6%1,060$43,71310.6%42southeastMLS listings
Southlake29,94112.7%1,335$170,74268.5%10northwestMLS listings
Sunnyvale6,04418.2%361$100,51749.9%37eastMLS listings
Terrell16,9817.4%865$41,15414.2%56eastMLS listings
The Colony41,77915.1%2,631$71,42533.4%19northeastMLS listings
Trophy Club11,75946.4%2,722$127,39163.8%16northeastMLS listings
University Park24,7597.3%6,710$176,83683.3%23eastMLS listings
Watauga24,5254.4%5,881$61,71617.8%19westMLS listings
Waxahachie33,38412.8%810$53,33623.9%47southMLS listings
Weatherford28,74213.3%1,266$52,53225.8%54westMLS listings
White Settlement17,0776.0%3,376$39,74710.2%34westMLS listings
Willow Park4,59273446westMLS listings
Wylie46,70812.8%1,285$83,59434.7%41eastMLS listings

Note: Density is number of residents per square mile.

Sources: U.S. Census / 2011-2015 population data, 2010-2014 income and education data; Google Maps

Map of Dallas suburbs

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