These Are The 10 Best Grand Prairie Suburbs For 2018


We analyzed over 68 places around Grand Prairie to identify the most kickass place 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 Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie for 2018:

  1. University Park (Photos | Homes)
  2. Trophy Club (Photos | Homes)
  3. Highland Park (Photos | Homes)
  4. Colleyville (Photos | Homes)
  5. Southlake (Photos | Homes)
  6. Coppell (Photos | Homes)
  7. Highland (Homes)
  8. Keller (Photos | Homes)
  9. Double Oak (Homes)
  10. Flower Mound (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 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 2018

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 (2012-2016) 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, 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 Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie region. And only 3.6% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,102,500 each.

2. Trophy Club

Trophy Club, Texas

Source: Town of Trophy Club

Population: 10,987
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Median Home Price: $328,800
Median Income: $133,457
More on Trophy Club: Real Estate | Data

Trophy Club is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Grand Prairie for 2018.

It ranks 6th for incomes in the area and only 4.9% of residents lack insurance, good for 7th best.

3. 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

Here in Highland Park, 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 Highland Park.

4. Colleyville

Colleyville, Texas

Population: 24,982
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Median Home Price: $432,600
Median Income: $162,183
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data

Colleyville ranks as the 4th best suburb of Grand Prairie for 2018.

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

5. Southlake

Southlake, Texas

Population: 29,101
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Median Home Price: $586,400
Median Income: $189,432
More on Southlake: Real Estate | Data

Coming in as the fifth best is Southlake.

Southlake gets kudos for having the 3rd most expensive homes in the Grand Prairie area, where houses sell for an average of $586,400. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

6. 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

Coppell 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 3.0% which is 3rd best in the area.

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

7. Highland

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

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.

8. Keller

Keller, Texas

Population: 44,250
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Median Home Price: $311,700
Median Income: $122,292
More on Keller: Real Estate | Data

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 5.8% of people lack insurance, good for 10th in the area.

9. 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

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.

10. 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

And rounding out the top ten for 2018 is Flower Mound.

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 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 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 Unemployment Rate Median Home Price Median Income
1 University Park 24,346 3.6% $1,102,500 $198,438
2 Trophy Club 10,987 2.0% $328,800 $133,457
3 Highland Park 8,986 5.4% $1,253,600 $189,485
4 Colleyville 24,982 3.2% $432,600 $162,183
5 Southlake 29,101 3.3% $586,400 $189,432
6 Coppell 40,631 3.0% $317,900 $114,839
7 Highland 17,544 5.0% $461,500 $122,666
8 Keller 44,250 3.5% $311,700 $122,292
9 Double Oak 3,028 3.9% $400,200 $138,482
10 Flower Mound 69,966 4.0% $292,600 $123,492
11 Dalworthington Gardens 2,233 5.2% $355,600 $129,750
12 Ovilla 3,639 0.9% $199,500 $90,168
13 Plano 279,088 4.8% $248,800 $85,085
14 Mansfield 63,141 4.0% $204,800 $90,216
15 Bedford 48,864 5.2% $169,700 $62,701
16 Addison 15,363 4.3% $307,300 $70,559
17 Hickory Creek 3,939 4.9% $210,700 $94,000
18 Richardson 108,350 5.6% $209,500 $74,877
19 North Richland Hills 67,994 4.8% $160,200 $63,537
20 Benbrook 22,403 3.9% $147,000 $66,448
21 Grapevine 50,538 3.3% $258,400 $81,571
22 The Colony 40,757 6.3% $159,400 $73,830
23 Roanoke 7,055 3.1% $216,900 $62,878
24 Midlothian 21,530 3.5% $162,900 $72,956
25 Sunnyvale 5,871 7.1% $311,400 $126,250
26 Carrollton 129,266 4.5% $183,100 $70,072
27 Burleson 41,962 5.4% $143,900 $72,670
28 Saginaw 21,680 6.1% $130,000 $81,070
29 Pantego 2,497 6.2% $180,700 $60,972
30 Lewisville 102,327 4.9% $161,700 $57,549
31 Watauga 24,322 6.5% $109,500 $65,329
32 Euless 53,675 6.0% $159,400 $58,606
33 Red Oak 11,663 5.3% $154,000 $70,250
34 Desoto 51,854 6.9% $147,800 $60,350
35 Cedar Hill 47,457 6.6% $139,100 $68,150
36 Kennedale 7,413 5.3% $170,900 $71,875
37 Hurst 38,690 6.9% $150,600 $55,807
38 Farmers Branch 32,211 5.6% $152,000 $61,255
39 Joshua 6,316 4.2% $151,400 $51,762
40 Richland Hills 8,033 3.0% $111,000 $50,481
41 Crowley 14,453 8.3% $120,500 $66,559
42 Arlington 383,899 6.4% $137,900 $53,574
43 Irving 232,013 5.9% $147,500 $54,868
44 Lake Worth 4,757 7.0% $90,100 $53,242
45 Duncanville 39,599 7.9% $118,000 $51,545
46 Waxahachie 32,536 6.0% $135,600 $55,385
47 Venus 3,211 5.9% $114,000 $47,561
48 River Oaks 7,666 5.3% $85,500 $42,054
49 Glenn Heights 11,958 7.8% $137,200 $58,590
50 Fort Worth 815,930 6.4% $131,100 $54,876
51 Garland 234,810 7.8% $121,400 $53,220
52 Mesquite 143,771 6.7% $112,400 $50,804
53 Palmer 2,268 5.3% $83,000 $49,125
54 Lancaster 38,426 8.1% $104,500 $51,382
55 Dallas 1,278,433 6.8% $142,600 $45,215
56 Blue Mound 3,263 9.0% $83,300 $50,550
57 Seagoville 15,701 4.3% $83,700 $46,064
58 Cockrell Hill 4,301 7.1% $84,200 $41,473
59 Keene 6,147 7.0% $111,500 $41,058
60 White Settlement 16,886 8.5% $73,700 $45,382
61 Balch Springs 25,043 6.3% $83,000 $41,983
62 Alvarado 3,863 13.9% $92,200 $46,441
63 Everman 6,312 9.1% $70,800 $36,929
64 Sansom Park 4,819 15.5% $66,200 $36,211
65 Forest Hill 12,774 9.1% $78,300 $41,988
66 Ferris 2,527 6.5% $80,500 $50,150
67 Hutchins 5,644 6.4% $72,900 $36,845
68 Wilmer 3,903 6.4% $55,300 $37,546

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