The 10 Best Grand Prairie Suburbs To Live For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh 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 2021:

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

What's the best suburb of Grand Prairie? Highland Park ranks as the best suburb of Grand Prairie for 2021 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 2021

Highland Park, TX

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,168
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $211,136
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 2.3%
More on Highland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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 $211,136 a year, which is the 3rd highest in the Grand Prairie region. And only 1.43% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,508,900 each.

University Park, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 25,036
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $224,485
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on University Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

University Park is the second best 'burb we looked at near Grand Prairie for 2021.

It ranks 2nd for incomes in the area and only 2.44% of residents lack insurance, good for 2nd best.

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,645
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Income: $122,340
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Here in Coppell, 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 Coppell.

Southlake, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 31,292
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Income: $240,248
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Southlake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Southlake ranks as the 4th best suburb of Grand Prairie for 2021.

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

5. HighlandHighland Location In Utah

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 18,726
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Income: $139,453
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Highland: Real Estate

Coming in as the fifth best is Highland.

Highland gets kudos for having the 4th most expensive homes in the Grand Prairie area, where houses sell for an average of $559,600. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Colleyville, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 26,462
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Income: $163,509
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.8%
More on Colleyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Colleyville 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 3.61% which is 24th best in the area.

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

Keller, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 46,813
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Income: $141,364
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Keller: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Keller.

Keller 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 20.8 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Trophy Club, TX

Source: Town of Trophy Club
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

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

Trophy Club 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 4.4% of people lack insurance, good for 9th in the area.

Flower Mound, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 76,555
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Income: $137,285
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.9%
More on Flower Mound: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Is 'Everything Better In Flower Mound?'

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.

Bedford, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 49,323
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 4)
Median Income: $70,362
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on Bedford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

And rounding out the top ten for 2021 is Bedford.

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 Grand Prairie for 2021

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 2015-2019 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 68 suburbs to evaluate around Grand Prairie.

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 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.

Welcome to the Best Grand Prairie '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 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 9,168 $211,136
2 University Park, TX 25,036 $224,485
3 Coppell, TX 41,645 $122,340
4 Southlake, TX 31,292 $240,248
5 Highland, TX 18,726 $139,453
6 Colleyville, TX 26,462 $163,509
7 Keller, TX 46,813 $141,364
8 Trophy Club, TX 11,949 $147,477
9 Flower Mound, TX 76,555 $137,285
10 Bedford, TX 49,323 $70,362
11 Dalworthington Gardens, TX 2,188 $109,375
12 Double Oak, TX 3,066 $144,313
13 Plano, TX 287,064 $95,602
14 The Colony, TX 43,005 $87,187
15 Ovilla, TX 3,903 $106,333
16 Mansfield, TX 69,557 $99,510
17 Sunnyvale, TX 6,484 $132,488
18 Midlothian, TX 29,743 $95,306
19 Grapevine, TX 53,317 $91,143
20 Richardson, TX 116,432 $85,678
21 Hickory Creek, TX 4,574 $109,766
22 Saginaw, TX 23,321 $83,402
23 Burleson, TX 45,862 $79,784
24 Carrollton, TX 135,834 $78,306
25 Addison, TX 15,302 $74,986
26 Benbrook, TX 23,215 $72,699
27 Roanoke, TX 8,341 $97,833
28 North Richland Hills, TX 70,202 $71,076
29 Pantego, TX 2,531 $54,946
30 Euless, TX 55,763 $65,921
31 Richland Hills, TX 8,051 $62,549
32 Red Oak, TX 12,724 $71,957
33 Farmers Branch, TX 39,039 $74,464
34 Desoto, TX 53,090 $71,578
35 Watauga, TX 24,582 $71,897
36 Hurst, TX 38,976 $63,722
37 Lewisville, TX 106,386 $64,493
38 Kennedale, TX 8,197 $77,763
39 Venus, TX 3,692 $68,125
40 Crowley, TX 15,439 $76,720
41 Joshua, TX 7,477 $57,042
42 River Oaks, TX 7,685 $62,326
43 Cedar Hill, TX 48,560 $72,463
44 Waxahachie, TX 35,376 $65,589
45 Alvarado, TX 4,156 $57,697
46 Arlington, TX 395,477 $60,571
47 Irving, TX 239,783 $64,868
48 Blue Mound, TX 2,981 $56,146
49 Garland, TX 238,418 $61,211
50 Duncanville, TX 39,415 $56,412
51 Mesquite, TX 143,456 $57,824
52 Dallas, TX 1,330,612 $52,580
53 Fort Worth, TX 874,401 $62,187
54 Keene, TX 6,396 $47,813
55 Lake Worth, TX 4,929 $60,213
56 Lancaster, TX 39,214 $57,259
57 Palmer, TX 2,279 $56,250
58 Glenn Heights, TX 12,802 $68,739
59 White Settlement, TX 17,565 $48,996
60 Ferris, TX 2,692 $59,129
61 Cockrell Hill, TX 4,240 $44,777
62 Sansom Park, TX 5,411 $51,909
63 Balch Springs, TX 25,190 $51,446
64 Everman, TX 6,255 $43,352
65 Wilmer, TX 4,383 $46,765
66 Forest Hill, TX 12,994 $41,496
67 Seagoville, TX 16,514 $52,378
68 Hutchins, TX 5,718 $36,087

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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.

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