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Dallas is on the rise, but the suburbs remain the kingmakers of North Texas. And why shouldn’t they be? Crime is lower in most of the suburbs than it was in 2012, the last time we did this ranking, and home values are up. In fact, only one suburb—Hickory Creek—saw a home value depreciation. It was, coincidentally, the suburb with the highest appreciation in 2012.

Suburbs nationwide have outpaced many of their big-city counterparts in terms of growth. In 2013, only 18 of the 51 largest metro areas in the country experienced greater growth in the city over their suburbs. And the latest census figures show greater growth in Texas suburbs than any other place in the country.

And so we turn our time and talents once again to ranking 63 North Texas towns. Which came out on top? Which sank to the bottom? And where does your community fall on the list? Sort by any of the columns below, and click on any of the suburb names to learn much more detail. Dallas is included for reference purposes only. If it were ranked, it would fall between Nos. 40 and 41 on the list.

Rank Suburb 2012 Rank Median Age Pop. Sq Mi Non-violent Crimes per 1K Violent Crimes per 1K STAAR K-11 Pass % Avg. Home Sales Price Ambiance Score
1 Highland Park 2 43.3 8,862 2.2 29.24 0.35 97% $1,818,114 96
2 Parker 1 40.6 4,063 5.2 9.74 0.25 90% $568,486 85
3 Colleyville 5 45.4 24,500 13.1 7.65 0.21 89% $515,785 81
4 University Park 4 26.1 23,992 3.7 18.62 0.47 97% $1,434,196 92
5 Murphy 7 34.8 19,515 5.7 6.66 0.26 90% $317,803 78
6 Southlake 6 41 28,234 21.9 17.85 0.37 97% $646,218 86
7 Trophy Club 15 41 10,459 4 9.03 0.11 87% $345,481 82
8 Flower Mound 8 37.7 68,609 41.4 8.33 0.31 88% $320,274 85
9 Highland Village 2 41.2 15,747 5.5 11.43 0.39 88% $328,063 85
10 Allen 9 35 92,020 26.3 16 0.62 93% $278,844 85
11 Sunnyvale 21 44.9 5,651 16.5 22.3 1.89 91% $330,736 80
12 Keller 18 39.2 42,907 18.5 9.29 0.36 88% $346,326 78
13 Coppell 10 38.1 40,342 14.4 16.81 0.68 92% $345,585 81
14 Heath 11 45 7,764 10.6 16.04 0.83 88% $463,069 82
15 Frisco 17 34.3 136,791 61.8 19.62 0.76 94% $343,191 82
16 Rockwall 13 35.1 40,922 27.7 21.72 1.06 88% $234,236 87
17 McKinney 26 32.7 148,559 62.2 19.68 1.63 88% $253,876 88
18 Fairview 12 54.5 8,148 8.7 11.79 1.57 93% $425,637 75
19 Plano 20 36.7 274,409 71.6 23.84 1.32 90% $285,205 85
20 Oak Point 19 41 3,055 5.5 2.37 2.03 80% $236,393 80
21 Prosper 16 33.2 12,943 22.6 17.33 0.88 93% $370,029 72
22 The Colony 25 33.6 39,458 14 14.37 0.99 88% $178,761 74
23 Grapevine 27 36.9 50,195 31.9 27.98 1.49 89% $269,495 83
24 Little Elm 22 30.9 32,701 14.6 9.4 0.88 78% $197,601 76
25 Corinth 24 35.4 20,618 7.8 14.12 1.62 83% $203,180 78
26 Sachse 28 36.2 22,026 9.8 9.23 1.07 80% $213,575 75
27 Ovilla 23 48.4 3,543 5.8 8.56 2.85 84% $221,179 76
28 Wylie 32 33.2 44,575 21 13.94 0.63 88% $181,087 70
29 Lake Dallas 30 32.6 7,337 2.4 22.23 1.22 84% $144,821 80
30 Rowlett 29 37.2 58,043 19.9 17.61 1.25 80% $172,822 78
31 Forney 31 31.1 16,650 13.1 19.74 1.35 86% $179,764 77
32 Red Oak 37 29.8 11,245 15 25.33 0.98 80% $156,486 77
33 Mansfield 33 34 60,872 36.4 15.52 1.25 83% $215,367 73
34 Roanoke 38 34.5 6,646 5.3 25.27 1.09 87% $224,449 73
35 Lewisville 35 30.8 101,074 36.4 29.72 1.87 88% $221,396 74
36 Midlothian 39 31.4 19,891 49.8 16.21 0.9 88% $208,714 68
37 Richardson 34 36.8 104,475 28.6 29.25 1.66 83% $216,953 76
38 Cedar Hill 36 32.7 46,663 35.8 35.42 2.28 73% $149,558 82
39 Hurst 48 38.3 38,448 9.9 49.87 5.7 87% $161,294 73
40 Waxahachie 42 32.5 31,591 47.7 37.78 1.45 79% $162,611 80
- Dallas 31.8 1,257,676 340.5 43.94 6.78 69% $331,618 84
41 North Richland Hills 44 37.5 67,317 18.2 24.09 2.61 81% $202,644 75
42 Bedford 46 39.5 48,592 10 28.07 3.03 87% $177,867 75
43 Carrollton 47 36 126,700 36.3 27.54 1.45 82% $200,247 69
44 Hickory Creek 14 41.1 3,970 4.5 23.73 1.45 84% $257,773 78
45 Farmers Branch 41 36.8 31,664 11.8 38.47 1.2 80% $175,482 72
46 Richland Hills 40 42.8 7,995 3.1 32.19 1.39 81% $100,999 75
47 Euless 43 34.4 53,224 16.2 30.16 1.8 87% $176,435 75
48 Lancaster 51 34.1 38,071 30.3 40.17 3.26 67% $95,616 78
49 Garland 52 33.4 234,566 57.1 37.53 2.34 80% $139,395 70
50 Mesquite 54 31.9 143,484 46 43.99 3.09 77% $103,375 73
51 Grand Prairie 55 31.4 183,372 72.1 28.79 2.74 73% $154,212 75
52 Irving 58 31.2 228,653 67 28.12 2.26 69% $231,857 72
53 Ennis 45 35.4 18,711 27.7 45.59 3.27 73% $122,947 78
54 DeSoto 50 39 51,483 21.6 35.24 2.61 65% $144,734 73
55 Glenn Heights 49 31.9 11,763 7.2 24.67 4.17 73% $111,182 72
56 Arlington 53 31.9 379,577 95.9 40.32 5.09 75% $150,198 70
57 Duncanville 56 35.9 39,605 11.2 34.83 3.04 70% $121,296 70
58 Seagoville 59 33.4 15,519 18.7 41.12 0.97 69% $95,871 55
59 Wilmer 62 31.7 3,800 6.4 26.71 1.31 69% $56,611 50
60 Cockrell Hill 63 27.7 4,288 0.5 29.2 10.36 69% $79,200 50
61 Addison 57 32.5 15,407 4.4 58.08 5.71 69% $326,954 75
62 Hutchins 61 30.3 5,396 9.1 36.53 1.08 69% $53,049 50
63 Balch Springs 60 28.3 25,024 9 56.2 7.2 77% $80,831 55