These Are The 10 Best Garland Suburbs For 2018


We analyzed over 67 places around Garland to identify the most in demand places 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 Garland 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 Garland for 2018:

  1. University Park (Photos | Homes)
  2. Highland Park (Photos | Homes)
  3. Highland (Homes)
  4. Double Oak (Homes)
  5. Coppell (Photos | Homes)
  6. Flower Mound (Photos | Homes)
  7. Heath (Photos | Homes)
  8. Frisco (Photos | Homes)
  9. Fate (Photos | Homes)
  10. Murphy (Photos | Homes)

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

We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 Garland ‘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 Garland for 2018

Figuring out the best ‘burbs around Garland 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 Garland.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 67 suburbs to evaluate around Garland.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 67 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 Garland.” We’re lookin’ at you, University Park.

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. University Park

University Park, Texas

Population: 24,346
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Median Home Price: $1,102,500
Median Income: $198,438
More on University Park: Real Estate | Data

University Park is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Garland area. We’ll tell you the good about “Awesome University Park.”

Everyone here is rich; families average $198,438 a year, which is the 1st highest in the Garland region. And only 3.6% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,102,500 each.

2. Highland Park

Highland Park, Texas

Population: 8,986
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%
Median Home Price: $1,253,600
Median Income: $189,485
More on Highland Park: Real Estate | Data

Highland Park is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Garland for 2018.

It ranks 2nd for incomes in the area and only 3.3% of residents lack insurance, good for 3rd best.

3. Highland

Population: 17,544
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%
Median Home Price: $461,500
Median Income: $122,666
More on Highland: Real Estate | Data

Here in Highland, it’s really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you’ll see in the Garland 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 Highland.

4. 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

Double Oak ranks as the 4th best suburb of Garland for 2018.

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

5. 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

Coming in as the fifth best is Coppell.

Coppell gets kudos for having the 11th most expensive homes in the Garland area, where houses sell for an average of $317,900. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

6. 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 proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here’s why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 4.0% which is 18th best in the area.

According to online reports, Flower Mound is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Garland area, meaning you need to get in soon.

7. Heath

Heath, Texas

Population: 7,992
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%
Median Home Price: $407,000
Median Income: $150,319
More on Heath: Real Estate | Data

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

Heath 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 10.4 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

8. Frisco

Frisco, Texas

Population: 145,646
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Median Home Price: $300,900
Median Income: $117,642
More on Frisco: Real Estate | Data

Frisco 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 7.5% of people lack insurance, good for 14th in the area.

9. Fate

Fate, Texas

Population: 9,234
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Median Home Price: $195,500
Median Income: $99,667
More on Fate: Real Estate | Data

Is ‘Everything Better In Fate?’

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. Murphy

Murphy, Texas

Population: 20,015
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
Median Home Price: $304,100
Median Income: $118,843
More on Murphy: Real Estate | Data

And rounding out the top ten for 2018 is Murphy.

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 Garland ‘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 Garland, 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 Garland Suburbs

Rank City Population Unemployment Rate Median Home Price Median Income
1 University Park 24,346 3.6% $1,102,500 $198,438
2 Highland Park 8,986 5.4% $1,253,600 $189,485
3 Highland 17,544 5.0% $461,500 $122,666
4 Double Oak 3,028 3.9% $400,200 $138,482
5 Coppell 40,631 3.0% $317,900 $114,839
6 Flower Mound 69,966 4.0% $292,600 $123,492
7 Heath 7,992 5.8% $407,000 $150,319
8 Frisco 145,646 3.9% $300,900 $117,642
9 Fate 9,234 3.5% $195,500 $99,667
10 Murphy 20,015 5.2% $304,100 $118,843
11 Prosper 15,236 2.5% $378,700 $120,270
12 Allen 94,710 4.3% $234,600 $102,215
13 Mclendon-Chisholm 2,005 2.2% $345,800 $111,607
14 Ovilla 3,639 0.9% $199,500 $90,168
15 Melissa 6,844 2.2% $193,100 $101,518
16 Fairview 8,235 6.2% $331,900 $73,339
17 Providence 7,122 2.2% $244,400 $70,645
18 Lavon 2,663 1.9% $182,700 $75,185
19 Sachse 23,329 3.6% $184,200 $93,270
20 Parker 4,241 4.8% $485,300 $133,494
21 Shady Shores 2,805 6.4% $285,000 $101,477
22 Plano 279,088 4.8% $248,800 $85,085
23 Oak Point 3,271 2.7% $179,400 $89,543
24 Celina 7,236 2.6% $255,200 $94,856
25 Mckinney 156,821 3.5% $228,500 $83,257
26 Addison 15,363 4.3% $307,300 $70,559
27 Hickory Creek 3,939 4.9% $210,700 $94,000
28 Sunnyvale 5,871 7.1% $311,400 $126,250
29 Bedford 48,864 5.2% $169,700 $62,701
30 Lucas 6,585 10.3% $480,400 $133,419
31 Wylie 45,655 5.1% $163,500 $82,139
32 Rockwall 41,672 4.7% $205,700 $89,173
33 Grapevine 50,538 3.3% $258,400 $81,571
34 Richardson 108,350 5.6% $209,500 $74,877
35 Little Elm 35,553 4.9% $177,100 $87,933
36 Rowlett 59,203 6.7% $168,500 $85,565
37 The Colony 40,757 6.3% $159,400 $73,830
38 Carrollton 129,266 4.5% $183,100 $70,072
39 Forney 16,842 4.8% $160,400 $73,524
40 Crandall 3,126 5.3% $119,000 $69,464
41 Hackberry 2,022 4.0% $171,100 $86,912
42 Lewisville 102,327 4.9% $161,700 $57,549
43 Lake Dallas 7,575 6.7% $150,800 $68,785
44 Euless 53,675 6.0% $159,400 $58,606
45 Desoto 51,854 6.9% $147,800 $60,350
46 Cedar Hill 47,457 6.6% $139,100 $68,150
47 Red Oak 11,663 5.3% $154,000 $70,250
48 Lakewood 59,489 10.8% $218,600 $45,261
49 Farmersville 3,416 3.1% $124,300 $51,654
50 Farmers Branch 32,211 5.6% $152,000 $61,255
51 Princeton 8,278 4.6% $138,200 $51,952
52 Irving 232,013 5.9% $147,500 $54,868
53 Duncanville 39,599 7.9% $118,000 $51,545
54 Grand Prairie 185,631 6.7% $132,600 $60,246
55 Glenn Heights 11,958 7.8% $137,200 $58,590
56 Mesquite 143,771 6.7% $112,400 $50,804
57 Dallas 1,278,433 6.8% $142,600 $45,215
58 Seagoville 15,701 4.3% $83,700 $46,064
59 Lancaster 38,426 8.1% $104,500 $51,382
60 Cockrell Hill 4,301 7.1% $84,200 $41,473
61 Combine 2,008 9.1% $164,000 $70,114
62 Balch Springs 25,043 6.3% $83,000 $41,983
63 Kaufman 6,919 6.1% $86,900 $42,344
64 Ferris 2,527 6.5% $80,500 $50,150
65 Terrell 16,626 14.0% $92,400 $40,815
66 Hutchins 5,644 6.4% $72,900 $36,845
67 Wilmer 3,903 6.4% $55,300 $37,546

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