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Here are the Best North Texas Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

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North Texas is home to prosperous and vibrant cities that have plenty to offer buyers of all backgrounds. Choosing is the hard part. Here are some of the best cities for first-time homebuyers who want to invest in North Texas real estate.

  1. Garland, TX

    SmartAsset ranked Garland, TX #1 in Texas and #8 in the United States for first-time home buyers out of 185 cities across the nation. The financial planning site noted the city’s favorable real estate market and robust job market. Median home values and rising income make it an attractive choice for buyers in search of real estate bargains.

  2. Frisco, TX

    This city has a suburban feel with good schools, well-maintained parks, and other amenities. The high rate of homeownership lends stability and a strong sense of community, with residents building life-long friendships with other homeowners in their area.

    Money Magazine named Frisco, TX one of the best places to live in the U.S. in 2018 and the city has only gotten better since. As one of North Texas’ fastest growing cities, first-time buyers should anticipate some competition in the market and be prepared to act quickly if their dream home ever comes on the market.

    A suburb of Dallas, TX, the city is quickly making a name for itself among sports enthusiasts as the headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA).

  3. Arlington, TX

    Located northwest of Dallas, TX, this city has been attracting an influx of new residents over the last few years due to the lower cost of living compared to similar cities in North Texas. It has a wholesome suburban feel with locally owned coffee shops, good schools, and gorgeous parks.

    The quality of life is second to none, and a strong sense of community brings residents together for beautification, cleanup, and other meaningful activities that benefit the city as a whole.

    Sports fans can look forward to games and events at Globe Life Park, which is home to the Texas Rangers (Major League Baseball).

  4. Irving, TX

    This city offers the ultimate live-work-play lifestyle with concerts, festivals, and seasonal celebrations in addition to shops, restaurants, farmers markets, and parks within convenient proximity of residential areas.

    The housing market is no less impressive, with an excellent selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos to suit each taste.

    Pop culture fanatics have plenty to look forward to, including the recent transfer of Dallas Comic-Con to Irving Convention Center and other recent developments.

  5. McKinney, TX

    McKinney, TX is known for having good schools, desirable neighborhoods, and a diverse housing market that gives first-time homebuyers a wide range of options.

    Like other North Texas cities on the list, the area has seen an influx of new residents in recent years because of new inventory and proximity to core cities like Dallas, TX.

    Historic Downtown McKinney is as picturesque as downtown areas get, with an excellent selection of shops, bars, and restaurants.

  6. Plano, TX

    If you’ve been thinking of moving to North Texas for a while, Plano, TX is worth considering. With lower taxes, numerous job opportunities, amazing weather, and a low crime rate, it is undeniably one of the best places to live in Lone Star State. Its proximity to DFW International Airport also makes it an attractive option for buyers who need to travel frequently for business or pleasure.

Find the perfect property in North Texas

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