Popular School Districts within the Collin, Dallas, Denton and North East Tarrant County areas:
Allen was originally established as a railroad water stop in the 1870’s and just 30 years ago, only 625 people inhabited this Collin County town. Today, the community is experiencing its all-time fastest rate of growth for residential and business development, with more than 80,000 residents.
Located northwest of Dallas, Carrollton is an older, established community with diverse neighborhoods that are the cornerstone of the city’s character. The wide variety of housing, community partnerships and activities enhance residents’ lifestyles. The city’s gently rolling hills are marked with a mixture of older and newer homes, as well as an increasing number of major corporations and a recent explosion of retail centers.
Every year hundreds of families are discovering the wholesome, country lifestyle; the excellent school system, and the warm, friendly community of Celina. Many retail and commercial businesses are considering Celina for their next location and development is moving fast. With a trade population of approximately 69,000 and an ideal location just north of Frisco, Texas, in the coveted ‘Golden Corridor.’
Colleyville was incorporated on January 10, 1956, and its city limits are now contiguous with those of Grapevine and Euless on the east, Bedford and Hurst on the south, Keller and North Richland Hills on the west and Southlake on the north. Although once a predominantly rural community, Colleyville has experienced significant residential development during the past decade.
In 1980, Coppell was just a quiet little town of 3,826. Now, at more than 39,000 residents and growing, it’s continues to be a desirable place to live while also maintaining its small-town identity.
Dallas is a cultural crossroads that prides itself upon its cosmopolitan appeal. The city’s slogan, Live Large, Think Big, encompasses a broad world that embraces this larger than life motto. The ninth largest city in the U.S., Dallas is a virtual Mecca for the arts, with a thriving museum scene, diversity of music, regional theatre scene, and a reputation as a top film production center.
Denton is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. Denton calls itself the creative and intellectual capital of North Texas – the city’s competitive advantage rests primarily in its academic institutions: The University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University.
The Town of Fairview was incorporated in 1958 with a population of 50. Since that time, it has grown steadily to today's population of almost 9,000. The community is marked by large houses on large lots, expansive open spaces, numerous horse farms, excellent schools, rolling hills, vast hardwoods, beautiful creeks, and the extensive Village at Fairview shopping area and mixed-use center.
Centrally located in North Texas near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Flower Mound is a family-oriented community that prides itself on maintaining a small town atmosphere while embracing and fostering a dynamic economic development environment. Providing quick and convenient access to the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW International Airport, and numerous recreational opportunities, Flower Mound has emerged as the best place in North Texas to live, work, and play.
In February 1902, a town we now know as Frisco, was formed from the fertile black soil of west Collin county's beautiful rolling prairie land. Today, Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in America. Just 25 miles northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, planners, economists and site selectors have identified Frisco as one of the nation's brightest spots for development.
Covering 57 square miles, Garland is the 10th largest city in Texas, home to more than 220,00 and one of the fastest growing communities in the area. Located just 15 miles northeast of downtown Dallas, Garland is bordered by Interstate 635 and Interstate 30.
It seems as though something is always going on in Grapevine, where festivals abound and the good times just keep rolling. Families appreciate the highly rated, award winning school system, while the variety of recreational opportunities and cultural events attract others to this city of nearly 50,000. Located just north of DFW International Airport, Grapevine offers easy access to the metroplex, and has the lowest combined city and school property tax rate of comparable size cities in the area.
In 1837, after a savage Indian battle, the remnants of a Texas Ranger scouting expedition camped in a lovely spot along “the creek with all the turtles.” These survivors were the first recorded Anglo-Americans in the area that is now known as Highland Park. Years later, this creek would become known as Turtle Creek, offering breathtaking park vistas for area residents. Through the years, Highland Park has maintained strict construction standards. Known for its quality housing and excellent school system, the town still has its beautiful parks running along Turtle Creek and Hackberry Creek, while also being home to the prestigious Dallas Country Club.
Highland Village was incorporated in 1963 after approximately 100 lakeside residents decided to make their homes permanent. The early residents, for the most part, were professionals from the Dallas area who wanted to get away for the weekend and enjoyed it so much they moved to what is now known as Highland Village.
Located less than 20 minutes from Fort Worth and 25 minutes from Dallas, the HEB community offers access to major freeways, and the new state-of-the-art Trinity Railway Express making travel across the Metroplex nearly hassle free.
Irving is no mere annex to Dallas and Fort Worth; rather, it’s a community with its own identity with a thriving business, entertainment and arts scene. Irving is a haven for the arts, largely due to the Irving Arts Center, which is funded by the city to encourage and promote the city’s cultural resources with financial and technical assistance to all new and existing arts and cultural groups.
Just 15 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth and 25 miles northwest of downtown Dallas, Keller is located in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas of the metroplex. Only eight miles west of DFW Airport and four miles east of Alliance Airport, Keller’s outstanding transportation accessibility puts the city in a prime position for growth.
When the city charter was adopted in 1962, Lewisville’s biggest draw was the fact that it offered a 23,000-acre lake barely 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas. Education is a high priority and point of pride, with more than 40 public and private schools, two universities and one college nearby.
Little Elm is no longer a hidden treasure, but we have taken steps to retain our small-town charm and lakeside character. Our growth has been managed to the point where we can proudly state that though our neighborhoods have grown and our population has dramatically increased, we still have that feeling of a nostalgic community of yesteryear where everyone pitches in and helps those in need.
Princeton was incorporated in May of 1912. John K. Wilson was the first mayor following the incorporation. Located in the rich agricultural region of the Blackland Prairie, Princeton quickly became a retail and commercial center for area farmers. In addition to providing mills and grain elevators for wheat, corn, onions, and sorghums, the town also housed a lumber factory that became the state’s largest producer of bois d’arc lumber.
Noted on multiple “best suburbs” lists, Prosper is a quiet community that has experienced a true growth explosion in recent years. Sports figure Deion Sanders built a $21 million home here for his family, and other sports stars and celebrities have chosen to relocate here for the large tracts of land and quiet lifestyle.
A top northern suburb of Dallas, Richardson was chartered in 1873 and named after E.H. Richardson who built the railroad line from Dallas to Denton. Richardson was ushered into the electronic age in the 1950’s when Collins Radio established operations in the heart of Richardson off US 75/Central Expressway, which bisects the city north to south.
The city of Southlake, Texas began its history back in 1866. This first plot of homestead land in Southlake was located on what is now Dove Road, and consisted of 360 acres. Settlers from Dade County, Georgia founded White’s Chapel Church, located at Southlake Boulevard and White Chapel Boulevard, in 1871.
Fox & Jacobs opened its first 3,000-home subdivision in The Colony in 1974, and it’s been exploding with new growth ever since. Newer developments take advantage of stunning views of Lake Lewisville to the west. The Colony also has one of the lowest crime rates in the metroplex. The Colony residents enjoy outstanding recreation opportunities, award-winning schools, and a family-oriented community, all within easy access of major commercial centers.
The 2,400-acre Trophy Club master planned community is strategically located in the midst of two 18-hole championship golf courses in southern Denton County along the southwest shore of Lake Grapevine.