Dallas has seen a lot of growth in last few years with families moving to Dallas from all over USA. According to a report, more than 300 people a day are moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Last year the population in D-FW grew by 144,704 — second only to Houston, according to the U.S. Census study. More than half of that increase — almost 80,000 — came from migrants to North Texas. More than 75 companies have moved to North Texas since 2010 and have created 500,000 new jobs. If you are considering relocating to Dallas, one of the questions that should be on top of your mind is - which are the best suburbs of Dallas and which suburb to pick for your family?
Dallas communities are as diverse as the population. Areas like Downtown Dallas and Uptown attract those focused on urban living, while neighborhoods like Preston Hollow and Lakewood are right for people who want to be close to the downtown and prefer to send their kids to private schools in Dallas. Areas in southern Dallas are surrounded by nature; areas to the north are boomtowns with every modern convenience there is and new restaurants, bars & highways.
So, what makes one Dallas neighborhood better than another? Some factors might be cost of the homes; school district ratings; shopping, entertainment and dining; commute times to work and airports and unique features of each area.
Not sure what fits your lifestyle? Here are a few descriptions of some of the most popular neighborhoods in the Dallas area arranged by four lifestyle categories.
Families: The best of both worlds, with a peaceful suburban environment, great schools, and close-knit communities, while still offering all the desired amenities that the DFW area has to offer.
Young Professionals/Millennials: Neighborhoods that cater to an urban lifestyle, where residents often live, work and play, within these walkable, lively communities.
Empty Nesters and Retirees: Lots of amenities that appeal to retirees and those looking to down-size, offering affordable living and a variety of homes ranging from cottage-style homes to modern townhomes.
High End, Luxury Living in DFW with Top Public Schools: Some of wealthiest neighborhoods that the DFW area has to offer include the following. These have well known high performing school districts well known in Texas and the country.
High End, Luxury Living Close to Downtown with Private Schools: Some of wealthiest neighborhoods close to downtown that the DFW area has to offer are preferred by homebuyers like physicians and professionals who work in downtown Dallas with access to major hospitals like Baylor University Medical Center and UT Southwestern. These communities provide an easy commute to Dallas downtown but lack good public schools. The residents have access to a number of top private schools in DFW area.
Of course, the best neighborhood for you may be different from any of these areas listed. With nearly 40 suburbs in the Dallas area, you are sure to find a neighborhood to match your “must-haves” list and narrow down your top choices. Contact us for an in-depth analysis of your needs and recommendations along with market reports of various neighborhoods!
If you are interested in moving to our great city of Dallas and need help finding a home, I would appreciate the opportunity to help you. I have lived in Dallas metro area for over 16 years. Since many of my clients are relocation buyers, I have all the tools you need to help your home search. Whether it is video previews of homes, extended work hours, digital signatures for documents or more, I can make this process as comfortable as possible no matter where you are located.