Little Elm

Population: 35,553Median home value: $177,100 89 Ranks better than 99% of areas

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B+ Little Elm Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C Little Elm Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Texas
Little Elm
982% less expensive than the US average
Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Little Elm cost of living
A+ Little Elm Crime Total crime is 78% lower than Texas
Total crime
65776% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 15376% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Little Elm crime
C+ Little Elm Employment Household income is 61% higher than Texas
Median household income
$87,93359% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,6386% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%19% lower than the US average
Little Elm employment
A Little Elm Housing Home value is 24% higher than Texas
Median home value
$177,1004% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,45653% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Little Elm real estate or Little Elm rentals
A+ Little Elm Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
77%55% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Little Elm K-12 schools

Living in Little Elm, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Little Elm is a mid-sized city with a population of 35,553 people. At 68%, the majority of the Little Elm population is White; this is followed by 15% Black and 4% Asian. Little Elm tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average. Little Elm is known to be family friendly as more than 78% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 39% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Little Elm, Texas could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Little Elm and in the areas around Little Elm is a much easier task.

Little Elm, TX receives 88 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #58 in Texas and #101 in the USA. Based on this score, Little Elm would be considered a very livable city! Another exciting tidbit, is that Little Elm ranks better than 90% of all US cities! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Little Elm has received high marks for amenities (B+), crime (A+), weather (B-), education (A+) and housing (A).

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

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Little Elm gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 78 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than 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 Little Elm have a test score average of 77%, which is well above the US average.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Little Elm 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.

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 Little Elm is real estate affordability. The median home price for Little Elm homes is $177,100, which is 24.1% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Little Elm, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 23.1% lower than the Texas average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Little Elm area were 4.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.1%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Little Elm: A Development Project in the Making

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Little, Elm Texas is a small town 30 minutes outside of Dallas. Little Elm is currently expanding their area by building homes and businesses that can accommodate more residents. Little Elm has an awesome lake that provides beautiful and peaceful scenery. Although Little Elm is a small town, it consist of open land; however, there is room for development.

We have three different school districts including Denton, Frisco, and Little Elm districts. Depending on where you live determines what school district your children will attend. My children currently attend Denton Independent School District. The elementary and high schools are great but the middle school needs improvement. There are plans to build more schools to accommodate students.

I look forward to the plans of the 380 corridor, a major highway that runs throughout several small towns adjacent to Little Elm. Living off 380 requires some patients; however, once everything is developed, it will be more appealing to families and those that want to move to this area.
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Source: The Little Elm, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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