Best Fort Worth Suburbs To Live For 2020


We analyzed over 57 places around Fort Worth to identify the most in demand places to live.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best Fort Worth suburbs.

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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...

What's the best suburb of Fort Worth? Southlake ranks as the best suburb of Fort Worth for 2020 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Southlake, 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.

Note: This result may differ from our state wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a larger selection of suburbs.
Or feel free to check out some more reading about Texas:

The 10 Best Fort Worth Suburbs To Live For 2020

Southlake, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 30,840
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $230,700
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Southlake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Southlake is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Fort Worth area. We'll tell you the good about "Awesome Southlake."

Everyone here is rich; families average $230,700 a year, which is the 1st highest in the Fort Worth region. And only 3.04% are out of work. Homes average more than $656,100 each.

Colleyville, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 26,037
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $175,369
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Colleyville is the second best 'burb we looked at near Fort Worth for 2020.

It ranks 2nd for incomes in the area and only 3.27% of residents lack insurance, good for 5th best.

Trophy Club, TX

Source: Town of Trophy Club
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,790
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Income: $142,483
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Trophy Club: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Here in Trophy Club, 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 Trophy Club.

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,512
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $123,802
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coppell ranks as the 4th best suburb of Fort Worth for 2020.

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. HighlandHighland Location In Utah

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,362
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $133,768
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
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 $536,100. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Argyle, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,988
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Income: $146,667
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Argyle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Argyle 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 2.23% which is 3rd best in the area.

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

Keller, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 46,175
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Income: $133,266
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Keller: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Keller.

Keller 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 12.6 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Flower Mound, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 73,252
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Income: $134,184
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Flower Mound: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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 4.73% of people lack insurance, good for 8th in the area.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,065
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Income: $151,958
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Double Oak: Real Estate | Data

Is 'Everything Better In Double Oak?'

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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,014
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Income: $150,938
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Annetta: Real Estate | Data

And rounding out the top ten for 2020 is Annetta.

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.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Fort Worth for 2020

Figuring out the best suburbs 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 for 2014-2018 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 58 suburbs to evaluate around Fort Worth.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 58 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, Southlake. You can download the data here.

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.

Welcome to the Best Fort Worth 'Burbs of 2020

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.

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Fort Worth Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Southlake, TX 30,840 $230,700
2 Colleyville, TX 26,037 $175,369
3 Trophy Club, TX 11,790 $142,483
4 Coppell, TX 41,512 $123,802
5 Highland, TX 18,362 $133,768
6 Argyle, TX 3,988 $146,667
7 Keller, TX 46,175 $133,266
8 Flower Mound, TX 73,252 $134,184
9 Double Oak, TX 3,065 $151,958
10 Annetta, TX 3,014 $150,938
11 Willow Park, TX 5,110 $119,511
12 Aledo, TX 3,817 $106,503
13 Hudson Oaks, TX 2,351 $111,750
14 Mansfield, TX 67,492 $96,253
15 Bedford, TX 49,306 $66,636
16 Northlake, TX 2,524 $81,289
17 Corinth, TX 21,158 $96,670
18 Dalworthington Gardens, TX 2,456 $114,375
19 Grapevine, TX 52,486 $85,722
20 Pantego, TX 2,532 $61,492
21 Burleson, TX 44,629 $77,342
22 Benbrook, TX 22,961 $71,281
23 Roanoke, TX 7,899 $88,958
24 Hickory Creek, TX 4,442 $107,731
25 Justin, TX 3,660 $91,222
26 Carrollton, TX 133,438 $75,820
27 Saginaw, TX 22,873 $79,625
28 North Richland Hills, TX 69,800 $68,146
29 Farmers Branch, TX 35,552 $71,032
30 Euless, TX 55,047 $63,327
31 Crowley, TX 15,189 $72,788
32 Richland Hills, TX 8,052 $61,431
33 Lewisville, TX 104,789 $63,056
34 Watauga, TX 24,526 $70,800
35 Venus, TX 3,488 $60,714
36 Azle, TX 12,149 $65,295
37 Kennedale, TX 7,998 $75,000
38 Hurst, TX 38,986 $61,509
39 Cedar Hill, TX 48,704 $70,327
40 Joshua, TX 7,106 $58,586
41 Weatherford, TX 29,739 $62,594
42 Arlington, TX 392,462 $58,502
43 River Oaks, TX 7,683 $51,840
44 Irving, TX 238,637 $61,937
45 Springtown, TX 2,850 $49,129
46 Grand Prairie, TX 191,104 $65,249
47 Blue Mound, TX 3,398 $60,321
48 Duncanville, TX 39,630 $55,224
49 Alvarado, TX 4,044 $46,268
50 Lake Worth, TX 4,919 $59,136
51 Sansom Park, TX 5,250 $53,670
52 Cockrell Hill, TX 4,268 $44,861
53 White Settlement, TX 17,396 $48,237
54 Cleburne, TX 29,878 $50,253
55 Everman, TX 6,252 $40,156
56 Keene, TX 6,339 $47,993
57 Forest Hill, TX 12,913 $45,114
58 Reno, TX 2,811 $53,483

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.