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Best Dallas Suburbs To Buy House


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 2014-2017 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 prices2017 home sales
city/town2017increase
2014‑2017
best places
to live
best
schools
lowest
crime
increase
2014‑2017
2017
sq. ft.
2017 property
tax rate
homes
sold
average
age (yrs)
Addison$373,000 18.4%11810010515.3%$179.632.49%6527.6
Aledo$381,000 25.5%482413.1%$137.352.60%27514.2
Allen$315,000 27.1%9142421.9%$131.872.35%1,38620.3
Alvarado$171,000 36.8%1101128117.2%$105.802.78%14223.0
Anna$205,000 40.4%54872323.9%$112.452.54%32511.2
Argyle$441,000 19.2%1116322.4%$158.242.22%15016.8
Arlington$195,700 35.0%95849322.8%$104.032.62%3,96831.6
Aubrey$228,000 43.0%40531325.9%$121.522.29%29511.5
Azle$185,000 32.1%71777712.4%$116.812.61%37425.4
Balch Springs$135,000 70.9%1081109728.8%$87.402.92%16938.1
Bedford$240,000 34.1%44336223.2%$123.372.39%59536.9
Benbrook$200,000 33.4%891185415.6%$120.052.60%31534.3
Blue Mound$119,000 46.0%566625.3%$93.362.89%2148.9
Burleson$202,000 35.6%52435019.1%$107.043.01%1,10820.9
Carrollton$270,000 37.4%59565227.0%$131.642.64%1,37031.7
Cedar Hill$189,000 42.1%84928623.3%$95.222.87%58823.2
Celina$339,500 50.9%20271621.5%$141.062.56%25514.0
Cleburne$148,000 33.9%94897510.8%$89.022.96%51441.9
Cockrell Hill$134,500 131.9%1161018232.6%$102.933.00%668.0
Colleyville$552,000 14.1%149410.5%$158.902.34%41723.0
Coppell$422,000 22.5%1642916.4%$161.102.71%49925.5
Corinth$252,000 29.2%26352021.3%$113.162.44%44019.8
Crandall$198,000 53.3%72683816.9%$98.603.03%6721.7
Crowley$179,000 31.6%77975717.3%$94.383.00%35320.8
Dallas$330,000 24.5%1141069812.6%$185.802.72%8,39349.7
Decatur$237,000 33.4%886010114.9%$120.482.59%16427.1
Denton$232,000 39.8%64406522.7%$116.862.42%1,46823.7
DeSoto$193,000 43.0%1091148825.0%$84.092.89%57927.3
Double Oak$557,500 48.3%51217.9%$152.791.88%4022.8
Duncanville$168,000 40.6%1071079132.1%$92.612.94%41240.4
Edgecliff Village$172,500 48.7%11111118.2%$90.552.55%3939.1
Ennis$160,000 41.6%103968010.4%$92.382.27%16339.7
Euless$225,000 33.1%51306327.1%$124.942.33%43735.2
Everman$125,000 86.0%86958513.2%$84.073.28%5748.4
Fairview$420,000 23.9%156713.7%$164.662.30%17915.8
Farmers Branch$245,000 45.0%91997329.7%$147.392.64%25651.3
Farmersville$233,000 85.7%74754325.9%$129.002.37%6826.3
Fate$245,200 32.0%454732.1%$109.522.31%2828.8
Ferris$159,500 35.7%1041136425.7%$96.342.08%3443.7
Flower Mound$365,000 22.4%471516.7%$141.732.08%1,18922.1
Forest Hill$125,000 56.3%1021159422.7%$84.312.95%10845.2
Forney$220,000 33.4%31464120.8%$104.362.75%87513.5
Fort Worth$205,000 34.0%981029616.7%$110.502.77%11,01127.2
Frisco$380,000 24.9%17153521.1%$143.052.18%2,74013.5
Garland$190,500 44.3%79839027.1%$108.902.82%2,19740.1
Glenn Heights$180,000 45.5%97947435.7%$90.692.12%14419.0
Granbury$235,000 38.2%1058210212.2%$120.402.03%1,09323.6
Grand Prairie$210,000 35.5%80807025.7%$98.202.92%1,60726.3
Grapevine$341,000 24.9%39106622.5%$155.032.29%56829.2
Greenville$150,500 45.4%100908915.1%$86.692.75%30235.3
Haltom City$149,800 44.5%83886826.2%$94.042.73%35848.7
Heath$504,500 16.8%322887.0%$141.742.21%18816.9
Hickory Creek$281,500 16.3%38444217.8%$116.172.27%7424.0
Highland Park$1,621,800 3.0%183552.6%$470.932.08%13563.0
Highland Village$367,100 16.0%18917.4%$134.382.21%28025.6
Hurst$215,000 43.3%422210023.3%$116.782.45%45143.9
Hutchins$112,500 40.6%1131169259.6%$87.032.62%1048.8
Irving$235,000 30.6%96547616.4%$130.722.68%1,20237.3
Joshua$205,000 49.0%68723712.8%$100.532.96%13522.8
Justin$250,000 42.5%675218.2%$119.202.38%10317.1
Kaufman$175,000 41.1%93676111.9%$97.763.18%15035.6
Keene$152,000 44.8%85624616.1%$84.792.91%4936.6
Keller$392,500 20.5%813614.1%$139.892.56%80519.3
Kennedale$240,000 21.5%62695119.1%$103.272.87%10326.8
Lake Dallas$220,000 35.6%41442535.9%$116.602.57%10922.5
Lake Worth$135,000 58.5%11710910716.0%$88.432.73%4447.0
Lancaster$160,000 45.4%101869527.0%$81.513.06%38429.0
Lantana$385,000 24.2%242516.9%$123.482.73%2749.7
Lavon$235,000 30.6%4681221.0%$110.832.45%10710.9
Lewisville$255,000 31.1%69416722.7%$133.322.08%1,11725.4
Little Elm$260,000 35.3%37581923.1%$117.842.44%1,04810.2
Lucas$619,000 32.6%23514.4%$167.212.03%11418.5
Mansfield$264,000 30.5%27382820.8%$108.672.86%1,04718.7
McKinney$305,000 29.8%28213423.0%$130.712.43%3,02715.8
Melissa$249,000 29.7%10362125.3%$116.352.55%2079.8
Mesquite$168,000 42.4%99989929.6%$85.082.80%1,47936.1
Midlothian$255,000 46.3%33513319.9%$117.752.28%51017.0
Murphy$375,000 25.0%6261117.6%$117.702.21%27915.0
North Richland Hills$231,100 40.1%47375317.2%$117.632.65%91032.7
Northlake$350,800 17.7%78397118.3%$138.642.02%206.7
Oak Point$262,000 37.0%637929.4%$137.582.88%6313.3
Ovilla$341,000 54.0%29591232.9%$117.452.27%6921.6
Pantego$215,000 28.0%607110329.3%$110.812.40%3141.6
Parker$600,000 5.3%223157.5%$147.312.08%5518.8
Plano$337,400 27.4%36184921.5%$141.382.18%3,13229.3
Princeton$206,000 45.1%61785610.5%$108.582.58%23117.3
Prosper$427,000 13.9%21193116.0%$136.872.46%4458.3
Providence Village$225,000 38.9%496333.3%$106.582.58%20311.0
Red Oak$210,500 42.2%82938320.6%$102.012.22%28619.9
Richardson$295,000 37.2%43346029.9%$144.352.67%1,07643.4
Richland Hills$157,800 46.8%70658729.1%$96.652.63%12060.2
River Oaks$129,000 69.7%901044032.2%$96.632.78%9567.5
Roanoke$346,500 61.2%34174820.3%$127.812.10%11415.5
Rockwall$280,000 30.2%30294517.3%$116.012.21%80218.6
Rowlett$236,800 35.3%53643929.8%$111.202.89%98124.6
Royse City$213,500 38.6%55742218.1%$112.852.64%37913.3
Sachse$268,000 36.8%25483028.7%$117.242.86%39117.6
Saginaw$180,000 36.2%50575924.3%$99.352.64%35522.7
Sanger$195,500 30.4%58703620.0%$123.622.29%23420.9
Sansom Park$102,800 71.3%1061058419.3%$76.802.79%3259.2
Seagoville$147,000 48.5%871037916.6%$87.042.68%12126.0
Shady Shores$356,000 20.1%666114.3%$132.572.09%3523.4
Southlake$700,000 15.1%223210.2%$184.032.46%51220.1
Springtown$218,000 59.1%81914711.6%$116.972.57%18718.3
Sunnyvale$435,000 34.3%192023.9%$137.382.59%5520.1
Terrell$158,500 26.3%1128510418.4%$97.063.05%27233.8
The Colony$243,500 47.6%57552732.2%$129.542.31%61127.3
Trophy Club$418,500 25.8%7111013.8%$144.602.32%27618.0
University Park$1,319,500 5.6%31267.5%$370.502.11%23844.5
Venus$162,500 47.7%651081817.6%$91.572.99%8814.4
Watauga$165,000 43.5%35504428.1%$110.352.66%35534.2
Waxahachie$205,000 37.6%73737216.5%$110.032.27%68828.0
Weatherford$225,300 30.5%75425814.9%$117.042.56%1,01023.2
Westworth Village$148,000 59.1%924910612.4%$148.122.46%2049.1
White Settlement$131,700 73.3%76766926.4%$91.332.91%17944.9
Willow Park$255,000 27.5%12231413.0%$119.092.75%10520.4
Wilmer$99,000 19.3%1151167839.3%$73.412.44%1240.8
Wylie$247,700 37.6%13321730.4%$114.882.69%87616.4


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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