Spring Into A New Life
About 16 miles east of downtown Dallas, you can find the beautiful city of Balch Springs, Texas. Just south of Mesquite, a man by the name of John Balch and his family settled on a piece of farm land around the year 1880. Because there were several natural springs on his property, local residents started calling the area Balch Springs and the name stuck. A few years later, a county school was named after the same springs. Due to its location, the town quickly grew until it was finally incorporated in the middle of 1953 to avoid being annexed by nearby Dallas. At the time of its annexation, Balch Springs was made up of the smaller communities of Jonesville, Five Points, Triangle, and Zipp City. As of 2010, there were a total of 23,728 residents living in the popular city, with an estimated 2,000 more by 2014.
Balch Springs is a part of the DFW International Community Alliance, who’s mission is to “build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities.” Although there is a big, diverse population in the city, residents feel that it has a very small-town and friendly feel. Another unique thing about Balch Springs is the Dallas County Home Replacement Program, which is a program that assists residents in renovating their homes. This, in turn, means that if you are looking to buy a home from a previous owner, there’s a good chance everything in the house has been brought up-to-date and you’re essentially getting a new house.
The southern half of Balch Springs is served by Dallas Independent School District and the northern half is served by Mesquite Independent School District, both of which are great school systems with high ratings and many state distinctions. Four Mesquite ISD elementary schools and one middle school are located right in Balch Springs. While Dallas ISD has Balch Springs Middle School. The city also contains the Balch Springs Christian Academy, which opened in 1974 and serves students from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
Some of the communities in Balch Springs include Spring Ridge, Fossil Ridge, Harvest Acres, Hickory Gardens, and Pioneer Bluffs.
If you’re considering a move to Dallas, or are relocating for work, there’s no better home and community resource than The Dream Connectors. Together, Sylvia Seabolt and her mother Gale have decades of experience in the Southeast Dallas real estate market. Sylvia was the 2013 Texas Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS® President, and is currently serving on the National Executive Committee and as the Region 9 Vice President for Women’s Council of REALTORS®. A resident of Rowlett, Sylvia loves spending time with her family on Lake Ray Hubbard. For expert advice on communities and schools in southeast Dallas, contact The Dream Connectors today at 972-226-1900 or email Sylvia directly for a quick response!
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