The 10 Best Fort Worth Suburbs To Live For 2021


We analyzed over 57 places around Fort Worth to identify the most in demand places to live.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best Fort Worth suburbs.

Big city living isn't for everyone--but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There's the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There's traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing--pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you're looking at.

But that's where the suburbs come in--they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Fort Worth are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado...

Here are the 10 best suburbs to live around Fort Worth for 2021:

  1. Southlake
  2. Coppell
  3. Highland
  4. Colleyville
  5. Argyle
  6. Keller
  7. Trophy Club
  8. Flower Mound
  9. Dalworthington Gardens
  10. Corinth

What's the best suburb of Fort Worth? Southlake ranks as the best suburb of Fort Worth for 2021 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Southlake, you're probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 Fort Worth 'burbs better than the rest--but first, a bit about our methodology.

Note: This result may differ from our state wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a larger selection of suburbs.

Feel free to check out some more reading about Texas:

The 10 Best Fort Worth Suburbs To Live For 2021

Southlake, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 31,292
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $240,248
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Southlake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Southlake is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Fort Worth area. We'll tell you the good about "Awesome Southlake."

Everyone here is rich; families average $240,248 a year, which is the highest in the Fort Worth region. And only 2.24% are out of work. Homes average more than $676,900 each.

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,645
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Income: $122,340
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coppell is the second best 'burb we looked at near Fort Worth for 2021.

It ranks 10th for incomes in the area and only 4.54% of residents lack insurance, good for 10th best.

3. HighlandHighland Location In Utah

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 18,726
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Income: $139,453
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Highland: Real Estate

Here in Highland, it's really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you'll see in the Fort Worth metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Highland.

Colleyville, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 26,462
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Income: $163,509
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Colleyville ranks as the 4th best suburb of Fort Worth for 2021.

You won't find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Colleyville and the schools are some of the best around.

Argyle, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 4,112
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $178,362
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.1%
More on Argyle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coming in as the fifth best is Argyle.

Argyle gets kudos for having the 4th most expensive homes in the Fort Worth area, where houses sell for an average of $471,700. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Keller, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 46,813
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Income: $141,364
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Keller: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Keller is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here's why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 3.11% which is 12th best in the area.

According to online reports, Keller is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Fort Worth area, meaning you need to get in soon.

Trophy Club, TX

Source: Town of Trophy Club
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,949
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 4)
Median Income: $147,477
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Trophy Club: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Trophy Club.

Trophy Club schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it's only 17.5 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Flower Mound, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 76,555
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Income: $137,285
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Flower Mound: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flower Mound is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 5.18% of people lack insurance, good for 11th in the area.

Dalworthington Gardens, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,188
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 9)
Median Income: $109,375
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
More on Dalworthington Gardens: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Is 'Everything Better In Dalworthington Gardens?'

Almost.

It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it's really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 21,491
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 7)
Median Income: $103,099
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
More on Corinth: Real Estate | Data

And rounding out the top ten for 2021 is Corinth.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It's far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Fort Worth for 2021

Figuring out the best suburbs around Fort Worth was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

Then we used the newest American Community Survey data for 2015-2019 to research each suburb.

FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Fort Worth.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 59 suburbs to evaluate around Fort Worth.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 59 in each category, where 1 was the "best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the "Best Suburb near Fort Worth." We're lookin' at you, Southlake. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Welcome to the Best Fort Worth 'Burbs of 2021

We said it once and we'll say it again--life in the big city isn't for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you're hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Fort Worth, but don't want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Fort Worth Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Southlake, TX 31,292 $240,248
2 Coppell, TX 41,645 $122,340
3 Highland, TX 18,726 $139,453
4 Colleyville, TX 26,462 $163,509
5 Argyle, TX 4,112 $178,362
6 Keller, TX 46,813 $141,364
7 Trophy Club, TX 11,949 $147,477
8 Flower Mound, TX 76,555 $137,285
9 Dalworthington Gardens, TX 2,188 $109,375
10 Corinth, TX 21,491 $103,099
11 Double Oak, TX 3,066 $144,313
12 Bedford, TX 49,323 $70,362
13 Northlake, TX 2,726 $91,913
14 Aledo, TX 4,181 $104,148
15 Annetta, TX 3,094 $142,679
16 Mansfield, TX 69,557 $99,510
17 Willow Park, TX 5,365 $101,947
18 Grapevine, TX 53,317 $91,143
19 Hudson Oaks, TX 2,383 $111,157
20 Hickory Creek, TX 4,574 $109,766
21 Saginaw, TX 23,321 $83,402
22 Burleson, TX 45,862 $79,784
23 Carrollton, TX 135,834 $78,306
24 Benbrook, TX 23,215 $72,699
25 Roanoke, TX 8,341 $97,833
26 Pantego, TX 2,531 $54,946
27 North Richland Hills, TX 70,202 $71,076
28 Euless, TX 55,763 $65,921
29 Justin, TX 3,859 $88,500
30 Richland Hills, TX 8,051 $62,549
31 Farmers Branch, TX 39,039 $74,464
32 Lewisville, TX 106,386 $64,493
33 Watauga, TX 24,582 $71,897
34 Hurst, TX 38,976 $63,722
35 Ponder, TX 2,369 $85,722
36 Crowley, TX 15,439 $76,720
37 Kennedale, TX 8,197 $77,763
38 Venus, TX 3,692 $68,125
39 Joshua, TX 7,477 $57,042
40 Azle, TX 12,796 $72,614
41 Cedar Hill, TX 48,560 $72,463
42 River Oaks, TX 7,685 $62,326
43 Alvarado, TX 4,156 $57,697
44 Springtown, TX 2,940 $59,853
45 Arlington, TX 395,477 $60,571
46 Irving, TX 239,783 $64,868
47 Blue Mound, TX 2,981 $56,146
48 Grand Prairie, TX 192,565 $67,388
49 Duncanville, TX 39,415 $56,412
50 Weatherford, TX 30,895 $63,708
51 Keene, TX 6,396 $47,813
52 Lake Worth, TX 4,929 $60,213
53 White Settlement, TX 17,565 $48,996
54 Cockrell Hill, TX 4,240 $44,777
55 Cleburne, TX 30,289 $50,848
56 Sansom Park, TX 5,411 $51,909
57 Everman, TX 6,255 $43,352
58 Reno, TX 2,962 $60,199
59 Forest Hill, TX 12,994 $41,496

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.