Which Dallas Suburb is Right for You? The Dallas housing market has recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic caused residential sales in the area to fall significantly, no one was sure what to expect as the pandemic continued. The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex was glad to see a rebound in sales begin in July. According to a “Dallas Real Estate Market Overview & Forecast” published in late October, the recovery of sales began in July and has continued, creating a seller’s market with low mortgage rates that appeal to new homebuyers.
With the market expected to remain strong for the remainder of 2020, house hunters in North Texas are looking to the DFW suburbs for homebuying opportunities. Interested in the food, the arts, and the overall culture and ethos of the big city, but not in the traffic and parking woes, constant crowds, and the expense of housing, people see the suburbs as a great option whether they’re moving from out-of-state or just out of the city. Read on to learn about three popular Dallas-area suburbs to put down roots.
Frisco is another popular DFW suburb. With a population of over 200,000, this community located 30 miles north of Dallas proper is growing and exploding with development, with many large corporations such as Oracle, T-Mobile, Home Depot, and others that call Frisco home. Regularly recognized as one of the best places to start and raise a family, Frisco appeals to many first-time homebuyers looking for an affordable place to settle. Frisco is home to some major amenities and attractions, including excellent shopping options, renowned arts and entertainment districts, outdoor recreation areas including parks and miles of hike-and-bike trails, and hundreds of great restaurants. The city also plays host to several sports teams, including professionals like NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, pro hockey team the Dallas Stars, and soccer’s FC Dallas, and more. Frisco is conveniently located under 30 minutes from DFW International Airport, Dallas Love Field airport, and the Dallas city center.
Farmers Branch is another great location for those who want to remain close to Dallas, but not in the middle of the city. This affordable suburb has a population of close to 30,000, providing a small-town feel near the city. Farmers Branch is a relatively safe and very peaceful community where people enjoy a slower pace than in the city; they have the option of taking the DART Light Rail into downtown Dallas if they want a little more action, though. This suburb is home to thousands of companies including the headquarters of Scout & Cellar, BSN Sports, and Brinks; it has a low unemployment rate and is seeing a lot of continued growth in the job market which yields a strong local economy. Highlights of Farmers Branch include a world-class arts scene, outstanding shopping options, and excellent schools—all things that appeal to singles and families alike.
Flower Mound is another suburb of DFW that offers a small-town appeal. This community is about 30 minutes northwest of the city of Dallas. It is home to multiple parks, trails, and open spaces and enjoys close proximity to Lake Grapevine and the fishing, boating, and hiking around the lake. Flower Mound offers a variety of housing options, from townhouses to condominiums to single-family homes, giving the area a family-friendly atmosphere. It has seen economic development that makes great shopping, dining, and entertainment options available to residents.
If you are looking for a new home in the suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Harrell Group can help! The experienced real estate team is based in the Flower Mound suburb and has direct knowledge to help you find the perfect home for you and your family. Contact WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Harrell Group to speak to a real estate professional who will focus on your wants and needs in a home.
Written by: Erika Mehlhaff