These Are The 10 Best Fort Worth Suburbs For 2018


We analyzed over 57 places around Fort Worth to identify the most kickass place to live.

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Big city living isn’t for everyone–but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There’s the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There’s traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing–pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you’re looking at.

But that’s where the suburbs come in–they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Fort Worth are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado…

Here are the 10 best suburbs around Fort Worth for 2018:

  1. Trophy Club (Photos | Homes)
  2. Colleyville (Photos | Homes)
  3. Southlake (Photos | Homes)
  4. Coppell (Photos | Homes)
  5. Highland (Homes)
  6. Keller (Photos | Homes)
  7. Double Oak (Homes)
  8. Flower Mound (Photos | Homes)
  9. Argyle (Homes)
  10. Dalworthington Gardens (Photos | Homes)

If you happen to be a resident of Trophy Club, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 Fort Worth ‘burbs better than the rest–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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Editor’s Note: If you see a slight difference between the best in state rankings and this suburb ranking, it’s because of the methodology. We needed a way to include more places, so we eliminated crime and commute times as criteria for this analysis.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Fort Worth for 2018

Figuring out the best ‘burbs around Fort Worth was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

Then we used the newest American Community Survey data (2012-2016) to research each suburb.

FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Fort Worth.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 57 suburbs to evaluate around Fort Worth.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 57 in each category, where 1 was the ‘best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the ‘Best Suburb near Fort Worth.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Trophy Club.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

1. Trophy Club

Trophy Club, Texas

Population: 10,987
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Median Home Price: $328,800
Median Income: $133,457
More on Trophy Club: Real Estate | Data
Trophy Club is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Fort Worth area. We’ll tell you the good about ‘Awesome Trophy Club.’

Everyone here is rich; families average $133,457 a year, which is the 4th highest in the Fort Worth region. And only 2.0% are out of work. Homes average more than $328,800 each.

2. Colleyville

Colleyville, Texas

Population: 24,982
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Median Home Price: $432,600
Median Income: $162,183
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data
Colleyville is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Fort Worth for 2018.

It ranks 2nd for incomes in the area and only 3.7% of residents lack insurance, good for 4th best.

3. Southlake

Southlake, Texas

Population: 29,101
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Median Home Price: $586,400
Median Income: $189,432
More on Southlake: Real Estate | Data
Here in Southlake, it’s really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you’ll see in the Fort Worth metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Southlake.

4. Coppell

Coppell, Texas

Population: 40,631
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Median Home Price: $317,900
Median Income: $114,839
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data
Coppell ranks as the 4th best suburb of Fort Worth for 2018.

You won’t find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Coppell and the schools are some of the best around.

5. Highland


Population: 17,544
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%
Median Home Price: $461,500
Median Income: $122,666
More on Highland: Real Estate
Coming in as the fifth best is Highland.

Highland gets kudos for having the 2nd most expensive homes in the Fort Worth area, where houses sell for an average of $461,500. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

6. Keller

Keller, Texas

Population: 44,250
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Median Home Price: $311,700
Median Income: $122,292
More on Keller: Real Estate | Data
Keller is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here’s why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 3.5% which is 11th best in the area.

According to online reports, Keller is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Fort Worth area, meaning you need to get in soon.

7. Double Oak


Population: 3,028
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Median Home Price: $400,200
Median Income: $138,482
More on Double Oak: Real Estate | Data
The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Double Oak.

Double Oak schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it’s only 23.9 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

8. Flower Mound

Flower Mound, Texas

Population: 69,966
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Median Home Price: $292,600
Median Income: $123,492
More on Flower Mound: Real Estate | Data
Flower Mound is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 4.9% of people lack insurance, good for 5th in the area.

9. Argyle


Population: 3,732
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Median Home Price: $365,300
Median Income: $112,797
More on Argyle: Real Estate | Data
Is ‘Everything Better In Argyle?’

Almost.

It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it’s really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

10. Dalworthington Gardens

Dalworthington Gardens, Texas

Population: 2,233
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
Median Home Price: $355,600
Median Income: $129,750
More on Dalworthington Gardens: Real Estate | Data
And rounding out the top ten for 2018 is Dalworthington Gardens.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It’s far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

Welcome to the Best Fort Worth ‘Burbs of 2018

We said it once and we’ll say it again–life in the big city isn’t for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you’re hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Fort Worth, but don’t want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.

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Detailed List Of The Best Fort Worth Suburbs

Rank City Population Unemployment Rate Median Home Price Median Income
1 Trophy Club 10,987 2.0% $328,800 $133,457
2 Colleyville 24,982 3.2% $432,600 $162,183
3 Southlake 29,101 3.3% $586,400 $189,432
4 Coppell 40,631 3.0% $317,900 $114,839
5 Highland 17,544 5.0% $461,500 $122,666
6 Keller 44,250 3.5% $311,700 $122,292
7 Double Oak 3,028 3.9% $400,200 $138,482
8 Flower Mound 69,966 4.0% $292,600 $123,492
9 Argyle 3,732 3.1% $365,300 $112,797
10 Dalworthington Gardens 2,233 5.2% $355,600 $129,750
11 Mansfield 63,141 4.0% $204,800 $90,216
12 Northlake 2,894 1.2% $324,500 $64,293
13 Aledo 3,190 2.1% $162,800 $88,672
14 Corinth 20,764 4.9% $191,500 $87,167
15 Willow Park 4,691 5.0% $199,100 $94,405
16 Hudson Oaks 2,088 3.8% $247,500 $104,435
17 Bedford 48,864 5.2% $169,700 $62,701
18 Hickory Creek 3,939 4.9% $210,700 $94,000
19 North Richland Hills 67,994 4.8% $160,200 $63,537
20 Benbrook 22,403 3.9% $147,000 $66,448
21 Grapevine 50,538 3.3% $258,400 $81,571
22 Roanoke 7,055 3.1% $216,900 $62,878
23 Saginaw 21,680 6.1% $130,000 $81,070
24 Carrollton 129,266 4.5% $183,100 $70,072
25 Burleson 41,962 5.4% $143,900 $72,670
26 Pantego 2,497 6.2% $180,700 $60,972
27 Watauga 24,322 6.5% $109,500 $65,329
28 Justin 3,422 7.9% $165,200 $77,813
29 Lewisville 102,327 4.9% $161,700 $57,549
30 Cedar Hill 47,457 6.6% $139,100 $68,150
31 Euless 53,675 6.0% $159,400 $58,606
32 Weatherford 28,284 3.9% $145,500 $57,759
33 Azle 11,054 3.8% $121,500 $57,923
34 Kennedale 7,413 5.3% $170,900 $71,875
35 Hurst 38,690 6.9% $150,600 $55,807
36 Farmers Branch 32,211 5.6% $152,000 $61,255
37 Crowley 14,453 8.3% $120,500 $66,559
38 Richland Hills 8,033 3.0% $111,000 $50,481
39 Joshua 6,316 4.2% $151,400 $51,762
40 Arlington 383,899 6.4% $137,900 $53,574
41 Irving 232,013 5.9% $147,500 $54,868
42 Lake Worth 4,757 7.0% $90,100 $53,242
43 Duncanville 39,599 7.9% $118,000 $51,545
44 Grand Prairie 185,631 6.7% $132,600 $60,246
45 River Oaks 7,666 5.3% $85,500 $42,054
46 Venus 3,211 5.9% $114,000 $47,561
47 Blue Mound 3,263 9.0% $83,300 $50,550
48 Springtown 2,763 7.2% $121,800 $48,478
49 Cockrell Hill 4,301 7.1% $84,200 $41,473
50 White Settlement 16,886 8.5% $73,700 $45,382
51 Keene 6,147 7.0% $111,500 $41,058
52 Reno 2,637 15.0% $109,600 $54,904
53 Everman 6,312 9.1% $70,800 $36,929
54 Cleburne 29,759 6.9% $95,500 $49,573
55 Sansom Park 4,819 15.5% $66,200 $36,211
56 Alvarado 3,863 13.9% $92,200 $46,441
57 Forest Hill 12,774 9.1% $78,300 $41,988

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