If you’re not looking for nightlife or walking distance to hip coffee shops and bars, consider living in the suburbs of Dallas. Picture beautiful rolling neighborhoods lined with trees, quiet well-planned communities, and a little extra space to breathe. Often the suburbs are a bit more affordable, while still offering close proximity to Dallas (if a ten-minute drive is okay with you). The suburbs have all that the city has to offer with excellent grocery stores, retail shopping, fabulous restaurants and even some of the city’s most notorious sports team arenas. To top it all off? There’s hundreds of parks and trails winding through the suburbs to take advantage of that are less well-known than say the Katy Trail downtown.
Addison has all the draw of the big city but provides a small town charming feel to residents. It’s a great place to both live and work.
Situated in between McKinney and Plano lies Allen, TX, an affluent suburb of Dallas. Now with more than 200 restaurants, popular chains and department stores, this 27-mile stretch is highly sought-after for living and working.
Just a hop and a skip from downtown Dallas lies the city of Carrollton. This area is pretty large, with the majority north of highway 635 but south of Highway 121.
Farmer’s Branch is an inner-ring suburb of DFW that touches North Dallas.
Directly northwest of the DFW airport, Flower Mound is close to Dallas and Fort Worth with miles of trails.
In Forney, you’re never far from Lake Ray Hubbard and in a great location for families with a superior school district and a dedication to parks and recreation.
Frisco is ranked as one of the top cities to live in Texas. City officials are known for their careful planning to maintain healthy, clean neighborhoods.
This community is north of highway 635, and even has some lakefront property on the west side of Lake Ray Hubbard.
Grand Prairie is one of a collection of Mid-Cities suburbs that are in between the Dallas and Fort Worth metros.
Close to the DFW airport, with easy access to 121 and 635, Grapevine offers a unique combination of city and lakeside living.
There’s a lot to do and see in Irving. You’re within 10 minutes of DFW Airport for a quick getaway or business trip. Check out Irving for the best of the suburbs with a very downtown city feel!
Quaint and quiet, yet growing! Check out Kaufman, Texas for country-style living, while still just 35 miles from downtown Dallas.
Just minutes from the DFW International Airport is an incredible growing suburb known as Las Colinas. You’ll know you’re in Las Colinas when you see the architectural masterpieces framing the business community along the Mandalay Canal.
If you’re into the great outdoors and all the activities that go with it – fishing, boating, swimming, — you definitely want to consider Lewisville, TX. While slightly further (25 miles) from downtown Dallas than other suburbs like Plano or Carrollton, it’s worth it.
Little Elm is considered “Far North Dallas,” an extended suburb of DFW. It’s perfect if you prefer to spend your weekends on the boat or fishing from the shore of Lake Lewisville.
Mesquite is known as the “rodeo capital of Texas” because it is home to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
Residents of McKinney love the historic downtown area, with quaint one-of-a-kind restaurants and boutique shops. It’s a favorite on the weekends boasting art festivals and holiday events.
North Dallas is a great place to live, as it’s the heart of the city, just minutes from downtown making for a short commute. Some of the neighborhoods in this area are hallmarked for being the most prestigious in the metro.
Located just 19 miles north of downtown Dallas, Plano offers all the culture, arts, and shopping amenities that you’d expect in the big city.
Residents of Prosper love the open spaces with plenty of room for parks and recreation.You’re just 30 miles away from the DFW airport for all your travel needs.
An excellent school district and a low cost of living make Richardson an attractive place for those who work in Dallas but don’t necessarily want to live the downtown life.
Rockwall, Texas is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Dallas, situated just east of Lake Ray Hubbard with a beautiful shopping area on the lake.
Terrell is “the city of tomorrow with the charm of yesterday!” Close to DFW with lots of action and entertainment.
The Colony is north of the Dallas area, located next to Lewisville Lake. There is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy life!