Dallas

Why you'd want to live in Dallas

Dallas is the second largest city in Texas and the center of the state's largest metropolitan area, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is in the north central portion of the state. It is home to the Dallas Mavericks and you'll regularly be reminded of its mass enthusiasm for the team. A shopper's paradise, it has more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the US. via Wikitravel

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Lifestyle


Uptown

Located immediately north of downtown Dallas and west of North Central Expressway, this fashionable neighborhood is teeming with young professionals and empty-nesters looking for an urban lifestyle. Uptown is one of Dallas's most walkable neighborhoods, with cafes, bars and boutiques only a few minutes away from most residential areas. The northern end of the neighborhood is home to West Village, a mixed-use complex that includes residential and retail space and some of the best people-watching in the city. via FrontDoor

Preston Hollow

Preston Hollow is one of Dallas's most elite neighborhoods. Large estates with majestic specimen live oak trees will inspire you, and because of a quirk in the area's early founding, many of the streets don't have sidewalks or curbs. Early homes were one- or two-story styles built in the 1930s, though there have been plenty of tear-down projects for new homes. via FrontDoor

M Streets

With its leafy, tree-lined streets and darling homes dating as far back as the 1920s, the M Streets continues to be a popular neighborhood for couples and young families who want to be close to downtown and near White Rock Lake. Homes here are generally between 1,000 and 1,400 square feet, although some tear-downs have created larger homes. Since 2002 the area has been known officially as the Greenland Hills Conservation District, a designation that will make such projects more difficult in the future. via FrontDoor

Lake Highlands

Lake Highlands is a popular neighborhood for families or young professional couples who want to have a Dallas address while living in the attractive Richardson school district, which includes this area. One thing that sets Lake Highlands apart from most Dallas neighborhoods is its topography of rolling hills -- a rarity in the generally flat North Texas prairie. Massive pecan and live oak trees create a gorgeous shade canopy in the Texas heat. via FrontDoor

Richardson

An older, first-ring suburb, Richardson charms with its diversity and affordability. Nestled between Dallas and the massive suburb of Plano, Richardson has enjoyed a healthy base of major employers that pull from around the country. It is home to the city's "Telecom Corridor," where well-known companies such as Nortel and Verizon Business maintain a major presence. via FrontDoor

Dallas Market Report

$628,548

AVERAGE PRICE OF 1,137 HOMES

$2,329,125

AVERAGE PRICE OF 150 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$662,966

AVERAGE PRICE OF 196 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$1,126,873

AVERAGE PRICE OF 192 HOMES WITH A POOL

$595,045

AVERAGE PRICE OF 340 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $628,548
Avg Bedrooms 3 beds
Avg Bathrooms 3.01 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $157,732
2 bedrooms $352,497
3 bedrooms $463,198
4 bedrooms $624,006
5 bedrooms $1,654,030
Dallas Home Price Trends
  3/2017 2/2017 1/2017 12/2016 11/2016
Total Listings 3,207 2,360 1,706 1,883 2,026
Average Price $459,874 $481,874 $515,516 $507,857 $500,686
Avg Price Change -4.78% -6.98% +1.51% +1.43% +0.07%
Median Price $326,963 $339,585 $350,300 $355,899 $361,747
Med Price Change -3.86% -3.16% -1.60% -1.64% -1.70%
Avg Bedrooms 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds 3 beds
Avg Bathrooms 2.65 baths 2.7 baths 2.79 baths 2.8 baths 2.81 baths
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
Hillcrest 90 $1,211,254 n/a
Jefferson 71 $1,072,210 n/a
North Dallas 155 $615,684 n/a
Plano West n/a n/a 40 days
Samuell n/a n/a 24 days
Skyline n/a n/a 108 days
White 83 $1,495,604 174 days
Wilson 86 $741,997 692 days
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Market
All Homes 1,137 $628,548 176 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 150 $2,329,125 31 days
Newly Built Homes 196 $662,966 n/a
Homes with a Pool 192 $1,126,873 82 days
Reduced Price Homes 340 $595,045 216 days

School Data

Highly Rated Dallas Schools

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ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

AUSTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

BLANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

DON WHITT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

10

FRANK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

FRAZIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

HARRINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

HARRY C WITHERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

10

HYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

10

MATHEWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

MCNAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

10

MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

10

MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

NORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

OLIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

10

POLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

REILLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

SHEPARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

SOUTH MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

STARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

10

STONEWALL JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

TWAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

9

VICTOR HIGH HEXTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary School
Public

8

ARAPAHO CLASSICAL MAGNET
Middle School
Public

8

BLALACK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

10

BOWIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

10

BRENTFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

8

DARTMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

8

FRANKFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9
8

HENDRICK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

10

HIGHLAND PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

8
8

MERRIMAN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

10

MURPHY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

8

PEASE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

RENNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

8
10

WHITE ROCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public

9

OLYMPIA HILLS
High School
Public

8

PEARCE HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public

8

SHEPTON HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public

9

WHITE OAK HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public