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Best Places To Live In Dallas, TX

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  • 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 Score93
  • Coppell, TX
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.5km away
  • 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]
92
  • Grapevine, TX
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • 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]
91
  • Plano, TX
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • 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]
91
  • Richardson, TX
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.1km away
  • 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]
90
  • Rowlett, TX
  • City: 17.3mi / 27.8km away
  • 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]
89
  • Mansfield, TX
  • City: 23.7mi / 38.1km away
  • 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]
89
  • Far North, Dallas, TX
  • Neighborhood: 13.5mi / 21.7km away
  • Population: 163,453
89
  • Lewisville, TX
  • City: 21.5mi / 34.6km away
  • 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]
89
  • Double Oak, TX
  • City: 26.7mi / 43.0km away
  • Population: 3,028
89
  • Sachse, TX
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • 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]
88
  • Wylie, TX
  • City: 24.1mi / 38.7km away
  • 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
  • Bedford, TX
  • City: 20.2mi / 32.5km away
  • 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]
88
  • Cedar Hill, TX
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • 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]
88
  • Southeast, Arlington, TX
  • Neighborhood: 20.2mi / 32.5km away
  • Population: 90,151
88
  • Hebron, TX
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.2km away
  • Population: 413
87
  • Ovilla, TX
  • City: 17.0mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 3,639
87
  • Greens, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 17.1mi / 27.5km away
  • Population: 525
87
  • Euless, TX
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.5km away
  • 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]
87
  • University Park, TX
  • City: 5.0mi / 8.0km away
  • 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]
87
  • Firewheel Estates, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 519
87
  • Carrollton, TX
  • City: 15.8mi / 25.4km away
  • 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]
87
  • The Fairways At Firewheel, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: n/a
86
  • Highland Park, TX
  • City: 3.8mi / 6.1km away
  • Population: 8,986
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  • Buckingham North, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 14.1mi / 22.7km away
  • Population: 669
86
  • Murphy, TX
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • 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]
85
  • Irving, TX
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • 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]
84
  • Oak Leaf, TX
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.7km away
  • Population: 1,423
84
  • Arts District, Dallas, TX
  • Neighborhood: 0.9mi / 1.4km away
  • Population: 581
84
  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • City: 11.9mi / 19.1km away
  • 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]
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  • Keningston Gardens, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 13.6mi / 22.0km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Arlington, TX
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • 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]
83
  • Sunnyvale, TX
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 5,871
82
  • The Enclave, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 15.0mi / 24.2km away
  • Population: 170
82
  • Farmers Branch, TX
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.4km away
  • 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]
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  • Duncanville, TX
  • City: 11.3mi / 18.2km away
  • 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]
81
  • Heath, TX
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • Population: 7,992
81
  • Valley Creek North, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 206
81
  • West End Historic District, Dallas, TX
  • Neighborhood: 0.7mi / 1.1km away
  • Population: 874
81
  • Briaroaks, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 12.9mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Oakcrest, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 13.0mi / 20.9km away
  • Population: n/a
81
  • Highland Park, Dallas, TX
  • Neighborhood: 3.8mi / 6.1km away
  • Population: 8,797
80
  • Firewheel Farms, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 193
80
  • Springfield Estates, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 15.6mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 165
80
  • Lancaster, TX
  • City: 12.8mi / 20.6km away
  • Population: 38,426
  • Lancaster is a conveniently located mid-sized suburb with easy access to area attractions and entertainment. The people are friendly and there is a lot of community pride. There's been a lot of growth…[read more]
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  • Flower Mound, TX
  • City: 25.7mi / 41.4km away
  • 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]
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  • Valley Creek, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • The Hills Of Breckenridge, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 17.6mi / 28.3km away
  • Population: n/a
80
  • Main Street District, Dallas, TX
  • Neighborhood: 0.3mi / 0.5km away
  • Population: 987
80
  • Oakridge On The Creek, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 13.0mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Crystal Falls, Garland, TX
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: n/a

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.