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Survey Says … DFW Has Two of the Best Small Towns in America!

September 4th, 2013 | by The Update
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Some people are fast-paced, big-city folk. And some are not.

These two communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex are for folks who like wide, open spaces, good schools, and a chance to slow down and get to know your neighbors.

The Colony and Coppell both have made CNN-Money’s list of Best Small Towns in America.

Here’s what the magazine had to say about two of our favorite small towns:

The Colony

Top 50 rank: 20
Population: 39,055

One way to beat the Texas heat: Build your own lake. This suburb sits along manmade Lewisville Lake, a perfect spot for swimming and boating.

The town also offers plenty of job opportunities; several big firms have headquarters in nearby Plano, and Dallas is just 30 minutes away. Homes are cheap, with an average sale price of around $135,000.

The downside: Few retail options and no historical downtown area.

Coppell

Top 50 rank: 32
Population: 39,787

This modern southern town, home to big employers like Amazon, The Container Store, and Clear C2, is less than a half-hour from Dallas. Still, Coppell has stayed true to its small-town roots, nurturing neighborly activities like block parties, a local choir, and two impressive community gardens.

Coppell has over 500 acres of park land and an aquatic center, and plans to make the town more walkable with a new outdoor shopping area.

Click here to see the full list.

Looking for your share of small-town living? Start your search here.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is Dallas’ luxury real estate leader, with more than 190 agents in five offices located throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and access to the global Sotheby’s network, including more than 11,000 agents in 600 offices worldwide. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information on escapes and second homesranch and land, and luxury homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond, go to briggsfreeman.com.

 

 

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