Bracketed by the major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, the Texas Metroplex has a (mostly) deserved reputation as a concrete jungle. Once you live here, however, you’ll discover that there are pockets of small-town charm and open space that provide the ideal environment for families. Here are 13 things those looking for an oasis amidst the metroplex concrete jungle should know about Fairview.
- It’s still a small town: Even though it’s close to the Metroplex, Fairview’s population is just over 10,000, providing the small-town charm that so many families are looking for.
- Dallas/Fort Worth are just a short drive away: The town of Fairview’s small-town charms are balanced by easy access to the many amenities of the big city. Major league sporting events, world-class cultural offerings and a diverse dining destination are just a short drive away.
- Housing is available: Homes in Fairview are diverse, with a range of lot sizes and square footage available. Homes retain their value with an average price of $429,000.
- It’s growing: Collin County, where Fairview is located, has experienced the highest growth rate of any county in the United States. By 2050, the county’s population is estimated to be 2.4 million.
- You can get there from here: Fairview is just a short drive from DFW International, making business and leisure travel from the town easy and convenient.
- There’s space for business: Office and industrial space is available for businesses looking to relocate. Click here for more information.
- Average incomes are high: Fairview families boast an average income of about $137,000 a year, more than twice the average income for Texas families.
- Green space is important: The town of Fairview is dedicated to open space, with several parks and trails available for residents to enjoy with their families and four-legged friends. The town also boasts a golf course and a soccer center, providing a wealth of recreational opportunities.
- It’s well-educated: More than 70 percent of the adult residents in Fairview have at least a bachelor’s degree. That compares to just over 50 percent of the residents of Collin County.
- And there are many educational opportunities: Fairview’s public schools are excellent and there are 30 colleges and universities within a 60-mile radius.
- It also offers an oasis from high property taxes: Fairview features one of the lowest property tax rates in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
- The business environment is welcoming: In addition to low ad valorem tax rates, Fairview boasts Texas’s lack of corporate and personal income tax. The state is also a right to work state.
- Business owners will find an eager workforce: Within a 30-minute drive there are approximately 1.5 million workers, providing a highly diversified applicant pool ready to fill a variety of positions.
Have you decided that Fairview should be your oasis amidst the metroplex concrete jungle? Click here to schedule an appointment with the Fairview, Texas Economic Development Corporation.