The Top 10 Areas in Texas With the Most Singles

You might expect to find the most singles in Texas all looking for love in the state’s most populated cities like Houston and San Antonio, but only Austin and Dallas qualify for a spot among the top 10. Using Census Data, we found the areas in Texas with the highest percentage of single or unmarried people. We also weighed the percentage against an income-to-home-cost ratio, so these cities—besides being singles hotspots—also are affordable.

From beachfront properties to master-planned communities, the real estate scene caters to every personality type in these areas. Check out this list of the top areas in Texas with the most singles to find your perfect match.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, some of these date locations may not be open or have limited hours. Be sure to follow any local and federal safety guidelines when venturing out. Happy dating!

An illustration of a map of the state of Texas showing the best cities for singles
These are the best cities in Texas for singles.

1. Galveston

An aerial view of the city of Galveston Texas
While famous for its coastal views, Galveston also has a rich history to explore.

Median Home Price: $170,100

Top Age Range of Singles: 20-29

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 8% women, 8% men

This Gulf Coast getaway 50 miles south of Houston is also home to plenty of single residents, many of whom take pride in their born on the island (BOI) status. But new arrivals easily adjust to island life where there’s always something to do—from water sports to bird watching. Head to the historic Strand in Downtown Galveston for antiquing and art gallery-hopping against the backdrop of lofts and condominiums housed in buildings from the 1890s.

Date Idea: Embark on a scavenger sculpture hunt.

While a sunset walk on the beach is the obvious choice, take a stroll through the historic East End to see how many Galveston Tree Sculptures you can find. These fanciful pieces, carved from trees felled by Hurricane Ike, adorn many of the Victorian homes in this picturesque neighborhood with characters from “The Wizard of Oz” and sea creatures standing watch from front yards.

2. Kerrville

Median Home Price: $171,600

Top Age Range of Singles: 50-59

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 9% women, 6% men

This Central Texas town is best known for its namesake folk festival featuring past performers like Willie Nelson before he became a Lone Star music legend. However, Kerrville manages to keep a low profile compared to its Hill Country neighbor, New Braunfels, which sees large numbers of visitors all year long. Locals don’t seem to mind as they won’t be standing in line to go tubing or kayaking on the Guadalupe River.

Date Idea: Support live music.  

In keeping with Kerrville’s musical roots, visit the historic Downtown district and get tickets for a concert at the restored Arcadia Theatre, which was built in 1926.

3. Bedford

Median Home Price: $198,300

Top Age Range of Singles: 30-39

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 9% women, 6% men

Strategically located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Bedford is part of the Mid-Cities region that also includes Arlington and Irving. The population of 49,306 residents enjoy big-city access minus the bustle with annual events like the Bedford Blues and BBQ Fest and Fourth of July fireworks giving the suburb a community feel.

Date Idea: Visit an arcade. 

Challenge your significant other to a round of retro video games at the Quarter Lounge Arcade where the vintage machines feature fan favorites from pinball to Ms. Pac-Man.

4. Paris

A fountain in a park in Paris Texas
Paris, Texas takes many cues from its French counterpart.

Median Home Price: $81,400

Top Age Range of Singles: 20-29

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 8% women, 5% men

You won’t mistake this Paris for France’s capital but this town in the northeast corner of the state does host the Tour de Paris, with over 1,700 cyclists taking on the 24-mile trail ride. The nearest city is Plano, approximately 79 miles away, so you won’t find a lot of commuters living here.  

Date Idea: See the Eiffel Tower without a passport.  

Pick up croissants from the Paris Bakery before a visit to the town’s Eiffel Tower replica, standing 65-feet tall with a red cowboy hat on top. 

5. Benbrook

Median Home Price: $168,700

Top Age Range of Singles: 30-39

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 8% women, 6% men

Benbrook is one of the oldest areas in Tarrant County but now, as a Fort Worth suburb, it’s a newcomer gaining popularity thanks to affordable home prices and well-designed master-planned communities. Parks and recreation make up a big part of the lifestyle with Benbrook Lake offering boating, swimming, hiking trails, and campgrounds.

Date Idea: Saddle up.

Take a guided trail ride on horseback with scenic Benbrook Lake as the backdrop.  

6. Beaumont

Median Home Price: $104,400

Top Age Range of Singles: 20-29

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 7% women, 6% men

Just a 30-minute drive from the Louisiana border, Beaumont is a Texas city with Cajun flair, where residents enjoy its lively downtown featuring historic museums, a vibrant arts and music scene, and vistas of the Neches River. 

Date Idea: Sail along the Neches River.

Set sail on the Ivory Bill for an open-air tour of the Neches River and the surrounding Big Thicket National Preserve, a unique ecosystem that is home to over 300 birds, 200 tree varieties, and, of course, alligators. 

7. Austin

The skyline of downtown Austin, Texas along the Colorado River
Austin's many attractions make it perfect for young singles.

Median Home Price: $312,300

Top Age Range of Singles: 20-29

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 7% women, 7% men

As one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, newcomers are attracted to the Texas state capital not only for its robust job market but also the highly touted restaurants and nightlife, which is anchored by its trademark slogan, “Live Music Capital of the World.”

Date Idea: Shoot for a hole-in-one at Peter Pan Mini-Golf.

Since 1948, this 18-hole putt-putt course has delighted Austinites with whimsical, hand-made sculptures and a laid-back vibe. Make the date night complete by bringing your own cooler of refreshments to fuel a hole-in-one.

8. Dallas

Median Home Price: $169,400

Top Age Range of Singles: 20-29

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 7% women, 6% men

The “Big D” is a business city that knows how to have fun. Locals can spend the day cheering on the six major league sports teams before heading to the Arts District for an evening of cultural events, followed by a night of bar hopping in Deep Ellum.

Date Idea: Go on an art stroll.

Admire the 25 contemporary, large-scale sculptures in the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Garden as you meander hand-in-hand through this outdoor refuge in the middle of Downtown Dallas filled with water features, magnificent magnolias, and shady live oaks.

9. Belton

The famous Belton County Courthouse in Belton Texas
Belton's rich history makes for an interesting day out.

Median Home Price: $144,500

Top Age Range of Singles: 20-29

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 7% women, 6% men

Belton, located between Waco and Austin along the I-35 corridor, is a small town that showcases its Old West roots with 160 historic markers and a restored 1884 County Courthouse. Today, residents love its ample parks and the two major lakes that border the city.

Date Idea: Take a waterfall hike.

For an outdoor adventure, follow the three-mile Chalk Ridge Falls Trail along the Lampasas River to spend a sunny afternoon splashing in the shallow pool below the small cascading waterfall.

10. Greenville

Median Home Price: $98,300

Top Age Range of Singles: 30-39

Gender Breakdown of Singles: 7% women, 6% men

Only 35 miles northeast of Dallas, Greenville provides easy access to urban amenities, while maintaining a small-town living experience with its preserved heritage, locally owned shops, and a calendar of events and festivals.

Date Idea: Sip your way through a wine tasting.

Award-winning Landon Winery offers a variety of events from tastings and wine dinners to Sip & Shops and art classes at their Greenville location.

Methodology 

Looking at areas with a population greater than 19,999, we determined the top areas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the percentage of single or unmarried people living there, the city’s median home price, and median income. We created an income-to-median-home-price ratio and weighed that against the percentage of single people to create a score, which determined the top cities.

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