The Coppell Way Of Life
Located 30 miles west of Lake Ray Hubbard, Coppell is a city in northern Dallas County, Texas. Originally named Gibbs Station, it was renamed in 1892 after a New York businessman by the name of George Coppell who was heavily involved in the final construction of the local railroad line. The town had four stores, a lumber yard, a blacksmith, a cotton gin, and a school. By the 1930’s, it had a population of about 400 people, mostly of farmers and their families. After an almost unanimous vote, it was incorporated in 1955 and showed continuously slow growth. That is, until the opening of the DFW International Airport in 1974. After that, the city was drastically transformed from a tiny farming community to a large, upper-middle class suburban community. By the year 2000, almost all of the residentially zoned land in the city was developed and the population had grown to over 35,000 people.
Today, there are almost 40,000 people who call Coppell home – and for good reason! In 2015, Money Magazine ranked the city #8 on its annual list of “Best Places To Live In America”. It was ranked first among all Texas cities. That same year, Money named the city #3 for Best Places To Be A Kid, citing recreational opportunities, special events, and great schools as a few of the considerations. Popular website Wallethub.com ranked the city 2nd in the state for Best Place To Find A Job.
Coppell offers its residents a number of amenities, including 17 gorgeous parks that feature playgrounds, trails, fishing ponds, sports fields/courts, and picnic pavilions. Other amenities include great schools, special festivals & events, and a historic downtown district located in the exact spot of the original town. The heart of the downtown district is Old Town, a vibrant community made up of residential housing, local businesses, and restaurants – all surrounding a beautiful town square. Every Saturday, the town square is home to the popular Coppell Farmers Market. The CFM features a shaded pavilion with inside and outside booths, a playground, interactive fountain area, and restrooms. At the Market, you will find locally-grown, freshly picked produce for sale.
The city holds several annual events throughout the year. In fact, there are so many that we can only name a few. In the springtime, residents love the Food Truck Frenzy and Music In The Plaza , a free event in the town square featuring live music. The Spirit Of Coppell Celebration is a 4th of July event with music, food vendors, and an enormous fireworks display. Mardi Gras In The Fall and Oak Fest are both October favorites, while December brings the popular Lighted Parade followed by the Tree Lighting ceremony. Frequently, individual neighborhoods in the city are known to throw their own block parties as well. Basically, no matter what time of year, there’s always something going on in this amazing city!
Students in Coppell attend some of the best schools in the state, hands down. There are three school districts serving the city: Coppell Independent School District, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, and Lewisville Independent School District. The latter two only serve small portions of the city, while Coppell ISD serves the majority.
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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