These Are The 10 Best Suburbs In Texas For 2018


We used science and data to determine the best suburbs in Texas for you to live.

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Are you sick of being a city slicker?

Do you long for life in suburban Texas? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?

We do too.

Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.

So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Austin, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Texas suburb was best?

No worries. We got it all figured out here.

These are the 10 best suburbs in the Lone Star State:

  1. West University Place (Photos)
  2. University Park (Photos)
  3. Bellaire (Photos)
  4. Terrell Hills (Photos)
  5. Trophy Club
  6. Colleyville (Photos)
  7. Highland Park (Photos)
  8. Coppell (Photos)
  9. Southlake (Photos)
  10. Keller (Photos)

West University Place is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Texas.

So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Texas, we’ve got you covered.

Keep on reading for a detailed methodology. Or, check out the best places to live in Texas and the best places to raise a family in Texas.

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How do you determine which suburb is the best in Texas anyways?

To give you the best suburbs in Texas, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a ‘best city’ and what isn’t.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Lone Star State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Texas, we looked at every town between 5,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).

We paid particular attention to:

  • Median Home Values
  • Median Income
  • Population Density (Higher is Better)
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Commute Time
  • Education Levels
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Poverty Rates

We ranked each suburb in Texas across a number of criteria from one to 136, with one being the best.

We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title ‘Best Suburb To Live In Texas’.

The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Texas

Read on to see why West University Place is the ‘burb with the most, while Hutchins is probably not the best place to live in Texas.

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1. West University Place

West University Place, Tx

Source: Public domain

Population: 15,318
Median Income: $220,868
Median Home Price: $917,800
West University Place is located 5 miles south of Houston.

2. University Park

University Park, Tx

Population: 24,346
Median Income: $198,438
Median Home Price: $1,102,500
University Park is located 4 miles north of Dallas.

3. Bellaire

Bellaire, Tx

Source: Public domain

Population: 18,140
Median Income: $187,805
Median Home Price: $770,500
Bellaire is located 7 miles west of Houston.

4. Terrell Hills

Terrell Hills, Tx

Population: 5,190
Median Income: $180,128
Median Home Price: $635,100
Terrell Hills is located 4 miles east of San Antonio.

5. Trophy Club


Population: 10,987
Median Income: $133,457
Median Home Price: $328,800
Trophy Club is located 16 miles west of Irving.

6. Colleyville

Colleyville, Tx

Population: 24,982
Median Income: $162,183
Median Home Price: $432,600
Colleyville is located 10 miles west of Irving.

7. Highland Park

Highland Park, Tx

Population: 8,986
Median Income: $189,485
Median Home Price: $1,253,600
Highland Park is located 3 miles north of Dallas.

8. Coppell

Coppell, Tx

Population: 40,631
Median Income: $114,839
Median Home Price: $317,900
Coppell is located 7 miles north of Irving.

9. Southlake

Southlake, Tx

Population: 29,101
Median Income: $189,432
Median Home Price: $586,400
Southlake is located 12 miles west of Irving.

10. Keller

Keller, Tx

Population: 44,250
Median Income: $122,292
Median Home Price: $311,700
Keller is located 12 miles north of Fort Worth.

There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Texas

Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Texas according to the data:

  1. Hutchins
  2. Robstown
  3. Terrell

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Texas

City Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price
West University Place 1 15,318 $220,868 $917,800
University Park 2 24,346 $198,438 $1,102,500
Bellaire 3 18,140 $187,805 $770,500
Terrell Hills 4 5,190 $180,128 $635,100
Trophy Club 5 10,987 $133,457 $328,800
Colleyville 6 24,982 $162,183 $432,600
Highland Park 7 8,986 $189,485 $1,253,600
Coppell 8 40,631 $114,839 $317,900
Southlake 9 29,101 $189,432 $586,400
Keller 10 44,250 $122,292 $311,700
Fair Oaks Ranch 11 8,582 $125,119 $421,000
Flower Mound 12 69,966 $123,492 $292,600
Allen 13 94,710 $102,215 $234,600
Alamo Heights 14 7,814 $110,980 $513,900
Murphy 15 20,015 $118,843 $304,100
Frisco 16 145,646 $117,642 $300,900
Cibolo 17 25,256 $91,827 $206,900
Heath 18 7,992 $150,319 $407,000
Sachse 19 23,329 $93,270 $184,200
Melissa 20 6,844 $101,518 $193,100
Cedar Park 21 63,551 $87,466 $230,900
Helotes 22 8,329 $114,063 $273,000
Mansfield 23 63,141 $90,216 $204,800
Friendswood 24 38,272 $95,241 $241,700
Fate 25 9,234 $99,667 $195,500
Lakeway 26 13,662 $113,591 $403,800
Sugar Land 27 85,681 $108,504 $283,400
Prosper 28 15,236 $120,270 $378,700
Fairview 29 8,235 $73,339 $331,900
Seabrook 30 13,038 $84,764 $199,800
Bee Cave 31 5,802 $93,160 $518,200
Mckinney 32 156,821 $83,257 $228,500
Celina 33 7,236 $94,856 $255,200
Corinth 34 20,764 $87,167 $191,500
Pearland 35 106,238 $96,954 $194,200
Buda 36 11,936 $72,020 $201,500
Leander 37 36,204 $83,550 $180,700
Pflugerville 38 55,712 $77,899 $183,500
Wylie 39 45,655 $82,139 $163,500
Richardson 40 108,350 $74,877 $209,500
Portland 41 16,144 $59,199 $149,800
Benbrook 42 22,403 $66,448 $147,000
Bedford 43 48,864 $62,701 $169,700
Grapevine 44 50,538 $81,571 $258,400
Georgetown 45 59,436 $64,256 $222,300
The Colony 46 40,757 $73,830 $159,400
Little Elm 47 35,553 $87,933 $177,100
Round Rock 48 112,767 $74,087 $192,500
Rockwall 49 41,672 $89,173 $205,700
Hutto 50 21,241 $72,543 $153,000
Rowlett 51 59,203 $85,565 $168,500
Roanoke 52 7,055 $62,878 $216,900
Schertz 53 37,597 $77,139 $179,000
Addison 54 15,363 $70,559 $307,300
North Richland Hills 55 67,994 $63,537 $160,200
Midlothian 56 21,530 $72,956 $162,900
Live Oak 57 15,021 $61,873 $123,500
Carrollton 58 129,266 $70,072 $183,100
Selma 59 8,866 $78,157 $164,800
Saginaw 60 21,680 $81,070 $130,000
Manvel 61 7,402 $82,170 $167,400
Anna 62 10,335 $76,198 $155,500
Windcrest 63 5,709 $75,972 $171,800
Deer Park 64 33,517 $78,703 $141,200
Burleson 65 41,962 $72,670 $143,900
Forney 66 16,842 $73,524 $160,400
Kyle 67 34,080 $72,191 $158,400
Boerne 68 13,066 $61,259 $225,600
New Braunfels 69 67,097 $61,618 $177,200
Euless 70 53,675 $58,606 $159,400
Watauga 71 24,322 $65,329 $109,500
Weatherford 72 28,284 $57,759 $145,500
Converse 73 21,169 $63,240 $133,300
Kennedale 74 7,413 $71,875 $170,900
La Porte 75 34,922 $70,681 $126,500
Sunnyvale 76 5,871 $126,250 $311,400
Farmers Branch 77 32,211 $61,255 $152,000
Lake Dallas 78 7,575 $68,785 $150,800
Lewisville 79 102,327 $57,549 $161,700
Leon Valley 80 10,990 $57,817 $147,000
Richland Hills 81 8,033 $50,481 $111,000
Lucas 82 6,585 $133,419 $480,400
Crowley 83 14,453 $66,559 $120,500
Stafford 84 18,026 $59,402 $164,400
River Oaks 85 7,666 $42,054 $85,500
Hurst 86 38,690 $55,807 $150,600
Cedar Hill 87 47,457 $68,150 $139,100
Joshua 88 6,316 $51,762 $151,400
Waxahachie 89 32,536 $55,385 $135,600
Red Oak 90 11,663 $70,250 $154,000
Rockport 91 10,197 $57,958 $203,500
Desoto 92 51,854 $60,350 $147,800
Azle 93 11,054 $57,923 $121,500
Slaton 94 6,068 $40,328 $56,200
Denton 95 128,421 $50,487 $162,700
Kirby 96 8,441 $44,063 $82,500
Dickinson 97 19,583 $68,300 $139,400
Katy 98 16,632 $71,739 $156,400
Grand Prairie 99 185,631 $60,246 $132,600
Richmond 100 11,939 $48,111 $99,100

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