Families looking for the perfect suburb to settle down near Fort Worth should look not further, because we’ve done the work for you. We looked at a whole bunch of data to figure out the best Fort Worth suburbs for families, and narrowed it down to the top 10. In these suburbs you’ll find great schools, close-knit communities, and plenty of family friendly amenities just minutes away from all the action in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Let’s take a look at the winners.

1. Aledo

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.1 percent
  • GreatSchools.org score: 8.4 out of 10
The small town of Aledo kicks off our list of the best Fort Worth suburbs for families with a range of options for home buyers, from modest ranch style homes to spacious craftsman houses. Grab fresh local produce at the Aledo Farmer’s Market, then enjoy a family picnic and stroll through Bearcat Park. Young readers can check out a new book at the East Park County Library.

2. Southlake

Key Stats:

  • Median household income: $172,951
  • GreatSchools.org score: 9.8 out of 10
The lakeside town of Southlake earns the second spot on our list with high marks from GreatSchools.org. Home buyers have their pick of modern townhouses, spacious craftsman style homes, and lovely Tudor style homes. Active families can enjoy numerous waterfront activities at Grapevine Lake, or fishing trips at Bob Jones Park. Check out a new book or attend an event at the Southlake Public Library, or enjoy convenient shopping from brand name retailers and local stores at Southlake Town Square.

3. Willow Park

Key Stats:

  • Median household income: $103,346
  • GreatSchools.org score: 9 out of 10
The lakeside town of Willow Park comes in third on our list with plenty of spacious farmhouse style homes, lovely Tudor style homes, and charming craftsman style homes on sprawling private lots. Active families will enjoy boating, fishing, or swimming at the scenic Lake Weatherford Marina, while golf enthusiast parents hit the links at the expansive Squaw Creek Golf Club.

4. Keller

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 978
  • Median household income: $113,618
Keller earns the fourth spot on our list of family friendly Fort Worth suburbs with one of the lowest crime rates of any place we ranked. Home buyers have their pick of everything from modern townhouses to spacious craftsman style homes. Active families can enjoy a picnic and stroll at Bear Creek Park, while young readers check out a new book or attend an event at the Keller Public Library. Residents also enjoy convenient shopping and casual dining at the Keller Town Center.

5. Kennedale

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 557
  • Unemployment rate: 4.2 percent
Families searching for the perfect home in the peaceful suburb of Kennedale have a range of options, including modest ranch style homes, and spacious Tudor and craftsman style homes. Enjoy a family picnic by the lake, a bike ride, or a peaceful stroll through the expansive Sonora Park. Avid young readers can check out a new book or attend an event at the Kennedale Library.

6. Roanoke

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 2.6 percent
  • Average commute time: 26 minutes
Roanoke earns the sixth spot on our list with one of the lowest unemployment rates of any place we ranked. Home buyers have their pick of spacious Tudor style homes, sprawling ranch style houses, and charming craftsman style homes. Active families will love the playground, fishing pier, and sports fields at Roanoke Community Park, while avid readers check out a new book at the Roanoke Public Library. Get to know new neighbors and enjoy live music at community events like Evenings on Oak Street.

7. Haslet

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 428
  • Unemployment rate: 4 percent
The small town of Haslet comes in seventh on our list of family friendly Fort Worth suburbs with one of the lowest crime rates of any place we ranked. Home buyers will find sprawling farmhouse style homes, spacious Tudors, and charming Colonials on large private lots. Active families will love family picnics, bike rides, and strolls through Haslet Community Park, which also hosts the Saturday farmers market. Young readers can check out a new book or participate in library programs at the Haslet Public Library.

8. Mansfield

Key Stats:

  • Median household income: $94,112
  • GreatSchools.org score: 7.9 out of 10
The sizeable suburb of Mansfield earns the eighth place spot on our list with both affordable ranch and bungalow style homes, and sprawling Tudor, craftsman, and farmhouse style homes for buyers. Active families will love exploring the Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park, and waterfront activities at the nearby Joe Pool Lake. Young readers can check out a new book at the Mansfield Public Library.

9. Godley

Key Stats:

  • Cost of living: 93, compared to the Fort Worth average of 95
  • Median monthly housing costs: $746
Families searching for a small, close-knit community will love the tiny suburb of Godley, which had one of the lowest costs of living of any place we ranked. Ranch, bungalow, farmhouse, and craftsman style homes are common. Active families will love family picnics at Godley City Park, or playing on the playground. Godley lives up to its name, with numerous churches that serve just over 1,100 residents.

10. Bedford

Key Stats:

  • Average commute time: 24 minutes
  • GreatSchools.org score: 7.9 out of 10
The sizeable suburb of Bedford rounds out our list of the best Fort Worth suburbs for families. Home buyers will find plenty of spacious ranch, bungalow, Tudor, and craftsman style homes. Keep young readers engaged by checking out a new book or attending an event at the Bedford Public Library. Family friendly community events like the Bedford ArtsFest and 4thFEST are a great way to get to know new neighbors and enjoy local talent.

Our Methodology

To create this list of the best Fort Worth suburbs for families, we looked at the following criteria:
  • GreatSchools.org Score
  • Total crimes per 100k
  • Unemployment rate
  • Average commute time
  • Median household income
  • Median monthly housing costs (the lower the better)
We ranked each Fort Worth suburb in the above categories. Because some things are of extra importance to families, we weighted the GreatSchools.org score and total crimes per 100k score to make up 25 percent of the final score, while the rest of the categories made up 10 percent. Want to see how other Fort Worth suburbs measured up? Check out the table below: Best Fort Worth Suburbs for Families Like This Post? You’ll Definitely Love These: