Moving to Dallas, Texas: A Real Estate Guide

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Housing Market Trends

The average home price in Dallas, Texas is $313,000, with homes staying for sale in the market for about about 60 days. If you are a buyer you may be able to get a home for slightly less because homes selling for 3.3% under the average list price. The price of homes for sale sis also up 7.4% since last year. Click here to compare these prices to the US Housing Market.

The Dallas housing market is considered somewhat competitive. Landing a 57 out of 100 according to Redfin’s Compete Score. Average homes on the market usually receive one offer and sell for 3.3% below list price. Hot Homes sell for around list price and go into pending around 26 days.

What are the Most Popular Neighborhoods in Dallas?

These are the most popular neighborhoods in Dallas based on the total views from real estate customers over the past year. Read more about the most popular neighborhoods in Dallas or view homes for sale below.

What are the Most Affordable Neighborhoods in Dallas?

These are the most affordable neighborhoods in Dallas based on the median home price in each area where at least 20 homes have been sold in 2020. Read more about the most affordable neighborhoods in Dallas or view homes for sale below.

Which Dallas School Districts are the Best?

Homes in this area are served by the Plano Independent School District, Dallas Independent School District, and Richardson Independent School District. Read more about the top-rated schools in Dallas.

Elementary School: The top elementary school in the area is Spring Creek Elementary – scoring a 10/10 across the board on the Greatschools rating in equity, test scores, and student growth. This private school offers preschool through 6th grade and has 300+ students.

Middle school: Dallas Environmental Science Academy is the top middle school in Dallas, scoring 100% on Greatschools ratings. This public school is home to grades 6-8 and has 400+ students.

High school: Jude Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet has the highest rating for all high schools in Dallas. This public school for 9th-12th graders scores 100% on test scores, equity, low income, and student growth, and 90% on college readiness. This is a smaller high school, with 400+ students.

Dallas Employment Information

Neighborhood Median List Price
Vickery Meadows $116K
Highland Hills $129K
Vickery $148K
Cedar Crest $150K
Pleasant Grove $155K
South East Dallas $155K
Riverway Estates Bruton Terrace $159K
South Central Dallas $162K
Polk Terrace $162K
South Dallas $166K

Living in Dallas

What is There to Do and See in Dallas?

Dallas is a great city packed with fun activities, great food, and many things to see. Below you can find a list of the top things to do, places to eat, and outdoor activities in Dallas. To see a more complete list of local insights on great Dallas restaurants, attractions, and outdoor activities, read more here.

Dallas Attractions

  • Dallas Museum of Art: The Dallas Museum of Art is among the 10 largest art museums in the country. At the heart of the Museum, its global collection encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history.
  • Dallas Zoo: The Dallas Zoo is a 106-acre zoo located 3 miles south of downtown Dallas. It is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas and is home to over 2,000 animals representing 406 species.
  • Dallas Aquarium: The Dallas World Aquarium is an aquarium and zoo located in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. It aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered.

Best Eats in Dallas

  • Pecan Lodge: A variety of smoked meats, sides & desserts are served at this BBQ eatery along with beer & wine.
  • Cattleack BBQ: Laid-back eatery offering a variety of barbecue smoked meats & sides for takeout at lunch.
  • Red Stix Street Food: Counter style eatery featuring flavorful Asian noodle & rice dishes, plus appetizers & cocktails.

Outdoor Activities

  • Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve: This Audubon nature preserve offers 9 miles of hiking trails through 600 acres of hill country habitat with amazing views.
  • Klyde Warren Park: Klyde Warren Park created green space “out of thin air,” connecting Dallas’ vibrant Uptown neighborhood with its award-winning Arts District and downtown business center.
  • The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre botanical garden located at 8525 Garland Road in East Dallas.


Dallas Weather Trends

Employment Information (March, 2020) Dallas, Texas United States
Income per Capita $31,260 $31,177
Household Income $47,285 $57,652
Unemployment Rate 3.50% 3.70%
Recent Job Growth 3.27% 1.59%
Future Job Growth 45.12% 33.51%

What is Dallas’s Public Transportation Like?

Although most people in Dallas rely on their cars to get around this suburb-loving city, public transportation is still a great option if you don’t have a car. Dallas has the country’s longest light rail system, the DART, in addition to an abundance of buses, taxis, and trolleys. The DART is a bus and connecting train system that links downtown Dallas and the surrounding suburbs. The DART has 64 rail stations and 14 bus transfer facilities, in addition to 10 Trinity Railway Express stations. To learn more about the transit systems routes and hours visit the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Website.

How are the Traffic Conditions in Dallas?

According to the national traffic rating, Dallas’s traffic is ranked 28th in the country. Dallas is home to some of the most congested highways in Texas and is very spread out, making the daily commute for workers longer than many other cities. According to TomTom, Rush hour traffic in Dallas is the heaviest from 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. on weekdays. The best time to avoid the highway is Thursdays from 5-6 p.m.

Dallas Moving and Real Estate Resources

Moving Companies: Delivery Limited,  Element Moving, AM Moving Company, Einstein Moving Company, King Moving Company, Expert Dallas Movers, DFW Moving Company.

Storage Companies: CubeSmart Self Storage, Around the Clock Moving and StorageAdvantage Storage, Storage Choice – Design District, Bargain Storage Extra Space Storage.

Cable Services: AT&T, Frontier, Spectrum, Grande.

Water and Sewage: City of Dallas.