Isn't safety a top consideration when choosing a new place to call home? Here's a list of safest cities around the Metroplex with super low crime rates, according to an article on Backgroundchecks.org. You may already live in one, or maybe you are considering moving to one. See if your city made it on the list and give us your feedback!
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An affluent suburb of Fort Worth, just over 3 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Colleyville has a population of 22,800 residents. This town, named after Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley, a legendary country doctor at the turn of the last century, is the safest place to live in Texas. The violent crime rate in Colleyville is 21.1, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here is just .07%.
The city of Murphy, TX is located in Collin County between Plano and Wylie. Just 2 miles south of the famous Southfork Ranch, Murphy promotes a country-living atmosphere with its minimum 9,000 square foot lot size for homes. Living in this community of 17,700 residents is a safe choice, with a violent crime rate of 26.8 and the chance of being affected by property crime here just .06%.
An unincorporated town located northwest of Dallas and adjacent to Grapevine Lake, Flower Mound has seen rapid growth in recent years and now has over 64,000 residents. The town has tried to use a smart growth system for urban planning, and crime here isn’t a problem. The violent crime rate in Flower Mound is 30.9, and your chance of being involved in a property crime is .08%.
This city of 26,500 residents is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and was named by Forbes in 2008 as one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the U.S. Southlake is known for its superior public schools, its championship high school football team, and its safety. The violent crime rate here is 36.2, and the chance of being affected by property crime in the city is 1.7%.
Keller is another city in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that is considered a safe choice. Located in Tarrant County, this city of 42,900 residents is mostly residential and has an extensive system of parks, including 19 miles of hiking and biking trails. The violent crime rate in Keller is 36.5, and your chance of being involved in a property crime here is less than 1%.
Highland Village is a suburb town of Dallas that sits on the western edge of Lewisville Lake. The city has a population of 15,000 and is known for its annual hot air balloon festival and unique shopping district. The violent crime rate here is 37.9, and the chance of being affected by a property crime is just 1.1%.
University Park is a northern suburb of Dallas that is the home to 23,000 residents. Southern Methodist University is located here, and the town is served by the Highland Park Independent School District. This is considered a safe place to live, with a violent crime rate of 37.9 and the chance of being affected by property crime here at 1.8%.
An affluent city located in a northern suburb of Dallas, the city of Allen has grown to a population of over 94,000 residents. High school sports rule in Allen, with the recent opening of a new $60 million high school stadium. Safety is important here as well, with a violent crime rate of 61.9 and your chance of being involved in a property crime here just 1.6%.
This city of 151,900 residents is located in northeast Texas, approximately 25 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Frisco is considered a bedroom community for many professionals who commute to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and it is also a safe place to call home. The violent crime rate here is 79.5, and your chance of being affected by property crime in Frisco is 2%.
Little Elm has been determined to be one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. This city of 35,400 residents located in Denton County saw a 610% population increase from 2000-2010. Little Elm has an extensive parks and recreation system, and it is a safe place to live, with a violent crime rate of 91.8 and the chance of being involved in a property crime less than 1%.
Located in Denton County, The Colony is a city of 41,300 residents and is considered a suburb of Dallas. The city completed its Five Star Athletic Complex in 2003 and was named “Sports Town of the United States” by Sports Illustrated the same year. Living here is also a safe choice, with a violent crime rate of 99.4 and just a 1.4% chance of being affected by property crime in The Colony.
An affluent suburban town in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Prosper has a current population of 17,400 residents. The town was named by D Magazine as one of the Dallas Metropolitan area’s best suburbs, and it is also a safe place to call home. The violent crime rate in Prosper is 99.6, and your chance of being involved in a property crime here is just 1.9%.
A suburb of Dallas, Rockwall is the county seat of Rockwall County. This town of 37,400 residents was established in 1854 and named after large underground rock walls found in the area. Rockwall sits adjacent to Lake Ray Hubbard and is a safe place to live, with a violent crime rate of 106 and the chance of being affected by property crime just 2.1%.
A northeastern suburb of Dallas, Sachse is located in both Collin and Dallas Counties. This city of 20,300 residents is located just 1 mile from the President George Bush Turnpike and has been undergoing a historical revivalist movement in its commercial district. Sachse is a safe place to live, with a violent crime rate of 108.6 and a less than 1% chance of being involved in a property crime.
Considered a suburb of Dallas, Rowlett is located in both Rockwall and Dallas counties. This upscale bedroom community has a population of 56,200 and portions of the city front Lake Ray Hubbard. Rowlett is also a safe choice, with a violent crime rate of 121.7 and a 1.7% chance of being involved in a property crime here.
The largest Texas city on our list, Plano is located 20 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and has a population of 269,700 residents. Plano is the 9th largest city in the state of Texas and is the corporate base for such names as Frito-Lay, J.C. Penney, Pizza Hut, and Ericsson. The city of Plano has safety under control, with a violent crime rate of 130.7 and a 2.3% chance of being involved in a property crime.