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carrollton-texas-300x159Just 14 miles west of Plano, only a half an hour’s drive to Lake Ray Hubbard, is a city that is consistently mentioned in Safewise’s list of the 50 Safest Cities in Texas. Carrollton has been ranked as one of the Best Cities For 1st Time Homebuyers by HubWallet and the 3rd Best Place To Live in America by Areavibe. In 2013, NerdWallet placed it in the Top 10 Cities For Young Families. Then in 2014, Carrollton was ranked #4 in Economic Development by the Dallas Business Journal. That’s a whole lot of praise for one city!


Once the home of Wichita Indians, Carrollton got its name from the hometown of its earliest settlers that had traveled from Illinois. In May of 1968, the city’s first post office was established and the name became official. During the 1850s, Dallas County’s federal census shows that most of the families in the area migrated from another state before finally settling down in Carrollton. Before the second World War, the city only had about 550 residents. After the war was over, the city saw rapid growth that has remained consistent throughout the years. Today, there are around 130,000 people who proudly call Carrollton home.


indian-creeks-golf-clubSo, what does it mean to live in Carrollton today? Well for starters, employment opportunities are abundant! With the highest percentages being in manufacturing and wholesale trade, the city boasts having more than 9,000 local businesses in the area. It also has one of the lowest crime rates in all of Texas. Police records show that it is 44 points below the national average for cities with populations of 75,000 or more.


Living in Carrollton is fun and easy! Entertainment and relaxation is not hard to come by in this city, in fact there is an almost endless list of amenities that go along with it. For nature lovers or those that just enjoy being outside, the city has more than 1,200 acres of parks that include almost 30 miles of trails for walking, jogging, and biking. For all you aquanauts, there are two separate waterparks in the city. The Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex features an Olympic-size swimming pool, several multi-story waterslides, a 600-gallon dump bucket, and a lazy river that winds 200-feet long. For anybody looking for a day on the fairway, Carrollton is home to one of the highest ranked golf courses in Texas. Situated along the Trinity River, the Indian Creek Golf Club offers golfers two distinctly different 18-hole courses. In 2004, Golf Digest ranked Indian Creek among the top 10 Best Golf Courses.


carrollton-homeWith more than 35 award-winning schools within its boundaries, Carrollton is the perfect place for families with young children. The city is served by five nationally recognized high schools, earning top distinctions in several subjects and scoring much higher than the national average in ACT and SAT exams. Students in Carrollton attend four public school districts. The majority attend Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, while some students attend Plano ISD, Dallas ISD, and Lewisville ISD.


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 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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