The Dallas-Fort Worth area, often affectionately shortened to DFW, is a large metropolis that features a diverse group of communities.Â For many people, living in DFW's suburbs is the perfect way to stay close to city life, while still enjoying some of the community-based perks that come with living in a smaller town. There are quite a few inviting suburbs to choose from, so it pays to do a bit of research before making your choice.
We've put together a list of our five favorite Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs to help you get started. When you're ready to start searching for Texas real estate, contact our team of local REALTORSÂ® at RE/MAX DFW Associates, with seven offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Finding the 5 Best 'Burbs' in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
One of the biggest draws of DFW's suburbs is their family-friendly atmosphere, from school systems to entertainment and culture. There's also plenty of variety, as each suburb features its own unique flavor. Best of all, Texas real estate in the area is affordable, to go along with a low cost of living.
- Plano â With its population of 278,480, Plano is a large city in its own right. It's also one of the best places in Texas to look for work, with median household income and home values both ranking nearly double the state average. Plano is a forward-thinking city, always looking to innovate and improve. It's green living initiatives, which earned Plano just the second 4-star rating in the state for sustainability, are just one way Plano is planning for a bright future.
- Frisco â Searching for the perfect place to send your kids to school? Frisco's schools systems stand out from the rest, which is no small feat given the overall high quality of DFW's schools. If you're familiar with the Great Schools ratings system, you'll be amazed by how many of the area's schools score a perfect 10. You can also visit the Frisco Independent School District site, to get a firsthand feel of what your children can expect in Frisco's excellent schools.
- Colleyville â If you're looking for a suburb that takes pride in its natural beauty, Colleyville is definitely a must-see stop. Area residents love the Colleyville Park System, which features near endless trails to bike, hike, and explore. Colleyville's mid-sized population of 24,500 keeps things lively, and it's average household income of $199,168 ranks exceptionally well by any measure.
- Grapevine â In many parts of the country, living in a city means dealing with a higher cost of living. DFW is far more affordable than most metro areas, and Grapevine is the perfect example. The cost of living in Dallas checks in at 90.8, in a system where the average score is 100, and Grapevine has low taxes even by the area's affordable standards. Just don't confuse affordable living with a lack of opportunity. The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is always hard at work to bring new businesses to the area.
- Trophy Club â A unique suburb with a one-of-a-kind name, Trophy Club had humble beginnings as a small, golf-centric community. The beautiful 36 hole golf course still stands, but the city has grown into so much more. Just recently, Trophy Club's Public Improvement District was recognized with a $16.4 million bond refund â the first of its kind in Texas â for it's constant commitment to improvement.
Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs offer something for everyone, and it's more than worth your time to come see the area firsthand. Contact RE/MAX DFW Associates to learn more about Texas real estate, and to find your new home in DFW.