You got Mesquite! Mesquite is a thriving suburb located east of Dallas at the crossroads of four major highways: 1-30, 1-635, 1020 and US Hwy 80. What started as a farming down that produced cotton, hay, corn and sugar has developed into a bustling community full of parks, libraries, schools and entertainment. In Mesquite, you can spend your days at the ProRodeo, shop at Town East Mall or take in a colorful festival at Mesquite Arts Center. Yeehaw!
You got Oak Cliff! One of Dallas' oldest suburbs, Oak Cliff is chock full of rich history dating back to 1886. Today, it's known as the Brooklyn of Dallas because it's a trendy home base for those drawn to funky art galleries, one-of-a-kind bars, organic-based food and, of course, hipsters. So pack your vintage leather bags and grab your fat-free matcha latte, because you belong in Oak Cliff!
You got Grand Prairie! This family-friendly community called "The Prairie between Dallas and Fort Worth" hasn't stopped booming since the 1800's. Back then, it was a thriving downtown district with a cotton gin, dry goods and grocery stores, and today, it's home of the best attractions in North Texas. Spend your days watching thoroughbred horse racing at Lone Star Park, and your nights dancing away to the music of world-renouned artists at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.
You got Garland! Located just a little Northeast of Downtown Dallas, this prime located is bordered almost entirely by I-635, I-30 and President George Bush Turnpike, along with the south-east borer touching Lake Ray Hubbard. Spend your days splashing away at Hawaiian Falls water park, or spending your hard-earned money at more than 100 stores at Firewheel Town Center. For craft beer aficionados, check out Lakewood Brewing Company, with personal tours and seasonal beers to make you feel right at home.
You got Balch Springs! This small community south of Mesquite welcomes you with open arms. Its quiet location puts you about 15 miles east of Downtown Dallas, home to shopping, dining and entertainment galore. With a motto of "Growing Community," this community is dedicated to building better infrastructure, welcoming new businesses, and working together for better quality of life. Score!
You got Casa View! In the northeastern portion of Dallas county lies a small residential neighborhood called Casa View. This affordable corner of East Dallas is on the rise in recent years; crime rates have dropped, property values have soared, and people who move there tend to stay there. Less than 5 miles away is the magnificent White Rock Lake, a 1,015-acre city lake with so much to do. There is a 9-mile hike and bike trail, a dog park, pavilions, boat ramps, fishing piers, kayaks for rent and buildings for rent. Within the area also lies the Dallas Arboretum! You win.
You got Pleasant Grove! People flock to Pleasant Grove for affordable housing, great restaurants and outdoor excursions. Among them, residents and visitors alike love the picturesque wilderness of Great Trinity Forest. It is home to white-tailed deer, river otters, feral hogs, American alligators, wood storks and many other species. Additionally, you'll find hidden lakes, springs and incredible views of Dallas in the distance. A very short drive away is the Trinity River Audubon Center, a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails, kayaking tours and bird-watching lookouts! While you're there, make time for Charco-Broiler Steak House. Just trust us.
You got Richardson! This busy, safe town in North Dallas has a population of more than 113,000. It's home to hugely notable corporations including AT&T, Verizon, Texas Instruments, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas and many others. By day you can tour the beautiful campus of UTD, take the DART into Dallas, or relax outdoors at Breckenridge Park; by night, you can kick back at Four Bullets Brewery with a nice pint of cold beer. But above all, people move here for the biggest reason of all: the school district, Richardson Independent School District, is phenomenal and continues to be recognized for educational excellence both at state and national levels.