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From the celebrated schools of Richardson to the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, Dallas suburbs offer diverse choices for those who’d rather live outside the city limits. Use these stats as an introduction, then call the local chambers of commerce to get more information on these suburban alternatives.




Collin County 851 285,616 $48,556

Allen 15 21,345 $46,145 Allen ISD

Frisco 69 7,223 $32,624 Frisco ISD

McKinney 44 22,268 $23,318 McKinney ISD

Piano 68 141,150 $56,947 Piano ISD

Wylie 27 8,535 $38,464 Wylie ISD

Dallas County 880 1,873,850 $31,301

Addison 5 8,976 $24,752 Dallas ISD

Balch Springs 9 17,493 $32,589 Dallas ISD

Carrollton 35 84,750 $45,548 Carrollton/Farmere Branch ISD

Cedar Hill 38 21,313 $40,789 Cedar Hill ISD

Cockrell Hill 1 3,745 $23,092 Dallas ISD

Coppell 12 18,496 $43,142 Coppell ISD

DeSoto 22 31,212 $46,155 DeSoto ISD

Duncanville 12 35.803 $42,042 Duncanville ISD

Farmers Branch 13 24,342 $41,174 Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD

Garland 57 181,820 $38,323 Garland ISD

Glenn Heights 11 4,573 $45,702 DeSoto ISD

Grand Prairie 64 100,679 $33,381 Grand Prairie ISD

Highland Park 2 8,653 $58,399 Highland Park ISD

Hutchins 9 2,697 $21,855 Wilmer-Hutchins ISD

Irving 58 159,009 $35,785 Irving ISD

Lancaster 37 22,210 $30,800 Lancaster ISD

Mesquite 41 104,315 $36,732 Mesquite ISD

Richardson 27 75,451 $52,716 Richardson ISD

Rowlett 19 25,373 $38,489 Garland ISD

Sachse 11 5,567 $51,372 Garland ISD

Seagoville 11 9,107 $28,496 Dallas ISD

Sunnyvale 20 2,259 $46,964 Sunnyvale ISD

University Park 4 22,227 $37,551 Highland Park ISD

Wilmer 6 2,482 $20,372 Wilmer-Hutchins ISD

Denton County 911 282,795 $37,222

Denton 61 66,907 $21,839 Denton ISD

Flower Mound 33 18,029 $49,919 Lewisville ISD

Lewisville 41 48,260 $38,586 Lewisville ISD

The Colony 12 22,816 $43,520 Lewisville ISD

Rockwall County 128 26,415 $37,414

Rockwall 34 10,917 $39,470 Rockwall ISD

Tarrant County 868 1,187,835 $32,242

Arlington 90 267,833 $34,117 Arlington ISD

Bedford 10 44,135 $48,551 Hurst/Euless/Bedford ISD

Colleyville 12 13,577 $60,918 Grapevine/Colleyville ISD

Euless 16 38,760 $43,781 Hurst/Euless/Bedford ISD

Grapevine 33 30,392 $47,482 Grapevine/Colleyville ISD

Hurst II 33,765 $41,033 Hurst/Euless/Bedford ISD

N. Richland Hills 18 47,646 $40,333 Birdville ISD

Southlake 23 7,983 $47,430 Carrol! ISD

Meadows Museum Meadows School of Arts, SMU, 692-2516.

Fair Park has a wide range of museums for ail ages. Use the Grand Avenue or Martin Luther King Boulevard entrances to the park.

Museum of African-American Life and Culture …565-9026

Age of Steam Railroad Museum …428-0101

Dallas Museum of Natural History. …670-8457

The Science Place I…428-5555

TheScience Place II …428-8351

Hall of State (Texas history)…421-4500

The Dallas Aquarium…670-8441

CITY SECRET FORT worth When you want a quick “I’ve got to get out of town” fix, go west to Fort Worth. Drive through the red-bricked streets downtown and wander around the Stockyards. See the Botanical Gardens, or take in one of the city’s world-reknowned museums including the Amon Carter, the Kimbell, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History with its Omni Theater. Afterward, head to Joe T. Garcia’s for one of the restaurant’s famous Tex-Mex meals SECRET CITY SECRET WHERE THE COWBOYS ARC You won’t find many in the touristy Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. Instead, go to some of the area’s real honky-tonks-Cowboys on Gaston, Three Teardrops Tavern on N. Industrial Blvd. or the White Elephant Saloon in Fort Worth. For authentic Western duds, head over to Shepler’s in Mesquite or Arlington.


From roller coasters to roaring lions, Dallas-area parks, zoos and gardens offer something for just about everyone. Or pack a picnic lunch and head for one of the city’s 300-plus parks.

Dallas Arboretum 8617 Garland Rd., 327-8263. 66 acres of flowers and gardens on White Rock Lake.

Dallas Civic Garden Center 3601 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fair Park. 428-7476.

Dallas Zoo 621 E. Clarendon, 946-5154. Take the monorail through the Wilds of Africa exhibit, where animals roam freely on 25 acres.

Dallas Nature Center 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy., 296-1955.

Sandy Lake Parti 1-35 (N) at Sandy Lake, Car-rollton. 242-7449. Amusement park rides, pony rides, miniature golf and a swimming pool.

Monkey Business Forest Lane, between Inwood and the Dallas North Tollway. 386-7600. Indoor amusement park.

Six Flags over Texas I-30 at Highway 360 in Arlington, metro 817/640-8900. More than 80 rides.

Wet’n’wild 1800 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, metro 817/265-3013; LBJ at Northwest Hwy in Garland, 840-0600.

CITY SECRET KIDSV1LLE. Parents tout the Kidsville playground in Armstrong Park in Duncanville as one of the best in the area. Designed by children and built by the citizens of Duncanville, Kidsville is a public park and the largest volunteer-made playground in the world, With castles, tunnels and a safety town where kids drive battery-powered cars down miniature streets, there’s always plenty to do. Located in the 200 block of James Collins Blvd. and Main St. (780-5070).


Ballet Dallas …748-3930

Dallas Black Dance Theatre …871-2376

Dancers Unlimited Repertory Company …522-8988

The Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico …720-7220

TITAS …528-5576

DALLAS SPEAK THE ARTS DISTRICT Don’t let the looming skyline fool you-this little area on the north side of downtown, bounded by Ross, Routh, Woodall Rodgers Freeway and St. Paul, is what is commonly known as “the arts district.” Here, you’ll find the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Dallas Theater Center’s second facility and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts.


Dallas Repertory Theatre …692-5611

Dallas Theater Center …526-8857

Pocket Sandwich Theatre 821-1860

Theatre Three 871-3300

Teatro Dallas …741-6833

Shakespeare Festival of Dallas …559-2778

Dallas Children’s Theater …978-0110

Moonstruck Theatre …526-2700

Plaza Theatre 871-2566

Undermain Theatre …748-3082


Dallas Symphony Orchestra …692-0203

Dallas Opera …443-1000

Dallas Summer Musicals …691-7200

Dallas Jazz Orchestra …644-8833

Dallas Jazz Hotline …744-BBOP

Starplex …421-1111

Dallas Classic Guitar Society …528-3733