The Best Neighborhoods for Families in DFW
May 3rd, 2013 | by The Update
About Frisco, the DMN noted:
“Frisco has a formula to attract families with children: Position elementary schools and city parks at the center of subdivisions, slow the traffic and invite life to the sidewalks.
Young families can’t get enough.
Frisco neighborhoods earned two of the top three spots for the best neighborhoods for families with children as part of the yearlong data analysis by The Dallas Morning News…
With that, the top neighborhoods have a high concentration of “exemplary” rated schools and the activities, green space and well-groomed streets that often accompany them.
To keep neighborhoods active and safe, Frisco planning officials encourage developers to include social spaces in their neighborhood blueprints.
“Anything you can do to bring people out of their homes to interact with their neighbors, that strengthens your neighborhood,” said John Lettelleir, director of development services for Frisco.”
Southlake also received many accolades for family-friendliness:
“Southlake sells itself,” said Sue Barrett, manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Southlake. “Customers swarm to this area.”
Many of her customers are families relocating for work and looking for affluent neighborhoods with great schools. Its small-town feel and low crime are selling points for families.
“There aren’t any apartment complexes in the area, so you don’t have a lot of transition,” she said. Tree-lined subdivisions with brick homes worth around $500,000 make up most of the city. Retail stretches are lined with brick and stone shopping plazas.
At the heart of Southlake is Town Square, around Town Hall and the library, where there is a range of stores and restaurants, from Lilly Pulitzer to The Cheesecake Factory.
The city of 27,000 residents is consumed by Carroll ISD’s athletics. Southlake Mayor John Terrell noted that everyone is a Carroll Dragon. Dragon Stadium is packed for football games, and school spirit runs high.
The Carroll school district is equally well-regarded for academics. “You’re practically getting a private school education in our public schools,” Terrell said.
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