About a half an hour drive from downtown Dallas is the 23rd most populous city in the state of Texas. Carrollton has been given many praises throughout the years. In 2006, Money Magazine ranked the city 19th in the Best Places to Live in the US and 15th best in places to live among small cities. Areavibe named it the 3rd best place to live in the US. For those looking for a good area to buy a home, it is consistently ranked in Safewise’s list of 50 Safest Cities in Texas, HubWallet ranked it one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers, and NerdWallet named it in their Top 10 list of cities for young families in 2013. So, as you can see, Carrollton has a lot going for it.
Carrollton has everything you could ever want in a place to call home. With lots of local employment opportunities, you would have no problems finding the right job for you. The city boasts having more than 9,000 local businesses in the area. It also has one of the lowest crime rates in the state, 44 points below the national average for cities with populations of 75,000 or more.
As for attractions and amenities, Carrollton has an almost endless list of things to do and see. There are more than 1,200 acres of parks, including nearly 30 miles of trails and walking paths. For water lovers, there are two different waterparks in the city: the W. J. Thomas Splash Park and the Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex, featuring an Olympic-size pool with several multi-story slides and a 600-gallon dump bucket, and a 200-foot lazy river. Carrollton is also home to one of the highest ranked public golf courses in the DFW, Indian Creek Golf Club, with two very different 18-hole courses.
When it’s time to get a bite to eat, the only trouble you’ll have is deciding which type of food you’re craving. Carrollton’s variety of restaurants is immense! Whether you are in the mood for Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Japanese, or good ol’ American, Carrollton has the cuisine you’re looking for.
For those with children, Carrollton boasts more than 35 award-winning schools. The majority of the city is served by Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School District, a highly ranked school system with 35 campuses. Smaller portions of the city are also served by Lewisville ISD, Plano ISD, and Dallas ISD. For post-graduates, most colleges and universities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are within a 30-minute drive.
For a free, comprehensive listing of available properties and corresponding school ratings and information, contact The Campbell Home Team, your local neighborhood experts.
With more than a decade of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas real estate markets, The Campbell Home Team can help you find your next and best home – and make the offer to close process quick and easy. Call us today at 214-929-1733 or email us to get started on the path to your dream home.
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