These Are The 10 Best Fort Worth Suburbs For 2019


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 2019. This is our fourth 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…

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.

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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 2019

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 (2013-2017) 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 60 suburbs to evaluate around Fort Worth.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 60 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.

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.

Southlake, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 30,090
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Income: $207,917
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
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 $207,917 a year, which is the 1st highest in the Fort Worth region. And only 3.1% are out of work. Homes average more than $627,700 each.

Trophy Club, TX

Source: Town of Trophy Club
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,436
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $139,156
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Trophy Club: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Trophy Club is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Fort Worth for 2019.

It ranks 5th for incomes in the area and only 5.2% of residents lack insurance, good for 10th best.

Colleyville, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 25,557
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $164,682
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Here in Colleyville, 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 Colleyville.

4. Highland

Highland Location In Utah

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,952
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $128,938
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Highland: Real Estate

Highland ranks as the 4th best suburb of Fort Worth for 2019.

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

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,138
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $119,936
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coming in as the fifth best is Coppell.

Coppell gets kudos for having the 10th most expensive homes in the Fort Worth area, where houses sell for an average of $344,300. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Argyle, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,865
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Income: $117,371
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
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 0.7% which is 1st 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.

Flower Mound, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 71,575
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Income: $128,426
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Flower Mound: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Flower Mound.

Flower Mound 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 22.3 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Keller, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 45,357
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Median Income: $126,013
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Keller: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Keller 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 6.7% of people lack insurance, good for 12th in the area.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,053
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Income: $138,333
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
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: 2,933
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 2)
Median Income: $146,098
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.8%
More on Annetta: Real Estate | Data

And rounding out the top ten for 2019 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.

Welcome to the Best Fort Worth ‘Burbs of 2019

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 Median Income
1 Southlake 30,090 $207,917
2 Trophy Club 11,436 $139,156
3 Colleyville 25,557 $164,682
4 Highland 17,952 $128,938
5 Coppell 41,138 $119,936
6 Argyle 3,865 $117,371
7 Flower Mound 71,575 $128,426
8 Keller 45,357 $126,013
9 Double Oak 3,053 $138,333
10 Annetta 2,933 $146,098
11 Copper Canyon 2,277 $127,576
12 Aledo 3,454 $102,917
13 Mansfield 65,033 $94,035
14 Corinth 20,908 $91,336
15 Northlake 2,288 $68,125
16 Willow Park 4,857 $96,051
17 Dalworthington Gardens 2,227 $124,500
18 Bedford 49,082 $64,933
19 Pantego 2,501 $62,963
20 Bartonville 2,038 $139,250
21 Benbrook 22,782 $69,885
22 Grapevine 51,733 $83,675
23 Hudson Oaks 2,246 $105,882
24 Hickory Creek 4,326 $98,893
25 Roanoke 7,442 $67,218
26 Burleson 43,296 $74,341
27 North Richland Hills 69,039 $65,340
28 Carrollton 131,240 $73,218
29 Justin 3,529 $85,333
30 Saginaw 22,120 $80,814
31 Farmers Branch 33,808 $65,810
32 Watauga 24,391 $68,293
33 Euless 54,135 $60,558
34 Richland Hills 8,036 $54,961
35 Lewisville 103,638 $59,964
36 Kennedale 7,723 $72,461
37 Crowley 14,866 $66,897
38 Hurst 38,813 $58,871
39 Joshua 6,800 $58,555
40 Azle 11,607 $61,946
41 Cedar Hill 48,149 $69,269
42 Weatherford 28,817 $60,739
43 Venus 3,310 $52,841
44 Arlington 388,225 $55,562
45 Irving 235,648 $58,196
46 Grand Prairie 188,664 $62,589
47 Duncanville 39,636 $53,222
48 Lake Worth 4,882 $57,969
49 River Oaks 7,633 $44,196
50 Blue Mound 3,425 $51,141
51 Cockrell Hill 4,273 $47,857
52 Springtown 2,774 $45,114
53 White Settlement 17,135 $48,156
54 Alvarado 3,913 $47,188
55 Cleburne 29,595 $49,046
56 Sansom Park 5,027 $46,875
57 Keene 6,266 $41,869
58 Everman 6,321 $40,014
59 Reno 2,736 $53,276
60 Forest Hill 12,831 $39,052

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.

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