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Neighborhoods 101: Why Carrollton, Texas, is at the top of more and more scouting lists

Carrollton, Texas Neighborhood Guide

For all the benefits of small-town living with accessibility to the major metro areas of Dallas and Fort Worth, the city of Carrollton, Texas, checks off a lot of boxes for anyone looking to move to North Texas. With only 133,000 people in a metropolitan area of 6.5 million, Carrollton offers its citizens small-city benefits — including several five-star elementary, middle and high schools — without being isolated from big-city perks. 

Carrollton has been recognized by several national publications as one of the best places to live or relocate, in no small part because of its landscaped, friendly neighborhoods, excellent homes and top-tier medical facilities. The average list price for a home currently hovers around the $400,000 mark, with prices from about $140,000 and going up to nearly $1 million for something with perhaps five bedrooms and nearly 5,000 square feet. The Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents know Carrollton well — so read on for a breakdown of the city’s highlights, then browse through currently available homes for purchase. 


Several highly desirable neighborhoods can be found within Carrollton, Texas, city limits, and Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty regularly has listings in each. Just a few neighborhoods of note: Coyote Ridge Park, Castle Hills, Estates of Indian Creek, Hamilton Park.


When hunger strikes, you won’t have to go far to satisfy cravings of every imaginable kind. Carrollton has an enormous variety of Asian eateries, with traditional, authentic dishes from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. Many are located side-by-side in large shopping centers, providing a fun way to take a tour of Asia in one day or over the course of weeks and months without ever hitting the same place twice. Highly rated spots include Grand Wok (Chinese), Tom Yum Kung Thai Cafe, Pho Bistro (Vietnamese), Zzizim Korean Kitchen and Tokyo Terriyaki (Japanese). Meanwhile, El Rumbero Taqueria and Tipico’s offer rustic Mexican cuisine; Eggsellent Cafe is a top spot for breakfast; and Cane Rosso’s is tops for Neapolitan pizza, while Babe’s Chicken Dinner House serves up southern favorites (and spontaneous Hokey Pokey moments involving the whole restaurant during your meal).


The best shopping will always be in nearby Dallas — about 25 miles away — but Carrollton has several neighborhood shopping centers for most everyday needs, from clothing and athletic apparel to groceries, appliances and technology.

Outdoor escapes

Carrollton citizens by and large love getting outside for recreation, and the surrounding landscape delivers plenty of possibilities. Sports complexes, hiking, biking and walking trails, the Elm Fork Nature Preserve, Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex and several splash parks are among the most popular. Plus, most home lots in Carrollton are large enough for a backyard pool — if one isn’t already an amenity at your favorite real estate listing.

Culture and entertainment

Historic Downtown Carrollton is a hub of entertainment for Carrollton citizens, but also as a destination from neighboring towns and even Dallas and Fort Worth. There you’ll find restaurants, bars and frequent festivals and events throughout the year. The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum is a fantastic place to travel back in time and get a sense of the town’s storied history.

Making the move

So, if you’re moving to North Texas from another city or state — or simply seeking a new neighborhood to call home — spend some time online checking out everything Carrollton, Texas, has to offer. Ready to tour homes and neighborhoods in Carrollton? Contact Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International today and we can direct you to one of our in-the-know agents. They are the experts — by far — when it comes to all things North Texas.

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