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Places With The Best Housing In Texas 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score95
  • Allen, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,710
  • When my family moved here, we were excited about the possibilities of a great school district (by ratings online, exemplary schools, etc.), which was a GREAT change of pace from California (whose schools…[read more]
85
  • The Colony, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,757
  • This town is part of Denton County do not live in any town that are part of this county. If you want to live in a town that keeps letting "racial discrimination "lawyers Practice law in the same county…[read more]
77
  • Lake Dallas, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,575
85
  • Irving, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 232,013
  • The water service bill every month is due in a different date, their day ends at 5PM because if you pay online after 5 PM they will charge a fee of 10% to 12% of your bill.The day ends at Midnight…[read more]
85
  • Melissa, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,844
  • .., "suspected weed in vehicle, needed to search, do weed tongue test (LOL)" car ✔, one ✔ my tongue."positive sir (LOL)! Recd a speeding ticket.LOL! SMH! Blessings on the 2…[read more]
89
  • Carrollton, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 129,266
  • I got a ridiculous ticket that should have been a warning, tried fighting it in court but the judge denied. They wanted me to pay $150 the day I went to court which I didn't have until the next day. They…[read more]
91
  • Plano, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 279,088
  • Was just reading YOUR review (croneathome Oct 01, 2015). You don't just sound racist, you are racist, and you know it. You said "You haven't been swindled until you have been swindled by a Mexican." …[read more]
93
  • Watauga, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,322
  • I have lived in watauga for about 8 years now. Very small city, but right in the middle of everything. If you want to go to Keller for shopping, the water park in North Richland Hills and the Stockyards…[read more]
88
  • Euless, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,675
  • Lived here since May 2002. Nice, quiet neighborhood with a couple of grocery stores just blocks away. Dental, Chiropractors, Fast food, hair and nail salons, car washes and schools all within walking…[read more]
84
  • Benbrook, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,403
  • Living life as a single parent with no where to turn, I went back to school. That is what in fact brought me right here to living in Benbrook. After grad and moving into my new home, I thought about…[read more]
88
  • Wylie, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,655
  • After living in Maine for my entire life, I moved to Wylie, TX about three years ago. It was one of the best moves I made. I miss the beautiful scenery, but the neighborhood I live in has friendly people…[read more]
88
  • Lewisville, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 102,327
  • After visiting Lewisville, Texas, I can say that I enjoyed the historic Texas city a whole lot. Lewisville isn't an over the top type of city, but more traditional and classical in a sense. The community…[read more]
91
  • Midlothian, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,530
  • While I have lived in Texas for quite some time, I have only been in Midlothian, Texas for a few months. I feel like I have learned a lot about this city in those short few months, though! Being just 25…[read more]
87
  • Saginaw, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,680
  • Saginaw, Texas is one of those places that people don't think really exist anymore. Great neighborhoods where the people actually look out for one another and take pride in their homes, and where the…[read more]
89
  • Rowlett, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,203
  • Moving to Rowlett 30 years ago was the best move I ever made. It is clean and the neighborhoods are quiet. First and foremost, the city makes a good effort to enforce the city codes that keep the city…[read more]
91
  • Richardson, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 108,350
  • First. The reviewer who posted you could get robbed and murdered in Richardson? Not going to argue that. But you were in the South part of Richardson down new Lake Highlands and North Dallas and it is…[read more]
89
  • Bedford, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,864
  • Bedford TX is the place I visit at least once a year.It has been something my family has done for almost 6 years. During college football season, it is definitely the place to be. Whether I'm in the mood…[read more]
93
  • Coppell, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,631
  • I love my home as I am centrally located to everything including things I love to do which is eat, enjoy the movies and attend different festivals in the summer. Coppell has a rich history and is known…[read more]
93
  • North Richland Hills, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 67,994
  • NRH is OK. We've lived here a long time. It's fairly conveniently located if you work in the northern half of Tarrant County. Because it's surrounded by other cities, pretty much anything you need is…[read more]
93
  • McKinney, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 156,821
  • I really enjoy living in McKinney, as there are many things to do. One of the main reasons why I love living here is the weather. The summers are nice and hot while the winters tend to be very mild and…[read more]
84
  • Crowley, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,453
  • Living in Crowley, Texas was a very interesting experience for me and my family. there is not as much diversity as I had hoped for, but the people here tend to be very welcoming and very nice. Many…[read more]
91
  • Missouri City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 71,732
  • Having lived in Missouri City, TX for the past several years, I have come to find the city quite accommodating. Growing up in a much larger area, I have enjoyed the unique features this smaller community…[read more]
83
  • Sanger, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,595
82
  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 185,631
  • Grand Prairie, TX was one of a few stops on a business trip to Texas in 2009. I found Grand Prairie to be a little more than I expected but still nothing "over-the-top". Grand Prairie does a nice job at…[read more]
93
  • Live Oak, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,021
  • Growing on the outside of San Antonio's north east side, lies the little town of Live Oak; truly a beautiful place. Surrounding the outer corridor of San Antonio Texas, is a Highway loop called 1604, on…[read more]
85
  • Hurst, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,690
  • I've lived in North Hurst for 8 years. My husband and I chose our home because of the neighborhood, which was established (a mix of 1980s and newer homes) and had lots of trees. We are also directly…[read more]
95
  • Frisco, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 145,646
  • After living in Frisco, TX for five years, I have come to realize that this town is one that is set up on the basis of cowboys and horses being on every corner. This is a small town, which I enjoy, but I…[read more]
86
  • Sachse, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,329
  • Sachse is a small city northeast of Dallas. I lived here briefly but found myself routinely bored and decided to leave. It's a nice city when it comes to quality of life and the homes are affordable, but…[read more]
81
  • Baytown, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,310
  • My husband and I spent three days visiting Baytown, Texas in April 2010. This was a great time to visit, because the weather was warm, but not overly hot. We stayed at the Best Western Baytown Inn…[read more]
91
  • Burleson, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,962
  • I love the escape from the hustle and bustle of the city when I get home. Living in Burleson, Texas has a lot to offer especially for families. It's a very quiet town that's about 30 minutes from Dallas.…[read more]
89
  • La Porte, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,922
  • I never realized how much I loved living in La Porte, Texas, until Hurricane Harvey came to visit in 2017. It was then that I realized that I loved living in this coastal community because of the way…[read more]
82
  • Richland Hills, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,033
94
  • Grapevine, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,538
  • Grapevine is located minutes from DFW Airport, and only 30-45 minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth. In 2018 Grapevine will become a stop on the commuter rail, allowing for even easier travel to Fort…[read more]
93
  • Rockwall, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,672
  • Rockwall, Texas is a beautiful city with reasonably priced homes, good schools and a lot of things to do. Since the summers are very hot here, I love to visit indoor theme parks in the summer such as…[read more]
77
  • Highlands, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,386
80
  • Flower Mound, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 69,966
  • I'd love to work get out of Kansas City, and work at FUNimation some day, a great place which brings dubbed anime to us here in the states, but from what the reviews say, it may not be the best place to…[read more]
93
  • Seabrook, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,038
  • It could be better, I have a cousin that lives in Lake Jackson and it says it's way better to live there, and I honestly agree. The mall is huge and so many places to go out to eat. Plus It's right next…[read more]
88
  • Kennedale, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,413
86
  • New Territory, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,843
  • New Territory is a suburb of Houston that has a lot to offer including good schools, neighbors and peace and quiet. The schools are some of the best and offer a well-rounded education with several…[read more]
94
  • Pearland, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,238
  • I lived in Pearland, Texas since before the great influx of building and urban sprawl. This was fueled during the hot subprime market, and the entire place changed immediately. People that lived here…[read more]
78
  • Pasadena, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 153,286
  • I moved to the area nine years ago. The bad things about Pasadena, TX include the extremely high crime, lack of police support, traffic, bad drivers, uninsured drivers, road rage, flooding, and the air…[read more]
81
  • Mission Bend, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,334
  • I lived in Mission Bend temporarily due to work. Overall, it was an alright city but it felt lacking in a few ways. One of the things I did like about Mission Bend was that it was easy enough to afford…[read more]
78
  • Channelview, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,534
  • One of the things I’ve always loved about living in Channelview is that it’s one of those cities that only the locals tend to know about. It’s a typical suburb but it’s fairly small, which is really nice…[read more]
94
  • Lake Jackson, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,407
  • I have lived in Lake Jackson for 17 years, and moving here was the best decision of my entire life. I used to live in Seabrook, Texas, but Lake Jackson is better in every single possible way. The people…[read more]
61
  • Hutchins, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,644
89
  • Hutto, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,241
  • If you're planning to visit Hutto soon or will be hosting friends and family who are coming to the area, there are several attractions to choose from. Round Rock Express is one of the best places to go…[read more]
96
  • Keller, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,250
  • Keller, Texas is a great community with some wonderful people. I moved to Keller, Texas in 2006 as a single woman. At first I was traveling back and forth to Dallas for going out and happy hour. I had my…[read more]
80
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 815,930
  • Area itself is ok. Great variety of places to shop and dine and plenty of attractions to keep anyone busy. The nightlife is lacking in that there really isn’t anything to do unless you’re into bars. …[read more]
84
  • Alvin, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,500
  • Living in Alvin is good and bad. We have a lot of restaurants scattered around, but just a handful of grocery stores so if you cook at home, you might have to make a drive. There is a lot of shopping if…[read more]
84
  • Richmond, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,939
  • If you live on the North side of the tracks, the area is treated like a step child. Money has been spent foolishly on stuff that most of the home owners wont use or need. My opinion, we need new blood in…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Texas. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Texas to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Texas as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Texas, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.