Lots of folks are moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area these days, drawn by warm weather, employment opportunities, and affordable housing. The real estate platform Opendoor recently held a survey to see where these people are buying homes. Here are the results:
1. Forney. This idyllic slice of suburbia lies about 20 miles from Downtown Dallas, making it popular with commuters. Large, affordable homes and top-rated schools are a few of Forney’s draws.
2. Aubrey. About 50 miles from the downtowns of Dallas and Fort Worth, Aubrey has seen a boom in new construction in recent years. Yet this growing area still maintains a small-town feel.
3. Eagle Mountain-Saginaw. One of the fastest-growing communities in North Texas, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw was a buzzing railroad hub in the 1800s. Today, residents like its many public parks and homes in master-planned communities.
4. McKinney. One of the Lone Star State’s oldest small towns, McKinney has master-planned neighborhoods with homes that range from affordable condos to sprawling houses on large lots. Plus, a historic downtown that’s not to be missed!
5. Little Elm. Set along Lewisville Lake, Little Elm offers a rural feel and small-town charm with over 60 miles of shoreline. A recent rise in home construction has made it one of the fastest-growing communities in Texas.
6. Royse City. About 30 miles northeast of Downtown Dallas, Royse City is a small suburban spot that’s also seen significant growth in recent years. But you’ll still find plenty of down-home charm along the historic downtown’s main street.
7. Prosper. Located about 40 miles north of Downtown Dallas, Prosper has more than doubled its population in the last decade, with a rise in home construction meeting that influx. Homes here tend to have higher values than those in other DFW-area suburbs.
8. Frisco. As home to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Frisco has earned its title as “The City That Plays.” Here, you’ll find gated communities and one of the best public school systems in Texas.
9. Haslet. About 20 miles north of Downtown Fort Worth, Haslet has long required that homes sit on half-acre lots. This gives the suburban area a rural feel despite its proximity to big-city offerings.
10. Celina. Located about 50 miles north of Downtown Dallas, Celina is one of the outermost suburban DFW spots, offering wide-open spaces that preserve Celina’s ranching heritage. Most of the homes in Celina are single-family houses on moderate lots.