5 Affordable Dallas Fort Worth Suburbs

All Storage Online | January 14, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

When considering a move to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, you have to consider a lot of different factors before choosing the perfect ‘hood to call your new home. What will your commute be like? How is the school system? Is the community inviting? Do you want peace and quiet and wide open space or shops, restaurants, and nightlife? 

As you narrow down your options, one thing comes up again and again: What can you afford?

It’s an understandable question. DFW is an increasingly desirable place to call home—one suburb has even attracted a population the size of Baltimore in just 10 years. That popularity often comes with a steep price tag. Fortunately, there are still affordable Dallas Fort Worth suburbs to move to. Whether you’re looking to buy a home or rent an apartment, here are five options that won’t break the bank:


White Settlement

Median home listing price: $185,000

Average cost of rent: $1,070

Located near Lake Worth (fishing, anyone?), White Settlement is a growing, but still affordable DFW suburb that’s ideal for outdoor lovers. In addition to the easy lake access, the community also boasts 23 parks. If you’re more of an indoor person, you’ll appreciate the excellent library and museums.



Median home listing price: $200,000

Average cost of rent: $1,016

Saddle up and hit the trail, cowboy; Mesquite is your best bet in the Dallas Fort Worth area if you’re a fan of the rodeo. Mesquite is practically synonymous with rodeos—the community hosts the Mesquite Championship Rodeo all summer long on Saturday nights. There’s also dirt track racing at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, multiple art galleries (plus public art that you can see for free), farmer’s markets, plus restaurants and shops. In short, you won’t be bored here, and with the cost of living, you won’t be broke either. 


Grand Prairie

Median home listing price: $270,000

Average cost of rent: $1,181

Grand Prairie is close to Joe Pool Lake, a popular spot for swimming, boating, hiking, and waterfront barbecuing. Cool off there in the summer, or feel the heat of the competition at Lone Star Park, where you can cheer on your favorite horse at the race. Grand Prairie also offers several theaters for both large concerts and more intimate events, plus a BMX bike racing park. In addition to all the adventure, residents of Grand Prairie really enjoy the open spaces in the community and the friendly people who live there.



Median home listing price: $275,000

Average cost of rent: $1,023

This DFW suburb, which gets its name from William Letchworth Hurst, is beloved for its short commute time. Most Hurst residents commute less than 30 minutes to work (a way better deal than you’ll find in the Big D). There’s also a great school district, a large mall (the third largest in Texas!), and an aquatic center, making this a good option for families. 



Median home listing price: $215,000

Average cost of rent: $1,163

Once you learn how to pronounce the name (Wa-taw-ga), you’ll fall in love with Wataugua, a small community near Keller. Often seen as a residential suburb for folks commuting to work, Watagua is the place to be if you want a quiet, safe community with a great park system. It’s also easy to get to Grapevine Lake from here, so if you’re into swimming, boating, and floating water parks (yep, it’s a thing), you’ll be happy in Watauga. 


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