These Are The 10 Best Irving Suburbs For 2019


We analyzed over 84 places around Irving to identify the most in demand places to live.

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

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

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 Irving ‘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 Irving for 2019

Figuring out the best ‘burbs around Irving 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 Irving.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 86 suburbs to evaluate around Irving.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 86 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 Irving.” 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

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 24,692
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $211,741
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on University Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

University Park is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Irving 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 Irving region. And only 310.0% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,193,800 each.

Highland Park, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

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 Irving for 2019.

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

Southlake, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 30,090
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Income: $207,917
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
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 Irving 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: 11,436
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

Trophy Club ranks as the 4th best suburb of Irving for 2019.

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.

Colleyville, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 25,557
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $164,682
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coming in as the fifth best is Colleyville.

Colleyville gets kudos for having the 8th most expensive homes in the Irving 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

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,952
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
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 420.0% which is 30th best in the area.

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

Argyle, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,865
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Income: $117,371
Unemployment Rate: 0.7%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Argyle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

Argyle 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 20.9 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Flower Mound, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 71,575
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Median Income: $128,426
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Flower Mound: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flower Mound 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 4.1% of people lack insurance, good for 9th in the area.

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,138
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Income: $119,936
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Is ‘Everything Better In Coppell?’

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.

Keller, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 45,357
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Income: $126,013
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Keller: Real Estate | Data | Photos

And rounding out the top ten for 2019 is Keller.

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 Irving ‘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 Irving, 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 Irving Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 University Park 24,692 $211,741
2 Highland Park 9,071 $200,208
3 Southlake 30,090 $207,917
4 Trophy Club 11,436 $139,156
5 Colleyville 25,557 $164,682
6 Highland 17,952 $128,938
7 Argyle 3,865 $117,371
8 Flower Mound 71,575 $128,426
9 Coppell 41,138 $119,936
10 Keller 45,357 $126,013
11 Double Oak 3,053 $138,333
12 Prosper 17,107 $133,971
13 Copper Canyon 2,277 $127,576
14 Frisco 155,363 $120,701
15 Heath 8,153 $153,253
16 Ovilla 3,737 $103,958
17 Murphy 20,361 $128,519
18 Allen 96,865 $104,132
19 Sunnyvale 6,077 $137,721
20 Fairview 8,473 $78,221
21 Plano 281,566 $88,578
22 Mansfield 65,033 $94,035
23 Providence 7,173 $73,056
24 Northlake 2,288 $68,125
25 Sachse 24,303 $97,759
26 Corinth 20,908 $91,336
27 Dalworthington Gardens 2,227 $124,500
28 Shady Shores 2,834 $103,313
29 Oak Point 3,503 $91,250
30 Mckinney 164,760 $87,608
31 Bartonville 2,038 $139,250
32 Addison 15,455 $73,813
33 Bedford 49,082 $64,933
34 Hickory Creek 4,326 $98,893
35 Pantego 2,501 $62,963
36 Parker 4,388 $136,557
37 The Colony 41,388 $76,613
38 Lucas 6,870 $151,188
39 Grapevine 51,733 $83,675
40 Richardson 111,055 $76,719
41 Little Elm 39,471 $93,094
42 Rowlett 60,357 $90,391
43 Roanoke 7,442 $67,218
44 Midlothian 22,615 $76,875
45 North Richland Hills 69,039 $65,340
46 Carrollton 131,240 $73,218
47 Wylie 47,855 $88,450
48 Justin 3,529 $85,333
49 Saginaw 22,120 $80,814
50 Watauga 24,391 $68,293
51 Farmers Branch 33,808 $65,810
52 Hackberry 2,246 $92,727
53 Euless 54,135 $60,558
54 Lake Dallas 7,716 $72,722
55 Richland Hills 8,036 $54,961
56 Lewisville 103,638 $59,964
57 Kennedale 7,723 $72,461
58 Hurst 38,813 $58,871
59 Red Oak 11,993 $72,788
60 Lakewood 59,102 $47,636
61 Desoto 52,596 $64,575
62 Crowley 14,866 $66,897
63 Arlington 388,225 $55,562
64 Cedar Hill 48,149 $69,269
65 Grand Prairie 188,664 $62,589
66 Denton 131,097 $52,164
67 Garland 235,965 $55,637
68 River Oaks 7,633 $44,196
69 Duncanville 39,636 $53,222
70 Dallas 1,300,122 $47,285
71 Mesquite 144,118 $52,167
72 Fort Worth 835,129 $57,309
73 Lake Worth 4,882 $57,969
74 Blue Mound 3,425 $51,141
75 Glenn Heights 12,257 $60,836
76 Seagoville 16,089 $45,981
77 Cockrell Hill 4,273 $47,857
78 Lancaster 38,871 $51,628
79 Ferris 2,530 $57,768
80 White Settlement 17,135 $48,156
81 Sansom Park 5,027 $46,875
82 Everman 6,321 $40,014
83 Balch Springs 25,236 $45,308
84 Forest Hill 12,831 $39,052
85 Wilmer 3,999 $40,970
86 Hutchins 5,691 $37,582

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