Spring is here, which means it’s home shopping season, and this might help narrow down your search.
Real estate review site Niche compiled information from its users and data from the U.S. Census Bureau to grade neighborhoods and suburbs on factors including quality of schools, crime rates, housing trends, job market, amenities, and more. After all that calculating, five Dallas-area neighborhoods were named among the 10 best places in all of Texas to live for 2019.
Coming in at No. 2, Timberbrook in Plano gets an overall A-plus rating from Niche. The neighborhood (population 5,744) scores mostly As (public schools, housing, being good for families, jobs, diversity, and health and fitness) and some Bs (outdoor activities, nightlife, weather, and commute). The median home value is $291,230, median rent is $390, and the median household income is $116,008.
Timberbrook also earns the title of America’s 22nd best place to live. “Living in Timberbrook offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes,” Niche says. “In Timberbrook there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Timberbrook, and residents tend to have moderate political views.”
In the No. 3 spot is Preston Highlands. The far north Dallas neighborhood, which has a population of 4,312, also scores mostly As (public schools, housing, begin good for families, jobs, cost of living, diversity, and health and fitness) and some Bs (outdoor activities, nightlife, weather, and commute).
Preston Highlands’ median home value is an affordable $181,854 and the median household income is $97,668. Niche touts the area’s restaurants, coffee shops, and parks and notes that “many families and young professionals live in Preston Highlands and residents tend to have moderate political views.”