These Are The 10 Best Grand Prairie Suburbs For 2019

We analyzed over 68 places around Grand Prairie to identify the most kickass place to live.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the best Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie 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 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 Grand Prairie ‘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 Grand Prairie for 2019

Figuring out the best ‘burbs around Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 70 suburbs to evaluate around Grand Prairie.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 70 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 Grand Prairie.” 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.

University Park, TX

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Population: 24,692
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $211,741
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
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University Park is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Grand Prairie area. We’ll tell you the good about “Awesome University Park.”

Everyone here is rich; families average $211,741 a year, which is the 1st highest in the Grand Prairie region. And only 3.1% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,193,800 each.

Highland Park, TX

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Population: 9,071
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $200,208
Unemployment Rate: 4.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Highland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Highland Park is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Grand Prairie for 2019.

It ranks 3rd for incomes in the area and only 2.7% of residents lack insurance, good for 3rd best.

Trophy Club, TX

Source: Town of Trophy Club
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Population: 11,436
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $139,156
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
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 Grand Prairie 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.

Southlake, TX

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Population: 30,090
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $207,917
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Southlake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Southlake ranks as the 4th best suburb of Grand Prairie for 2019.

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

Colleyville, TX

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Population: 25,557
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $164,682
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
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Coming in as the fifth best is Colleyville.

Colleyville gets kudos for having the 6th most expensive homes in the Grand Prairie area, where houses sell for an average of $456,100. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

6. Highland

Highland Location In Utah

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Population: 17,952
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Income: $128,938
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Highland: Real Estate

Highland 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 4.2% which is 25th best in the area.

According to online reports, Highland is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Grand Prairie area, meaning you need to get in soon.

Coppell, TX

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Population: 41,138
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Income: $119,936
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
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The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Coppell.

Coppell 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 19.4 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Keller, TX

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Population: 45,357
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Income: $126,013
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
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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.

Flower Mound, TX

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Population: 71,575
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Income: $128,426
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
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Is ‘Everything Better In Flower Mound?’


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.

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Population: 3,053
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Income: $138,333
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
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And rounding out the top ten for 2019 is Double Oak.

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 Grand Prairie ‘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 Grand Prairie, 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 Grand Prairie Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 University Park 24,692 $211,741
2 Highland Park 9,071 $200,208
3 Trophy Club 11,436 $139,156
4 Southlake 30,090 $207,917
5 Colleyville 25,557 $164,682
6 Highland 17,952 $128,938
7 Coppell 41,138 $119,936
8 Keller 45,357 $126,013
9 Flower Mound 71,575 $128,426
10 Double Oak 3,053 $138,333
11 Copper Canyon 2,277 $127,576
12 Ovilla 3,737 $103,958
13 Plano 281,566 $88,578
14 Mansfield 65,033 $94,035
15 Sunnyvale 6,077 $137,721
16 Bedford 49,082 $64,933
17 Dalworthington Gardens 2,227 $124,500
18 Addison 15,455 $73,813
19 Pantego 2,501 $62,963
20 The Colony 41,388 $76,613
21 Benbrook 22,782 $69,885
22 Grapevine 51,733 $83,675
23 Bartonville 2,038 $139,250
24 Richardson 111,055 $76,719
25 Hickory Creek 4,326 $98,893
26 Roanoke 7,442 $67,218
27 North Richland Hills 69,039 $65,340
28 Midlothian 22,615 $76,875
29 Burleson 43,296 $74,341
30 Carrollton 131,240 $73,218
31 Saginaw 22,120 $80,814
32 Watauga 24,391 $68,293
33 Farmers Branch 33,808 $65,810
34 Euless 54,135 $60,558
35 Lewisville 103,638 $59,964
36 Richland Hills 8,036 $54,961
37 Kennedale 7,723 $72,461
38 Joshua 6,800 $58,555
39 Hurst 38,813 $58,871
40 Desoto 52,596 $64,575
41 Red Oak 11,993 $72,788
42 Crowley 14,866 $66,897
43 Cedar Hill 48,149 $69,269
44 Venus 3,310 $52,841
45 Arlington 388,225 $55,562
46 Irving 235,648 $58,196
47 Waxahachie 33,240 $57,887
48 Palmer 2,257 $55,750
49 Duncanville 39,636 $53,222
50 Garland 235,965 $55,637
51 Fort Worth 835,129 $57,309
52 Mesquite 144,118 $52,167
53 Lake Worth 4,882 $57,969
54 Glenn Heights 12,257 $60,836
55 Dallas 1,300,122 $47,285
56 River Oaks 7,633 $44,196
57 Lancaster 38,871 $51,628
58 Cockrell Hill 4,273 $47,857
59 Blue Mound 3,425 $51,141
60 Seagoville 16,089 $45,981
61 Ferris 2,530 $57,768
62 Alvarado 3,913 $47,188
63 White Settlement 17,135 $48,156
64 Keene 6,266 $41,869
65 Sansom Park 5,027 $46,875
66 Everman 6,321 $40,014
67 Balch Springs 25,236 $45,308
68 Forest Hill 12,831 $39,052
69 Wilmer 3,999 $40,970
70 Hutchins 5,691 $37,582

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.

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