Selecting a City to Call HOME!

Most people who are moving ask for a home with specific features (a certain number of bedrooms or bathrooms, etc.) which is located "in a good community". However, it is important to keep in mind that your idea of a "good community" can be very different from that of others and maybe even the agent who is helping you find a home.

What you need to do is consider how a community will meet your lifestyle needs and how "safe" a neighborhood is. We put "safe" in quotations because no community is 100% safe. Understandably, most people would not like to live in a community that has a high record of personal crimes. 

Another consideration is your preferred lifestyle and how a specific community can fulfill those needs. One way to evaluate your lifestyle needs is to make a list of all the activities you like to do in your current community and those you'd like to be able to do in your new community. Also write what you don't like about where you live now. Do you like a busy community with lots of activities? Do you like outdoor activities? Is it important to have a variety of restaurants and shopping within a certain distance? Do you like seclusion and quiet? What community public resources do you currently use (schools, community colleges, library, day care, recreation center)? Rank these preferences in order and seek communities that satisfy most of your needs. It doesn't hurt to create a list of resources for each community you're considering. Many times the local city hall will have a packet of community resources. For information on local schools, check out our school information section within each community.

Do your homework in choosing a community. A really nice home in a not-so-nice neighborhood is not necessarily a good investment, but a home in the right community can make your home ownership experience both satisfying and financially rewarding.

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  • Frisco

    Population 150,000 est

    Frisco is one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States. Founded in 1902 as a small railroad town, today’s Frisco is on track for the future. A wide variety of housing styles and price ranges are available in this Collin County town. From ...

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  • Prosper

    Population 18,000 est

    Prosper was a small rural town on Preston Road (State Highway 289) approximately 6 miles north of Frisco, but in recent years - true to its name - it has prospered. The area is known for beautiful pastures and wide-open spaces and is home to numerous full-service equestrian far...

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  • Celina

    Population 6744 est

    Celina offers country charm and city conveniences. Situated along State Highway 289 (known locally as Preston Road) and FM 455, Celina is roughly equidistant between downtown Dallas and the Oklahoma border. Situated in fast-growing Collin County, Celina is minutes from the large...

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  • McKinney

    Population 148,559 est

    McKinney, Texas is the county seat for Collin County, one of the fastest-growing and most-affluent counties in Texas. The city's motto is "unique by nature". Rolling hills and wooded terrain complement the community, which offers plentiful opportunities for golfing, hiking, and ...

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  • Little Elm

    Population 32,701 est

    Little Elm, situated on a peninsula of Lake Lewisville, features easy access to the Dallas metroplex and Denton while offering its residents a unique quality of life. Wonderful lake views, spectacular sunsets and plentiful recreational opportunities are just a few of the re...

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  • Allen

    Population 92,020 est

    Allen is a growing family-oriented community of approximately 85,000 residents located 24 miles north of Dallas in Collin County. It is far enough from Dallas to provide a relaxed, small-town environment, yet close enough to take advantage of activities and services in the "big ...

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  • Plano

    Population 274,409 est

    Plano, Texas is located just north of Dallas, is one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. It offers residents an ideal combination of housing, employment, dining, shopping, acclaimed education facilities and sporting and recreational venues. In 2005, Plano was desi...

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  • Addison

    Population 15,407 (2013)

     Addison sits at the crest of northern Dallas. The town, which has grown substantially since the 1980s, offers excellent municipal services and outstanding parks and recreation programs. Addison is well-known for it special events, which take place approximately 30 weekends...

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  • Anna

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    Anna is a small town with plenty to offer. Located approximately 45 miles north of Dallas and 11 miles north of McKinney, Anna features the friendly appeal of a small town and the nearby amenities of the city. The Anna Independent School District&nb...

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  • Arlington

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    The city of Arlington is home to the Dallas Cowboys football club and the new Cowboys Stadium, the Texas Rangers professional baseball club and its home, The Ballpark in Arlington, and the Six Flags Over Texas theme park. The city is widely known as the "The Entertainment Capita...

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  • Aubrey

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     Located in the heart of “Horse Country USA,” Aubrey offers residents a small-town atmosphere just 12 miles northeast of the city of Denton on U.S. Highway 377. Residents of Aubrey enjoy access to the big-city amenities of the Dallas-Fort Worth area an...

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  • Carrollton

    Population 126,700 est

    Carrollton sits at the northern crest of Dallas. The area, which has experienced much growth over the years, has maintained a close-knit, neighborly atmosphere. With more than 1,230 acres of developed park land, Carrollton's park land per capita is one of the highest in the Dall...

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  • Coppell

    Population 40,342 est

    Coppell, Texas is a city in the northwest corner of Dallas County. It is a suburb of Dallas and a bedroom community in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. A small area in the far northern portion of the city extends into neighboring Denton County. Coppell is known for its sma...

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  • Cross Roads

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  • Dallas

    Population 1,266,493

     Welcome to Dallas Big D. Ninth-largest city in the United States. Top of the heap in the country’s fourth-largest metropolitan area. Where America’s Team was born. Namesake of a wildly popular television drama that bequeathed the city ...

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  • Fairview

    Population 7,644

    Fairview offers the best of both worlds with upscale living in a rural atmosphere. Fairview is far enough from Dallas to provide a relaxed, small-town environment, yet close enough to take advantage of activities, services, shopping and restaurants in th...

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  • Fort Worth

    Population 812,238

    Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. The city is located in North Central Texas and covers nearly 350 square miles in Tarrant, Denton, Parker, and Wise co...

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  • Grand Prairie

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    Right in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex lies the city of Grand Prairie, one of the best cities in Texas according to Money magazine (2008). If you’re on a road trip and looking for places to visit in Texas, or planning a Texas-sized family vacation, Grand Pra...

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  • Gunter

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    Gunter is at the intersection of State Highway 289 and Farm Road 121, twelve miles southwest of Sherman in south central Grayson County. One of the later towns to be established in Grayson County, Gunter received a post office in 1898 and was organized as a community in 1902 whe...

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  • Houston

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              The style-savvy residents of the country’s fourth-largest city and third-largest county (Harris) know that there’s no place quite like Houston.  With more than 2.2 million residents, the city attracts visitors a...

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  • Keller

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    Keller is convenient to Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties, as well as Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Even though Keller started as an agricultural town, it has grown significantly and attracts many different types of home buyers. Keller offers a variety of home style...

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  • Lewisville

    Population 101,474 est

    The city of Lewisville is a progressive urban community located along Interstate Highway 35-E, 20 miles north of downtown Dallas and 34 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. Situated in southeast Denton County, Lewisville is known for its lakes and recreational opportunities. ...

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  • Mansfield

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    Mansfield is centrally located on the southern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth area along U.S. Highway 287. It is a town of diverse interests and activities. Mansfield is small-town America with access to big-city amenities. All of the D-FW area’s cultural, recreational and ...

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  • Melissa

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    Melissa is approximately 45 miles north of Dallas along U.S. Highway 75. Near Lake Texoma and Lake Lavon, it is situated between the Trinity River and Sister Grove Creek. Melissa offers easy access to several growing communities in th...

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  • Oak Point

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    Oak Point is in the northeast quadrant of Denton Countyapproximately 40 miles north of Dallas. The town is south of U.S. Highway 380, equidistant between Denton and Frisco. Situated on a scenic peninsula of Lake Lewisville, Oak P...

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  • Providence Village

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    Providence Village is a new town in Denton County, Texas, United States. Composed largely of a master-planned community, it includes approximately 1,700 homes and 5,000 people. At the time of the 2010 census, the town had not yet inco...

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  • Savannah

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    Savannah is a census-designated place east of Denton in Denton County, Texas, United States. The community is a housing subdivision marketed by Huffines Communities and is located entirely within the boundaries of Denton County Fresh Water...

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  • Southlake

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    The city of Southlake is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. Southlake is situated in both Denton and Tarrant counties and offers easy access to Dallas County. Southlake is served by the acclaimed Carroll Independent School District. What was once a rural community has b...

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  • The Colony

    Population 39,458 est

    The Colony, also known as "The City by the Lake", is located along the shoreline of Lake Lewisville. Residents enjoy a myriad of recreational activities including camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking and cycling. The area is also home to several prestigious g...

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