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Best Places To Live In Dallas, TX

  • Dallas, TX
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 1,278,433
  • I recently relocated back to Houston from Dallas. I was in Dallas for 18 months. I went there in September of 2017 as a result of Hurricane Harvey - it was where I chose to evacuate. My life in Houston…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score94
  • Grapevine, TX
  • 19.5 miles away (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]
  • Coppell, TX
  • 17.1 miles away (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]
  • Plano, TX
  • 17.7 miles away (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]
  • Coomer Creek, Garland, TX
  • 14.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,363
  • Richardson, TX
  • 12.5 miles away (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]
  • Apollo Arapaho And Camelot, Garland, TX
  • 14.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,845
  • Far North, Dallas, TX
  • 13.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 163,453
  • Rowlett, TX
  • 17.3 miles away (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]
  • Carrollton, TX
  • 15.8 miles away (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]
  • Bedford, TX
  • 20.2 miles away (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]
  • Cedar Hill, TX
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 47,457
  • Before moving to Houston to pursue my college degree, I was in Cedar Hill near Dallas. This Texan city is located just a few miles from Dallas. In recent years, Cedar Hill has been ranked among the list…[read more]
  • Lewisville, TX
  • 21.5 miles away (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]
  • Southeast, Arlington, TX
  • 20.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 90,151
  • Wylie, TX
  • 24.1 miles away (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]
  • Mansfield, TX
  • 23.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 63,141
  • Mansfield is a great place to live at least for a single person like me. I love how this city has been designed just for people who like nightlife in a safe way. I have been living in this city for about…[read more]
  • Euless, TX
  • 17.1 miles away (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]
  • Hebron, TX
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 413
  • Firewheel Estates, Garland, TX
  • 16.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 519
  • The Fairways At Firewheel, Garland, TX
  • 16.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
  • Sachse, TX
  • 18.3 miles away (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]
  • Double Oak, TX
  • 26.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,028
  • Ovilla, TX
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,639
  • Highland Park, TX
  • 3.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,986
  • Irving, TX
  • 9.2 miles away (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]
  • Oakridge, Garland, TX
  • 13.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,126
  • Oak Leaf, TX
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,423
  • Camelot, Garland, TX
  • 15 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,765
  • Sunnyvale, TX
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,871
  • Greens, Garland, TX
  • 17.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 525
  • University Park, TX
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,346
  • There are lots of fun and interesting activities in University Park that you and your family can take advantage of. Whether you're looking for attractions that children will enjoy or want to plan a…[read more]
  • Keningston Gardens, Garland, TX
  • 13.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
  • Northeast Dallas, Dallas, TX
  • 7.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 241,397
  • In June 2011, I moved to North Dallas, TX from Washington, DC and lived there for one year. The area I lived in was right next door to Richardson, TX. My total experience in this city was totally…[read more]
  • Murphy, TX
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,015
  • Hello, I am a professional who bought a house in this area. Long story short: If you like country bumpkins, this is the place for you. I lived in the Aviary, currently there is not an appropriate…[read more]
  • Arlington, TX
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 383,899
  • Wanted to let everyone in the South Arlington/North Mansfield know about an urgent care we found this week. On the south west corner of Sublett and hwy 287 in with Albertsons is the greatest clinic. …[read more]
  • Travis Ranch, TX
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,032
  • Seagoville, TX
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,701
  • I experienced an excellent stay while living in Seagoville Texas. The city is within Dallas County limits. Seagoville is in close relation to Dallas and Downton Mesquite. The suburban town has quite a…[read more]
  • Winnetka Heights, Dallas, TX
  • 6.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 65,571
  • One of the advantages of moving to Winnetka Heights is that if you notify the neighborhood, you will receive a Neighborhood Membership Packet. This packet provided me with a restaurant guide, local…[read more]
  • Farmers Branch, TX
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,211
  • Purchased almost a year ago and can't wait to sell! Live off of Valley View and Webb Chapel area, did not realize the speeding danger in this town. Foolish me, Webb Chapel, Marsh, Josey, commuters…[read more]
  • Northeast Garland, Garland, TX
  • 15.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,479
  • West End Historic District, Dallas, TX
  • 0.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 874
  • Buckingham North, Garland, TX
  • 14.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 669
  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • 11.9 miles away (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]
  • The Enclave, Garland, TX
  • 15 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 170
  • Highland Park, Dallas, TX
  • 3.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,797
  • Briaroaks, Garland, TX
  • 12.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
  • Oakcrest, Garland, TX
  • 13 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
  • Main Street District, Dallas, TX
  • 0.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 987
  • Meadowood, Garland, TX
  • 15.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 488
  • Flower Mound, TX
  • 25.7 miles away (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]
  • Duncanville, TX
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 39,599
  • Duncanville is a small city with a big feel. The best thing I like about Duncanville, Texas is the diversity. Duncanville is a suburb of Dallas and is about 15 miles away, but there is no need to travel…[read more]

Dallas, TX: Commercial Hub

Dallas is a metropolitan city located in the north of Texas. According to the US Census Bureau it is the 4th most populous city in the United States at just under two million residents. Dallas is the largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The city is considered the commercial hub of the DFWM.

Considered to be the cultural hub of the area you will find many art galleries. Dallas also has more restaurants than New York City, serving up cuisine from all over the planet. The department store Neiman Marcus was born here and there are plenty of shopping districts to choose from. Located in the heart of downtown you will also find the country’s largest farmer's market.

The main business in Dallas centers around banking, commerce, transportation and medical research. 18 of the top Fortune 500 companies are based out of Dallas. The city's economy is the 10th largest in the world and they are 4th in the nation for job availability. With over 3 million job openings available finding employment should not be difficult.

Dallas enjoys a sub-tropical climate and celebrates all four seasons. The coldest month of the year is January with the hottest being August. Typically the city does not see much snow in winter but does experience freezing rain and ice. The summer months tend to be hot and dry with occasional rain showers.

The city is divided into three distinct districts; central, east and south. Central comprises Downtown, Oak Lawn and Uptown. Most of the Central neighborhood is made up for retail shops, restaurants and clubs. Some of the best places in Dallas are found in the Central district. Rents in this area are quite high and the neighborhoods include wealthy residents.

Some of the best places to live in Dallas are in the East district. East Dallas contains Deep Ellum, a trendy, artsy community and Lakewood. The neighborhoods in this part of the city attract more middle class families. South Dallas is home to the annual State Fair and the Oak Cliff district which has gone through renovations to make it a safer area to live.

With a multitude of places to shop, eat and play, choosing one spot to settle in Dallas could be difficult. We are here to help make your decision easier. You can customize your list of the best places to live in Dallas by choosing what is most important to you. Narrow down your search radius by cost to rent, amenities, crime rates or cost of living to get you started.