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Located just ten miles from DFW Airport, Carrollton TX real estate offers buyers a good suburban location with easy access to urban amenities.  Carrollton’s population is 120,510, and it has double over the last ten years.  Read more about Carrollton or view Carrollton homes for sale below:

Evidence of the popularity of Carrollton homes for sale among commuters lies in its workforce of 71,000 (almost ¾ of the city’s population)!

Carrollton homes for sale abound among the 38 square miles split between Dallas and Denton counties.  A small part of the city extends into Collin County.

carrollton lifestyle

Part of the area referred to as The Metrocrest – the northern point of DFW comprised of the cities of Carrollton, Addison, and Farmers Branch – Carrollton is home to over 5,000 businesses.  The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District provides a large number of jobs for residents, in addition to a number of technology companies and industrial parks.  Employers include Halliburton Energy Services, ST Microelectronics Semiconductors, BeautiControl Cosmetics, and ACCOR hotels.  Carrollton also boasts the only Foreign Trade Zone in DFW.

The average appraisal value of Carrollton homes for sale is $175,000.  Carrollton real estate is popular among young families and young professionals:  the average resident age is 32.

Carrollton balances its industrialism with a historic downtown area featuring a gazebo and unique antique shops and boutiques.  The area has an intentional Old West feel, complete with the ever popular Babe’s Chicken House, where hungry locals can munch on fried chicken and other southern favorites served family style.

Looking into Carrollton TX homes for sale, you’ll be thrilled to find good schools, safe neighborhoods, and affordable homes.  Carrollton families are served by three school districts – Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Dallas, and Lewisville.  Approximately 75% of adults in Carrollton have pursued higher education, and many take advantage of the nearly 30 colleges nearby.

Carrollton residents have a plethora of local options for fun activities.  Sandy Lake Amusement Park offers swimming, slides, and water fun, while the city’s three golf courses and numerous bike and hiking trails offer almost as much of a physical challenge as the local Stoneworks Climbing Gym.  In all, Carrollton homes for sale introduce residents to more than 1200 acres of parks and playgrounds.  For even more fun and sun, Lake Lewisville is just a short drive away.

what’s happening in carrollton

Carrollton is riding a wave of commercial and industrial development and earning a reputation as an extremely business-friendly city.  It is among the top cities in DFW in terms of new jobs and land being developed.  There are still 1700 acres available for development.  The city benefits from five major business parks – Valwood Industrial Park, Frankford Trade Center, Austin Ranch, International Business Park and Trinity Mills Industrial Park – and two additional corporate sites are currently under development.

Buyers taking advantage of reasonable pricing on Carrollton homes for sale are finding that the city encourages residents to be active in the community:  According to the city’s website, “Carrollton is growing, changing, and facing many new challenges. The city wants to have a partnership with community groups and citizens in setting goals for the community’s future. City government is a leading force in achieving these goals.”

carrollton quick facts


  • Carrollton was ranked 15th by CNN Money magazine’s listing of the nation’s “Best Small Cities to Live In” in 2008.
  • It is believed that Carrollton received its name from settlers relocating to Texas from Carrollton, Illinois.

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Coleen Donovan - Keller Williams Realty - Dallas, Texas
Licensed REALTOR in the State of Texas