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  • Carrollton, TX is a city of approximately 130,000 people straddling three counties- Denton, Dallas and Collin- 20 miles northwest of downtown Dallas. Relocate America and Money magazine have declared the 37 square miles it occupies among the best places to live in America. This is due in part to the number of major corporations that maintain their headquarters in Carrollton. In the years between 2000 and 2009, Collin County experienced a 53 percent job growth. It has also been highly ranked in other areas as well: In 2014 Hubwallet named it one of the Best Cities for First Time Homebuyers, Safewise calls it one of the 50 Safest Cities in Texas, Areavibe ranked it the Third Best Place to Live in America, and in 2013 Nerdwallet named it one of the Top Ten Cities for Young Families.
    Initially an agricultural community, the addition of the railroad in 1878 stimulated industrial growth. Cotton gins and flour mills gave way to shipping cattle, grain and cotton. Remaining small from inception until 1970, Carrollton suddenly exploded with the overflow of people from north Dallas. From 1970 until 1980, the population jumped by 193 percent. The average temperature ranges from a 34°F low in winter to a high of 95°F in summer.

Shopping and Dining

Historic Downtown Carrollton is a haven of boutiques and independent retail establishments like Honey of a Deal, for casual clothing for stylish women, Custom Color Fine Jewelers, a family-owned jewelry store, Silver Star Mercantile, for unique gifts, and the Finishing Touch Antique Mall. Carrollton can boast a number of excellent restaurants including Amici Signature ItalianBabe’s Chicken Dinner House and a delightful tea room called the Wonderful World of Cooking. The square also serves as a venue for many local concerts and festivals.

For those who prefer to shop in a more contemporary mall, the Galleria Dallas is less than a half hour away. This three-story showplace offers shopping at its finest, with designer labels and popular chains. Dining options include the extraordinary Grand Lux Café, serving a variety of cuisines including Thai, Caribbean and Malaysian. The crown jewel of the center is a magnificent indoor ice skating rink at its heart.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Carrollton maintains over 36 public parks. Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex is the perfect place to beat the Texas heat with its fifty meter Olympic sized swimming pool, water slides, and a 200 foot long lazy river. Greenbelt Park offers 288 acres throughout the entire city with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, six tennis courts, nature areas, and a scenic overlook. The park system provides athletic programs and camps for soccer, baseball, archery, and other outdoor activities. Fitness and leisure opportunities serve all ages from children to senior citizens.

Golf enthusiasts enjoy Maridoe Golf ClubThe Country PlaceCoyote Ridge Golf Club, and Indian Creek Golf Club, featuring the Creek Course and the Lakes Course.

Living

The top employer in Carrollton is Halliburton Energy Services, with over 1,300 employees. Following Halliburton are McKesson, Hilton Reservations, and Baylor Medical Center. A number of other major corporations house their headquarters in Carrollton, such as Accor North America and FASTSIGNS International.

Because of its proximity to Dallas, Carrollton enjoys many of the same major attractions. Favorites include Six Flags Over TexasTexas Motor Speedway, Dallas Zoo and Hurricane Harbor Water Park. Professional sports teams include the Cowboys, the Mavericks, the Stars, FC Dallas Soccer and the Texas Rangers. The Dallas arts district, at 69 acres, is the largest downtown arts district in America.

The current median home value in Carrollton sits at around $354,000. Spacious properties with three to five bedrooms and two or more baths boast gracious formal dining areas, great rooms, fireplaces and game rooms. You can expect multi-car garages and plenty of storage space. Two-story structures sit on large lots with exquisite landscaping in this beautiful Dallas suburb.

Schools, Health, Transportation

More than 35 public and private schools serve the students of Carrollton. Four school districts encompass Carrollton real estate. The largest school district is the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, followed by Lewisville Independent School DistrictDallas Independent School District, and Plano Independent School District. There are 17 colleges and universities located within 30 minutes of Carrollton, including Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and Texas A&M at Dallas.

Medical facilities in the area include Baylor CarrolltonFirst Choice Emergency Room  in Lewisville, Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison, and Los Colinas Medical Center in Irving.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit serves the Carrollton area with both city buses and rails. Three DART stations lie within Carrollton. With 64 rail stations, the entire Dallas Metroplex is conveniently accessible. Interstate Highway 35E connects Carrollton to Denton in the north and Dallas in the south. Additional north-south thoroughfares are IH-35W and IH-45. East west options include IH-20 and IH-30 as well as the President George Bush Turnpike.

Three major airports connect Carrollton to the outside world including Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, about 15 minutes south. Addison Airport is a single runway airport in a neighboring community and is proudly home to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum. Several major carriers operate out of Dallas Love Field, including Southwest AirlinesAmerican Airlines, and Express Jet.

 

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