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THE SUBURBS

By D Magazine |

SOME OF THE best housing values can be found outside of Dallas and Fort Worth in the surrounding communities. Here’s a rundown of our neighbors in an alphabetical listing, from Allen to Waxahachie.

ALLEN

Population: 15,000

Square miles: 28

Community services: 2 fire stations; 1 police station; 1 public library

Major shopping areas: 1 mall; 6 strip centers

Number of child-care centers: 8

Education: 3 elementary. 1 junior high; 1 high school

ARLINGTON

Population: 261,300

Square miles: 98

Community services: 11 fire stations: 1 police station; 5 libraries

Major shopping areas: 4

Number of child-care centers: 71

Education: 32 elementary; 9 junior high; 4 high schools

BALCH SPRINGS

Population: 18,000

Square miles: 9

Community services: 1 fire station; 1 police station: 1 public library

Major shopping areas: 3 strip centers

Number of child-care centers: 5Education: either Mesquite ISD or Dallas ISD

BEDFORD

Population: 50,360

Square miles: 10.1

Community services: 1 fire station; 1 police station: 1 public library

Major shopping areas: 11

Number of child-care centers: 5

Education: 5 elementary; 2 junior high: 1 high school

CEDAR HILL

Population: 14,000

Square miles: 39

Community services: 2 fire stations; 1 police station; i public library

Major shopping areas: 3 strip centers

Number of child-care centers: 8

Education: 3 elementary: 1 intermediate; 1 middle: 1 high school

COLLEYVILLE

Population: 9.000

Square miles: 12

Community services: 2 fire stations; 1 police station

Major shopping areas: 3 Number of child-care centers: 2

Education: 2 elementary; 1 middle school; high school located in Grapevine

DENTON

Population: 63,100

Square miles: 32.8

Community services: 4 fire stations; 1 police station; 1 public library

Major shopping areas: 17

Number of child-care centers: 20

Education: 9 elementary; 2 junior high; 1 high school; 2 universities (North Texas State University, TexasWoman’s University)

DESOTO

Population: 27,000

Square miles: 25

Community services: 2 fire stations: 1 police station:1 public library

Major shopping areas: 8 local shopping centers

Number of child-care centers; 12 (including churches)

Education: 4 elementary; 2 junior high; 1 high school; 5 private schools

DUNCANVILLE

Population: 37,500

Square miles: 14.5

Community services: 2 fire stations; 1 police station; 1 public library

Number of child-care centers: 15

Education: 6 elementary, 2 junior high; I high school

EULESS

Population: 44,420

Square miles: 16. 5

Community services: 1 fire station; 1 police station, 1 public library

Major shopping areas: 4

Number of child-care centers: 8

Education: 6 elementary; 2 junior high; 1 high school

Garland

Population: 178,000

Square miles: 56 square miles

Community services: 6 fire stations; 1 police station;3 public libraries

Major shopping areas: 7

Number of child-care centers: 50

Education: 33 elementary; 10 junior high; 5 high schools

GRAND PRAIRIE

Population: 96,000

Square miles: 71

Community services: 8 fire stations; I police station: 1 public library

Number of child-care centers: 25

Education: 16 elementary. 6 middle; 2 high schools

GRAPEVINE

Population: 24,500

Square miles: 32

Community services: 4 fire stations-. 1 police station; 1 public library

Major shopping areas: 5 strip centers

Number of child-care centers: 4

Education: 5 elementary; 2 junior high; 1 high school

HALTOM CITY/NORTH RICHLAND HILLS/RICHLAND HILLS/WATAUGA

Population: 93,540 (Haltom City: 30,690; North Richland Hills: 36,500; Richland Hills: 8,350; Watauga: 18,000)

Square miles: 45.3 (Haltom City: 16.5; North Richland Hills: 18.9; Richland Hills: 39; Watauga: 6)

Community services: 8 fire stations; 4 police stations; 4 public libraries

Major shopping areas: 2 malls; 26 strip centers

Education: 17 elementary; 6 junior high; 2 high schools

Hurst

Population: 45,640

Square miles: 9.7

Community services: 2 fire stations; 1 police station;1 public library

Major shopping areas: 9

Number of child-care centers: 9

Education: 17 elementary; 5 junior high; 1 high school; 1 community college

IRVING

Population: 151,400

Square miles: 67.7

Community services: 9 fire stations; 1 police station; 3 public libraries (new central library)

Major shopping areas: 33 strip centers including malls

Number of child-care centers: 5Education: 16 elementary; 6 junior high; 3 high schools; 3 colleges (University of Dallas. Devry Institute of Technology. North Lake Community College)

LANCASTER

Population: 20,750Square miles: 24

Community services: 2 fire stations; 1 police station;1 public library

Number of child-care centers: 6, in addition to 3

church-run facilities

Education: 5 elementary; 1 intermediate; 1 junior high;1 high school; 1 community college

LEWISVILLE

Population: 40,000

Square miles: 36

Community services: 3 fire stations-, I police station;1 public library

Major shopping areas: 11

Number of child-care centers: 20

Education: 13 elementary; 4 junior high; 3 high schools

MCKlNNEY

Population: 19,500

Square miles: 24.2

Community services: 2 fire stations; I police station; 1 public library

Major shopp.ng areas: 3

Number of child-care centers:9

Education: 4 elementary: 2 junior high; 1 high school

MESQUITE

Population: 93,000

Square miles:40.54

Community services: 6 fire stations; I police station; 2 public libraries

Major shopping areas: 3

Number of child-care centers: 30

Education: 22 elementary; 4 junior high; 4 high schools: 1 community college



METROCREST

Metrocrest is the name adopted in 1983 to define the four-city area that includes Ad-dison, Carrollton, Coppell, and Farmers Branch. Each city elects its own government and maintains its own public services. All cities are convenient to malls, elegant hotels and restaurants, and business centers.



ADDISON

Population: 10,000

Square miles: 6

Community services: 2 fire stations; 1 police station

Major shopping areas: 4

Number of child-care centers: 2

Education: students attend Dallas or Carrollton schools

CARROLLTON

Population: 80,000

Square miles: 30

Community services: 5 fire stations. 1 police station. 1 public library

Education: 12 elementary; 3 junior high; 2 high schools (Carrollion/Farmers Branch School District)

COPPELL

Population: 16,000

Square miles: 12

Community services: fire stations; I police station;

I public library

Major shopping areas: 2; 3 under construction

Number of child-care centers: 3

Education: 2 elementary; 2 junior high; 1 high school

FARMERS BRANCH

Population: 27.000

Square miles: 12

Community services: 2 fire stations, 1 police station;1 public library

Major shopping areas: 2

Number of child-care centers: 10

Education: (Farmers Branch and Carrollton share schools) 12 elementary; 3 junior high; 2 high schools;2 colleges (Brookhaven Community College. Dallas Christian College)

PIANO

Population: 113,000

Square miles: 64.2

Community services: 6 fire stations; 1 police station; 2 public libraries

Major shopping areas: 2

Number of child-care centers: 35

Education: 20 elementary; 6 junior high; 6 high schools

RICHARDSON

Population: 75.000

Square miles: 28.2

Community services: 5 fire stations; 1 police station;1 public library

Major shopping areas: 2 large malls

Number of child-care centers: 31

Education: 35 elementary, 10 junior high; 4 high schools; 2 colleges (University of Texas at Dallas. Richland College)

ROCKWALL

Population: 10,000

Square miles: 14.5

Community services: 1 fire station; 1 police station; I public library (county)

Major shopping areas: 2

Number of child-care centers: 6

Education: 3 elementary: 1 junior high; 1 high school

ROWLE

Population: 17,500

Square miles: 17.3

Community services: 2 fire stations; 1 police station; 1 public library

Major shopping areas: 2

Number of child-care centers: 6

Education: (Garland School District) 2 elementary: 1 junior high; i high school

WHXAHACHIE

Population: 20,000

Square miles: 29.5

Community services: 3 fire stations; 2 police stations; 1 public library

Major shopping areas: 4

Number of child-care centers: 5

Education: 3 elementary: 1 junior high: 1 high .sch