Texas Living

Texas Neighborhoods to Call Home

By Haley Shapley 9.21.17

Looking for a new place to hang your hat and kick off your boots? Whether you’re a Texas lifer in search of greener pastures or an out-of-state transplant excited to make the move here, you can narrow your search with our roundup of a few of the Lone Star State’s most popular neighborhoods.

Oak Cliff

City: Dallas

Population: 275,381

Median resident age: 33.4 years

Number of restaurants: nearly 300

Details: Historic architecture, eclectic shops, and independent restaurants give the famously “un-Dallas” Oak Cliff its own quirky identity within the city. One of the most walkable neighborhoods in Dallas, Oak Cliff fuels its residents with plenty of coffee and tacos. The hip Bishop Arts District is buzzing with boho boutiques, local eateries, and trendy dessert shops.

Manchaca

City: Austin

Population: 1,133

Median resident age: 31.6 years

Anticipated job growth in next 10 years: 42.83 percent

Details: Retreat 10 miles southwest of the city center to a haven known for its natural springs. The neighborhood also boasts a 24-hour coffee shop (Strange Brew) for all your late-night caffeine needs, a ton of food trucks, and the Cathedral of Junk, where you can impress your visitors who are looking for an offbeat attraction.

Montrose

City: Houston

Population: 21,850

Median resident age: 36.8 years

Walk score: 82 (out of 100)

Details: While Houston isn’t known for its walkability, Montrose is — here, a car isn’t strictly necessary to go from that vegetarian brunch spot to the mysterious big red button on Preston Street Bridge (go ahead and press it!). Diverse and artistic, this neighborhood has all the conveniences of urban living.  

Colleyville

City: Fort Worth

Population: 26,152

Median resident age: 45.7 years

Median home price: $425,700

Details: Named the safest city in Texas (of cities with 25,000 or more people) by NeighborhoodScout, Colleyville is a great option for families looking for a good public school district and lots of neighbors to befriend. Easy access to the airport makes it convenient for those who travel often.

King William

City: San Antonio

Population: 1,934

Median resident age: 45.9 years

Number of historic structures: 79

Details: German merchants first settled this neighborhood just south of downtown in the 1800s, and with them, they brought an eye-catching architectural mix of Victorian, Italianate, and Greek Revival style. While the area fell out of favor for some time, it’s now one of the hottest places both to live and to visit in San Antonio, with its cafes, galleries, shops, and museums.

New to Texas? Use this guide to get everything in order for your fresh start in the Lone Star State, and schedule a 360 Review with a Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Agent to make sure you’ve got all the coverage you need.

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