Carrollton, TX
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The city kept its small-town ambience in spite of rapid growth and was named by Relocate America as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live in the USA” in 2006. Additionally, it was designated by Money Magazine in 2008 as the 15th best place to live for small cities.

Due to its growth primarily as home for workers in Dallas and Plano, Carrollton is recognized as a preferred place to live in a quieter environment. It now boasts a large variety of housing options, from affordable condos to higher-end custom homes and gated communities.

Cost of Living

Carrollton offers exceptional bargains in housing compared to options nearer to Dallas. However, the rapid growth on its north in Frisco and east in Plano has caused much of the gap to disappear. Even with that increase, however, there are still areas offering affordable options, and the area is considered to have a lower total cost of living than its neighboring communities. The property tax rate is fairly low, and the city boasts numerous shopping options that cater to every style and budget.


Carrollton is part of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Service, and the city has several convenient stations and a transit center. It will soon be connected to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport with light rail, and its easy access to I-35, the North Dallas Tollway, and other major tollways and highways make it an easy commute to any area in the Metroplex.


The well-regarded Carrollton Independent School District serves the majority of Pre-K through 12th-grade students, with a small number of residents attending Dallas schools on the south and Lewisville schools in the northern segment. The city has constructed a a half-dozen new school facilities in the past two decades to support its rapid growth. There are several highly respected private and charter schools in Carrollton, and it is a short commute to some of the nation’s highest-ranked private schools.


Most residents of Carrollton look to the many facilities, venues and opportunities for sports, entertainment, and cultural activities in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex for their enjoyment. The DART system provides an inexpensive light rail trip to downtown Dallas with its museums and other facilities, and it is an easy drive to see professional baseball, football, hockey and numerous other attractions. The annual State Fair of Texas is only one of the major events that attract Carrollton residents, especially with the ability to get there with DART.


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