With a current population of 129,209, Carrollton, located just 10 miles from DFW International Airport, has doubled its population in the past 10 years. In 2008, Money magazine named Carrollton the 15th best place to live in the US.
Carrollton has 37 square miles of rolling topography within its boundaries and is divided between Dallas County and Denton County, with a small area extending into Collin County.
The average home value in Carrollton is $127,716; median apartment rent is $902. Median household income is about $71,865. Homeowners in Carrollton need to be aware that soil conditions are such that extra care and attention should be given to home foundations.
Carrollton is known for its industrial smart parks with state-of-the-art technology and is home to many companies.
The cities of Carrollton, Addison, and Farmers Branch comprise an area often referred to as the Metrocrest. Median age of the Carrollton population is 33; average household size is 3.0.
Carrollton holds on to a charming piece of its past with its Historic Old Downtown area, featuring a gazebo surrounded by antique and craft shops.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, with 28 schools and over 24,000 students, Dallas ISD, and Lewisville ISD all serve various portions of Carrollton. There are also 7 private schools in Carrollton, with the largest having an enrollment of 2,255. Higher education is also available with 27 colleges and universities within 30 minutes of Carrollton. Almost 75% of Carrollton adults older than 25 have continued their education beyond high school.
Recreational facilities in Carrollton include Sandy Lake Amusement Park, public golf courses at Indian Creek Golf Course and Coyote Ridge Golf Course, hike-and-bike trails, and the world's tallest indoor climbing gym (Stone Works Climbing Gym). Tennis players will love the Oak Creek Tennis Center. For fishing, boating, and water sports, Lake Lewisville is just minutes away and other area lakes are within close driving distance. Carrollton has more than 1,200 acres of parks and playgrounds including an amphitheater, AW Perry Museum, 40-acre Elm Fork Nature Preserve, and Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Center.