The city of Carrollton is located in the heart of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and has a distinct reputation for its vibrant, corporate flavor where more than 5,000 businesses call Carrollton home. With a population of a little over 128,000 as of 2014, this robust community continues to beckon families to enjoy its lavish parks, good schools and safe neighborhoods.
Carrollton is proud of the national recognition it has received due to its high-quality of living. In 2008, Carrollton was ranked #15 by MONEY Magazine which selected Carrollton among the top ‘Best-Places-to-Live’ among smaller, American cities. Then, in 2009, Forbes Magazine honored Carrollton with a #12 rating in its ‘America’s-25-Best-Places-to-Move’ class. More than 25 other awards and accolades were bestowed upon Carrollton from 2013 to 2015 including ‘11th-Best City for First-Time Homebuyers’ (Wallethub, 2014) and ‘Best DFW Suburb’ (Niche, 2015).
Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to proximity to institutions of higher-learning since Carrollton is within 30 minutes of the majority of Dallas-Fort Worth’s colleges and universities. Carrollton has easy access to the Dallas Tollway; and reaching the DFW International Airport and other attractions and businesses is quick and easy. Carrollton is, also, part of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System which offers a light-rail mode of transportation. DART offers transportation to Dallas and surrounding areas and provides an easy connection for rail travel to neighboring Fort Worth.
Carrollton offers vast areas of park land, covering more than 1,230 acres. With one of the highest park-land per-capita ratings in the entire Metroplex area, Carrollton’s park facilities offer:
Since Carrollton is situated close to Dallas and surrounding communities, it has access to a plethora of museums, and events that take place on a regular basis that serve the music and art genre as well as unique events that cater to virtually anyone’s fancy. Take your pick: amusement parks, water parks, zoos and nightlife--Carrollton is smack-dab in the middle of all the activity and fun! And don’t forget the shopping options! Carrollton is within minutes of some of the nation’s most prestigious malls as well as hundreds of specialty shops and distinctive boutiques where one can immerse oneself in an eclectic blend of every type of retail genre, imaginable.
The median age of Carrollton’s residents is 35.6 years; and those who love the excitement of a night out on the town, the choices for night clubs, eateries, karaoke and piano bars and more, provide a smorgasbord of tantalizing, interactive and invigorating nightlife options, a stone’s throw away.
Carrollton caters to sports lovers on a level most people wouldn’t imagine. The city embraces every type of sport, for every age and interest. Golf courses, tennis courts, bowling, soccer and lacrosse are only a few of the interactive options to choose from; and professional sports are part of the Carrollton scene, as well. Football, baseball, hockey and professional basketball games keep fans in the Carrollton area energized. For hard-core sports enthusiasts, Carrollton residents can, on occasion, actively participate in national and regional championships including the Super Bowl, NCAA playoffs and the Cotton Bowl!
Carrollton is absolutely booming! Dunhill Homes is booming as well, and has constructed gorgeous new homes in this diverse and cultured part of The Lone Star State. Learn more about the homes we're building at the Shops at Prestonwood, or give us a call at 972-483-0980, and we will be happy to address any inquiries you might have.