The 10 Best Grand Prairie Suburbs To Live In For 2022

We analyzed over 68 places around Grand Prairie to identify the most kickass place to live.

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

  1. Highland Park
  2. University Park
  3. Southlake
  4. Highland
  5. Coppell
  6. Haslet
  7. Trophy Club
  8. Keller
  9. Colleyville
  10. Flower Mound

What's the best suburb of Grand Prairie? Highland Park ranks as the best suburb of Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie '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 Grand Prairie Suburbs To Live For 2022

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

Everyone here is rich; families average $218,611 a year, which is the 3rd highest in the Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie 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

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

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Population: 31,684
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Income: $223,621
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
More on Southlake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Southlake, TX

4. Highland

Highland ranks as the 4th best suburb of Grand Prairie for 2022.

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

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Population: 19,012
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $146,177
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Highland: Real Estate

Coming in as the fifth best is Coppell.

Coppell gets kudos for having the 10th most expensive homes in the Grand Prairie area, where houses sell for an average of $414,000. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

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Population: 41,494
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Income: $128,476
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.0%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coppell, TX

Haslet 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 0.5% which is best in the area.

According to online reports, Haslet is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Grand Prairie area, meaning you need to get in soon.

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Population: 2,276
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Income: $151,458
Unemployment Rate: 0.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.7%
More on Haslet: Real Estate | Data

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 24.1 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

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Population: 11,904
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Income: $155,635
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.1%
More on Trophy Club: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Trophy Club, TX

Source: Town of Trophy Club

Keller 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 5.16% of people lack insurance, good for 11th in the area.

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Population: 46,885
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Income: $149,342
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Keller: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Keller, TX

Is 'Everything Better In Colleyville?'


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: 26,766
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 3)
Median Income: $171,485
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Colleyville, TX

And rounding out the top ten for 2022 is Flower Mound.

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: 78,854
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Income: $139,703
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Flower Mound: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flower Mound, TX

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Grand Prairie for 2022

Figuring out the best suburbs around Grand Prairie 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 Grand Prairie.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 69 suburbs to evaluate around Grand Prairie.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 69 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 Grand Prairie." 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 Grand Prairie '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 Grand Prairie, 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 Grand Prairie Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Highland Park, TX 9,143 $218,611
2 University Park, TX 25,027 $247,716
3 Southlake, TX 31,684 $223,621
4 Highland, TX 19,012 $146,177
5 Coppell, TX 41,494 $128,476
6 Haslet, TX 2,276 $151,458
7 Trophy Club, TX 11,904 $155,635
8 Keller, TX 46,885 $149,342
9 Colleyville, TX 26,766 $171,485
10 Flower Mound, TX 78,854 $139,703
11 Double Oak, TX 3,099 $167,000
12 Plano, TX 288,870 $96,348
13 Mansfield, TX 71,419 $102,388
14 Dalworthington Gardens, TX 2,192 $111,979
15 Bedford, TX 49,145 $71,644
16 Hickory Creek, TX 4,716 $121,913
17 The Colony, TX 43,791 $87,748
18 Saginaw, TX 23,835 $89,533
19 Addison, TX 15,428 $75,235
20 Roanoke, TX 8,810 $100,888
21 Ovilla, TX 4,010 $102,917
22 Midlothian, TX 31,533 $95,603
23 North Richland Hills, TX 70,585 $75,563
24 Grapevine, TX 54,151 $94,363
25 Red Oak, TX 13,010 $78,646
26 Carrollton, TX 137,319 $82,345
27 Burleson, TX 47,151 $77,329
28 Kennedale, TX 8,393 $79,928
29 Sunnyvale, TX 6,664 $134,080
30 Richardson, TX 118,583 $85,350
31 Benbrook, TX 23,337 $73,945
32 Richland Hills, TX 7,999 $64,038
33 Pantego, TX 2,479 $66,250
34 Euless, TX 56,334 $67,181
35 Hurst, TX 38,783 $64,441
36 Lewisville, TX 107,740 $67,026
37 Farmers Branch, TX 42,659 $73,695
38 Watauga, TX 24,487 $75,648
39 Venus, TX 4,027 $85,938
40 Joshua, TX 7,818 $57,883
41 Crowley, TX 15,972 $76,677
42 Waxahachie, TX 36,735 $68,496
43 River Oaks, TX 7,653 $58,696
44 Desoto, TX 53,170 $71,124
45 Cedar Hill, TX 48,337 $75,715
46 Alvarado, TX 4,282 $57,653
47 Irving, TX 240,475 $66,567
48 Lake Worth, TX 4,932 $74,792
49 Arlington, TX 397,269 $63,351
50 Ferris, TX 2,842 $76,563
51 Glenn Heights, TX 13,228 $72,695
52 Garland, TX 238,622 $63,192
53 Fort Worth, TX 892,221 $64,567
54 Mesquite, TX 142,429 $60,715
55 Dallas, TX 1,338,846 $54,747
56 Duncanville, TX 39,096 $57,614
57 Palmer, TX 2,540 $65,588
58 Keene, TX 6,456 $44,105
59 Lancaster, TX 39,264 $57,832
60 Blue Mound, TX 2,317 $54,167
61 Cockrell Hill, TX 4,200 $58,137
62 White Settlement, TX 17,716 $50,203
63 Sansom Park, TX 5,593 $55,465
64 Wilmer, TX 4,698 $56,012
65 Everman, TX 6,232 $48,007
66 Seagoville, TX 16,726 $62,038
67 Forest Hill, TX 12,964 $47,308
68 Balch Springs, TX 25,123 $52,696
69 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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