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Living In Lucas TX
This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Lucas and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Lucas in 2018 is like. Lucas livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Lucas 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 Lucas.
Lucas livability factors
2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 23
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||2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 92.7%
||2017 median home sale price: $619,000
||2016 residences owner occupied: 86.8%
||2016 median household income: $133,419
||2016 population: 7,211
||2012 - 2016 population growth: 17.3%
Lucas public schools rank fourth 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. Lucas has experienced the twentieth fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years and its prevailing tax rate is in the bottom quartile of property tax rates in the Dallas area. Some of the ways Lucas is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.
Lucas is located in south central Collin County, approximately 31 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and 60 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, its proximity to both the Legacy and north Dallas business centers and to downtown Dallas is likely to make Lucas residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.
Lucas 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 Lucas are eligible to attend Lovejoy ISD schools ... the attendance boundaries of Allen ISD, McKinney ISD, Plano ISD and Wylie ISD also extend into Lucas.
More information about how student performance at the schools attended by Lucas 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 Lucas? A big reason living in Lucas 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 Lucas MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased by 14.4 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $619,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $260,000 to $1.4 million ... average size of houses sold was 3,780 square feet, average square foot price was $167.21 and average house age was 18.5 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 50 days on market
Approximately 23 miles and 26 minutes drive time without traffic from central Lucas to Legacy business center ... 23 miles and 28 minutes to north Dallas business center ... 31 miles and 36 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 7,211 ... population density 604 residents per square mile ... 17.3 percent population increase between 2010 - 2016 ... 2016 annual median household income $133,419 ... 86.8 percent of Lucas residential real estate units owner occupied
Additional demographic information about Lucas and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.
Students living in Lucas attend schools operated by five separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Lucas real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.03 percent to 2.26 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 Lucas
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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 Lucas
Key to understanding what living in Lucas is like is knowing about Lucas housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Lucas single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Lucas single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Lucas homes for sale page.
1319 Hicks Trail, Lucas, TX - $625,000
2330 Purdue Drive, Lucas, TX - $699,900
1208 Galway Drive, Lucas, TX - $725,000
2175 Edmonson Drive, Lucas, TX - $659,900
1710 Caman Park Drive, Lucas, TX - $725,000
629 Maggie Trail, Lucas, TX - $673,066
625 Maggie Trail, Lucas, TX - $712,484
613 Maggie Trail, Lucas, TX - $658,836
605 Maggie Trail, Lucas, TX - $651,151
633 Maggie Trail, Lucas, TX - $706,750
2 Cannonero Circle, Lucas, TX - $625,000
1100 Highland Drive, Lucas, TX - $665,637
1120 Inverness Lane, Lucas, TX - $697,060
905 Amblewood Drive, Lucas, TX - $649,900
1620 Enchanted Way, Lucas, TX - $645,000
More about living in Lucas
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Listing information last updated on April 23rd, 2018 at 12:17pm CDT.