When it comes to real estate, the importance of location can’t be understated. It affects the building’s value and the quality of life for its residents. You have to know what schools and grocery stores are nearby, as well as what the commute is going to look like. This is especially important for a sprawling metropolitan area with lots of traffic like Dallas-Fort Worth.
Whether you’re a new DFW resident or are simply narrowing down the best place to live in the Metroplex, the commute is a big factor. With that in mind, here are some suburbs to consider.
Let’s start with the most central suburb, shall we? Arlington has grown so much that you could almost refer to the Metroplex as Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington. Located between two large cities, Arlington is home to several professional sports teams, as well as a variety of world-class restaurants, shopping centers, amusement parks and more. Because of its central location and the fact two main highways (I-20 and I-30) run horizontally through it, Arlington is ideal for commuters.
Not quite as big as Arlington, but still centrally located, Irving is the thirteenth-most-populous city in Texas. It’s located by DFW International Airport and a variety of major highways. The Las Colinas area of Irving is becoming a business hub and employing more residents, while Dallas and Fort Worth employment opportunities are both easy to reach because of Irving’s centrality.
A quaint suburb with the feel of a small town, yet centrally located in Dallas-Fort Worth, Coppell is one of the area’s hidden gems. Due to zoning restrictions, construction is currently limited and there is a lot of open space in the area. There are new residences being built, however, meaning DFW commuters might want to consider living in this slow-paced area of the metroplex. It’s definitely worth considering if a residential relocation is in your future.
While located on the northern end of the Metroplex, Frisco is becoming a living destination for commuters due to its variety of amenities and fine housing. The city also has access to several toll roads, which may add cost to your monthly commuter budget, but limit the amount of traffic Frisco residents have to deal with every day if they’re working in Dallas or Fort Worth.
Another suburb on the north side of DFW, Plano is great for commuters because a large bulk of the jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth are on the eastern and northeastern side of it. Plano is home to many corporations and has a large geographic footprint. It also has access to several tollways and highways. Depending on where you live in Plano, it could be ideal for commuting.
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