Carrollton, TX has received national recognition by both Money Magazine and by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Places to Move. Carrollton’s city officials cite the high quality of living as the main attraction for potential home buyers. The city offers numerous parks, outstanding schools, safe neighborhoods, quality healthcare, and a stable economic base of more than 5,000 businesses.
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With a low cost of living, excellent schools, low crime rates, and proximity to major employers, Carrollton provides excellent reasons to shop for homes here. The city has one of the lowest crime rates in the region. This has led to a high quality of living for the people who live in the community. Life in Carrollton can be described as safe and comfortable.
Carrollton is also known for the quality of its education. With both public and private school options that offer excellent opportunities for area students, education is important to locals. Today, Carrollton has over 35 schools for its residents to attend. Also, the community is within a 30-minute drive to local colleges and universities.
The population of Carrollton is 121,150, according to 2012 city statistics. There are 42,979 housing units within the city, and the average value of varying home types is $175,000. In 2006 Relocate America named Carrollton as one of the Top 100 Places to Live. Browse the newest real estate listings in Carrollton, TX.
Carrollton provides an educated workforce. The city is served by 19 elementary schools, five middle schools, four high schools as well as seven private schools. The majority of students attend the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Independent School District, a school district earning a Recognized distinction by the state. More than 23,000 students attend Carrollton’s schools.
For students pursuing higher education, there are 17 colleges and universities within a 30 minute drive and 15 Associate of Arts campuses. Find homes in Carrollton by school district.
Carrollton is located in the heart of the Dallas / Fort Worth area, yet unlike many similar sized communities, it has not turned into a bedroom community. In fact, Carrollton has numerous cost advantages to businesses, which has drawn many to the city instead of the nearby urban environments. This means employment opportunities for Carrollton residents will include both those in the big cities and those right at home.
With more than 5,000 diverse businesses calling Carrollton home, the city is the corporate headquarters of FastSigns International, Motel 6, Jokari, Woot.com, RUF, Home Interiors and Gifts, Inc., Accor North America and Sandy Lake Amusement Park. Halliburton’s North America operation for Easywell is based in town as well. Some of the largest contributors to the city's local economy are manufacturing, construction and wholesale jobs. Businesses in the real estate, financial, and insurance sectors are also located in Carrollton.
Carrollton boasts over 1,230 acres of developed park land. Compared to its population, this means the community has more park land per capita than any other community in the Metroplex. In addition to neighborhood parks and green space, Carrollton has a swimming facility, homestead museum, senior center, amphitheater, tennis center and two recreation centers.
The city also has a thriving arts and culture scene, both within the community itself and through the opportunities in nearby Dallas. From art museums to theaters, you will find something for the art lover in your life, no matter what type of art you love. Carrollton is also at the heart of beautiful specialty boutiques, antique shops and 25 major shopping malls, including the 1.9 million square foot Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall.
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