Best Grand Prairie Suburbs To Live For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our sixth 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...

What's the best suburb of Grand Prairie? Highland Park ranks as the best suburb of Grand Prairie for 2020 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Highland 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.

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 Grand Prairie Suburbs To Live For 2020

Highland Park, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,145
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $207,019
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Highland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Highland Park is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Grand Prairie area. We'll tell you the good about "Awesome Highland Park."

Everyone here is rich; families average $207,019 a year, which is the 3rd highest in the Grand Prairie region. And only 2.29% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,440,400 each.

University Park, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 24,954
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $214,477
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
More on University Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

University Park is the second best 'burb we looked at near Grand Prairie for 2020.

It ranks 2nd for incomes in the area and only 2.4% of residents lack insurance, good for 2nd best.

Southlake, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 30,840
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Income: $230,700
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Southlake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Here in Southlake, 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 Southlake.

Trophy Club, TX

Source: Town of Trophy Club
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,790
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $142,483
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Trophy Club: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Trophy Club ranks as the 4th best suburb of Grand Prairie for 2020.

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

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,512
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Income: $123,802
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coming in as the fifth best is Coppell.

Coppell gets kudos for having the 9th most expensive homes in the Grand Prairie area, where houses sell for an average of $368,800. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Colleyville, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 26,037
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Income: $175,369
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Colleyville 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 3.16% which is 15th best in the area.

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

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,362
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Income: $133,768
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Highland: Real Estate

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

Highland 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 28.2 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Keller, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 46,175
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Income: $133,266
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 5.66% of people lack insurance, good for 9th in the area.

Flower Mound, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 73,252
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Income: $134,184
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Flower Mound: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Is 'Everything Better In Flower Mound?'

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

10
/10

Population: 3,065
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Income: $151,958
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Double Oak: Real Estate | Data

And rounding out the top ten for 2020 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.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Grand Prairie for 2020

Figuring out the best suburbs 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 for 2014-2018 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 68 suburbs to evaluate around Grand Prairie.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 68 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, Highland Park. 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 Grand Prairie '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 Grand Prairie, 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 Grand Prairie Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Highland Park, TX 9,145 $207,019
2 University Park, TX 24,954 $214,477
3 Southlake, TX 30,840 $230,700
4 Trophy Club, TX 11,790 $142,483
5 Coppell, TX 41,512 $123,802
6 Colleyville, TX 26,037 $175,369
7 Highland, TX 18,362 $133,768
8 Keller, TX 46,175 $133,266
9 Flower Mound, TX 73,252 $134,184
10 Double Oak, TX 3,065 $151,958
11 Ovilla, TX 3,800 $99,103
12 Plano, TX 284,579 $92,121
13 Sunnyvale, TX 6,284 $137,969
14 Bedford, TX 49,306 $66,636
15 Mansfield, TX 67,492 $96,253
16 The Colony, TX 42,215 $83,094
17 Dalworthington Gardens, TX 2,456 $114,375
18 Richardson, TX 114,402 $80,953
19 Grapevine, TX 52,486 $85,722
20 Pantego, TX 2,532 $61,492
21 Burleson, TX 44,629 $77,342
22 Midlothian, TX 23,908 $83,378
23 Addison, TX 15,626 $73,383
24 Benbrook, TX 22,961 $71,281
25 Roanoke, TX 7,899 $88,958
26 Hickory Creek, TX 4,442 $107,731
27 Carrollton, TX 133,438 $75,820
28 North Richland Hills, TX 69,800 $68,146
29 Saginaw, TX 22,873 $79,625
30 Farmers Branch, TX 35,552 $71,032
31 Euless, TX 55,047 $63,327
32 Richland Hills, TX 8,052 $61,431
33 Crowley, TX 15,189 $72,788
34 Desoto, TX 53,030 $68,954
35 Lewisville, TX 104,789 $63,056
36 Watauga, TX 24,526 $70,800
37 Venus, TX 3,488 $60,714
38 Red Oak, TX 12,366 $68,570
39 Kennedale, TX 7,998 $75,000
40 Hurst, TX 38,986 $61,509
41 Joshua, TX 7,106 $58,586
42 Cedar Hill, TX 48,704 $70,327
43 Arlington, TX 392,462 $58,502
44 River Oaks, TX 7,683 $51,840
45 Irving, TX 238,637 $61,937
46 Waxahachie, TX 34,285 $62,986
47 Blue Mound, TX 3,398 $60,321
48 Alvarado, TX 4,044 $46,268
49 Duncanville, TX 39,630 $55,224
50 Palmer, TX 2,053 $54,800
51 Garland, TX 237,982 $58,999
52 Mesquite, TX 144,250 $56,074
53 Dallas, TX 1,318,806 $50,100
54 Fort Worth, TX 855,786 $59,255
55 Lake Worth, TX 4,919 $59,136
56 Glenn Heights, TX 12,581 $65,051
57 Lancaster, TX 39,162 $53,311
58 Sansom Park, TX 5,250 $53,670
59 Cockrell Hill, TX 4,268 $44,861
60 White Settlement, TX 17,396 $48,237
61 Ferris, TX 2,612 $58,477
62 Seagoville, TX 16,357 $48,341
63 Balch Springs, TX 25,312 $48,295
64 Keene, TX 6,339 $47,993
65 Everman, TX 6,252 $40,156
66 Wilmer, TX 4,185 $41,125
67 Forest Hill, TX 12,913 $45,114
68 Hutchins, TX 5,726 $38,242

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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.

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