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Spring is here, which means it's home shopping season. A new report from real estate review site Niche might just help narrow down your search.
Niche compiled information from its users and data from the U.S. Census Bureau to grade neighborhoods and suburbs on factors including quality of schools, crime rates, housing trends, job market, amenities, and more. After all that calculating, Terrell Hills was named the best place in all of Texas to live for 2019.
Terrell Hills, which has a population of almost 10,000, gets an overall A-plus rating from Niche. The Alamo Heights-adjacent 'hood scores mostly As (in public schools, housing, nightlife, being good for families, diversity, weather, health and fitness, and commuting); a couple Bs (jobs and cost of living); and one C (outdoor activities). The neighborhood's median home value is $486,313, and median rent is $746. The median household income is $126,622.
In addition to being No. 1 in Texas, Terrell Hills appears as the No. 11 best place to live in America.
"Living in Terrell Hills offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes," Niche summarizes. "In Terrell Hills there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Terrell Hills and residents tend to lean conservative."
The Texas top 10 list includes five Dallas-Fort Worth neighborhoods: Timberbrook in Plano (No. 2), Preston Highlands in Dallas (No. 3), Richardson's Canyon Creek South (No. 4), Richardson's Clear Spring Place (No. 5), and Richardson's Canyon Creek North (No. 9).
Nearby Austin has one shining spot with the Triangle neighborhood at No. 7. Three Houston suburbs claim the other top 10 spots: Greatwood (No. 6), Cinco Ranch (No. 8), and New Territory (No. 10).