Farmers Branch

Population: 32,211Median home value: $152,000 85 Ranks better than 98% of areas
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A+ Farmers Branch Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Farmers Branch Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Texas
Farmers Branch
991% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Farmers Branch cost of living
B+ Farmers Branch Crime Total crime is 22% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,34115% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4315% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Farmers Branch crime
C Farmers Branch Employment Household income is 12% higher than Texas
Median household income
$61,25511% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,9934% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%16% lower than the US average
Farmers Branch employment
B Farmers Branch Housing Home value is 7% higher than Texas
Median home value
$152,00018% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,16122% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Farmers Branch real estate or Farmers Branch rentals
A- Farmers Branch Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
70%43% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:111% higher than the US average
Farmers Branch K-12 schools or Farmers Branch colleges

Living in Farmers Branch, TX

Farmers Branch, Texas is a medium-sized city with a population of 32,211 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 72% of Farmers Branch residents are White, 6% Asian and 4% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Farmers Branch are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 40% of the population also speak Spanish.

Living in Farmers Branch can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Texas, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Farmers Branch and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

The livability score in Farmers Branch is 84 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 98th percentile of all cities across America. Clearly, Farmers Branch is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Farmers Branch ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B), weather (B-), education (A-) and housing (B).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Farmers Branch, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 158 crimes per 100,000 residents, Farmers Branch has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Farmers Branch have a test score average of 70%, which is well above the US average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Farmers Branch apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Farmers Branch is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Farmers Branch come in at $152,000, which is 6.5% higher than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Farmers Branch, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Texas average.

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Compare Farmers Branch, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Farmers Branch, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Far North, Dallas864.9163,453
Apollo Arapaho And Camelot, Garland85123,845
Oakridge, Garland8411.93,126
Camelot, Garland8412.23,765
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Brentwood Place, Garland8312.3334
Arts District, Dallas8210.6581
West End Historic District, Dallas8010.9874
Northeast Dallas, Dallas7910.8241,397

Best Cities Near Farmers Branch, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Allen, TX9417.394,710
Frisco, TX9216.1145,646
Keller, TX9220.144,250
Westworth Village, TX9233.72,632
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Coppell, TX916.940,631
Plano, TX9112.2279,088
Bedford, TX9015.948,864
McKinney, TX9022.3156,821
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I noticed that the last review was from 2014, so I thought I would give an update. Farmers Branch is still a small community landlocked around surrounding large cities. I don't foresee Farmers Branch ever getting as large as Carrollton. The city has started making an effort to become attractive to new residents through a demolition incentive program, a new restaurant park, summer farmers market, and other city events. The city had started seeing it's age with a lot of older people living there. However, the city is making an effort with all age groups. They will be building an active senior living community in the next couple of years, I can only assume, to lure the elderly out of their homes to the new community.

There is a massive new single-family development currently under construction on the west side of 35. The homes aren't cheap and there will be schools, lakes, parks and other amenities for the residents. Farmers Branch is also seeing redevelopment happening on the east side across from the Galleria mall. There will be a mixed-use development with shopping, dining, apartments, a hotel, and offices. Farmers Branch is on the up and up. It's still one of the most affordable places to live so close to Dallas. It is within 30 minutes of anywhere in the DFW metroplex. I don't expect this hidden gem will stay hidden for long.
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Safe city , quite but there are several issues

I love the city of Farmers. It is quite and very safe. The city police patrol the area. If you need help, the police will be there within a few minutes. If you report something, they will try to get on it.

There are a lot of low income families live in this city compare to Addison. There are a lot of nice places in Addison but Farmers Branch is keeping this old mentality of an atmosphere. Younger people with education and money are not attracted to this old city.

Also, they do not enforce the leash law and owners do not clean up after their pets. We constantly have to clean our yard after neighbor's pet. If you want to live in a city without any laws regarding to pets live in Farmers Branch. Dogs are running loose without leash and even when you call animal control they just give the pet back to owner without giving them a warning or a fine. I love city of Plano, you do not see these type of issues in their city because they enforce the law.
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Source: The Farmers Branch, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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