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Places With The Best Housing In Texas 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score94
  • Allen, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,710
  • and that corruption is the police. do not come here if you are A) under 21B) wealthyC) you think this is a "safe" city.If you are under 21 and walk or drive around you WILL be stopped by the police.If
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  • 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
81
  • Lake Dallas, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,575
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  • 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
86
  • 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
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  • 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
91
  • Plano, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 279,088
  • I would say Plano is a mix of conservative and liberal. Lots of people think they're conservative but act like liberals.ProsIf you need to buy services or products, you'll find them here. There's
89
  • 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
88
  • Euless, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,675
  • Euless is central to many places, has nice parks but people who live here need to know that there are many coyotes who are being continually displaced due to construction. Your small dogs and cats are
85
  • 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
87
  • 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
86
  • 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
90
  • 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
89
  • 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
89
  • Rowlett, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,203
  • This city is on the brinks of a great future. With being centrally located in DFW, and on the lake, a commercial development boom is about to occur in this great city. Bayside, a $1 billion property, is
90
  • 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
90
  • 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
91
  • 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
91
  • North Richland Hills, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 67,994
  • North Richland Hills is an affluent suburb located just north of Fort Worth and my job brought me to this city nearly 10 years ago. Over the years, I've become increasingly thankful for the people that
91
  • 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
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
85
  • Sanger, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,595
90
  • 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
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
90
  • 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
86
  • 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
93
  • 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
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
83
  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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
86
  • Richland Hills, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,033
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  • 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
79
  • Highlands, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,386
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  • 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
82
  • Flower Mound, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 69,966
  • No matter what, someone will always want something you have. From my past 13 years here being stolen from my garage multiple times, to the rude residents of the town and finushing off with the horrible
86
  • Kennedale, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,413
96
  • Seabrook, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,038
  • Seabrook is a tiny southeast coastal Texas city mostly know for speed traps and a main route to Kemah and Galveston. Seabrook is a bedroom community for the local oil and gas industries, with only a few
84
  • 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
92
  • 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
83
  • 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
83
  • 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
76
  • 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
95
  • Lake Jackson, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,407
  • I have lived in Lake Jackson, TX for 3 years now. At first, I was hesitant about the move, but once I got here, I realized that this town is everything I had ever dreamed of in a community. You always
64
  • Hutchins, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,644
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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
85
  • 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

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.

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