North Texas has seen a massive boost in population in the last couple years, and that’s largely due to the growth occurring in the Northern Dallas suburbs. In this piece, we’ll take a look at some of the best Dallas suburbs to live in and review what makes these communities great.

Why Northern Dallas Suburbs Are a Great Place to Live

In the last decade, the population in North Dallas suburbs has increased tremendously, with Collin and Denton Counties each growing by over 30% since 2010. So why are people moving to this area? Some of the reasons include the following:

Lower Cost of Living

The median cost of housing in the Dallas area is lower than the national average, making it attractive for those who are looking for a favorable investment when it comes to buying a home.

Great Schools

The local independent school districts are highly rated, providing the high-quality education that families with kids are looking for.  Top-notch schools are why many people consider the communities to the north to be the best Dallas suburbs for families.

Small-Town Atmosphere

People in the state are leaving large cities to settle down in smaller towns. People want places where they feel like they’re part of the community, and small towns offer just that.

Convenience to the City

Of course, there’s still the convenience of city life to consider. Dallas’s suburban areas offer convenient proximity to major cities, giving you the best of both: the small-town life and bustling urban centers.

Best North Dallas Suburbs

It’s clear why northern Dallas suburbs are so popular, but which one is right for you? Here are some of our favorites.

Little Elm

Located by Lake Lewisville, Little Elm is known for its beauty and for recreational opportunities in and on the water. Lakefront developments offer not just outdoor activities but also dining, shopping, and professional space. Little Elm is convenient to Frisco and Denton, both thriving communities which offer many big city amenities.

New home community Union Park by Hillwood is located in Little Elm, providing easy access to all of the area’s exciting attractions.  Of course, there’s plenty to do right within Union Park.  For instance, the community has an amazing array of amenities, such as:

  • An indoor/outdoor fitness park
  • 30-acre Central Park of woods, parks, fields, and trails
  • Exploration Park, an ADA-accessible park for kids
  • Two pools and a splash pad
  • Five catch-and-release fishing ponds
  • An outdoor community kitchen
  • A food truck park
  • A spacious, shaded dog park
  • The Porch event pavilion
  • Onsite Elementary School
  • Adjacent Middle School and High School

And, as one of Hillwood’s lifestyle communities, Union Park offers dozens of activities and events each month for residents to enjoy, such as concerts, movie nights, children’s events, craft workshops, holiday parties, fitness classes, and much more!


Argyle is located in Denton County, which was recently named by as one of the five best counties in which to live in the state of Texas after considering criteria such as crime rate, schools, housing, economic factors, and access to amenities.

Argyle is convenient to Dallas and Fort Worth while providing an idyllic rural community for people who want a life in the country. With plenty of wide-open spaces and greenery, the town of Argyle is home to some of the best neighborhoods in the nation and the acclaimed Argyle ISD.


Northlake began as a small collection of ranches and the city itself is relatively new, incorporated in just 1960.  In spite of its rapid growth over recent decades, Northlake still has the rural charm of small-town Texas.

Northlake is a popular place for families because of its excellent schools.  Homes in Northlake are actually in one of three school districts, either Northwest ISD, Argyle ISD, or Ponder ISD.  All three districts are highly rated and have student to teacher ratios that are lower than the state average.


Melissa is a fast-growing community in close proximity to McKinney, Frisco, and Allen, Texas. With a historic farmers market, top minor-league ball fields, and an excellent outlet mall, Melissa offers many opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment.

Parents love living in the award-winning Melissa ISD, rated A by the Texas Education Agency. Some Melissa ISD elementary schools, such as Harry McKillop Elementary, have before- & after-school care for grades K-5 and bus transportation for intermediate students.  Melissa High School offers numerous AP & dual-credit courses through Collin County Community College.


Celina, Texas is just north of Prosper and Frisco, and it has tripled in population since 2010, making it the fastest growing city in the region.  This thriving city of just over 23,000 is located just up the road from Prosper, about 13 miles north of Frisco and 17 miles northwest of McKinney. Celina, Texas is just 40 minutes north of Plano and about 50 minutes north of Dallas. Celina is located within Denton and Collin counties, both of which have experienced tremendous jobs growth in recent years due to corporate relocations.

Which New Construction Community Is Right for You?

With so many amazing Dallas suburbs, it might be hard to choose, but we think the new home community at Union Park by Hillwood in Little Elm is in a class by itself!  If you’re looking for a place where a small-town community intersects with vibrant green spaces, superlative amenities, and an amazing lifestyle program, Union Park is exactly what you’re looking for! To learn more, take a virtual tour or contact us today!