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Neighborhoods in these two North Texas cities are the best places to buy a home statewide, study says



PLANO, TX – A new study gives top marks to Richardson and Plano neighborhoods as the best places to buy a house in Texas.

Online ratings firm Niche named five Richardson neighborhoods in its top 10, as well as two neighborhoods in Plano.

Here is the full list of the best places to buy a home in Texas in 2021:

  1. Cottonwood Creek in Richardson
  2. Arapaho in Richardson
  3. Heights Park in Richardson
  4. Shady Hollow in Austin
  5. Timberbrook in Plano
  6. Canyon Creek South in Richardson
  7. Lakeside City in Wichita Falls
  8. Owens Park in Richardson
  9. Wilshire Heights in Dallas
  10. Park Forest III in Plano

Niche creates the rankings by assigning every city a grade based on the quality and stability of the city’s housing market, according to its website. It also weighs taxes, crime rates and school quality.

The data comes from sources such as the U.S. Department of Education, the FBI and Niche K-12 student and parent studies.

Other North Texas neighborhoods that landed in the Top 50 on the list include:

  • Clearview in Plano at No. 11
  • Fairways of Sherrill Park in Richardson at No. 12
  • Sherril Park North/Foxboro addition in Richardson at No. 13
  • Oak Leaf in Dallas at No. 15
  • Yale in Richardson at No. 18
  • Southlake at No. 19
  • Canyon Creek North in Richardson at No. 23
  • Flower Mound at No. 27
  • Creekdale in Plano at No. 31
  • Hackdale in Dallas at No. 33
  • Trophy Club in Fort Worth at No. 34
  • Spring Park in Richardson at No. 37
  • Highland Village at No. 38
  • Douglass Community in Plano at No. 44
  • Fate at No. 48
  • Glenville Park in Richardson at No. 49