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Living In Fairview TX

This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Fairview and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Fairview in 2018 is like. Fairview livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Fairview homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Fairview.

Fairview livability factors

2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 15

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  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 92.3%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 6.3
  2017 median home sale price: $420,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 75.4%
  2016 median household income: $73,339
  2016 population: 8,354
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 5.3%

Fairview public schools rank fifth among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high school, Lovejoy High School, ranks third among the 2018 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. Fairview also has the fifth lowest overall crime rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Some of ways Fairview is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Fairview is located in central Collin County, approximately 32 miles north of downtown Dallas and 56 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Fairview's proximity to both the Legacy and north Dallas business centers and to DFW International Airport is likely to make Fairview residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Fairview public schools are not only among the best in the DFW metroplex, they are among the best in the State of Texas ... most students living in Fairview are eligible to attend Lovejoy ISD schools ... the attendance boundaries of McKinney ISD also extends into Fairview.

More information how about student performance at the schools attended by Fairview students compares with other DFW area schools is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.


Looking for the best places to live in Fairview? A big reason living in Fairview is considered so desirable is its wonderful neighborhoods and they are a great place to begin your search. Links to profiles describing some of the best of these neighborhoods are provided below.

Recent home sales

On average, prices of Fairview MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased by 13.7 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $420,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $330,000 to $1.4 million ... average size of houses sold was 3,260 square feet, average square foot price was $164.66 and average house age was 15.8 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 52 days on market


Approximately 15 miles and 14 minutes drive time without traffic from central Fairview to Legacy business center ... 27 miles and 26 minutes to north Dallas business center ... 35 miles and 32 minutes to DFW International Airport ... 32 miles and 33 minutes to downtown Dallas

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page.


2016 estimated population 8,354 ... population density 1,000 residents per square mile ... 2016 annual median household income $73,339 ... 75.4 percent of Fairview residential real estate units owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Fairview and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Students living in Fairview attend schools operated by two separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Fairview real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.25 percent to 2.30 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2017 property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Cities/towns near Fairview

from Fairview              
2016 median
house price
2015 median
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Lowry Crossing1,7808east
New Hope6398northeast

Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. and Google Maps.

Moderately priced homes for sale in Fairview

Key to understanding what living in Fairview is like is knowing about Fairview housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Fairview single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Fairview single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Fairview homes for sale page.

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902 Shoal Creek Drive, Fairview, TX - $595,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,334 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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Premier 1 Story Large Golf Course Home, Panoramic Views Trees, Creek & Golf, Extensive Hardwood Flooring, Spacious Rooms-no Downsizing Furniture. 11' Ceilings, Sunroom W Hvac. Features: Study With Coffered Ceiling, Full Guest Suite, 3 Bay Windows,...

740 River Oaks Drive, Fairview, TX - $685,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,947 SQFT
  • 26 DAYS
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1.088 Acre Lot Nestled In The Trees In River Oaks Neighborhood In Fairview. Lovejoy Isd! Circle Drive, Lush Landscaping. Breathtaking Vaulted Wood Ceilings, Wood Floor & Floor To Ceil Brick Fp. Large Formal Dining Easily Seats 10. Kitchen Has Stai...

870 Saint James Drive, Fairview, TX - $709,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,234 SQFT
  • 42 DAYS
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Live The Dream In Prestigious Oakwood Estates. Fresh New Carpet! Great Neighbors And Friends As Your Kids Excel In The Critically Acclaimed Lovejoy Isd. Enter Your Dream On Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors Opening Up Into Vaulted Beamed Ceilings, Floo...

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541 Lakewood Drive, Fairview, TX - $675,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,145 SQFT
  • 152 DAYS
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Stunning Custom Home On Almost 1.5 Acres Of Land! Wood Floors, Vaulted Ceilings, Gorgeous Views Make This Home The Perfect Place For Any Family. Open Floor Plan & Lots Of Windows For Natural Light. Kitchen Is A Chef's Delight With Granite Counters...

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691 Glenwood Cr, Fairview, TX - $619,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,171 SQFT
  • 225 DAYS
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This Gorgeous Acre Lot Is Heavily Treed, Tucked Away On A Private Cul De Sac That Provides Peaceful Country Privacy While Being Close To 75 And 121. The Elegant Entry Opens To A Large Living Area And Grand Staircase. The Spacious Yet Cozy Floor Pl...

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Listing information last updated on March 17th, 2018 at 8:45pm CDT.