If you’re looking for some of the best places to live in Texas, look no further. These Fort Worth
suburbs have plenty of amenities, wide-open spaces, close-knit communities, and beautiful homes that make them the best of the best.
Plus, you get to live close to the Texas city you love most. What could be better that that?
Let’s take a look at the winners.
Source: City of Roanoke, Texas via Facebook
- Unemployment rate: 2.6 percent
- High school graduation rate: 94 percent
Roanoke begins our list of the best places to live near Fort Worth. Ranch style homes on large lots are perfect for home buyers who treasure wide open spaces.
Dubbed “The Unique Dining Capital of Texas,” foodies in this Fort Worth suburb are sure to be satisfied. Grab some down home cooking at Hard Eight BBQ, Mexican fare at Los Molcajetes, or pastries at Mug’s Cafe & Bakery.
Local events like the free concert series, Evenings on Oak Street, are a great way to get to know your neighbors while enjoying live music.
Source: Visit Southlake, Texas via Facebook
- Median household income: $172,951
- Median home price: $498,900
Second on our list is the affluent Fort Worth suburb of Southlake. Home buyers will find a range of options, from luxury condos with on site amenities, to stately and well-built single family homes with immaculate lots.
Southlake Town Square is filled with boutique shopping, dining, and entertainment. Have a special evening out at Truluck’s, a seafood restaurant and steakhouse, or grab a quick bite to eat at Frezko Taco Spot.
Southlake’s public schools
earned top marks from GreatSchools.org, making it an excellent suburb for families.
Source: Beacon Cafe via Facebook
- Total crimes per 100k: 428
- Unemployment rate: 4 percent
The small town of Haslet is a perfect for those who want a small, close-knit community. Home buyers will find plenty of new construction single family homes on large lots.
Grab some delicious barbeque at Lee’s Hickory Smoked BBQ, plan an evening out with friends at Sumo Sushi, or enjoy the Sunday breakfast buffet at The Beacon Cafe.
Haslet is about a 30-minute drive away from Fort Worth, perfect for residents who commute or just want some weekend excitement.
Source: City of Bedford, TX-City Services
- Total amenities: 2,163
- Average commute time: 23 minutes
For morning commuters, it doesn’t get more convenient than Bedford. This Fort Worth suburb is also just a quick drive away from Arlington and Dallas. Home buyers will find new construction homes with plenty of space to spread out.
Residents enjoy shopping, dining, and nightlife in the nearby cities, as well as in their own backyard.
Grab a hearty brunch at Oldwest Cafe, get a craft beer and enjoy it near an open fireplace at Ron’s Corner Tavern, or shop the day away and find hidden treasures at unique local stores like The Vintage Freak.
5. Willow Park
Source: Fish Creek Restaurant and Bar via Facebook
- High school graduation rate: 96 percent
- Median rent price: $1,600
Located just south of scenic Lake Weatherford is the Fort Worth suburb of Willow Park. Home buyers will find everything from brand new single family homes to mid-century houses.
Have a delicious dinner and drinks at Fish Creek Restaurant and Bar, or grab coffee and a fresh bouquet at co-located businesses, Coffee Reata and A Wild Orchid.
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy boating, fishing, and live music at the nearby Lake Weatherford Marina, or hit the links at Squaw Creek Golf Club.
Source: City Of Aledo via Facebook
- Median household income: $104,702
- Total amenities: 6,569
With over 80,000 residents, Aledo is the perfect in between size for those struggling to choose between big city and rural living. Home buyers can find everything from modest starter homes to stately houses on large lots.
Grab a bite to eat at local Mexican restaurant, Maria Bonita, or meet up with friends over coffee at Holy Grounds Coffee & Gifts.
Aledo also hosts various community events. Grab fresh produce at the Aledo Farmer’s Market, or see live music and browse local artisans at Aledo’s First Fridays.
7. Benbrook (tie)
Source: City of Benbrook, Texas via Facebook
- Unemployment rate: 5.7 percent
- Average commute time: 25 minutes
Tied for seventh on our list of the best places to live near Fort Worth is scenic Benbrook, where large single family homes on multiple acres and more modest ranch houses line the quiet streets.
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will be drawn to Benbrook’s many parks. Beautiful Benbrook Lake and the surrounding green spaces provide the perfect spot for residents to hike, bike, camp, hunt, boat, and fish. Or, hit the links at local Whitestone Golf Club.
With an average commute time of just 25 minutes, Benbrook residents are just a quick drive away from shopping, dining, and nightlife in Fort Worth.
7. Kennedale (tie)
Source: City of Kennedale Government via Facebook
- Unemployment rate: 4.2 percent
- Median household income: $73,854
The second suburb tied for seventh is Kennedale, where home buyers will find everything from modest ranch style houses to large single family homes with private yards.
Enjoy the scenic walking trails, ponds and creeks, and disc golf course at the largest park in Kennedale, Sonora Park.
Shopping, dining, and nightlife are clustered on the suburb’s business strip, Kennedale Parkway. Louisiana Catfish serves up delicious seafood in a friendly atmosphere. Reds Roadhouse is the perfect place to grab drinks and enjoy live music with friends.
9. Burleson (tie)
Source: City of Burleson, Texas Government via Facebook
- Total amenities: 2,023
- Average commute time: 26 minutes
Burleson is tied for ninth on our list, and offers home buyers a range of housing options, from affordable ranch style homes to two story new construction houses on large lots.
Hit the links at Hidden Creek Golf Course or cool off on the water at Bailey Lake Park. Foodies will love local eateries like cozy café, Dwell, and burger joint, Grumps Burgers.
The chic tasting room at Lost Oak Winery is the perfect spot for a night out with friends, though those who prefer a more laid back vibe may enjoy watching the game at No Frills Grill & Sports Bar.
9. Keller (tie)
Source: City of Keller Government via Facebook
- High school graduation rate: 95 percent
- Median household income: $113,618
Rounding out our list is Keller, with a balance of great local amenities in the town center, and plenty of small town charm. Home buyers can find townhomes and single family houses on large lots.
Hit the links at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club, or enjoy Keller’s many local eateries. DeVivo Bros. Eatery serves up Italian comfort food, while Maria Cuca’s serves Mexican cuisine.
With a high school graduation rate of 95 percent, and Keller High School
earning a high rating from GreatSchools.org, Keller is also an excellent pick for families.
To figure out which places near Fort Worth were the absolute best to live in, we took a look at the following criteria, using data from the U.S. Census
, local business listings, and AreaVibes
- Amenities per capita (the total number of business listings divided by population
- 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
After collecting data for the above categories, we ranked each place and averaged the scores. The places with the lowest overall scores made our list of the best places to live near Fort Worth.
To see how the rest of the suburbs we ranked measured up, check out the table below:
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