Dallas 65 Good
Dallas Livability #276 ranked city in North Carolina#11,958 ranked city in the USARanks better than 59% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Dallas

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this region is notably lower than the national average, encompassing everyday goods, housing, utilities, transportation and health care expenses.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Locals express favorable opinions about the proximity of everyday local amenities, parks, public transit, neighborly atmosphere, strong sense of community and the general safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Employment

    Low income levels and high unemployment rates results in a low score in the employment category. It could prove difficult to find well-paying employment in this area.

  • Health & Safety

    A low health and safety score may be attributed to factors such as subpar air quality and the unavailability of certain health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies.

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What's it like Living in Dallas?

Dallas is a smaller city located in the state of North Carolina. The city has a population of 4,744 people. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (67% White). Given that fact, Dallas could be considered less diverse than other cities. All the single ladies and all the single fellas might want to take notice as only 50% of the Dallas population is married. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Dallas, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 28 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Dallas, North Carolina could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. The best areas in Dallas and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, commute, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the North Carolina and national averages.

With a livability score of 63/100, Dallas is ranked #13,575 in the United States and #339 in North Carolina. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Dallas has higher than average rankings for the following: cost of living (A+) and housing (A-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Dallas. The following was graded with a discouraging score: amenities (F), education (D) and employment (F).

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Dallas can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Dallas is real estate affordability. The median home price for Dallas homes is $144,900, which is 7.8% lower than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Dallas, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 6.1% lower than the North Carolina average.

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      Dallas transportation information

      Statistic Dallas North Carolina National
      Average one way commute28min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work89.3%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.7%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.1%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home0.7%4.8%4.6%
      Source: The Dallas, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).