Carrollton

Want a big city that feels like a small town, with ample access to every amenity and a vibrant corporate community? Carrollton is waiting for you.

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in a few words

Carrollton is a vibrant corporate and residential community. The location is attractive and it is a big city that feels like a small town. A perk of this North Texas town is the safe neighborhoods and high quality of life. There are over 9000 businesses calling Carrollton home, so work and home can be close and convenient. Let's not forget about convenience: in Carrollton, you are 20 minutes away from everything! Shopping, restaurants, nightlife and your distance from Dallas make this city the perfect blend of work and play.

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getting around

Carrollton has fantastic transit options. You can conveniently travel by rail, bus or car. There is a rail park & ride that can easily zip you down to Dallas or drop you off at DFW International airport for your next family vacation. A great way to save money on daily terminal parking. Surrounded by highways, you can easily get anywhere you need to go in the metroplex.

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the lowdown

Historic Downtown Carrollton is a charming place to take a walk after a fried chicken dinner at Babe's. Take the family to Sandy Lake Amusement Park for some fun in the summer. Want to unwind? Visit Spa Castle and relax in the largest wellness and thermal spa in the area. Neighborhoods in Carrollton range from the 200's to the 800's. Many of these residences are established and have a great feel when you walk & drive around.

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the history

Early settlers from Carrollton, Illinios named this north Texas town. The rich soil proved fruitful for planting crops, raising cattle and sheep, building homes and churches. A greater part of Carrollton land belonged to the Wichita Indians who later migrated to Oklahoma. By the mid 1920's, Carrollton held it's first bond election and organized a fire department, police force and adopted the first city charter in 1961.

Population

133,351

Established

May 16, 1878

Walkability

34

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Schools

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, DISD, Lewisville ISD

Parks

45


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