Located in one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country, Carrollton is home to a growing residential and business community. Because the city is located within the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth area, it has instant access to some of the largest companies in America. Just like many cities in Texas, Carrollton is experiencing good economic growth with over 5,000 businesses calling the area home. Some of the largest industries in the area include manufacturing, construction, finance, and real estate. Its 120,000 residents live in Carrollton because of its great parks, high quality schools, and general safety.
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Housing Statistics The housing market in Carrollton is one of the most desirable in the country, as the median price of a house for sale is $130,500. You can expect there to be approximately 500 homes for sale at any given time. The median price for a house for rent is approximately $900 per month. 68% of homes are owned and 32% percent are for rent. The average cost of a house is $250,000. The majority of homes are single family and multifamily homes, whether you're buying or looking for a rent to own house.
School System The majority of schools in Carrollton are part of the public education system. There are 31 public schools and 6 private schools, including The Saint Anthony School and Carrollton Christian Academy. Within the city proper, there are three colleges, however, there are many more colleges and post-secondary schools throughout the larger metropolitan area, such as Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University.
Largest Employers and Industries Business growth in the city is increasing at a steady rate, leading to an increase in residents. Some of the major employers are the surrounding school districts, Halliburton Energy Services, Thomson Reuters, Hilton Reservations, McKesson Corporation, Freddie Mac, Presto Products, Sara Lee Food Service, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Motel 6, and the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, which is one of the largest airports in the world.
Weather and Climate Carrollton has a subtropical climate with very hot summers. Temperatures regularly reach the 100s. During the winter months, though, you won't have to deal with snow regularly. Temperatures can go as low as the 40s and 30s, but it's rare to have an icy December.
Parks and Recreation Carrollton is a city full of parks, with more than 1,230 acres of green space located throughout in the city. The city's park department has a little bit of everything, including recreational centers, swimming facilities, senior centers, museums, tennis centers, and amphitheaters. There are also a number of baseball fields, walking, hiking and bicycle trails. The golf course at Indian Creek is one of the best in the state, but if it's somehow not to your liking, don't worry, there are more than 100 golf courses in the area.
Culture Since Carrollton is located close to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you'll never run out of things to do. For instance, you might go look at the sculptures at both the Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Modern Art Museum, before heading over to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, which honors rodeo stars past and present.
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