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Best Dallas Suburbs To Buy Home


Selecting a single Dallas area city or town as the best place to buy a single-family home is at best problematic and probably just not possible. The criteria for such assessments are simply too complex, personal and subjective for there to be a definitive choice on which everyone can agree. Deciding generally on which DFW cities and towns are the best places for your family to live is nonetheless an important part of finding the most suitable property to buy, so key factors that typically are considered when making this decision are presented in the table below.

To ensure that data presented in this table is displayed in a font size that is large enough to be legible, it unfortunately was necessary to omit or summarize other key considerations. The whereabouts of the various Dallas suburbs is a major issue for most home buyers and this information is provided on this more about Dallas suburbs page. Additional information about the general desirability and livability of individual Dallas suburbs is also provided on that same page and on this best Dallas suburbs page. Good resources for learning about Dallas area public schools are these best Dallas schools and best DFW school districts pages.

Of course it also is very important to have at least a general impression about houses that actually are available for sale. Clicking on the names of the DFW cities and towns listed below will display pictures and descriptions of all currently listed single-family homes in each city/town. All data presented in the table is searchable and sortable. If you want to see the Dallas area cities and towns that have experienced the largest increases in median home prices, for example, double click on the increase 2013-2016 column heading. You also can limit the data shown to a specific city or town by entering its name in the Search box.

median home pricesbest Dallas suburbs rankingsaverage home prices2016 home sales
city/town2016increase
2013‑2016
best places
to live
best
schools
lowest
crime
appreciation
2013‑2016
2016
sq. ft.
2016 property
tax rate
homes
sold
average
age (yrs)
Addison$368,500 23.5%11711310214.6%$171.872.50%7926.4
Aledo$344,800 32.9%51129.6%$122.812.63%23216.9
Allen$295,000 28.3%7102323.8%$123.912.40%1,46718.7
Alvarado$144,500 44.5%98947012.8%$93.232.77%14022.7
Anna$190,000 46.2%53692216.0%$98.862.59%36511.3
Argyle$384,900 10.8%1217711.3%$147.362.22%16316.4
Arlington$177,000 34.6%95999418.1%$93.802.66%4,00530.4
Aubrey$209,000 39.8%23463216.4%$108.762.38%27311.8
Azle$175,000 24.1%88878215.9%$105.142.51%39626.1
Balch Springs$120,000 71.4%11311710429.2%$73.142.92%15534.1
Bedford$226,000 34.9%41297220.5%$113.952.42%56934.7
Benbrook$190,000 34.5%89915510.4%$103.952.63%37232.5
Blue Mound$100,180 45.2%616213.6%$80.912.97%2246.2
Burleson$182,000 30.3%54485216.1%$98.142.90%1,10121.7
Carrollton$245,000 34.4%63615925.9%$121.832.65%1,41130.7
Cedar Hill$164,900 37.4%86738122.6%$85.622.87%66122.9
Celina$317,000 59.3%20211717.5%$130.862.57%19516.4
Cleburne$140,000 47.4%101828617.3%$84.602.95%46737.4
Cockrell Hill$139,000 101.4%106110769.6%$83.273.06%559.8
Colleyville$520,000 15.6%148312.8%$155.862.36%42923.4
Coppell$399,800 30.3%1842817.5%$153.392.73%51324.9
Corinth$234,000 26.1%24362019.2%$104.902.50%43018.3
Crandall$166,500 35.9%52444816.2%$87.712.90%6425.0
Crowley$155,000 24.0%82816315.8%$85.093.02%38820.4
Dallas$310,000 24.0%1121149613.3%$174.242.72%8,11049.6
Decatur$201,000 14.9%97511019.0%$112.122.60%19427.9
Denton$211,000 32.0%66476919.2%$108.662.47%1,42222.3
DeSoto$166,000 31.3%1081167921.6%$75.472.86%57428.5
Double Oak$526,300 21.0%61327.3%$147.341.90%4223.3
Duncanville$149,000 36.1%1031158929.5%$81.972.94%35939.4
Edgecliff Village$159,700 34.2%11611121.1%$81.292.55%4232.8
Ennis$138,000 33.3%10596927.3%$81.312.65%17338.6
Euless$211,000 31.9%43325123.4%$114.662.41%42534.3
Everman$102,300 69.1%841037833.2%$68.323.38%4245.5
Fairview$402,800 15.1%163414.9%$159.602.32%16013.4
Farmers Branch$213,800 42.6%921056825.5%$133.102.65%28049.7
Farmersville$170,000 9.7%60725614.2%$102.092.47%7532.2
Fate$229,000 34.8%403528.8%$101.952.34%3158.4
Ferris$149,500 60.8%8798643.1%$77.512.46%3235.7
Flower Mound$350,000 25.0%251117.4%$136.742.11%1,17021.0
Forest Hill$105,000 61.5%1021189010.8%$70.422.97%8645.8
Forney$204,900 38.0%21403318.5%$95.402.78%83212.5
Fort Worth$185,000 32.1%1001099514.2%$101.132.81%10,68226.0
Frisco$365,000 32.7%17163623.3%$134.292.20%2,63612.6
Garland$170,000 41.7%76958825.1%$97.972.82%2,18939.0
Glenn Heights$158,000 51.9%961015324.1%$80.162.08%15718.0
Granbury$209,000 24.8%115751059.1%$110.352.07%1,02321.9
Grand Prairie$189,000 39.0%74836221.2%$88.942.92%1,68325.5
Grapevine$315,000 23.3%2895419.7%$140.322.31%53329.4
Greenville$137,000 37.8%10980939.7%$74.322.76%33333.4
Haltom City$125,500 47.8%79938526.4%$81.752.78%36645.7
Heath$490,000 15.3%382598.9%$135.292.26%15717.4
Hickory Creek$295,000 19.7%36383511.7%$109.152.31%6621.1
Highland Park$1,600,000 15.1%15184512.8%$464.062.03%14358.0
Highland Village$359,500 20.7%561514.4%$125.672.24%29124.6
Hurst$190,000 28.4%42249917.6%$105.462.53%50843.1
Hutchins$77,500 46.2%1111068337.6%$53.762.62%1045.9
Irving$215,000 25.0%94497515.4%$122.592.70%1,30136.5
Joshua$169,300 30.3%6957397.9%$89.252.96%14221.7
Justin$219,500 38.9%655211.0%$103.432.36%8017.4
Kaufman$151,500 26.3%99655815.4%$88.002.92%17232.0
Keene$135,000 18.4%85683817.3%$80.902.90%4131.4
Keller$376,000 22.4%11141215.2%$132.182.58%79818.6
Kennedale$230,000 22.7%70556515.7%$97.552.88%9125.3
Lake Dallas$202,000 36.7%57384419.7%$100.092.59%11921.9
Lake Worth$125,000 78.8%11410210718.2%$81.002.76%4745.0
Lancaster$139,000 56.2%1079710027.0%$71.143.06%41928.9
Lantana$365,000 20.5%312614.6%$116.552.79%2639.0
Lavon$211,000 27.9%4467825.7%$104.552.47%12811.1
Lewisville$235,000 32.8%73796721.2%$122.392.10%1,11324.4
Little Elm$240,000 39.1%3058625.8%$109.752.45%1,09410.2
Lucas$590,000 23.7%37715.8%$163.972.05%10318.1
Mansfield$241,000 28.2%26423419.2%$100.442.85%1,10217.7
McKinney$285,000 35.4%22224024.6%$121.552.48%3,18115.3
Melissa$244,000 45.2%9341019.0%$104.972.57%2319.3
Mesquite$145,000 39.4%91929827.4%$85.082.80%1,54536.1
Midlothian$235,100 36.7%33503017.1%$107.992.66%53316.8
Murphy$351,900 25.7%827523.8%$113.292.24%29213.7
North Richland Hills$207,000 22.5%49456617.2%$109.402.69%92631.2
Northlake$392,300 26.5%46439116.1%$138.112.00%108.4
Oak Point$204,500 23.9%719021.2%$122.472.56%7415.8
Ovilla$293,000 38.9%47761616.2%$106.952.65%7621.9
Pantego$210,000 28.8%568410318.9%$96.252.44%3144.2
Parker$577,500 15.5%27301413.3%$145.612.09%7019.4
Plano$310,000 28.6%29204322.4%$131.572.21%3,04728.7
Princeton$187,000 43.3%62883115.3%$101.882.60%21214.6
Prosper$415,000 21.3%19151817.6%$130.842.48%3938.1
Providence Village$202,000 39.3%345435.5%$99.662.68%21010.2
Red Oak$190,000 38.7%75867716.8%$93.102.60%26118.6
Richardson$270,000 42.9%45375026.1%$131.272.67%1,08742.7
Richland Hills$137,500 51.9%64787325.7%$84.752.68%12358.3
River Oaks$97,000 40.6%811085718.2%$76.642.80%7665.6
Roanoke$294,000 59.8%48288017.4%$111.622.08%11414.7
Rockwall$256,400 30.3%32234117.2%$110.782.30%80417.7
Rowlett$219,900 40.1%58663725.4%$99.942.90%99023.2
Royse City$183,500 28.3%55702415.4%$102.572.72%46912.8
Sachse$246,300 36.9%25602628.1%$109.142.87%36016.6
Saginaw$165,000 37.5%50564920.4%$88.672.68%40120.4
Sanger$173,000 29.1%67634213.7%$109.112.30%23320.3
Sansom Park$89,500 86.5%104104849.9%$63.512.77%2960.6
Seagoville$125,000 42.9%901008729.0%$79.732.68%12028.2
Shady Shores$350,000 25.0%935314.1%$117.732.10%4918.5
Southlake$650,000 18.2%122711.0%$173.372.48%43519.2
Springtown$165,000 16.6%80854715.0%$99.752.70%22918.7
Sunnyvale$398,000 32.6%351919.2%$125.382.49%5717.0
Terrell$140,000 53.8%110899715.7%$88.572.93%24533.5
The Colony$228,500 56.0%59592930.8%$117.832.34%56625.5
Trophy Club$420,000 37.7%411119.2%$140.322.30%25716.1
University Park$1,340,000 9.9%31257.5%$371.062.06%23340.4
Venus$142,500 53.2%7211219-1.9%$73.512.98%9017.6
Watauga$145,000 45.7%39746122.1%$97.902.70%41232.3
Waxahachie$191,200 34.2%68647414.1%$100.152.65%66225.6
Weatherford$192,800 20.1%83416012.1%$107.142.63%90023.6
Westworth Village$135,000 58.8%787710619.0%$97.252.48%1758.0
White Settlement$97,200 35.0%77717115.8%$75.062.92%16044.9
Willow Park$235,000 27.0%13312113.8%$109.792.78%8520.5
Wilmer$106,300 81.7%1181064641.2%$53.252.44%634.7
Wylie$230,000 40.2%10331328.9%$106.422.78%73515.6


Notes: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page, best schools and lowest crime rates ranking data is presented on best Dallas suburbs for families page. Additional property tax data provided on Dallas area property taxes page.

Sources: North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc., Texas Education Agency, U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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