Communities in DFW

The Brandee Kelley Group helps our clients buy and sell real estate in cities in DFW as well as the surrounding areas.

Location is a big factor to consider when preparing to buy a house. The DFW Metroplex is a large, densely-populated area, so it’s important to select a community that will meet your needs in terms of commuting, lifestyle, and entertainment.

For families, quality education for children is also an important factor when selecting an area in which to live. Communities within the DFW Metroplex generally have individual Independent School Districts (ISDs) and each have their strengths, scholastic ratings, teacher-to-student ratios, curriculum guidelines, and so forth.

Below is a list of some of the major communities where we have expertise. If you’re interested in buying or selling in a different part of DFW, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you!


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Population: Approx. 395,477

Located halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, the city of Arlington incorporates everything that’s great about Texas.

With a robust economy, good jobs, modest cost of living, and seemingly endless entertainment opportunities, the city has seen incredible growth. A family-friendly city, Arlington offers some of the highest-ranked school districts in the state and is home to the nationally-acclaimed University of Texas at Arlington.

Other desirable features that make Arlington a great city include its excellent location, an educated population, and a welcoming environment for relocations and expansions of all types. As the third-largest city in North Texas, it offers a variety of shopping, entertainment, and sporting and dining venues. Arlington is home to Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the famed AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys), Globe Life Field (home of the Texas Rangers), and award-winning golf courses and municipal parks.

For additional information about Arlington, please visit the links below:

Arlington – The American Dream City

Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Arlington Independent School District


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Population: Approx. 26,462

The town of Colleyville has evolved into one of the best places to live in Texas.

Located in the heart of the DFW Metroplex, within minutes of DFW International Airport, Colleyville offers the best of both worlds—big city amenities and sophistication, coupled with the laid-back, friendly atmosphere of a small town.

Colleyville offers its residents a variety of shopping and excellent restaurants. The school system is part of the excellent Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Colleyville Center, the heart of the city’s cultural community, boasts an array of artistic programs, while the city’s extensive trail system is popular for biking and hiking.

For additional information about Colleyville, please visit the links below:

City of Colleyville

Colleyville Chamber of Commerce

Grapevine/Colleyville Independent School District

Dalworthington Gardens

Population: Approx. 2,188

Primarily a residential community, beautiful Dalworthington Gardens is described as a rural oasis in the heart of the DFW Metroplex. This is a tiny community of beautiful homes and was designed for single family residences on large (1/2+ acre) lots.

The name of the community is a combination of parts of names of the three anchor cities within the Metroplex: Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington. Dalworthington Gardens residents enjoy easy access to major highways, upscale retail shopping, churches, and parks. Dalworthington Gardens is part of the award-winning Arlington ISD.

For additional information about Dalworthington Gardens, please visit the links below:

City of Dalworthington Gardens

Arlington Independent School District

Fort Worth

Population: Approx. 874,401

Fort Worth is known as the city of “cowboys and culture”, and its storied history along the Chisholm Trail has earned it the nickname “Cowtown.” Fort Worth has developed into a modern city offering the best amenities that potential residents desire, with a bustling economy and managed growth. ranks Fort Worth #23 in its list of “Most Diverse Cities in America” with low housing costs and low unemployment.

Fort Worth succeeds in maintaining its rich cultural heritage while advancing a variety of attractions. Fort Worth’s Cultural District includes the Amon Carter Museum, Cattle Raisers Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of
Fame, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge is the largest municipally-owned facility of its kind in the nation with 3,500 acres of sanctuary and 20 miles of trails. Fort Worth is also the home of Texas Christian University.

Other diverse attractions include the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Sundance Square, Bass Performance Hall, the Fort Worth Water Gardens, and the world’s largest honky tonk bar, Billy Bob’s. Another popular attraction is the Texas Motor Speedway, a massive motorsports venue that hosts a variety of racing events, including NASCAR, Indy Racing League, racing schools, and auto shows.

For additional information about Fort Worth, please visit the links below:

City of Fort Worth

Things To Do In Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth

Spend The Day In Sundance Square

Things To Do At Fort Worth Stockyards

Bass Performance Hall

Fort Worth Independent School District


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Population: Approx. 53,317

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Grapevine is committed to preserving its historic downtown while continuing to evolve as a desirable city in which to live.

Situated on the north side of DFW International Airport, Grapevine’s location offers easy access to the entire DFW Metroplex. The beautifully restored Main Street District in downtown Grapevine is a great place to spend a day shopping and dining. The city offers a variety of popular family-friendly events throughout the year.

Visitors enjoy outstanding restaurants and world-class shopping at Grapevine Mills Mall, as well a unique collection of art galleries, local wineries, the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, and Austin Ranch–one of the most historic dude ranches in Texas.

Residents enjoy exploring the trails, parks and beach activities that can be found near Grapevine Lake. Nearby attractions include The Great Wolf Lodge with its indoor water park, the Gaylord Texan, and Dallas Cowboys Golf Club.

For additional information about Grapevine, please visit the links below:

City of Grapevine

Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau

Things To Do In Grapevine

Grapevine/Colleyville Independent School District

Hurst-Euless-Bedford (H-E-B)

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Hurst population: Approx. 38,976

Euless population: Approx. 55,763

Bedford population: Approx. 46,323

Referred to collectively as H-E-B, the tri-city cooperative of Hurst, Euless, and Bedford is conveniently situated between Dallas and Fort Worth.

Hurst is a family-friendly city of 10 square miles, with 22 municipal parks that host events and activities throughout the year. The Hurst Town Center is a new, mixed-use urban center where residents can live, work, dine and shop and is anchored by the new Hurst Conference Center.

Known as “Tree City USA”, Euless offers many employment opportunities, varied and plentiful shopping areas, and a variety of entertainment venues. A portion of the DFW International Airport lies within the city limits of Euless.

The residents of Bedford enjoy the city’s various activities, which are focused on entertainment and cultural enrichment.

The H-E-B ISD is ranked in the top 10 percent of school systems nationwide for high academic standards, with students consistently scoring at high levels in state testing. Portions of H-E-B are also served by Birdville ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Keller ISD, all excellent school systems that make this tri-city area a smart choice in which to raise a family.

For additional information about Hurst-Euless-Bedford, please visit the links below:

City of Hurst

City of Euless

City of Bedford

Hurst – Euless – Bedford Independent School District

Birdville Independent School District


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Population: Approx. 46,813

CNN/Money Magazine named Keller to its list of “Top 100 Places to Live” three times since 2007, based upon the strength of the city’s economy, home values, superb school system, low unemployment and crime rates, and quality of life.  oday, Keller is energetic, diverse, and a desirable place in which to live.

Residents enjoy amenities such as parks and trails, a recreation and aquatics center, sports facilities, a senior activities center ,and an excellent public library system. The Keller ISD has 38 campuses serving more than 33,000 students.

Homes in Keller are in demand and offer great diversity in housing types, from charming homes in residential subdivisions to homes with acreage, patio homes, and luxury senior-living homes.

For additional information about Keller, please visit the links below:

City of Keller

Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce

Keller Independent School District


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Population: Approx. 8,197

Situated between Arlington and Fort Worth, the city of Kennedale offers the perfect combination of city life and country living. Its location in the heart of the DFW Metroplex is a driving force behind the city’s economic development and inflow of new residents.

Several years ago, residents and city officials developed a comprehensive growth plan called “Imagine Kennedale 2015”. They created a plan to safeguard growth of the city, guided by the opinions, comments and suggestions of residents. The result is a highly-livable city with managed growth and many housing choices for current and potential residents, making Kennedale an attractive and vibrant city in which to live.

For additional information about Kennedale, please visit the links below:

City of Kennedale

Kennedale Chamber of Commerce

Kennedale Independent School District


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Population: Approx. 69,557

Mansfield is a dynamic, growing community yet it has retained a small-town feel. The quality of life in Mansfield is considered to be one of the best in the DFW Metroplex, with beautiful parks, a historic downtown area, recreational opportunities for all ages, highly-rated schools, quality housing, and a growing business community. The city hosts many popular family events throughout the year including parades, fairs, and art festivals. All of these elements make Mansfield a wonderful place to live and a popular place to do business. It has also been named one of the 50 safest cities in Texas by SafeWise.

Strategically located in the south-central portion of the Metroplex, residents of Mansfield enjoy the convenience of easy access to DFW International Airport and major interstates and highways.

For additional information about Mansfield, please visit the links below:

City of Mansfield

Mansfield Chamber of Commerce

Mansfield Independent School District

North Richland Hills

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Population: Approx. 70,202

North Richland Hills is considered a suburb of Fort Worth. The Keep NRH Beautiful commission has been named a Gold Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful and earned the Sustained Excellence Award from the Governor’s Community Achievement Award Program

North Richland Hills is a family-friendly community and offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including the city’s many parks and hiking trails, civic center, fabulous water park, golf courses and tennis courts.

Students in North Richland Hills attend public schools in both the Birdville ISD and Keller ISD.  Private schools include the Fort Worth Christian School, North Park Christian Academy and North Richland Hills Montessori. The Tarrant County College Northeast Campus is also located in the city.

For additional information about North Richland Hills, please visit the links below:

City of North Richland Hills

Birdville Independent School District

Keller Independent School District


Population: Approx. 2,531

The friendly city of Pantego is only one square mile in size and is located in the midwestern portion of Arlington. Boasting small-town charm with big opportunities, the city’s location places it in the heart of one of the most popular entertainment districts in Texas.

Much of the city’s activities are located at beautiful Bicentennial Park. Pantego students attend the Arlington ISD public schools, the Pantego Christian Academy, as well as nearby University of Texas at Arlington or one of the Tarrant County Community Colleges.

For additional information about Pantego, please visit the links below:

Town of Pantego

Pantego Christian Academy

Arlington Independent School District


Population: Approx. 31,292

When it comes to location, nothing quite compares to Southlake. Known for its “town center” atmosphere, the Southlake Town Square is a prototype for similar town center concepts across the country.

The rapid development of the city has catered to the needs of new residents. With its superb location and numerous businesses, the employment base surrounding the area contributes to the unusually-high average household income levels. In 2021, Southlake ranked in’s “Top 100 Suburbs” and was also ranked as the fifth-best suburb to buy a house and raise a family.

Pride of ownership is evident in residential neighborhoods, as well as commercial areas, parks, and other public facilities. With over 50 neighborhoods to choose from, the choice in homes for sale is varied. Most lot sizes are large, ranging between one-half to one acre. Students attend the highly-rated Southlake ISD schools.

For additional information about Southlake, please visit the links below:

City of Southlake

Southlake Chamber of Commerce

Southlake Style Magazine

Southlake Town Square

Visit Southlake

Southlake – Carroll Independent School District


Viridian is a master-planned community, designed to provide residents with the most desirable amenities essential to a quality lifestyle. Convenience of location, outdoor activities, quality education, social settings, and conscious living all played a significant role in the design of

Viridian is a 2,000+ acre master-planned community with 600 acres of beautiful parks and landscaped open space. Every home is located within 700 feet of these parks or open spaces.

The community connects to the River Legacy Park and Living Science Center with over 14 miles of trails and 1,300 acres of nature. The community also includes a resort pool and top-of-the-line recreational facilities.

Located within the highly-rated H-E-B ISD, Viridian also boasts a new elementary school inside the community. Residents enjoy easy access to major interstates and highways, and the DFW International Airport is just 15 minutes away. Downtown Dallas or Fort Worth are conveniently located within 30 minutes from the community, and the Trinity Railway Express is less than 2 miles away.

For additional information about this lovely master planned community, please visit the links below:

Community of Viridian Website

Viridian (Arlington, TX) School Choices

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