Best Irving Suburbs To Live For 2020


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

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

What's the best suburb of Irving? Highland Park ranks as the best suburb of Irving 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 Irving '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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving for 2020.

It ranks 2nd for incomes in the area and only 2.4% of residents lack insurance, good for 3rd best.

Southlake, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 30,840
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
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 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.

Colleyville, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 26,037
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $175,369
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Colleyville ranks as the 4th best suburb of Irving for 2020.

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.

Trophy Club, TX

Source: Town of Trophy Club
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,790
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Income: $142,483
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Trophy Club: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coming in as the fifth best is Trophy Club.

Trophy Club gets kudos for having the 13th most expensive homes in the Irving area, where houses sell for an average of $376,800. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,512
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Median Income: $123,802
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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 2.53% which is 9th best in the area.

According to online reports, Coppell is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Irving 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 16.9 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Argyle, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,988
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Income: $146,667
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Argyle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Argyle 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 2.38% of people lack insurance, good for 2nd in the area.

Keller, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 46,175
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Income: $133,266
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.3%
More on Keller: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Is 'Everything Better In Keller?'

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: 11 (Up 1)
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 Irving for 2020

Figuring out the best suburbs 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 for 2014-2018 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 83 suburbs to evaluate around Irving.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 83 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, 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 Irving '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 Irving, 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 Irving 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 Colleyville, TX 26,037 $175,369
5 Trophy Club, TX 11,790 $142,483
6 Coppell, TX 41,512 $123,802
7 Highland, TX 18,362 $133,768
8 Argyle, TX 3,988 $146,667
9 Keller, TX 46,175 $133,266
10 Double Oak, TX 3,065 $151,958
11 Flower Mound, TX 73,252 $134,184
12 Prosper, TX 19,103 $140,815
13 Frisco, TX 165,700 $127,133
14 Fairview, TX 8,665 $92,159
15 Providence, TX 7,300 $78,382
16 Allen, TX 99,255 $106,736
17 Sunnyvale, TX 6,284 $137,969
18 Ovilla, TX 3,800 $99,103
19 Lucas, TX 7,217 $173,750
20 Murphy, TX 20,528 $132,589
21 Plano, TX 284,579 $92,121
22 Heath, TX 8,410 $155,488
23 Northlake, TX 2,524 $81,289
24 Mansfield, TX 67,492 $96,253
25 Bedford, TX 49,306 $66,636
26 Oak Point, TX 3,878 $86,162
27 The Colony, TX 42,215 $83,094
28 Sachse, TX 25,133 $101,253
29 Corinth, TX 21,158 $96,670
30 Dalworthington Gardens, TX 2,456 $114,375
31 Mckinney, TX 173,460 $89,964
32 Hickory Creek, TX 4,442 $107,731
33 Richardson, TX 114,402 $80,953
34 Shady Shores, TX 2,828 $106,719
35 Addison, TX 15,626 $73,383
36 Grapevine, TX 52,486 $85,722
37 Rowlett, TX 62,127 $96,286
38 Wylie, TX 49,248 $93,637
39 Pantego, TX 2,532 $61,492
40 Roanoke, TX 7,899 $88,958
41 Midlothian, TX 23,908 $83,378
42 Little Elm, TX 42,889 $95,377
43 Parker, TX 4,534 $137,714
44 Carrollton, TX 133,438 $75,820
45 Justin, TX 3,660 $91,222
46 Saginaw, TX 22,873 $79,625
47 North Richland Hills, TX 69,800 $68,146
48 Farmers Branch, TX 35,552 $71,032
49 Euless, TX 55,047 $63,327
50 Richland Hills, TX 8,052 $61,431
51 Desoto, TX 53,030 $68,954
52 Watauga, TX 24,526 $70,800
53 Lewisville, TX 104,789 $63,056
54 Crowley, TX 15,189 $72,788
55 Hurst, TX 38,986 $61,509
56 Red Oak, TX 12,366 $68,570
57 Lakewood, TX 59,606 $50,175
58 Kennedale, TX 7,998 $75,000
59 River Oaks, TX 7,683 $51,840
60 Lake Dallas, TX 7,832 $67,908
61 Arlington, TX 392,462 $58,502
62 Cedar Hill, TX 48,704 $70,327
63 Blue Mound, TX 3,398 $60,321
64 Grand Prairie, TX 191,104 $65,249
65 Denton, TX 133,661 $56,489
66 Duncanville, TX 39,630 $55,224
67 Garland, TX 237,982 $58,999
68 Mesquite, TX 144,250 $56,074
69 Dallas, TX 1,318,806 $50,100
70 Fort Worth, TX 855,786 $59,255
71 Lake Worth, TX 4,919 $59,136
72 Cockrell Hill, TX 4,268 $44,861
73 Glenn Heights, TX 12,581 $65,051
74 Sansom Park, TX 5,250 $53,670
75 Ferris, TX 2,612 $58,477
76 White Settlement, TX 17,396 $48,237
77 Lancaster, TX 39,162 $53,311
78 Balch Springs, TX 25,312 $48,295
79 Seagoville, TX 16,357 $48,341
80 Wilmer, TX 4,185 $41,125
81 Everman, TX 6,252 $40,156
82 Forest Hill, TX 12,913 $45,114
83 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.

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