The 10 Best Garland Suburbs To Live In For 2022

We analyzed over 67 places around Garland to identify the most in demand places to live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best Garland 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 Garland 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 Garland for 2022:

  1. Highland Park
  2. University Park
  3. Highland
  4. Coppell
  5. Lucas
  6. Flower Mound
  7. McLendon-Chisholm
  8. Prosper
  9. Double Oak
  10. Frisco

What's the best suburb of Garland? Highland Park ranks as the best suburb of Garland for 2022 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Highland Park, you're probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 Garland '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 Garland Suburbs To Live For 2022

Highland Park is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Garland area. We'll tell you the good about "Awesome Highland Park."

Everyone here is rich; families average $218,611 a year, which is the 2nd highest in the Garland region. And only 3.94% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,451,300 each.

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Population: 9,143
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $218,611
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.4%
More on Highland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Highland Park, TX

University Park is the second best 'burb we looked at near Garland for 2022.

It ranks 1st for incomes in the area and only 2.77% of residents lack insurance, good for 2nd best.

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Population: 25,027
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $247,716
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on University Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

University Park, TX

3. Highland

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

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Population: 19,012
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Income: $146,177
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Highland: Real Estate

Coppell ranks as the 4th best suburb of Garland for 2022.

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

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Population: 41,494
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Income: $128,476
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coppell, TX

Coming in as the fifth best is Lucas.

Lucas gets kudos for having the 3rd most expensive homes in the Garland area, where houses sell for an average of $650,000. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

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Population: 8,137
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $174,500
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.0%
More on Lucas: Real Estate | Data

Flower Mound 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 3.64% which is 27th best in the area.

According to online reports, Flower Mound is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Garland area, meaning you need to get in soon.

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Population: 78,854
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 2)
Median Income: $139,703
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Flower Mound: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flower Mound, TX

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to McLendon-Chisholm.

McLendon-Chisholm 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 14.4 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

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Population: 3,521
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Income: $155,667
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%
Poverty Rate: 0.9%
More on Mclendon-Chisholm: Real Estate | Data

Prosper 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 4.74% of people lack insurance, good for 8th in the area.

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Population: 25,887
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 3)
Median Income: $153,777
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Prosper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Prosper, TX

Is 'Everything Better In Double Oak?'


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.

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Population: 3,099
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Income: $167,000
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Double Oak: Real Estate | Data

And rounding out the top ten for 2022 is Frisco.

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.

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Population: 188,387
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Income: $128,761
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.0%
More on Frisco: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Frisco, TX

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Garland for 2022

Figuring out the best suburbs around Garland 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 2016-2020 to research each suburb.

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

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 68 suburbs to evaluate around Garland.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 68 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 Garland." We're lookin' at you, Highland Park. 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.

Summary: Welcome to the Best Garland 'Burbs of 2022

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 Garland, 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 Garland Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Highland Park, TX 9,143 $218,611
2 University Park, TX 25,027 $247,716
3 Highland, TX 19,012 $146,177
4 Coppell, TX 41,494 $128,476
5 Lucas, TX 8,137 $174,500
6 Flower Mound, TX 78,854 $139,703
7 Mclendon-Chisholm, TX 3,521 $155,667
8 Prosper, TX 25,887 $153,777
9 Double Oak, TX 3,099 $167,000
10 Frisco, TX 188,387 $128,761
11 Talty, TX 2,597 $125,893
12 Providence, TX 7,732 $84,243
13 Murphy, TX 20,711 $140,828
14 Heath, TX 9,069 $174,154
15 Lavon, TX 3,504 $95,286
16 Parker, TX 4,920 $168,811
17 Allen, TX 104,040 $113,719
18 Plano, TX 288,870 $96,348
19 Hickory Creek, TX 4,716 $121,913
20 Fairview, TX 8,998 $89,583
21 Oak Point, TX 5,077 $102,946
22 Fate, TX 14,300 $109,481
23 Rockwall, TX 45,168 $100,894
24 Bedford, TX 49,145 $71,644
25 Mckinney, TX 191,197 $100,775
26 Celina, TX 13,608 $114,807
27 Addison, TX 15,428 $75,235
28 Melissa, TX 10,774 $117,750
29 The Colony, TX 43,791 $87,748
30 Sachse, TX 25,888 $109,098
31 Rowlett, TX 65,426 $103,627
32 Ovilla, TX 4,010 $102,917
33 Shady Shores, TX 2,888 $117,083
34 Sunnyvale, TX 6,664 $134,080
35 Grapevine, TX 54,151 $94,363
36 Hackberry, TX 2,426 $105,741
37 Crandall, TX 3,848 $96,417
38 Red Oak, TX 13,010 $78,646
39 Carrollton, TX 137,319 $82,345
40 Richardson, TX 118,583 $85,350
41 Wylie, TX 51,251 $98,484
42 Forney, TX 23,871 $93,792
43 Little Elm, TX 49,792 $94,446
44 Farmers Branch, TX 42,659 $73,695
45 Euless, TX 56,334 $67,181
46 Lewisville, TX 107,740 $67,026
47 Lakewood, TX 60,564 $55,723
48 Princeton, TX 12,208 $80,323
49 Lake Dallas, TX 8,004 $64,805
50 Desoto, TX 53,170 $71,124
51 Cedar Hill, TX 48,337 $75,715
52 Irving, TX 240,475 $66,567
53 Farmersville, TX 3,560 $41,774
54 Ferris, TX 2,842 $76,563
55 Dallas, TX 1,338,846 $54,747
56 Mesquite, TX 142,429 $60,715
57 Grand Prairie, TX 193,835 $69,171
58 Glenn Heights, TX 13,228 $72,695
59 Duncanville, TX 39,096 $57,614
60 Cockrell Hill, TX 4,200 $58,137
61 Lancaster, TX 39,264 $57,832
62 Wilmer, TX 4,698 $56,012
63 Combine, TX 2,535 $76,989
64 Terrell, TX 18,513 $53,136
65 Balch Springs, TX 25,123 $52,696
66 Kaufman, TX 7,646 $49,827
67 Seagoville, TX 16,726 $62,038
68 Hutchins, TX 5,804 $35,000

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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.

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