Texas Living

Texas Neighborhoods to Call Home

By Haley Shapley 9.21.17

Looking for a new place to call home? 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.


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.


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.


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 year
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.

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