Dallas is full of awesome amenities, from thriving professional sports teams, to high-end galleries and fine dining. But sometimes, big city life can be exhausting. That’s why we created a list of the best Dallas suburbs to live in. Let’s take a look at the 10 that made the cut.

1. Colleyville

Couple sits by a lake.

Source: City of Colleyville Government via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 753
  • Median household income: $153,021
  • High school graduation rate: 97 percent

The peaceful suburb Colleyville kicks off our list of the best Dallas suburbs to live in with spacious craftsman, ranch, and Tudor style homes on large lots that give residents plenty of room to spread out. Numerous city events for residents of all ages keep this close-knit community entertained. Meet new neighbors at the Books ‘n’ Brunch Club, or enjoy a family friendly movie screening at the library. Colleyville also has well maintained city parks and trails for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.

2. Coppell

People and dogs at a dog park.

Source: City of Coppell, TX Municipal Government via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.5 percent
  • High school graduation rate: 96 percent

Coppell earns the second place spot on our list, and has plenty of stately and spacious craftsman and Tudor style homes on peaceful suburban streets for potential home buyers. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will love hiking through the Coppell Nature Park or fishing at the Andrew Brown Park pier. Hit the links at the Riverchase Golf Club, or grab fresh local produce at the weekly Coppell Farmers Market.

3. Allen

A landscaped lawn in front of a business building.

Source: City of Allen City Hall via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • High school graduation rate: 94 percent
  • Median household income: $101,636

Home buyers in the Dallas suburb of Allen have a wide variety of options. Modern townhouses, classic Colonials, stately Tudors, and charming craftsman style homes on private lots are all common. Enjoy convenient shopping from brand name retailers and casual dining at The Village at Allen, a sprawling outdoor mall, or hit the links at Twin Creeks Golf Club. Scenic public parks and trails are sure to please outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

4. Frisco (tie)

Slides at a water park.

Source: City of Frisco TX – City Hall via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • High school graduation rate: 94 percent
  • Median household income: $108,284

The small city of Frisco is tied for fourth on our list. Sprawling craftsman and Colonial style homes on large, private lots give residents of this Dallas suburb plenty of room to spread out. Enjoy convenient shopping from brand name retailers, grab a bite to eat, or catch a flick at the Stonebriar Centre shopping mall. Numerous local golf and country clubs give golf enthusiasts plenty of space to play. Outdoor enthusiasts will flock to the lakeside Hidden Cove Park and Marina for waterfront activities.

5. Grapevine (tie)

A garden in front of a house.

Source: Flickr user nationalgardenclubs

Key Stats:

  • Average commute time: 23 minutes
  • Total amenities: 3,627

The lakeside suburb of Grapevine is also tied for fourth on our list. Ranch style homes, classic Colonials, and craftsman houses on sprawling private lots are common picks for home buyers. Enjoy a beautiful day along Grapevine Lake at scenic Oak Grove Park and Marina or hit the links at the Grapevine Golf Course. Convenient shopping from brand name retailers is available at the Grapevine Mills shopping mall.

6. Rockwall (tie)

A couple under an umbrella outside.

Source: Flickr user jimwall

Key Stats:

  • Median household income: $85,710
  • Total amenities: 2,786

Rockwall, the first Dallas suburb tied for sixth on our list, is located along scenic Lake Ray Hubbard. Home buyers will find modern townhouses, cozy cottages and ranch style homes, and sprawling craftsman and Tudor houses with waterfront views. Residents enjoy hitting the links at the Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club, waterfront activities like boating and fishing on the lake, or having a picnic by the pond at Harry Myers Park.

7. Sunnyvale (tie)

A football team celebrates.

Source: Town of Sunnyvale Texas via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 992
  • Median home price: $298,900

Home buyers looking for a close-knit community and small town vibe will love the tiny Dallas suburb of Sunnyvale, which has a population of just over 5,300. Sprawling ranch, stately Colonial, and spacious Tudor style homes are common. Enjoy waterfront activities at Lake Ray Hubbard, have a picnic at Samuell New Hope Park or Town Center Park, or hike along Duck Creek. Numerous local dining options are available in the center of town.

8. Murphy

People plant trees.

Source: City of Murphy, Texas Government via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Median household income: $118,231
  • Total crimes per 100k: 651
  • Unemployment rate: 4.4 percent

The peaceful suburb of Murphy earns the eighth place spot on our list with one of the lowest crime rates of any place we ranked. Stately craftsman and Tudor style homes on large lots are common in this Dallas suburb. Grab fresh local produce at the Collin County Farmers Market or have a picnic by the pond at Murphy Central Park. Convenient shopping, dining, and services are available at the Murphy Marketplace.

9. Plano

People walk through a downtown area.

Source: Flickr user neighborhoods

Key Stats:

  • Average commute time: 26 minutes
  • Total amenities: 15,108
  • Movoto Agent Pick

Home buyers will find plenty of townhouses, ranch, and craftsman style homes in the thriving small city of Plano. Plano earned a nod from local Movoto real estate agent Jennifer Kirk, who said, “From location to transportation, schools, dining, there's a good possibility of Plano being a match for a home buyers wants and needs.” Recreation enthusiasts will love hiking and biking through hundreds of acres of green space at Bob Woodruff Park and Oak Point Park Preserve, or staying fit at five recreation centers. Plano also has numerous shopping centers with big name retailers, and plenty of courses for golf enthusiasts.

10. Addison

Kids play at a water park.

Source: Town of Addison via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.9 percent
  • Average commute time: 21 minutes
  • Total amenities: 2,762

Addison rounds out our list of the best Dallas suburbs to live in with beautiful Tudor and craftsman style homes on large, professionally landscaped lots that give residents plenty of room to spread out. Numerous nearby golf courses at Bent Tree Country Club and Prestonwood Country Club are perfect for golf enthusiasts. Addison is full of local shopping and dining options for residents to enjoy. Residents are also just 15 miles away from all the shopping, dining, and nightlife in downtown Dallas.

Our Methodology

To figure out which Dallas suburbs would make the cut, we took a look at the following criteria:

  • Amenities per capita
  • Standard of living (cost of living, median home value, median rent, median household income, and high school graduation rate)
  • Total crimes per 100k
  • Unemployment rate
  • Average commute time

We ranked each suburb in the above categories and averaged the scores. The suburbs with the lowest overall scores made our list of the best Dallas suburbs to live in. For this list, we sourced data from the U.S. Census and AreaVibes. To see how the rest of the suburbs we ranked measured up, check out the table below: Best Dallas Suburbs To Live In Like This Post? You’ll Definitely Love These: