The 10 Best Grand Prairie Neighborhoods to Live in For 2021
If you’re thinking of moving to Grand Prairie TX, your first thought may be: which neighborhood should I pick? This is a highly personal decision, and one that will depend greatly on your lifestyle, proximity to your job or school, budget and many other factors. Big cities have their draws, such as entertainment, culture, food, and energy. But the suburbs are really where it’s at: You get peace and quiet and all the benefits that come with living near a big city. You can commute there for work, but retreat to your personal sanctuary at the end of the day.
In this week’s blog, we’ll review the 10 best suburbs to live in and around Grand Prairie in 2021. Then, you can make the most educated decision possible about where to live.
1. Highland Park
Home to 9,100 people, Highland Park is one of the top desirable neighborhoods to live in within this area. The unemployment rate is low (1.4%), the median income is $211,000 and the average home price is about $1.5 million, according to Home Snacks. Schools are among the best in the state. Highland Park is about six miles from downtown Dallas and 37 from Fort Worth. This community’s close proximity to Dallas, Love Field and DFW International airports, as well as the north Dallas business center, makes it a hot bed for real estate activity. It’s a perfect location if you’re looking to commute into downtown Dallas for work.
2. University Park
This one has a bit of a higher population, at 25,000 people, with a median income of $224,000. The poverty rate is nearly 4% and the unemployment rate is at three and a half. The median home value in this inner Dallas suburb is $1.29 million, and it’s located just five miles from the downtown area.
Home to 41,000, Coppell is considered a safe town, with schools that are fairly crowded but good. The median income is $122,000, with low unemployment rates and poverty rates. This North Texas suburb is ranked #8 by Money magazine as one of the best places to live in the country for its easy access to the airport, recent downtown revitalization efforts, access to quality healthcare, and its plentiful jobs.
With a median income of $240,000 and population of 31,000, Southlake is always ranked as a great place to live, work, go to school and raise a family. With some of the best schools around, you can’t go wrong choosing this neighborhood if you have small children. It’s got a high quality of life, high walkability score and low crime rate.
You’ll find some fairly costly homes in Highland, population 18,000, where the average house is going for$560,000. This isn’t quite as high as the neighborhoods further up on this list, but when you pair that with the high cost of living here, it can get pretty expensive to call this zip code home.
This affluent suburb is a family friendly community, with great restaurants, coffee shops, schools and more. The unemployment rate is low, the jobs are plentiful and the median income is $163,000.
Just 20 miles from downtown Dallas, Keller is home to a modest 46,000, with a median income of $141,000. With some of the best schools in the region, a low crime rate and decent cost of living, this community remains a desirable one for many families, particularly for first-time home buyers.
8. Trophy Club
This fast-growing community is on the rise, due to many factors, such as a below average crime rate, great job outlook and reasonable cost of living. It’s home to 12,000 people and has a median income of $147,000. It’s located 33 miles from downtown Dallas and 30 miles from downtown Fort Worth. It’s a hot spot for real estate due to its close proximity to DFW International Airport and the Las Colinas business center.
9. Flower Mound
The schools here are top-notch but it costs a lot to live here, despite the median income being on the lower side for this area, at $137,000. The average home price is $446,000 and the population is 76,000. As one of the safest cities in the state, Flower Mound has a well-maintained park system, low crime rate, highly-rated public schools, great shopping opportunities and high quality of life.
More affordable that the other cities on the list, Bedford has a median income of $70,000 and average home sale price of $253,000. It has many green spaces and parks, it was ranked one of the “Best Places to Live 2017” by Money magazine, it has a rich arts scene, and offers lots of fun events such as the Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival. It’s just 15 minutes to Fort Worth and a half hour to Dallas, and is chock full of art galleries, museums, farmers markets and adventure parks.
So, there you have it: the 10 best neighborhoods and suburbs around Grand Prairie TX. If you’re thinking of moving here, you’ll need a moving company you can trust, and that’s where we come in. Here at Luke’s Moving Services, we have lots of experience moving people just like you to and from all of these neighborhoods and suburbs. Our local expertise puts us head and shoulders above all the rest!
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Highly skilled in providing everything from residential to commercial moves in and around Grand Prairie TX, you can count on Luke’s to get you there quickly, safely and efficiently. To start off with a free quote, contact us in Hurst TX. We serve the entire DFW metroplex for your total convenience.